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Website Designing???

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have a really big urge to design a website but as usual I don't know how! Can anyone tell me how of any descent web design programs and/or a descent website with which I can design a website easily. CHEERS

Ps. It would help if it was free!!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Trust me It's not as hard as some people think, even I have made hard cash doing sites for the probation service! lol. Anyhow you can make a basic web site with simply notepad other programs like word, frontpage, frontpage express etc etc are just slightly easier to do because you can 'design as you go'. More advanced/flashier web site use anything from php,css, Flash there are loads just all variations. A quick search on any search engine with something like 'basic html' or 'html for beginners' etc will turn up millions of useful sites to get you started. Contact me if you need any more info/help/tuition - i'd be happy to help <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think it's best to learn the HTML and use notepad. Or evrsoft 1stPage 2000 (from www.evrsoft.com)
    www.pageresource.com is good, as is this:
    www.comp.brad.ac.uk/intranet/modules/IWT/, if a little patronising (the lecturer can be...).
    Have fun

    [ 26-04-2002: Message edited by: mr turbo head ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Learning the HTML and using Notepad is crap, I've done it, it doesn't really help at all, as long as you know the basics of it as a programming language then you'll be fine...

    HTML Goodies

    They have some lessons on HTML etc. if that's the path you want to take..

    As a beginner I suggest Front Page 2000, not great sites, and the HTML is messy but it does the job for learning..

    If/when you feel more confident then the obvious choice is Macromedia Dreamweaver..it has a lot of great features built it..it keeps your HTML clean..you can update links sitewide etc..(which is quite nice when like in a site I designed you have 2000 hyperlinks)..

    Just look around and give it a whirl..and if you need any help just gimee a shout!

    Phil.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/

    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by whitetiger72:
    <STRONG>I've always wondered how do you add the ability to send e-cards from a web site from your very own web site?E-cards are greeting cards and postcards like you get in the store you just put in the person's e-mail address in and your's and they get the card in their e-mail box Hi,Congratulations,Happy Birthday,etc.</STRONG>

    using a programming/scripting language such as PHP/PERL or, more recently a servlet written in Java.
    C and C++ are good too...

    I suppose pretty much any language will do...although seeing as decent webservers are UNIX/Linux, PHP, PERL and Java are best. PHP and PERL are usually included free (i like PHP better).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't remember the last time I used an ecard...i prefer real ones.

    It's only 26p in England for postage.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I basically use Dreamweaver, Flash And Fireworks, all can be found from: http://www.macromedia.com
    Just download some cracks from http://www.astalavista.box.sk

    I advise you learn HTML and maybe Java, or then again you can use a web based web designer like http://www.freeservers.co.uk

    Something i made earlier <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    http://www.sldr.co.uk
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd do what I did and learn HTML (or, better, XHTML) and use Dreamweaver 4 hacked to produce XHTML rather than HTML 4 to produce a template. Updates can then be quickly done in Notepad straight into the code.

    Once you get more experienced and have made all the usual newbie mistakes with browser incompatibities, horrible colours and frames (eergh!) you can start being sensible and use W3C-validated code and perhaps learn JavaScript to add a bit of interactivity (without making your site impossible to view on non-JavaScript enabled browsers, of course). And don't forget those DTDs...

    Taking this approach may be more long-winded but it'll certainly make you more employable in the future.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Wee Man:
    <STRONG>I advise you learn HTML and maybe Java, </STRONG>

    you need servlets to use JSP (Java Server Pages), hosting including servlets is expensive
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