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Old 04-18-2007, 07:55 AM
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I spend a bit of time on my computer and I've been wanting to set up a modest website for my business. I'm a bit of a do-it-myself kind of guy and I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience and suggestions with any of the website building programs?
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:33 AM
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I went back on my emails and tried to find a web address I was given for such things as that. It was really an outfit who could help start your own forum. NO! It wasn't a case where someone gave it to me in hope I would leave theirs!

Send me a PM and I'll give you the email address of a friend of mine who is an IT guy who can help you. I have a website for my business, and it's no big deal depending on how elaborate you want it to be.

What kind of business do you have?
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:57 AM
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I do a little web design work on the side. If you're interested, shoot me a PM.
If you're not too particular about something very original and unique, I can work off of some really professional looking templates. That'll keep to cost down significantly. Thanks!

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:59 AM
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If you want to tackle it on your own, I suggest using Dreamweaver. Its a great program with a lot of capabilities but also very easy to use. Stay away from Microsoft Frontpage. All it does is make a mess. Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:29 AM
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Well, I while I would not entirely disagree with paulysjob, I've created several sites with FrontPage and it's probabl fine for what you want to do. Dreamweaver will offer you more functionality within the site though.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:44 AM
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If you don't want all of the bells and whistles initially and want ease of use, less expensive, have a look at WebEasy Pro.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:47 AM
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Just buy FrontPage! It's easy and not that expensive. PM me and I'll show you the one I built for my business.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:53 AM
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This is totally off the subject but Matt, shouldn't that be EUMatt90 now?
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:23 AM
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Built it in word and save as a single webpage,

it's not hard at all...



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Old 04-18-2007, 01:00 PM
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Shag - 4/18/2007 9:53 AM

This is totally off the subject but Matt, shouldn't that be EUMatt90 now?
Shag,

Yes you are right, but I still stick to the roots of Elon. I was the first class to graduate as Elon University, so when I was there we lost the college & became the Phoenix.

Personally I still wish we were the "fightin Christians" as I loved what our mascot was Mr. E., he looked like a pissed off Amish person.

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Old 04-18-2007, 01:03 PM
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My buddy did one for me and used www.1and1.com


I had no part in it, so I can't say if it was difficult or not.
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I use Dreamweaver- I hate Frontpage but agree that for something simple it will probably be fine. My advice would be to thoroughly plan what you want the web page or site to do and think about how you want it to convey that message. Sometimes a single page is all that is really required to get a point a across and demonstrate a presence on the web. Other times multiple pages may be required and you will want to determine beforehand how it all should be integrated.

godaddy.com has reasonable rates and has been pretty good service wise for hosting.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:35 PM
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I used Siteground. 4.95 a month. Its basic but with a little effort you can make a good site. I did it all myself.
catchandreleasecharters.org to check it out and there's a link to site ground good luck.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:57 PM
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Hi Cayo,

My girlfriend does websites for individuals and small business. She is very reasonable and does great work:

http://ripples-on-water.com/

Her name is Karen. If you have any questions give her a shout. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:00 PM
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Yahoo has everything you need and its cheap. Allows you to monitor traffic on your site and maintain everything. Very self explanatory and good functionalilty.
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ECMatt90 - 4/18/2007 1:00 PM

Shag - 4/18/2007 9:53 AM

This is totally off the subject but Matt, shouldn't that be EUMatt90 now?
Shag,

Yes you are right, but I still stick to the roots of Elon. I was the first class to graduate as Elon University, so when I was there we lost the college & became the Phoenix.

Personally I still wish we were the "fightin Christians" as I loved what our mascot was Mr. E., he looked like a pissed off Amish person.



I finished in 3 years. They never did send me that piece of paper though.

I was a little before you. When I was there the only buildings outside the "wall" were the gym and the two "new" dorms near the pond. Red Wilson was there too. Dam that's been a while.

Sorry Cayo. Done hijacking your thread now.

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ECMatt90 - 4/18/2007 1:00 PM

Shag - 4/18/2007 9:53 AM

This is totally off the subject but Matt, shouldn't that be EUMatt90 now?
Shag,

Yes you are right, but I still stick to the roots of Elon. I was the first class to graduate as Elon University, so when I was there we lost the college & became the Phoenix.

Personally I still wish we were the "fightin Christians" as I loved what our mascot was Mr. E., he looked like a pissed off Amish person.
Are you talking about Elon College outside Burlington?

My mom lived there for a while back in the late 70's and I remember the signs for Elon.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:52 AM
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TN FREEBIRD - 4/18/2007 11:39 PM

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Shag - 4/18/2007 9:53 AM

This is totally off the subject but Matt, shouldn't that be EUMatt90 now?
Shag,

Yes you are right, but I still stick to the roots of Elon. I was the first class to graduate as Elon University, so when I was there we lost the college & became the Phoenix.

Personally I still wish we were the "fightin Christians" as I loved what our mascot was Mr. E., he looked like a pissed off Amish person.
Are you talking about Elon College outside Burlington?

My mom lived there for a while back in the late 70's and I remember the signs for Elon.
That's the one.
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