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Jensen



Joined: 05 Jan 2012
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Location: Poitou Charentes

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: New Website Wanted ! Reply with quote

Further to a previouse "slateing" Very Happy in the French bit we are looking to have our ancien website for our beautiful watermill rental accommodation in France www.moulin-lacombe.com scrapped,replaced, rebuilt etc .... and was wondering what the best way of going about this would be ?

Apparently everyone can build a website now a days and I personaly don't want to !

Any idea about cost's etc .. ?

Thank in advance for any feedback

Cheers Jason


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FelicityA



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
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Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is £69/year with PMP (www.promotemyplace.com) which I can highly recommend, particularly for their nice and prompt customer service but there are others who will come in with more options. You can add a blog as well and lots of bells and whistles and gizmos. I did mine 4 years ago (link in my profile) but there are new templates now. I found it very easy. I already had my own domain name so that would be an extra.
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't want to build the PMP site yourself, they will do it for you. I have done sites on there for others in the past, but don't have time now. If you want a referral code, which gives a discount on the setup cost, you can drop one of us a PM.
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AndrewH



Joined: 12 Sep 2013
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Location: Kefalonia, Greece

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is "websiteproud" run by Kevin Wilson (an LMH member under the name "Kevsboardagain"). He will do a fine very professional website for you plus arrange all the peripheral matters like the analytics, Google Business, etc. With guidance and suggestions, he will find out from you what you want and then deliver it promptly. The experience is very hassle-free.
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French Cricket



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
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Location: French Pyrénées

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin's sites are great (and I say that NOT as a customer, because I build my own). Personally I'm not a fan of PMP as I think their sites are all too similar to each other and have a bit of an old-fashioned air as well as quite a lot of design limitations.

As I said in your other thread, you have an exceptionally unique property, and at the risk of offending PMP fans on here Cool it would be a bit of a shame if you ended up with a website that looked like thousands of others!
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
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Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

French Cricket wrote:
, and at the risk of offending PMP fans on here Cool it would be a bit of a shame if you ended up with a website that looked like thousands of others!


I agree - I find the templates dull, boring and far to samey and the limitations drive me crazy. I'd love a bespoke website but at the moment it'll have to do.
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the vote of confidence FC Wink.
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FelicityA



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My particular guests seem to be bucking the trend as I can't tell you the number of compliments I get on my website! I think as owners we may have our tired hats on as we look at other people's websites more perhaps. I have never seen one which looks like mine - it is the photos which make each one different Smile
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French Cricket



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew I'd manage to upset someone Confused ! No offence intended - just a personal opinion.
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Hells Bells



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't upset me. I'm trying to plan a new site myself,probably using wordpress but finding time to do it myself or funds for someone else to do it is proving tricky.
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casasantoestevo



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin is staying very quite here. He like most of us do not want to advertise. So PM him to see how much-
Other way, if you feel the need to tackle it yourself, is a Wordpress template.
Free resources:
http://allthefreestock.com/
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/category/freebies/
http://freebiesbug.com/code-stuff/html-website-templates/
http://www.smashingapps.com/2016/03/02/12-wordpress-plugins-for-handling-malicious-code.html
http://tutsly.com/tutorial/
http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp

drag and drop services:
http://www.wix.com
https://www.weebly.com/?lang=en
https://webflow.com
https://zeplin.io/
http://www.bootply.com/

Desktop website "designers"
https://mobirise.com/
http://www.coffeecup.com
http://www.google.es/webdesigner/
http://www.webdesignland.com/
http://speedwapp.com/
http://pingendo.com/

Loads more around, just descends on what you want to spend and how much you are into coding.
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AndrewH



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! You have done some research there, casasantoestevo.
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casasantoestevo



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have got load more. Embarassed Need to up date our website too. However the more you read the more one procrastinates. Was using Bootstrap 3 fora redesign, now they are about to release Bootstrap 4.
Bootstrap is not always easy to get your head around, But I have found Pingendo "semi good" at taking a step at designing a Bootstrap website. But it is far from complete as it needs a lot of hand coding to finish it off. and for someone who is self taught in HTML it can be all to much.
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AndrewH



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndrewH wrote:
There is "websiteproud" run by Kevin Wilson (an LMH member under the name "Kevsboredagain"). He will do a fine very professional website for you plus arrange all the peripheral matters like the analytics, Google Business, etc. With guidance and suggestions, he will find out from you what you want and then deliver it promptly. The experience is very hassle-free.

Edited for a spelling correction - sorry Kevin!
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kevsboredagain



Joined: 20 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndrewH wrote:

Edited for a spelling correction - sorry Kevin!


Anyone can make spelling mistakes Embarassed
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