Complete Newbie Question - HELP!

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Hi
Please to be aquainted to this website. I'm learning thick & fast. I've spent a lot of time last year buying up some awesome domain names.

Okay..i now see that all these website look similar... ONE long page, a big headline on top, lots of text..maybe a video or two..then towards the bottom..the cost to buy in !

My question is..What does everyone use to build these. I purchased my domains from 1&1 and they have a website builder. Would this be suitable. I've used it for my todaysbusinessidea.co.uk ...but i want to develop my own PLR niche website that will link to this.

Just really wanted to know what website builder people use. Is there a popular one that most people use.
thanks in advance
Matty
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  • Profile picture of the author Tasso Pepi
    Hey Matty...

    Man welcome on board.. Mate what website builder are you using....??
    It would be good to find out....so I could help you with your question...
    Plus are you good with HTML, meta tags and other forms of coding that can help you SEO???

    This would also be good to know as I can steer you in the right direction, and give you some info that i have gotten in the past that was good for me...

    I have used Dreamweaver, it is a very powerful tool and I have found it great to use.. The only problem is that it is not free and can be a bit pricey especially if you are just starting...

    Kompozer is a great FREE tool to use, I found it great to use and they only ask for a donation from you to download....

    I think that might be good for you too start with.

    I hope this helps

    Tas
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    • Hi mate
      thanks for the reply.

      I've used 1&1 Website Builder which is fairly easy and i can copy & paste html code into ...also video.

      I can't use html myself though. I have got Dreamweaver but don't know how to use it.

      What is the standard website builder that most people use?
      regards
      Matty
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      • Profile picture of the author CarloD.
        I would recommend Learning the basics to building websites, (it's really not that hard if you are taught how to do it) I have a course opening up after the weekend, I'm thinking about having an openhouse so people can get access and see exactly what's in my course.

        However, using templates isn't a bad idea either, but to one up it, you are best off to build your own template, somewhat dynamic so you can reuse it for ALL your landing pages, just swap graphics and content.

        Kompozer I hear is good as a free editor... really if you wanted you can use note pad... I don't recommend this though, unless your experienced with HTML.

        I have sent you a PM

        cheers, and good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author amujtabaa
      NVU is also a great HTML editor. It has all the basic features + ftp

      Originally Posted by Tasso Pepi View Post

      Hey Matty...

      Man welcome on board.. Mate what website builder are you using....??
      It would be good to find out....so I could help you with your question...
      Plus are you good with HTML, meta tags and other forms of coding that can help you SEO???

      This would also be good to know as I can steer you in the right direction, and give you some info that i have gotten in the past that was good for me...

      I have used Dreamweaver, it is a very powerful tool and I have found it great to use.. The only problem is that it is not free and can be a bit pricey especially if you are just starting...

      Kompozer is a great FREE tool to use, I found it great to use and they only ask for a donation from you to download....

      I think that might be good for you too start with.

      I hope this helps

      Tas
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    I would suggest that you familiarize yourself with WordPress, and leave the "website builders" alone. If you're serious about IM learning to use WordPress is a skill that you'll be able to leverage when you need to put a new website together quickly and get it indexed on Google.

    You can start using open source themes and learn how to modify themas your skill set increases (always retaining the credit to the original author of course). Eventually yo may progress to building your own themes.

    WordPress is great for both 1-page sales sites and multi-page websites. The availability of plugins make it far more versatile than any "site builder" will ever be.

    Best of luck with your site(s)!

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author kaos
    I second the syggestion of learning and using wordpress. It is easy and has a lot of developers working on apps for it.
    Just about anything you want to do at this point can be done and be done with a short learning curve.
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  • Profile picture of the author cirrus
    Hi Matty

    Those one page web site that you're referring to have something called landing page and the design is typically what you described.

    There is a faster way of building those pages you can use a template or as mentioned Workpress.

    If you do a search for landing page template or Wordpress landing page templates you will find lots predesigned one page site that you can use.

    You can also try the sales page motioned my Aronya

    Good luck !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author SandyPeaks
    Wordpress is so flexible - with so many themes and plugins which you can use for free! Then when you need something specific, look for paid versions.

    Wordpress is also easy to backup and export to another host.
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    Wordpress is great and I can also recommend Kompozer.....easy to use and the results are excellent!
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  • Profile picture of the author Goodworker
    I too am newbie. I feel incredibly stupid, I have heard how wonderfully easy wordpress is and I can't seem work out the themes. I choose a theme and when I look at the preview, the whole layout changes and looks different. I could have someone do it for me, but I really really want to understand how to do this myself. Can anyone recommend a video tutorial for utter newbie, that goes step by step? And is it better to just understand how to set up a site from scratch rather than starting with a template?
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  • Profile picture of the author TubongLugaw
    Originally Posted by Todays Business Idea View Post

    Hi
    Please to be aquainted to this website. I'm learning thick & fast. I've spent a lot of time last year buying up some awesome domain names.

    Okay..i now see that all these website look similar... ONE long page, a big headline on top, lots of text..maybe a video or two..then towards the bottom..the cost to buy in !

    My question is..What does everyone use to build these. I purchased my domains from 1&1 and they have a website builder. Would this be suitable. I've used it for my todaysbusinessidea.co.uk ...but i want to develop my own PLR niche website that will link to this.

    Just really wanted to know what website builder people use. Is there a popular one that most people use.
    thanks in advance
    Matty
    Why not use Wordpress,,? and then use the WP Robot plugin so ready to go..

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-features.html
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    • Thanks for all your help & advice. Lots to think about & try.
      regards & have a good week.
      Matty
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