A few questions

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  1. damo2576

    damo2576 TPF Noob!

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    I wondered if I could ask a few things to help me with some personal research, any answers really would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Do you have an online portfolio?
    2. If so how much do you pay for it?
    3. If not why not?
    4. Would you consider getting an online portfolio and indeed whole website if the cost was right and you could maintain it yourself?
    5. If yes, what would you consider to be the right cost?

    Many thanks, I really appreciate your time in answering any or all of my questions.

    Thank you.

    Damo
     
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    Yes, Several.

    Falls under bundled hosting, which is about 35 bucks US for the dozen odd sites I run on it.

    I don't have to answer this one now! Yippee!

    But I've already got one ...

    ... So this question is a bit silly too.
     
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    2. I host my own website so I don't pay anything other than my monthly Internet bill. The only down side of hosting myself is that my cable ISP prohibits me from hosting a web server on traditional ports so I had to start using port 88.

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    Wow! All these replies already, its so nice to find an active forum with so many people with constructive things to say.

    The reason I ask is that, like you all, I am a keen photographer but with a vested interest in technology.

    I am thinking about starting a business which would essentially be a website that dynamically creates portfolio type websites for subscribers. A CMS for the techies among you.

    It would enable photographers with no tech knowledge to create and adminster their own professional looking site from an PC with internet access.

    I know a few of these sites exist already such as http://www.foliolink.com/ but i've not come across any that do it well and well stylistically and interms of design.

    You seem like a knowlegable bunch, do you know of any other sites that offer such a service? Can you offer any other constructive critism/advice?

    Many thanks
     
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    1. Do you have an online portfolio?
    Yes

    2. If so how much do you pay for it?
    I believe 12 now but that is the hosting cost. Run a few sites on one package

    3. If not why not?
    Dont you listen! I do I do :p

    4. Would you consider getting an online portfolio and indeed whole website if the cost was right and you could maintain it yourself?
    ...

    5. If yes, what would you consider to be the right cost?
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