Skip to comments.Need help designing a website!
Posted on 07/30/2014 5:19:48 AM PDT by newb2012
Need to improvise a website. Any advice for quick and easy ways to learn to do this, is appreciated.
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The easy way
Sign up with host like godaddy and they can have one built for you in 24 hours.
You don't get the kind of government you want, or the kind you need. You get the kind you deserve.
I'd replace "deserve" with "allow".
Blinky crap, everyone likes blinky crap!
Either go on codecademy.com and learn HTML,CSS, and bootstrap. Or use wix.com and you can do it easily too.
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Another vote for Word Press. Easy enough for beginners, robust enough that advanced users can make complex sites. Check out the ready made templates, some of them free, some of them are for sale. You should be able to find a template that will do most of the work for you.
I use Weebly Drag and Drop for my site. Small learning curve
but some HTML will be needed. All have tutorials and phone help.
The drag and drop is the easiest. Watch who you hire if you go that
route. I've been ripped off which is why I decided to learn for myself.
Also READ that contract if you hire somebody to design a site for you
because in some cases they may actually own your site even though you paid
them to create it for you. I detest those people who hide legalese in contracts.
Wordpress is not Beginner friendly..
I second Weebley. A near perfect solution for one who doesn’t want to become a web monkey. Look at iPage.
I guess somebody should ask, What are you planning to use the site for?
Yes, Weebly is the best I’ve used. I run 3 websites using Weebly. Their help is fantastic, too. I tried Wix and Drupal Gardens and just a few others and Weebly is tops for being user friendly especially if you have no experience with building sites or do not know html, etc. Let us know how you make out.
I will not post a link to my site (anon is best from RAT attacks) but I do
get comments for my site about it's speed and user friendly build. Most of the curve
was setting up Adwords and other internal coding including bots. No tricks though,
cheating can get a site banned from advertisers.
Take one of the basic free online html tutorials and use a template you like at one the hosting sites you will be fine.
Thanks so much FRiends for your suggestions. These will help me look into them and decide which works best for me. Have a good day!
Don’t worry if it seems complicated. CSS & HTML are for layout. Create DIVs (boxes to put content in) Add some styling for the fonts (size & type & color)
The hard part is content. Create a folder and put the index.html page there and a subfolder for your images.
Create subfolders for each page with an image folder so they do not get mixed up and you can sort things out easily.
Great place for tools that will make things easy. They have different Generators that let create what took frustrating hours (it seems) in minutes.
Another Web Template Generator
This place has lots of help with examples for you to modify
Example of a drop shadow
Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles
Try this book. I found it for me to be the best that told me the basics and explained how things worked. You can buy at Amazon or download here: Copy and paste the link in a new tab. Once it downloads the go to File> Save Page as and save to your desktop.
The CSS3 Anthology, 4th Edition
By Rachel Andrew
Download the PDF here:
Mastering CSS Coding: Getting Started
Mastering CSS Principles: A Comprehensive Guide
CSS gradient buttons
CSS Rounded Corners
How to format several tables on one page with CSS
A random collection of CSS examples and some help in using them.
This will fix those headaches you will get with CSS alignment:
Align and float images with CSS
CSS Typography: The Basics <- Fonts
Working With RGBA Colour