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    Creating a website

    Just bought/registered a domain name so I can create my own website. I'm familiar with wordpress, but was wondering if anyone knew of a better website creator than that (free or otherwise). Thanks



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    Re: Creating a website

    Dreamweaver if you are a student.




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    Re: Creating a website

    I look forward to visiting www.ronpaulisawesome.com , keep me updated.



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    Re: Creating a website

    I used Homestead.com



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    Re: Creating a website

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Dreamweaver if you are a student.
    Nope

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I look forward to visiting www.ronpaulisawesome.com , keep me updated.
    Pretty sure that name is taken, along with ronpaulrules.com, Iwanttohaveronpaulsbaby.com, etc.



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    Re: Creating a website

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    Nope



    Pretty sure that name is taken, along with ronpaulrules.com, Iwanttohaveronpaulsbaby.com, etc.



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    Re: Creating a website

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Dreamweaver if you are a student.
    If you have a chance you should take a MIS class. As a student of one of the MIS classes you have access to download all kinds of software for free. I don't remember all the software I got. Maybe it has changed but it was a great deal at the time.



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    Re: Creating a website

    I've used Dreamweaver. Pretty easy to use, and you can make some cool stuff.



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    Re: Creating a website

    If you already know Wordpress, I would just use that. I have used it for a couple sites and its so simple, but has plenty of options to get as complicated as you want. IMO, Wordpress is easier to learn/use than Dreamweaver or just about any other content management system. Plus, it is free.



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    Re: Creating a website

    I used Google Sites. It is free, and pretty easy to customize. Wordpress is easy to create a website, but it is not as flexible.

    It was my first time making a site, and I don't know how to code or anything, so I'm sure there are many other options that might be better, but Google Sites works for me (so far at least).

    Here's my site for a reference: Live From Haiti



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    Re: Creating a website

    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    I used Google Sites. It is free, and pretty easy to customize. Wordpress is easy to create a website, but it is not as flexible.

    It was my first time making a site, and I don't know how to code or anything, so I'm sure there are many other options that might be better, but Google Sites works for me (so far at least).

    Here's my site for a reference: Live From Haiti
    That looks pretty nice (nicer than I pictured mine to be). Thanks



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    Re: Creating a website

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Just bought/registered a domain name so I can create my own website. I'm familiar with wordpress, but was wondering if anyone knew of a better website creator than that (free or otherwise). Thanks
    Try Weebly. Works pretty well, easy, and intuitive. Pay a small monthly fee, and you get rid of their "free website from Weebly" thing.



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    Re: Creating a website

    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    I used Google Sites. It is free, and pretty easy to customize. Wordpress is easy to create a website, but it is not as flexible.

    It was my first time making a site, and I don't know how to code or anything, so I'm sure there are many other options that might be better, but Google Sites works for me (so far at least).

    Here's my site for a reference: Live From Haiti
    I agree that Google Sites is a nice platform for building a site. It is easy to use. But Wordpress is infinitely flexible if you understand CSS and PHP. You can do anything on that platform as you have full editing control over the code. If you arent' familiar with CSS and PHP, you can find a theme you like and just build around that using the Wordpress interface. So it's approachable for the beginner and a powerful tool for the advanced. Plus if you get stuck, just google the problem and you'll find the solution because there is so much support out there.

    I've built several sites for various clients using Wordpress - portfolio sites, informational, e-commerce, etc...

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    Re: Creating a website

    I used concrete5 - Free CMS | Open Source Content Management System after purchasing a bluehost account. The site I built wasn't much, but it does the job for what it was intended to do, and was insanely easy.


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    I use BlueGriffon for my web work. It gives you full-access to the code, but also provides a WYSIWYG editor and allows you to use CSS, too.


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