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M4Sherman4
11-23-2007, 09:35 PM
I am interested in making a website.preferably for free any suggestion's

M4Sherman4
11-23-2007, 09:35 PM
I am interested in making a website.preferably for free any suggestion's

VW-IceFire
11-23-2007, 10:50 PM
Start doing online tutorials with HTML...best to learn the basics first. Then you need to think about getting some web space...some options are free with add support...others are pay for options.

A good idea would be to learn XHTML 1.0 and CSS straight off the bat. XHTML separates content from formating and the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) determines the formatting. Its not easy so you may need to work your way up...HTML is really flexible and you can get away with allot of bad code to make something work.

han freak solo
11-23-2007, 10:55 PM
I've only made a few sites using in MS Front Page, basic (X)HTML code, or Dreamweaver.

Writing code is free as far as needing software, but you need some guidance in the form of a book to help out and it can be a hassle if your not into coding. (I don't like writing code myself and screw up syntax regularly.)

I've seen some sites online that give you templates to create a website, but even then you need a webhost, a way to upload everything with some sort of FTP software (File Transfer Protocol), and to register a domain name such as www.M4Sherman4.com (http://www.M4Sherman4.com). I'm betting you can get a webhost to do all that for you for whatever fees they charge.

Google webhosting (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=webhosting&btnG=Google+Search) and website templates and graphics. (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=website+templates+and+graphics&btnG=Search)

Someone else will have to come along and tell you how they've done it since the webhost I deal with is CBeyond which provides the company I work for, phone, internet, and of course webhosting. I've never done my own personal site even though I've thought about it.

Good luck! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

LEBillfish
11-23-2007, 10:57 PM
click on my links....the forum free hosting is awesome...Geocities is what it is...YET, for free and a first time try to learn by, who can beat it or the easy supplied pagebuilder tools.

RedToo
11-24-2007, 02:47 AM
This software is free and good for website design:

http://www.kompozer.net/

RedToo.

Bearcat99
11-24-2007, 06:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
click on my links....the forum free hosting is awesome...Geocities is what it is...YET, for free and a first time try to learn by, who can beat it or the easy supplied pagebuilder tools. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats where I got my start...

Box-weasel
11-24-2007, 08:19 AM
Click View/source on this web page and look how the html is arranged and what it does.

CzechTexan
11-24-2007, 08:42 AM
I use Freewebs.com: FreeWebs (http://newaccounts.freewebs.com/?referer=freebar&cm_mmc=Freewebs-_-Free%20Website-_-Freebar-_-Free%20Website)
It's easy to use and FREE! You can look at my website to get an idea of how mine looks. There are templates already made. Just pick one and start loading up your pics and edit the pages. Go here to see my website: CzechTexan Website (http://www.freewebs.com/czechtexan/index.htm)

LEBillfish
11-24-2007, 09:47 AM
Actually too.....You may find simply opening up a "free forum" first due to the fact they have a portal page (1st page somewhat to link you everywhere else like ours here... http://pfv78thsentai.freeforums.org/portal.php ).....That instead of starting with a website the forum the best way to start.

han freak solo
11-24-2007, 12:55 PM
M4Sherman4-

I forgot, you'll need some kind of photo editing program to do the obvious like changing the look of photos themselves. More importantly you need the ability to change the size of the photos in terms of pixels and file size.

Pixel size so the photo can fit on the web page where you want it.

File size so internet surfers won't have to wait too long for the images to download into their browser.

The best known freebie I know of is Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/). I don't use it much since I'm familiar with my old Photoshop 7, but it has come in handy when saving files into something my Photoshop can't handle like .ico files.

Another thing about websites. Be sure to check your finished work in different internet browsers (like IE and Firefox) and also check your work on different monitors with different screen resolutions. Your website will look different in ways you may not want it to.

Be aware that most existing websites have been built to the screen resolution standard of 800 x 600 pixels. Even though the standard seems to be moving to 1024 x 768.

How to choose? If your expected visitors have poor vision (old eyes) and old CRT monitors, go with the old 800 x 600. If you and your visitors are younger, pick the 1024 x 768.

Divine-Wind
11-24-2007, 09:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
M4Sherman4-

I forgot, you'll need some kind of photo editing program to do the obvious like changing the look of photos themselves. More importantly you need the ability to change the size of the photos in terms of pixels and file size.

Pixel size so the photo can fit on the web page where you want it.

File size so internet surfers won't have to wait too long for the images to download into their browser.

The best known freebie I know of is Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/). I don't use it much since I'm familiar with my old Photoshop 7, but it has come in handy when saving files into something my Photoshop can't handle like .ico files. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
On that topic, if you need help with any images, my old Photoshop (Using version 7 here as well, freak solo) is warmed up and always willing to put stuff together.

Korolov1986
11-24-2007, 11:00 PM
Image editor: GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/)

HTML Reference: W3Schools (http://www.w3schools.com/)

And Notepad.

All you need. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif