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HI,

Am a Newbie and going for my first website. Need advice.

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author pvijeh
    here is my advice - you need to learn to ask more detailed questions if you want people to respond to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      Originally Posted by pvijeh View Post

      here is my advice - you need to learn to ask more detailed questions if you want people to respond to you.
      LMAO! sorry... this just made my night. Kind of what I was thinking.
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      • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
        on a second note, are you looking for a blog system? product site? etc. Wordpress and Joomla are great ways to get your feet in the water for web developement. They are great ways to get a site up and quick and fairly easy to modify. Plus tons of scripts (extenstions) available for them Joomla! The CMS Trusted By Millions for their Websites WordPress.com - Get a Free Blog Here You can't really go wrong with either one. A lot of people will say go with wordpress becasue of their SEO capabilities, but Joomla can be just as good if not better with blogging extentions. Joomla 3 just launched too which is now mobile responsive out of the box.
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  • Profile picture of the author McCoyH
    If you've never created a website, have a professional do it or use wordpress. Either way you'll probably need help...
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      Originally Posted by McCoyH View Post

      If you've never created a website, have a professional do it or use wordpress. Either way you'll probably need help...
      If it's your first site, then start with a CMS. Don't pay someone. Get to know what you are getting into before forking out a ton of cash. Plus, once you learn how to run a CMS, and get an understanding of what you need done, then you'll know where your money needs to be spent and where you can save by doing basic things yourself. McCoyH... Your advice goes back to the old saying, "You can give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, or you can teach a man to fish and he'll never go hungry again."
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    Originally Posted by pvk1000 View Post

    HI,

    Am a Newbie and going for my first website. Need advice.

    Thanks.
    My advice:

    1- Stop posting a bit and think about what kind website you wanna have.
    2- What functions you'd like the site does.
    3- What technologies you want the site on (plain html/css, CMS ....)
    4- What you could do and what you can not do
    5- You want to learn to create website or want others to create for you

    The last is to stop asking this kind of question anymore. Why? It's too silly to ask for advice for the general ideas like this.

    Give yourself sometime and think about what question specific to seek on the forum! :p
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    • Profile picture of the author YHmuWong
      Originally Posted by run View Post

      My advice:

      1- Stop posting a bit and think about what kind website you wanna have.
      2- What functions you'd like the site does.
      3- What technologies you want the site on (plain html/css, CMS ....)
      4- What you could do and what you can not do
      5- You want to learn to create website or want others to create for you

      The last is to stop asking this kind of question anymore. Why? It's too silly to ask for advice for the general ideas like this.

      Give yourself sometime and think about what question specific to seek on the forum! :p
      At least he did post what he wanted.He moved on.Give him the credit.I can build myself a website but it lacks purpose and design. with myself

      My Advice- Go and get a sales page, give quality products,get more subscribers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sweersz
        If you plan to build a static site, I suggest you learn HTML and a little bit of CSS to start. The W3C guides make it so easy.

        I would avoid WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors, as enticing as they may seem, because most of them, like Wix, do not support Adsense or the user modifying the source code directly which can cause you to feel "stuck" as an aspiring web developer.

        You could use Dreamweaver but that's kind of pricey. In any event, avoid Flash.
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        • Profile picture of the author YHmuWong
          Originally Posted by Sweersz View Post

          If you plan to build a static site, I suggest you learn HTML and a little bit of CSS to start. The W3C guides make it so easy.

          I would avoid WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors, as enticing as they may seem, because most of them, like Wix, do not support Adsense or the user modifying the source code directly which can cause you to feel "stuck" as an aspiring web developer.

          You could use Dreamweaver but that's kind of pricey. In any event, avoid Flash.
          Dreamweaver 8 will only be the last dreamweaver i use.I never thought that flash will be ousted.I love the wysiwyg editors but only certain leaning.so what better types of editors you have in mind?i kinda like notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author fairyyy
    Try find what skill or expert advice you can offer to people that will visit your website. Start a free wordpress blog and find a hosting that is around $5 or so a month. You will learn as you go and don't give it.
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    1 - Learning html,css,javascript,php and other webprograming..
    2 - Indentified what will you building
    3 - Do it
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  • Profile picture of the author SDStudio
    Using the search feature on WF is great resource You would find a lot of topics on how to build a website from scratch. Here is something you should look at, your not alone..

    **** Newbie Website ****

    Cheers and Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author blazendevil2
    Don't forget if you're building one from scratch you will need web-hosting. Since this is your first site I recommend you get a free domain for it so go with dot.tk
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  • Profile picture of the author CalSullivan
    Not much on description but I will assume you are a new webmaster. Make sure you research how you plan to build your website carefully. For a new webmaster you may want to look into systems like Wordpress to design your site around. Carefully do your design. Be a perfectionist. Then when you are satisfied release it to the public on a web server. As for a domain I would skip a free domain and just get a TLD right from a place like Godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ozstylo
    what type of website do you wanna make 1st time
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  • Profile picture of the author JimWilliams
    First of all, you should read a lot about HTML and then try and learn it. Just play in notepad with some HTML codes, find out what they are doing, you will get those codes from the online but afterwards, you will need to know them by heart.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by pvk1000 View Post

    HI,

    Am a Newbie and going for my first website. Need advice.

    Thanks.
    Get real! You bought/downloaded over 10 WSOs and now you come here asking for nonsense general advice?

    Stop buying BS - that's the best advice you can get.
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