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    My uncle owns a Hardwood Floor company, and he's asked me about how to make a website. He's wanting to have a neatly made website (nothing too fancy) with places for pictures, information, etc. I already know how to register a domain name and upload things, but since I really only know vB, I'm stuck and don't know what to do to help him out.

    My question is:

    What does my uncle need to make a website for his business? Pre-made templates? A Content Management System? Unfortunately, I don't know how to use/operate either of these things.

    If I could get some informative information on what we'll need and what to do, that would be extremely helpful.

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    Originally posted by Loyalty4Life
    My uncle owns a Hardwood Floor company, and he's asked me about how to make a website. He's wanting to have a neatly made website (nothing too fancy) with places for pictures, information, etc. I already know how to register a domain name and upload things, but since I really only know vB, I'm stuck and don't know what to do to help him out.

    My question is:

    What does my uncle need to make a website for his business? Pre-made templates? A Content Management System? Unfortunately, I don't know how to use/operate either of these things.

    If I could get some informative information on what we'll need and what to do, that would be extremely helpful.
    You could use a template (http://boxedart.com/, http://www.layoutgalaxy.com/ etc) but it's pretty easy to make a basic site using Dreamweaver.
    Frontpage might be easier to use since you are new at this, but it's not as powerful, and not as good as DW IMO.

    As for the CMS you don't really need that, but if you want to try some out, many are availalbe at www.hotscripts.com and are quite easy to install.
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    • #3
      Quite honestly, you should grab a book such as "Sams Teach Yourself HTML and XHTML in 24 Hours" and you would be set, this is your first, and a big, step in creating websites without pre-made scripts or templates and it would be quite beneficial to you in the long run, likely. You are much better off coding your own sites instead of using someone elses code or using a program sych as DreamWeaver or Frontpage because then you are restricted to the programs limitations and in the time you would spend learning one of those programs, you could learn to code HTML. But, it is up to you.

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      • #4
        http://www.htmlgoodies.com/ Is a good place to start.

        Some programs that you will need are:

        1st Page: http://guards.dnsprotect.com/1stpage2.zip (Not Front Page)
        The Gimp: http://www.gimp.org/windows/

        This should get you on the way. If you need any help you can take with me, I could also make some basic sample pages for you. (Free) I won't hold your hand though.
        Running vB since 4-14-2002

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        • #5
          Will you hold my hand?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by IDN
            http://www.htmlgoodies.com/ Is a good place to start.

            Some programs that you will need are:

            1st Page: http://guards.dnsprotect.com/1stpage2.zip (Not Front Page)
            The Gimp: http://www.gimp.org/windows/

            This should get you on the way. If you need any help you can take with me, I could also make some basic sample pages for you. (Free) I won't hold your hand though.
            HTMLGoodies is a bad start as it teaches outdated HTML coding techniques that you will later have to correct when you could learn correcly from the start, which is much better. IDN, you should check out 'Designing with web standards' by Jeffery Zeldman. ( www.Zeldman.com )

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Yuneek
              HTMLGoodies is a bad start as it teaches outdated HTML coding techniques that you will later have to correct when you could learn correcly from the start, which is much better. IDN, you should check out 'Designing with web standards' by Jeffery Zeldman. ( www.Zeldman.com )
              I don't see how <table>; <b>; <i>; <html>; etc can get out dated?
              Running vB since 4-14-2002

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              • #8
                Originally posted by IDN
                I don't see how <table>; <b>; <i>; <html>; etc can get out dated?
                Exactly...
                A programmer () is not out of date, is just remembering old techniques :P

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