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HELP TRYING TO START MY OWN WEB SITE IF YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN THIS IM ME PLEASE

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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Trying to start my own web site.


I am a complete novice but very willing to learn any advise on buying a domain name hopefully (FREE) .
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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
I need help doing this as well HUKDer's.

I'm setting up a website for our local resident's association.

I'm deputy secretary, so i have been given the task.
#2
what do you need it for op? :)
#3
I'd recommend Mr Site, easy to use, looks good, free domain name £15 from amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Site-PC-Mac/dp/B000I59YJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1219663266&sr=8-1
http://www.lakopacific.com/product_images/MRS001-1_1.jpg
#4
[url]www.yourhtmlsource.com[/url] some good tutorial's for beginners, should only take you a few hours to get the basics learnt.

Once you have done that then have a look on [url]www.oswd.org[/url] and get yourself a free template, which you should then be able to edit to your needs using your newly learnt HTML skills :thumbsup:
#5
http://www.joomla.org/

Does exactly what it says on the tin ;)
#6
Domain names are not free - and be very careful of any service offering you one for 'free' as in reality they will own the domain - a real problem if you want to switch hosts or if the site becomes successful.

A .com domain will cost around £10 per year, a .co.uk a lot less than that for 2 years, so the domains themselves are not very expensive, but hosting a website (where the data is stored/read from) can be quite expensive depending on the levels of service and bandwidth you require. E-commerce facilities will also cost extra money if you need them..
banned#7
Thank's for your help, rep added in a short while.
banned#8
jah128
Domain names are not free - and be very careful of any service offering you one for 'free' as in reality they will own the domain - a real problem if you want to switch hosts or if the site becomes successful.


Not necassarily true. I got a free .eu domain from Microsoft - registered in my name! But yes, in general, what you say is true.

A .com domain will cost around £10 per year, a .co.uk a lot less than that for 2 years, so the domains themselves are not very expensive, but hosting a website (where the data is stored/read from) can be quite expensive depending on the levels of service and bandwidth you require. E-commerce facilities will also cost extra money if you need them..


co.uk will be approx £6 for 2 years. I use 123-reg.co.uk for most of mine. Depends on its usage. If its intended for the UK market, then a co.uk would be the best to go for. If its a worldwide audience, then a .com would be better. This is purely for search engine usage - either is fine for any purpose.
#9
I would recommend go daddy to buy your domain name.It only cost me 9pounds for year.I wish you good luck gould.I have been running my website since start of this year and it is going well but it is alot of hard behind the scenes work with S.E.O design etc. By the way if you need any help feel free to PM me and i can help you out.My site is [url]www.laura-annefrench.com[/url] if you fancy being nosy lol
1 Like #10
Skafairy
I would recommend go daddy to buy your domain name.It only cost me 9pounds for year.I wish you good luck gould.I have been running my website since start of this year and it is going well but it is alot of hard behind the scenes work with S.E.O design etc. By the way if you need any help feel free to PM me and i can help you out.My site is [url]www.laura-annefrench.com[/url] if you fancy being nosy lol


not bad, canny layout, and good use of colours! (unless your really a boy!) :p

tbh I use 1and1.co.uk, and their service is exceptional.. :thumbsup: £6 for a ".co.uk" domain, which isnt bad at all

For the two of you will need help, check ya PM's and I'll see if I cant give you some webspace for free (well, for a little rep of course) :whistling:

I may be able to help you with design the site depending on your needs. Doing it as a hobby/to try and get to know more stuff about this, but [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] is one Im working on at the moment.
#11
Thanks Disco still needs a bit of work but am getting there. Orders have really picked so quite happy.And yes the colours are very girly lol.
banned#12
Disco
not bad, canny layout, and good use of colours! (unless your really a boy!) :p

tbh I use 1and1.co.uk, and their service is exceptional.. :thumbsup: £6 for a ".co.uk" domain, which isnt bad at all

For the two of you will need help, check ya PM's and I'll see if I cant give you some webspace for free (well, for a little rep of course) :whistling:

I may be able to help you with design the site depending on your needs. Doing it as a hobby/to try and get to know more stuff about this, but [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] is one Im working on at the moment.


Thank's for the help, rep added.
#13
no problem... always here to help.
#14
Can't believe no-one's mentioned http://www.w3schools.com/, some great tutorials on there. I'll also second http://www.oswd.org/, some good designs on there, and http://www.joomla.org/, which is an excellent Content Management System if code scares you.
banned#15
Disco

I may be able to help you with design the site depending on your needs. Doing it as a hobby/to try and get to know more stuff about this, but [url]www.gentlehands.co.uk[/url] is one Im working on at the moment.


I see you still haven't worked out how to use the files you were sent to create your on line form for emails.

Shame on you!!
#16
i can help anyone with thier websites, depends on your requirements it can take from a few days to weeks but i won't charge for my time
banned#17
faevilangel
i can help anyone with thier websites, depends on your requirements it can take from a few days to weeks but i won't charge for my time


I will keep you in mind, if my other offer fall's through.

Did your mum take that laptop off your hand's?
banned#18
faevilangel
i can help anyone with thier websites, depends on your requirements it can take from a few days to weeks but i won't charge for my time


Its an offer you shouldn't refuse if you do actually need a bit of help! People often claim to know more than they do!!!!!!
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DLM
I will keep you in mind, if my other offer fall's through.

Did your mum take that laptop off your hand's?


she gets paid next week so most likely gonna take it
banned#20
faevilangel
she gets paid next week so most likely gonna take it


Ok, thanks for letting me know, rep added.
#21
guv
I see you still haven't worked out how to use the files you were sent to create your on line form for emails.

Shame on you!!


the OH has decided not to have a form based email ... cheers for your help thou, her word was final, even though I think it would be an welcome addition to the site, its a no go!!
#22
DLM
Ok, thanks for letting me know, rep added.


if she decides not to i will shout ya...... i need the money lol and its gathering dust :?
banned#23
faevilangel
if she decides not to i will shout ya...... i need the money lol and its gathering dust :?


Thanks again, i would love a laptop, then i can get rid of this silly desk full of carp.
banned#24
Disco
the OH has decided not to have a form based email ... cheers for your help thou, her word was final, even though I think it would be an welcome addition to the site, its a no go!!


Cool, though the reason you would use a form wasn't to make it look nice - but to make sure your email box isnt full of spam mail on account of it being harvested on a website. Your choice though.
#25
DLM
Thanks again, i would love a laptop, then i can get rid of this silly desk full of carp.


my desk has everything on it and is annoying but a laptop isnt my thing :roll:
banned#26
faevilangel
my desk has everything on it and is annoying but a laptop isnt my thing :roll:


It would be my thing but i don't think the bf would be happy sharing the bed with it :-D

Oh well, he moved in with me, so he knew what he was letting himself in for :-D

Thanks again x x
#27
Further to this, can someone help me tranfser a domain name from MY account to a freiends account who is taking over the website!?
banned#28
Disco
Further to this, can someone help me tranfser a domain name from MY account to a freiends account who is taking over the website!?


Sorry, i'm gonna get my act together, today.

I promise :oops:
#29
Transferring from who to who? As in which registrar? They mostly all have their own procedure for doing it. If you mean you actually dont want to hand the domain ownership over to your friend, then you can simply change the nameservers so the domain name now points to your friends hosting, but you retain ownership and control.

Depending on the website your hoping to setup there are lots of free web engines out there, that you download, then put on to your hosting, then you can customise it to your liking. Saves a lot of work sometimes.
#30
DLM
Sorry, i'm gonna get my act together, today.

I promise :oops:


that wasnt aimed at you like lol - but yea, photos plz


erm... ontheroadforhazey.co.uk was/is mine, but now needs updating as is way out of date. I wanna give this whole site and domain to my friend (im on 1and1.co.uk, hes on another server, not sure which)
banned#31
Disco
that wasnt aimed at you like lol - but yea, photos plz


erm... ontheroadforhazey.co.uk was/is mine, but now needs updating as is way out of date. I wanna give this whole site and domain to my friend (im on 1and1.co.uk, hes on another server, not sure which)


Ok, i will get dressed very soon and take a walk to my neighbour's.

I just need to find my stab vest :p
#32
dmccabe
Transferring from who to who? As in which registrar? They mostly all have their own procedure for doing it. If you mean you actually dont want to hand the domain ownership over to your friend, then you can simply change the nameservers so the domain name now points to your friends hosting, but you retain ownership and control.

Depending on the website your hoping to setup there are lots of free web engines out there, that you download, then put on to your hosting, then you can customise it to your liking. Saves a lot of work sometimes.


ok if ya on 1&1, sign into your account, click domains, find the one ya mean & should be a configure button :thinking: you need to change the nameservers from ...... to ///////// what ever his is. You would need to find out the domain servers for his site

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