Website Advice

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by scagdude, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. scagdude

    scagdude LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 344

    I have no idea where to post this but i need somehelp. I have my website pages all written out and how i want them to look and have also purchased my domain name on godaddy. i really dont want to spend $1000 to hire a website designer and i have already written everything out. i just have no clue how to get a website up. its just on paper and i need to know if anyone knows how or where to put it on a website. thanks in advance
     
  2. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 499

    godaddy should have some simple templates you can use to get started. They are pretty simple to use, although they probably won't look as polished as a professionally designed site. Should be a nice starter though.
     
  3. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. scagdude

    scagdude LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 344

    ok i will look into both of those. thanks to both of you.
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

  6. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    OpenSource FTW :cool2:

    And if you are good at following direction and have the time to learn wordpress is a nice platform.

    http://www.wordpress.org
     
  7. scagdude

    scagdude LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 344

    Thanks for the replies. I just made my website on synthasite.com. i think it turned out pretty well. i will be takingphotos tomorrow to upload onto my site.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Yes, they can get very picky, but all for good in the end. The way I see it, give the necessary information to do the job right.

    One of the first things I look at with any website is validation. This tells me several things.

    1) Is the person using an application to design (99% of the time this is true)
    2) Does the person know what they are doing.
    3) Does the person care about the finished product.

    If the code is a mess, which is usually is, will the site still "work"?
    Perhaps, perhaps not. Depends on what you consider "work".

    Am I brutally honest at times ... absolutely.
    I call it like I see it, and people should not take offense to it.

    There is alot more to web design than throwing some graphics and text on a page using a site builder.
    People need to understand this when they want to build their own site.
     
  9. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    that is the very first thing I look at as well. It shows a lot about someone calling themselves a 'web designer'
     

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