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    Website creation

    I have to create a website for our company. Anyone have any suggestions on a good place to start. Go Daddy? Yahoo?



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    Re: Website creation

    Godaddy has always been a great place for me and clients to get space. Excellent support, etc.



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    Re: Website creation

    If you aren't having it professionally done; I'd not do it. It looks worse in my opinion to have a bad site than to not have one at all. But if your boss is making you...

    GoDaddy is good to buy your domain. If you are just throwing something together they have templates and cheap hosting; more importantly pretty good phone support.

    So you are on the right track.



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    Re: Website creation

    I have heard from several people that Yahoo sitebuilder is a nice feature that allows you to make a web site pretty easily.
    I am working on building some sites right now too, but most my time has been spent on teaching myself CSS than anything else so far.

    Edit: Also what type of business is this for? I think the most important part of building the site is the SEO for it.(search engine optimization)
    I have some ebooks from the for dummies series on different web design related subjects if you are interested.


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    Re: Website creation

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I have heard from several people that Yahoo sitebuilder is a nice feature that allows you to make a web site pretty easily.
    I am working on building some sites right now too, but most my time has been spent on teaching myself CSS than anything else so far.
    If you're hosting your own server, you might also think about using a content management system like drupal.org | Community plumbing - once the look and feel have been handled, the content can be turned over to those "less technical" marketing types.



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    Re: Website creation

    I can host it for you... very reasonable in pricing too.

    on the creation.. not so much.


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    Re: Website creation

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    If you're hosting your own server, you might also think about using a content management system like drupal.org | Community plumbing - once the look and feel have been handled, the content can be turned over to those "less technical" marketing types.
    Drupal is a very good choice, but you need to know quite a bit about your own system when you are trying in install/configure Drupal on your server, otherwise you can spend hours screwing around with it. The same is true for any content management system. Of course, if you have your own web server, you probably know a lot about your system, and this issue is probably negligible.

    I agree with the poster you said it is probably best to do it professionally if you've never done it yourself before. A website that looks (and behaves) amateurish is very offsetting for the user, and image is everything when you're trying to attract and retain visitors/clients/customers.



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