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Anyone make thier own web pages?

post #1 of 17
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Just a curious question for everyone. I just made my third website with much frustration with the coding (that's a whole story on it's own.) and then I realized, what the heck is it going to be for?! So, I'm kind of curious as to what other people have on their personal websites.
My other one already has a page for my kitties, one from how I lost my baby weight and the other on my fictionpress.com story. I'm kind of running out of ideas but I love to design web pages! If I see an awesome page while browsing the internet, I'll be like, "Hmm... I wonder if I can do that." and that's how I learn.
I'm also a trial fanatic so whenever Adobe has new web and graphics programs out for trial, I grab them. (Also because I'm cheap and can't spend $600 on a program that becomes obsolete in a year in which then you have to spend $200 more to just keep up!)
Anyone want me to design a web page for them? Still got 28 days on my new trial! Here's my latest, was having a bit of 'fun' trying to learn how to do iframes and getting the bugs out of it. (that took me 3 hours to figure out!) But it's okay now.
post #2 of 17
I've made a lot of web sites over the year, some I've even been paid for.

I learned how to make web pages with HTML coding and Notepad.

Then after 2 years of being dyslexic and struggling with coding, I decided to find a better book on a web building program that I had (Front Page 2000).

Now I just let Front Page build my code for me and I tweak if needed.

I also have Dreamweaver MX, but haven't bothered to work with it beyond a few times.

The website you linked to is very nice

You should make as many websets with the HTML that you can and you can sell them on eBay. I know someone who does that and makes some pocket money.
post #3 of 17
I have as well. I've done a little HTML but for building websites I use Front Page and sometimes another program... the name escapes my mind because that program is on my other computer. I really like the graphics you have on your site.
post #4 of 17
Yep. Here is one that I just recently made:

<website removed>

It's a health site.
post #5 of 17
I made a REALLY ugly website a few years back with info on my heart condition which isn't common in people my age. I've had a number of other young females contact me through it who are going through the same thing which has been great.

Last semester for university I did a computer subject which included basic web design, so just started trying to make my website look prettier while avoiding using frames (which is what the subject taught). I just got a couple more books from the library yesterday to get me started.

I'm mostly stuck on design though, I have no idea how to set it out nicely. If anyone could give me ideas, I'll PM you the website (it has a fair bit of personal info on it, so won't post the link here).
post #6 of 17
I tried it once when DH and I were engaged. I wanted a wedding website (we included the link in the invites) so guests could link to hotels, get information and directions, and...most importantly...our registries! It was a complete failure. DH did it instead. It was just one page but I was so impressed! It was one of those free sites where you get one page and the "wizard" does the work for you, and I still couldn't figure it out! Actually thinking about trying to do a website from scratch just makes my head hurt. But, then again, I'm one of those people that thing the internet is magic and there are little fairies in there waving magic wands. I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff!
post #7 of 17
Just a reminder that links to personal websites are not allowed in threads.
post #8 of 17
I used to make websites for myself. I still have my cat site but I haven't updated the content in ages. I used ifames onmy page and yes it took awhile. I had someone help me with it and the css code.

I think the link is in my profile or you can PM for the link.

Why can't we list personal websites if it is child-safe?
post #9 of 17
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Just a reminder that links to personal websites are not allowed in threads.
Oh! Sorry about that!
post #10 of 17
I am trying to using Dreamweaver.
post #11 of 17
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I am trying to using Dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver was much easier to use when it was it's own company. Now that they sold it to Adobe, it much more confusing. There are plenty of tutorials but I wish that Adobe just slapped their name on it and left it alone. Same thing happened to Dreamweaver's graphics program, Fireworks. Adobe got their hands on a fantastic and beginners program and then made it all funky and as hard to a beginner as Photoshop is.
"Leave and let be."
post #12 of 17
I have built many websites. I also have my Paul Stanley website. I use Dreamweaver to build it, although at times there are some things I have to hand code in, but all in all, I find Dreamweaver to be the best program for building websites.
post #13 of 17
I too have built websites in the past. I have torn down my most recent one and am in the very slow thought process of what to place on my newest one.

I took a self-taught class in HTML a few years back with the hopes of starting my own web design business...I soon realized how saturated the entire internet is with self employed web designers and gave up on my efforts.
post #14 of 17
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I too have built websites in the past. I have torn down my most recent one and am in the very slow thought process of what to place on my newest one.

I took a self-taught class in HTML a few years back with the hopes of starting my own web design business...I soon realized how saturated the entire internet is with self employed web designers and gave up on my efforts.
Same here. When I was younger though, I remember that it was big business to be a web designer but now it's not.
post #15 of 17
Exactly....I never really thought of doing the HTML class until a buddy of mine suggested I get into web design. He still seems to think there is a market for me and he's yet to smell the roses of reality. The only site I ever made for someone else, was for an ex-girlfriend's massage therapy practice. I did it for free, as it was my very first site, and I needed the practice. I maintained it even after she called it quits with us (we remained friends until a year and a half ago...after she broke up with me in August 2003). It was my pride and joy, but it's time had run it's course, and she very much lost interest in the site (she still is a massage therapist from what I hear). Building a site completely from scratch in HTML can be challenging and very frustrating, especially when the syntax is off slightly. I guess that's why I've not put another site up, even though I have a domain name and webspace (used to put my kitties on this board).

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Same here. When I was younger though, I remember that it was big business to be a web designer but now it's not.
post #16 of 17
I've worked with Web Design for 10 years now. My first personal page I can't get down because I lost the password

However, I do have another site that I use as an extension of my resume (in the past. I haven't really kept up with it).

I also have down small business web sites, local org web sites, and right now I am teaching an Introduction to Dreamweaver 8/Web class. That's actually a lot of fun.

If you do want to make some $$$ on creating web sites do a web search for Free Lance Web design. They're set up like eBay where you can either bid to do a web design job or a small business can bid on you. I would recommend this if you have 4-5 people that are willing to recommend you.
post #17 of 17
I've built a couple of sites, I use Dreamweaver MX 2004 and I have to say that I don't find it too bad to use.. Much better than Frontpage IMO.

I've made a site with a forum all about meningitis, as my GF suffered terribly with it a few years ago, and still does now. PM me if you would like a link to it.

I've also built one for a company that I'm looking at setting up, although the site is online, I've not done anything else with it (not enough hours in the day!)

Matt
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