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    • carrot cake
    • By carrot cake 17th May 16, 7:16 PM
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    carrot cake
    How to create a website?
    • #1
    • 17th May 16, 7:16 PM
    How to create a website? 17th May 16 at 7:16 PM
    Hi all


    I'm after some advice please. My OH is a sole trader and wants to create a website for his business. It doesn't have to be anything fancy and he wants to do it as cheaply as possible.


    All he is really after is a front page advertising his business and maybe a couple of sections for a gallery and reviews.


    Could anyone advise us as to how to go about this please or recommend someone?


    Thank you.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 16th Jun 16, 2:02 PM
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    Cornucopia
    What do you mean by "exclude image type"?

    You can freely change an image's filetype using tools like MS Paint or Paint.net (if the image contains transparency).


    This question of creating one's own website seems to come up quite often, and I can appreciate the previous question of: can we have a list of possible vendors and approaches.

    The answer to that question is that there are many, many approaches and a suitable choice depends on what you want to achieve, how much you want to spend and what skills you have (or are prepared to learn).

    At its simplest a website is this:

    <html>
    <head>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div style="font-family: arial;font-size:4em;
    color:red; padding:10%; background: #ccc;">
    Welcome to my website</div>
    </body>
    </html>


    You could copy that into a text file, give it a ".html" suffix, double-click it and have it launch as a page in your browser. From there, you can produce a basic HTML/CSS site for nothing, host it for free and away you go.

    Alternatively, most hosting companies now have their own free site builders, most of which are easy to use. That can be a route to getting a slightly more sophisticated design, with less effort, although if something goes wrong it can be more complex to sort out. (Look for tools like Weebly, Wix, Wordpress etc.)

    For a third approach, there are now several free development frameworks that are free to use and simplify the hand-coded development process (typically automating menus and site scaling). I like W3.CSS, which is one of the simpler ones. http://www.w3schools.com/w3css/

    Free and cheap hosting is widely available. For free hosting, I like 000webhost.com, and for cheap hosting FreeVirtualServers. If you are going for paid hosting, I would recommend going with a UK-based one. I would also recommend buying domains and hosting separately, for ease of transfer of services later. I usually use UK2.NET for domain names.


    Disclaimer: I am a freelance web designer and am not touting for business.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 16-06-2016 at 2:31 PM.
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    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 16th Jun 16, 2:24 PM
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    S0litaire
    Try adding "NOT" and "AND" search terms

    Also check to see if the site has an "advanced" search, where you can add more specific search terms
    Laters

    Sol

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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 16th Jun 16, 3:14 PM
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    Cornucopia
    I don't know how reliable it is, but Google has a number of filters on its image search, including "Labeled for reuse". Click on Search Tools from Image Search to bring up the filters bar.

    Here's another cut & paste example, this time using a free development framework...

    Code:
    <html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.w3schools.com/lib/w3.css">
    <body class="w3-container">
    <h2>On my travels...</h2>
    <div class="w3-card-8 w3-padding" style="width:25%">
      <img src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/Trolltunga.png" alt="Norway" style="width:100%">
      <div class="w3-container w3-center">
        <p class="w3-large">The Troll's tongue in Hardanger, Norway</p>
      </div></div></body>
    </html>
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 16-06-2016 at 3:27 PM.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Phones & TV, Techie Stuff, In My Home,
    The Money Savers Arms and Food Shopping boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views (especially those on the UK TV Licence) are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

    Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • MrJones1
    • By MrJones1 14th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
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    MrJones1
    Thank you very much for the above suggestions.


    Could you recommend any companies who would actually create the website, neither myself or the OH would have a clue?!


    Thanks.
    Originally posted by carrot cake
    I would recommend AdKingo.com They created my new website and I'm happy with the design. Also it was cheap.
    Last edited by MrJones1; 14-07-2017 at 1:44 PM.
    • ChristianC123
    • By ChristianC123 18th Jul 17, 9:27 PM
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    ChristianC123
    Today's world we can create our own website so easily.There are lot of tools and applications are available to create the website.You can create website with even know a single programming language.
    The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Website
    1.Get Your Domain Name
    2.Choose a Web Host and Sign Up for an Account
    3.Designing your Web Pages
    4.Testing Your Website
    5.Getting Your Site Noticed

    Regards,
    Christian
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