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suspended6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi, I Was Just wondering How You Can Create Yuor Own Website, Do You Register It Yourself On Some Sort Of Web Data Base, Or Do You Have To Go Through A Company To Put Your Site On The Web? Also What Is The Best Programs To Create Your own Website, Any Help Will Be Appreciated =D
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suspended6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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You might need to learn html if you want to create a static website (with text, images etc) or some server side scripting language e.g. asp, asp.net, php if you want to implement some custom functionality in your website instead of showing normal content in your webpage.

That was bit technical, instead of learning html and other stuff you can simply use some html editor e.g. frontpage, dreamweaver or free one like bluefish (http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/) to create webpages to put on your website. These tools will automatically create html code for you and these are mostly easy to use like MS Word. I am a web developer so i use Visual Studio which is a professional development environment.

For putting your website live, you need to buy a domain and hosting plan (http://www.fasthosts.co.uk or some other hosting provider). Some hosting providers offer you website builder and templates which you can use to build your website and this way you can avoid writing own html or using any other tool.
1 Like #2
Basic steps

First you have to buy a domain name ([url]www.mydomain.com[/url] or whatever). This is fairly easy to do and quite cheap. You keep it for 2 years.

You then have to find someone to HOST your web site for you. This is where your web site lives. Again fairly easy to do, but you do need some technical knowledge to get it from YOUR PC to the hosts PC.

Both the steps above can be done online using a hosting company web site. There are hundreds of hosting companies and you need to find one.

Lets say you choose 1&1 (just an example) here is their web site
[url]www.oneandone.co.uk[/url]

See the section called "Domains", this is where you buy your domain (you can do it online)

See the section Hosting or Web Hosting. This is where you sign up to get them to host your site. This can also be done online

Prices can range from quite cheap to expensive depending on the features you want on your web site.

Once you have bought your domain and got someone to host it, then you need to design the web site

more...............
#3
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The "best" program to design a web site is probably Dreamweaver, but this is quite expensive and fully featured so may be too complex for you to start with.

While products like Dreamweaver can design a site in a very simple "graphic" way you will need to learn the underlying languages of the web.

The main language is HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language).

The next most important is CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

Then there are other languages like JavaScript, ASP etc (but these are for more complex sites).

You will also need a knowledge of graphics (Jpegs, GIFs etc) and have some sort of photo editing program (Photoshop etc).

You wil also need some DESIGN skills and ARTISTIC skills.

You can have the best products in the world (Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc) but without some web design skills your site is going to look awful.

Designing a web site is fairly easy, designing a GOOD website is very diffcult.

Dont think creating web sites is easy, it takes a whole loads of skills and diciplines to design web sites.

The first half a dozen times you try to design a web site they will probably be awful, so allow for a 6 month learning curve before you are happy with a web site..

You create and design the web site on YOUR computer. Once you have finished it you then upload it from YOUR computer to the hosts computer.

Every time you change it on your computer you have to upload the latest version to the hosts computer.
1 Like #4
Depending on what you want to do, it may make more sense for you to set up a blog instead using a free service such as: blogspot, wordpress, blogger etc. (google is your friend).

Otherwise if you're not too into technology and don't mind paying a few quid more it will probably work out easier for you buying your domain name and hosting from the same company, as they'll probably be able to set it all up for you, as well as possibly providing a free online site creator tool. With regards to learning a language, I don't think this is true. Sure you may need to edit HTML (or PHP if you're designing a more advanced site) occasionally, but the vast majority of time will be spent doing stuff similar to what you do in word and finding or designing images for your site. The HTML you need you will probably pick up while designing the site visually.

Hope this helps
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You sound as though you are starting from total basics so it may be worth getting one or more Web design books.

Like say Web Design for Dummies or something like that

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Web-Design-All-one-Dummies/dp/047041796X/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264375951&sr=8-6
1 Like #6
As for learning how to use Dreamweaver, a company called Lynda.com do visual tutorials. In the end I'm probably going to use google sites as its hassle free and if you upgrade your membership you can transfer your own URL to it. I would also imagine that if you do this through them it'll help with your page ranking/recognition.
#7
>Hi, I Was Just wondering How You Can Create Yuor Own Website

If you are going to design web sites it is probably a good idea to get out of the habit of starting each word with a capital lettter :)
#8
>e.g. frontpage,

Frontpage is no longer being developed by Microsoft, it is a dead product, extinct, it has gone to meet its maker.

The last release of FrontPage was version 2003

If you are going to mention a Microsoft product then the Expression suite of products has replaced Front Page

More here

http://www.microsoft.com/expression/
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1 Like #9
All very good advice here, but if you want to keep it simple. maybe take a look at some of the suggested host sites (where you can buy space / domain name) often you'll find they have a built in web editor and or site builder.
These are generally easy to use and walk you through everything.
I use one.com and their built in site builder looks alright.

Have a look around and if this is all you need then you can possibly try the demo versions to help you decide.
Not pure/clean code but it works.
suspended#10
Thanx For All The Advice, I Will Definitely Check All The Websites Out, I've Done Graphics In College So I'm Quite Good On Photoshop, And I'm Thinking Of Using Dreamweaver As Its A Simple And Effective Program As Stated... Does Anyone Have Any Of Their Own Websites That They Have Made And Can Show Me?
#11
guilbert53
>Hi, I Was Just wondering How You Can Create Yuor Own Website

If you are going to design web sites it is probably a good idea to get out of the habit of starting each word with a capital lettter :)

+1 its annoying
1 Like #12
Basically, websites are files on your computer; Anyone visiting the website is opening the files.

You can quite easily run a website from your computer without any sort of registration or company involvement (you do need a program called a web server which basically makes sure people connecting can only see the website and not the rest of your files!) but this has two disadvantages:

1. The address is awful. It'll either be a four part number (e.g. 192.168.54.254) or something nasty based on your ISP (like host192.168.54.254.wlms-broadband.com). To solve this you can get a nice memorable domain name like [url]www.CheeseCake90.net[/url] which you can point to the computer your website is on.

2. You can only access files and websites on a computer when it's running. If people try to visit a website on a computer that's turned off they'll just get a 404 page not found error. This is why most websites are hosted by dedicated website hosting companies who have nice efficient, reliable computers that stay on all the time.

So yes, while you can host a website with nothing more than a small bit of free software running in the background it doesn't make much sense to do so unless you've got a PC that's staying on all the time anyway.
1 Like #13
Certainly worth looking at 1&1 as a beginner - easy to set up using builder package - built in templates can be a bit dated IMHO

Also look at [url]www.squarespace.com[/url] they have a no credit card details taken 14 day free trial so you can play around with the website builder - creates great looking sites

Look at [url]www.templatemonster.com[/url] for ideas or to buy - you can download some free trial website templates to play about with in dreamweaver or photoshop
suspended#14
[+1 its annoying[/QUOTE]

Cool, I'll Consider Not Typing Like This, But I Doubt I'll Stop As I'm Soo Used To It!
suspended#15
EndlessWaves
Basically, websites are files on your computer; Anyone visiting the website is opening the files.

You can quite easily run a website from your computer without any sort of registration or company involvement (you do need a program called a web server which basically makes sure people connecting can only see the website and not the rest of your files!) but this has two disadvantages:

1. The address is awful. It'll either be a four part number (e.g. 192.168.54.254) or something nasty based on your ISP (like host192.168.54.254.wlms-broadband.com). To solve this you can get a nice memorable domain name like [url]www.CheeseCake90.net[/url] which you can point to the computer your website is on.

2. You can only access files and websites on a computer when it's running. If people try to visit a website on a computer that's turned off they'll just get a 404 page not found error. This is why most websites are hosted by dedicated website hosting companies who have nice efficient, reliable computers that stay on all the time.

So yes, while you can host a website with nothing more than a small bit of free software running in the background it doesn't make much sense to do so unless you've got a PC that's staying on all the time anyway.


Ohh I Didnt Know About That, But As I Dont Have A Computer That'll Stay On All The Time, I Think I'll Have TO Use An Alternative, But Thansk For The Info Anyway ;-)
suspended#16
jimmyblue
Certainly worth looking at 1&1 as a beginner - easy to set up using builder package - built in templates can be a bit dated IMHO

Also look at [url]www.squarespace.com[/url] they have a no credit card details taken 14 day free trial so you can play around with the website builder - creates great looking sites

Look at [url]www.templatemonster.com[/url] for ideas or to buy - you can download some free trial website templates to play about with in dreamweaver or photoshop


I'm Going To Try The squarespace.com Trial Now, It Looks Like A Good Site With Good Options, So Thanks :)
#17
Cool, I'll Consider Not Typing Like This, But I Doubt I'll Stop As I'm Soo Used To It!

then don't expect many people to read anything you put on any website
suspended#18
CheeseCake90
[+1 its annoying


Cool, I'll Consider Not Typing Like This, But I Doubt I'll Stop As I'm Soo Used To It![/QUOTE]

How can you be used to writing like that?
It must take so much longer time writing capital's at the front of every word?
And yes it's very annoying. Don't bother making a website if you will write like that.
1 Like #19
>You can quite easily run a website from your computer without any sort of registration or company involvement

In fact anyone can set up their own private interent if they want to (usually called an INTRANET).

Suppose you had say three computers in your house, and on one of them you installed a WEB SERVER, you could then put web sites on THAT computer.

The other two computers in the house could then go and visit web sites on the WEB SERVER computer.

Of couse without a bit of playing around nobody outside your house could look at these web sites, but you would have created your own Internet.

And in fact that is all the interent is, loads and loads of computers connected together, with SOME of them running web servers.

In fact SOME versions of Windows comes with a Web Server built in, Windows Professional and Windows Ultimate come with a Web Server I believe (called IIS or Internet Information Server)
suspended#20
DarkKnight
Cool, I'll Consider Not Typing Like This, But I Doubt I'll Stop As I'm Soo Used To It!


How can you be used to writing like that?
It must take so much longer time writing capital's at the front of every word?
And yes it's very annoying. Don't bother making a website if you will write like that.[/QUOTE]

Well I'll Try Not Typing Like that Then! But I dont Find It longer As I Do It Automatically, So When I try TO Not Type Like This, Then I end UP Doing Half Of It In CAPS Anyway :roll:
suspended#21
Some Very Good Advice Given So Rep Has Been Given To You All =D

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