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mario



Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 461
Location: Manilva Spain

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Where do I start Reply with quote

This thread has a lot of information/tips but for someone with very basic knowledge of how software works in building a website how do I go about building my own,It would be easier to pay and that does not bother me but I would love to have a go myself just for the satisfaction so what order do I do things in.

Can anyone list these out in order with the relevant tools needed.My place is still being built so I have 3-4 months to get it right.
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Chalky



Joined: 13 Aug 2005
Posts: 135
Location: La Duquesa, Costa del Sol

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way I started was with some free software from "Coffee Cup" which allowed me to place chunks of text and images onto a basic template. I'm not sure if it's still available for free.

There's a new free WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) program called Nvu 1.0 which you can read about and download here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/downloads/2129079/nvu

Hava a look at other peoples' sites and decide what you want yours to look like and say.

Once you've got a basic page layout you can then look at the HTML code and start figuring out what it all means, and then begin refining it. (You can also look at the code used by other people by clicking Source on your browser's "View" menu, and get some ideas of how things are done from that.)

There's also a load of HTML Tutorials available on the web - one of my favourites is "Code Punk" which you can find here:
http://codepunk.hardwar.org.uk/index.htm
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tansy



Joined: 20 Sep 2004
Posts: 2106
Location: La Manche, Normandy, France

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario...havea look at mine...the forum built it for me - there is a complete chapter & verse on the project...Tansy hasn't a web site

good luck and keep us posted how you get on... Tony, Brooke and I'm sure Chalky and the others will all help!
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paolo



Joined: 17 Jun 2004
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Location: Provence, France

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario,

We tried to set out each step of building your own website, with the decision-making process in view, here:

How to build your own website from scratch
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mario



Joined: 16 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes thanks,just find it a bit hard to follow.
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mario



Joined: 16 Aug 2005
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Location: Manilva Spain

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a bit confused with which hosting set up to go with at 1&1,would the home set up at 4.99 per month be the right one to go for for my website.
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albert



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mario

The best way to do it is to.

1. buy a domain where you can move it away from your hosting
company if you are not happy with the service.

ie like 123reg. here you can change your name servers..

2. hosting your site look around, and ask frends who they use, and are they happy Smile

the cheepest site is not always the best.

hope that helps

Albert

mario wrote:
I am a bit confused with which hosting set up to go with at 1&1,would the home set up at 4.99 per month be the right one to go for for my website.
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