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  1. #41
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    Smile godaddy.com

    I use Godaddy.com for everything. It's very cheap and they have a program called "website tonight" that you can create and design your website with. It's not as fancy as Dreamweaver, but it works. My total bill every month for this hosting is $13.99. I have 4 websites using the website tonight with this package as well. It's the best company I've found to work with. They are very straightforward people to deal with and are available 24/7 without any BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLSEYE BILL View Post
    Except the sarcastic one Lots of good stuff until we got to the ABC's then I got lost.

    The boy had a trial copy of Dreamweaver so I am reading the tutorial, looks ok so far. I also have the option of using Cox's free web space but it only lets you have 10 meg. On the upside (?) it uses Frontpage.

    Is 10 meg of space enough for a site that is mainly just for viewing pictures?
    10MB is fine, if you plan on hosting the photos, themselves, on a different site (such as Photobucket, Flikr, Picasa Web Album, etc.). Photos and pictures take up a whole lot more space than text, as I'm sure you are well aware. Many of the photo-hosting sites are giving away as much as 1GB in space (about 4,000 photos?) and you can link to these photos from your web page space in order to view them.

    This sounds very complicated, and it is, but putting it into practice is very easy. A normal clickable link to an off-site web page looks like this:

    Code:
    <a href="http://off.site.host/web-page.html">Text to click</a>
    Embedding a picture hosted on another site looks something along the lines of this:

    Code:
    <img src="http://off.site.host/picture.png">
    Note the similarity between the two sections of markup. Beginner-friendly site building software (Dreamweaver, Freeway, Nvu/Composer, your web-host's online program) do all that behind-the-scenes so you don't have to look at the markup.
    The World Beehive Project - I build one of every popular beehive in the world!

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    Gee, looks worst than DOS to me. Now I understand why my wife doesn't want to do it! I'll try my son; he's 9, maybe in a few years?
    ...If you can meet Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANIEL QUINCE View Post
    Gee, looks worst than DOS to me.
    Well, yes, it can get pretty gnarly, especially if you want to add plenty of bells-n-whistles.

    However, the beginner-friendly programs will have a button which calls up a wizard which asks questions and creates the appropriate links.

    Again, Dreamweaver, Freeway and most online editors provide this functionality. Not sure about Front Page, but I must assume so.
    The World Beehive Project - I build one of every popular beehive in the world!

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    Hey Paraplegic Racehorse,

    This is why I started out using Godaddy and the Website tonight. I was able to do something very fast, easy and simple. It got me up and running, I guess that is why they call it website tonight,

    However.....at the present moment, my (14yr) daughter who is doing all this for me is very frustrated using website tonight, because she knows how to do all this html stuff and can't using website tonight. She says it's stupid and you can't do anything cool. Soo, I'm trying to find some "free" programs that will allow you to design your website. I can't afford $800 or even $400 for dreamweaver and am not looking to invest in that right now. So, I found one at downloads.com. It's called PHP Designer. Then I was told that I have to have an FTP Client to upload to the hoster...or to godaddy. The customer service guy told me to use a program called Filezilla for that. The bad news is that my DD (dear daughter) uses a Mac and I use windows. We all know how that can be, LOL!!

    So, if anyone has any ideas for me, I'm listening. Does anyone know of any books out there that can step you through this process of uploading using the FTP from the Web Design, etc. I'm new to this too. I'm new to everything it seems, Like, I'm 40 something years old and I'm still a student. Thanks a bunch.

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    Filezilla is an open source (as in free) program, there are Mac and Windows versions available.

    As for free, I've already given the best free web-editing program out there in KompoZer. It runs on Windows and Mac, also.

    Best of both worlds!
    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

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    Thanks Ann,

    I didn't see that earlier. I was trying to look at Michael's post about the HTML kit. I'm still confused. I'll check this out. I know about filezilla, didn't know it was mac friendly. This will help alot because I'm trying to use programs that use both...especially since DD is doing all the computer work for me. You know how these mac people can be, I'm at her mercy. Just kidding,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyndi View Post
    Thanks Ann,
    You know how these mac people can be, I'm at her mercy. Just kidding,
    Even we Mac people know how we are.

    Susan

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    Default Open Source!

    Open source is the way to go. No proprietary software, no upgrade treadmill, it's free. There's a Linux OS out there called "Ubuntu" that is very good. It comes with all the bells and whistles, full support, free upgrades, etc. Toss that Microsoft software in the trash heap where it belongs.

    All the best,
    Gregg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyndi View Post
    Thanks Ann,

    I didn't see that earlier. I was trying to look at Michael's post about the HTML kit. I'm still confused. I'll check this out. I know about filezilla, didn't know it was mac friendly. This will help alot because I'm trying to use programs that use both...especially since DD is doing all the computer work for me. You know how these mac people can be, I'm at her mercy. Just kidding,
    HTML-Kit is good, too, and free, however, if you want the extras (and more support) you register it for $49.00. I've been thinking for a long time of doing so, but haven't yet. Haven't used it extensively so I can't speak to its ease of use, but many people like it.
    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory and Susan Fariss View Post
    Even we Mac people know how we are.

    Susan
    You know what....I'm slowly but surely getting lured in. We will probably be a mac family very soon,

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    We'll welcome you with open arms.

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