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nacoran
10075 posts
Mar 13, 2019
10:17 PM
Who out there knows much about web design... you don't have to be a full on designer, although that would be fine... I'm looking to figure out what it would take to do some things, and even information like what you've paid for pages would be useful.

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Komuso
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Mar 13, 2019
10:42 PM
I dabble in that a bit Komuso's Codeable
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jason campbell
114 posts
Mar 14, 2019
9:08 AM
i've been writing HTML and CSS since 1996. It's mostly a side thing at this point, but if you need any advice, http://campbellgraphics.com/
BnT
236 posts
Mar 16, 2019
10:10 PM
Don't know exactly what you want to do. Lots of times the web host (iPage, Go-Daddy, etc.) has simple built-in web site builders (Weebly, Word Press, etc.) that are included if they host your domain. I used to build simple sites for therapists and bands. Nothing fancy. You could probably do it. Or, take a look at my site and see if it's anything like what you have in mind.
blueswithafeelin.com. Maybe I can help.
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garry
757 posts
Mar 18, 2019
6:02 PM
I would take a good look at wix and the like. You can do an awful lot pretty easily without knowing anything about the nuts and bolts beneath.

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florida-trader
1424 posts
Mar 19, 2019
4:08 AM
If your intention is to build a website in order to sell things and conduct business, then I would highly recommned Shopify. Tha's what I use. Once you get the hang of it, it is easy to use and edit. and it is very versatile. Essentially, Shopify provides you with a platform that in and of itself is very robust, but there are thousands of apps you can plug into Shopify just like downloading an app to your smartphone. The apps multiply the versatility. You can get a basic Shopify subscription for about $40/month. Well worth it if you plan to market something.
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RyanMortos
1698 posts
Mar 19, 2019
5:53 AM
I do full stack web development and software engineering for a living. I find that those "1, 2, 3 we build your website for you" sites tend to be limiting when you know what you're doing cause you end up trying to figure out how to get their foundation to allow you to do what you want.


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florida-trader
1425 posts
Mar 19, 2019
6:09 AM
Ryan - You are probably correct. I've gone both ways, but here's what I found. When I had a professional developer build my site, I had to rely on him to make changes. Speaking strictly for myself, I make a lot of changes on my website on a regular basis - be that adding photos, editing text, updating inventory numbers or changing which items are featured, etc. Shopify enables me to manage my own site easily. In order to make changes to the professionally built website, I had to pay my web designer, I forget $50 - $75 an hour to do it.
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RyanMortos
1699 posts
Mar 19, 2019
1:20 PM
Yeah, I definitely see the benefits of not reinventing the wheel when wanting to put together a storefront like that.

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nacoran
10076 posts
Mar 22, 2019
3:11 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I was actually asking to see if there were some small things we could spruce up around here. We've had a wish list around here for a while, and we were sort of in a cost/benefits analysis. Every time I've tried to figure out how to do anything I've run into roadblocks. We had a wonderful spreadsheet with harp layouts that we wanted to share (Superbee!) but excel had stopped supporting easy links, we once tried to see about integrating a wiki but couldn't get it to work with the software, looked at forum software but couldn't export what we have, had a calendar, but kept giving time in EST and wasn't easily shareable, tried to make it so a copy of the FB forum would embed on a page...

Right now the FB group is getting a lot more action, and I tried starting a FB page (which has different functionality than a group) to do some stuff over there and FB had phased out the way to make that easy to do.

And all of that with as small a budget as possible. (I've asked one friend who does sites to take a look at things. Still waiting for his evaluation.)

As for a storefront for myself, I'm still stuck on my first harmonica invention! Every time I think I've ironed out all my problems I run into another. That reminds me, I need to contact my partners in crime and have another troubleshooting session...

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