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    TOTAL NOVICE NEEDS HELP TO SET UP A WEBSITE,

    really want to set up my own website but have no clue as to how to go about it, can anyone advise me on the best way to do this?
    the website is for my dogs as when i am selling my puppies people often ask if i have a site they can log on to.
    thanks in advance guys

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    Banned

    Have you bought a domain yet?

    For a basic site, most website hosts offer a free online 'site-builder' nowadays when you buy a hosting package.

    Personally, I like [url]www.one.com[/url] in terms of templates and instant blogs they offer.

    If you want to get a bit more advanced, have a look at [url]www.templatemonster.com[/url].

    You will need dreamweaver, flash and photoshop to get going on this level.

    Original Poster

    not got a domain yet but the one im looking for is avail
    will look at sites above thanks

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    would you like it virtually done for you (ie you supply menu / page info) and run from a template you can edit? Or are you looking for something flashy?

    Whatever... dont pay from someone like template monster.

    Are you using your own domain? (costs £6 for 2 years)

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    A total novice cannot set up a ecommerce website if thats what you mean.

    If you just wanna bung some pics up, why not buy a domain, and point it at your fickr account or similar? No hosting charges, no website to design and commission.

    Just a thought.

    Try [url]www.moonfruit.com[/url], free domain name, free hosting and an easy to use website builder. Even I could use it!

    Original Poster

    vibeone;8660550

    A total novice cannot set up a ecommerce website if thats what you … A total novice cannot set up a ecommerce website if thats what you mean.If you just wanna bung some pics up, why not buy a domain, and point it at your fickr account or similar? No hosting charges, no website to design and commission.Just a thought.



    vibeone ~ a treasure as always, not!

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    alfie and harrys mum;8660964

    vibeone ~ a treasure as always, not!



    Well in all seriousness what the hell did you expect?

    What I posted was actually the slightly more friendly/useful version of what I could have posted.

    You can have the white knights jumping in to help, but the fact is, if you do it yourself, it'll look crap, amateurish and in a business sense, you will look worse WITH the site, than without.

    Can you not set up a free hosting site, using the built in layouts, or even myspace

    alfie and harrys mum;8661120

    had you actually took the time to read the post it does say the site isto … had you actually took the time to read the post it does say the site isto promote my dogs/puppies not sell them!!no hate well not much just stupidity on your part vibeone



    alfie and harrys mum;8661120

    is for my dogs as when i am selling my puppies



    wut?

    so you want people just to see pictures of your dogs.

    How I am reading it is that you want people to see pictures of your dogs...and then for them to express interest in buying them

    Banned

    Let me try again, this time in the knowledge I'm dealing with "one of them"...

    You want a website, 3/4 pages with text, few pictures, contact details?

    You can:

    1) Buy a template, mess around with it in dreamweaver's WYSIWYG editor, and probably get something that looks ok, but like a template
    2) You can use a online website generator, for example 123-reg's, which will look poor, and exactly the same as 1000's of other sites using the same template
    3) You can pay either a reasonable amount, or a lot, to get someone to produce a decent looking site.

    Original Poster

    numptyj;8661169

    wut?so you want people just to see pictures of your dogs.How I am reading … wut?so you want people just to see pictures of your dogs.How I am reading it is that you want people to see pictures of your dogs...and then for them to express interest in buying them



    ok guys lets start again for those who need me to explain,
    what i want to do is have a site where, when i have puppies and have taken deposits from new owners, i can then say here's my website have a look and it'll keep you updated on progress of the puppies.
    i don't have to advertise on the web to sell my pups i am an accredted breeder with the kc.
    is that clearer?

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    alfie and harrys mum;8661218

    ok guys lets start again for those who need me to explain,what i want to … ok guys lets start again for those who need me to explain,what i want to do is have a site where, when i have puppies and have taken deposits from new owners, i can then say here's my website have a look and it'll keep you updated on progress of the puppies.i don't have to advertise on the web to sell my pups i am an accredted breeder with the kc.is that clearer?



    So basically a photo gallery? Or something more? Seriously, the opening VB1 post does sound like its what you can use!

    Or have a look at "Menalto Gallery"

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    couldnt you just show them on photobucket or somewhere like that, make an account with what name you think is good, and then make it puplic


    sorry if that a dim wit idea

    alfie and harrys mum;8661218

    ok guys lets start again for those who need me to explain,what i want to … ok guys lets start again for those who need me to explain,what i want to do is have a site where, when i have puppies and have taken deposits from new owners, i can then say here's my website have a look and it'll keep you updated on progress of the puppies.i don't have to advertise on the web to sell my pups i am an accredted breeder with the kc.is that clearer?



    yep much, I'm going to leave now as I cant actually help you with setting up a site but good luck

    If you are looking for a page you can update regularly, as the puppies get older, then Flikr or some sort of blog would be by far the easiest way to go. As Vibeone suggests, you can just forward a paid for domain to your blog/flikr album and it will look fine. You should be able to group the photos into sections, such as; 1 month/3 months/6 months etc

    You could have a website but maintaining it and updating it will be a lot more of a pain than using Flikr or some form of free blog. It will probably be a lot easier for your customers to navigate around also so they can see your puppies.

    ok ill help you what do you want from the web addy does it need to be eg mydogs.com or could it mydogs.100freemb.com if the second one is alright that one cost you anything at all

    they have the layouts etc that you want all you do is drag you pictures to it and add any text that you want.... it wont look like the best website in the land but at the end of the day you want people to see that your not a huge company /puppy farm dont you? s it only needs the images and basic info. if you want any more reply here or pm me to get rid of those .... spashalllll people

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    alfie and harrys mum;8661239

    firstly, i'm not one of themsecondly would this not have been a nicer … firstly, i'm not one of themsecondly would this not have been a nicer response the first time?



    Its basically a carbon effing copy of my first post!

    Everyone else got what I meant, seemingly people agree with me, but it was my PERSONAL OPINION of a good solution.

    Seriously, heres a special VB1 amnesty - go back, read my first post, and even my second, and admit I said nothing at all out of turn. In return, I'll say no more about it.

    Original Poster

    jackt010;8661263

    ok ill help you what do you want from the web addy does it need to be eg … ok ill help you what do you want from the web addy does it need to be eg mydogs.com or could it mydogs.100freemb.com if the second one is alright that one cost you anything at all :Dthey have the layouts etc that you want all you do is drag you pictures to it and add any text that you want.... it wont look like the best website in the land but at the end of the day you want people to see that your not a huge company /puppy farm dont you? s it only needs the images and basic info. if you want any more reply here or pm me to get rid of those .... spashalllll people



    at last a nice person who actually knows what i'm looking to do, thank you
    i'm not a big breeder or puppy farm more of a hobby to me, so i want to have a wee site that looks professional and i can update myself.

    alfie and harrys mum;8661302

    at last a nice person who actually knows what i'm looking to do, thank … at last a nice person who actually knows what i'm looking to do, thank youi'm not a big breeder or puppy farm more of a hobby to me, so i want to have a wee site that looks professional and i can update myself.



    what about the domain does it matter if it has that bit after or not (eg mydogs.100freemb.com)

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    jackt010;8661317

    what about the domain does it matter if it has that bit after or not (eg … what about the domain does it matter if it has that bit after or not (eg mydogs.100freemb.com)



    have looked at domain name and what i want is available, one i've seen is a .co.uk

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    alfie and harrys mum;8661302

    at last a nice person who actually knows what i'm looking to do, thank … at last a nice person who actually knows what i'm looking to do, thank you.



    Oh lawd!

    So every reply wasnt trying to help you or from a "nice person"?

    Love you too.

    Outta here.

    ok if you rent that you will also need to rent someone to host it (you wont need loads of space) there are loads on comaprision websites so look whats the cheapest...... the go into tesco or pcworld and geta basic web page maker add what you want and upload easy as that...... or aquire dreamweaver lol

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    vibeone;8661267

    Its basically a carbon effing copy of my first post!Everyone else got … Its basically a carbon effing copy of my first post!Everyone else got what I meant, seemingly people agree with me, but it was my PERSONAL OPINION of a good solution.Seriously, heres a special VB1 amnesty - go back, read my first post, and even my second, and admit I said nothing at all out of turn. In return, I'll say no more about it.



    ok vb1 i re-read your 1st post and then the other and to me the latter made more sense and was less nasty, it's all about the attitude and personally the 1st offended me. as i did say in my post TOTAL NOVICE looking for help, but hey thanks for the olive branch its nice to see you have some manners!

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    guv;8661340

    Oh lawd!So every reply wasnt trying to help you or from a "nice … Oh lawd!So every reply wasnt trying to help you or from a "nice person"?Love you too.Outta here.



    all i wanted was some guidance not to be shot down in flames

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    alfie and harrys mum;8661368

    ok vb1 i re-read your 1st post and then the other and to me the latter … ok vb1 i re-read your 1st post and then the other and to me the latter made more sense and was less nasty, it's all about the attitude and personally the 1st offended me. as i did say in my post TOTAL NOVICE looking for help, but hey thanks for the olive branch its nice to see you have some manners!



    It wasn't an olive branch, and I don't have any manners.

    Apology accepted.

    Jack's comments are right, but like I said, a crap website looks worse than no website at all, and its difficult for a novice to make a website that looks good.

    Original Poster

    jackt010;8661349

    ok if you rent that you will also need to rent someone to host it (you … ok if you rent that you will also need to rent someone to host it (you wont need loads of space) there are loads on comaprision websites so look whats the cheapest...... the go into tesco or pcworld and geta basic web page maker add what you want and upload easy as that...... or aquire dreamweaver lol



    thanks for the advice :thumbsup:

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    vibeone;8661390

    It wasn't an olive branch, and I don't have any … It wasn't an olive branch, and I don't have any manners.[COLOR="Red"]Apology accepted.[/COLOR]Jack's comments are right, but like I said, a crap website looks worse than no website at all, and its difficult for a novice to make a website that looks good.



    never sent an apology, stand by everything i said, sorry but you really do take the award for winding people up!!

    I think as already suggested a blog (free) is plenty.
    You don't neccessarily need your own domain as it'll be a blog name.
    As you've said people will already know the puppies are available and you can send them to the blog for pics and updates.
    No costs and simples.

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    alfie and harrys mum;8661387

    all i wanted was some guidance not to be shot down in flames



    I only gave advice and no one shot you down in flames. For some reason you ignored everything that was said and decided to abuse vb1 who (for once!) was being helpful.

    Or have I missunderstood something?

    Anyway, good luck with what you want to do.

    [url]www.yola.com[/url]

    I too think a blog will be best for what you want to do, and btw novices can make professional looking websites, it just depends on how bad they want it :thumbsup:

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    CheeseCake90;8661995

    I too think a blog will be best for what you want to do, and btw novices … I too think a blog will be best for what you want to do, and btw novices can make professional looking websites, it just depends on how bad they want it :thumbsup:



    Quite agree. I've seen a lot of good sites made by absolute novices.

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    JonnyTwoToes;8662068

    Quite agree. I've seen a lot of good sites made by absolute novices.



    Links?

    alfie and harrys mum;8661416

    never sent an apology, stand by everything i said, sorry



    That does sound like an apology to me.

    Why not try flavors.me

    Simple to use and ideal for what you want.
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