Web Hosting - Know Of Any Sites With Templates Available?

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  1. natalieyoung

    natalieyoung TPF Noob!

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    Hi there,

    Since I am a new photographer I only have started a little basic site Visit My Website with Freewebs.com just to get myself out there. However, because it's free hosting there are ads (that I've been told are distracting and don't allow the picture to fit properly on the page when viewing) and very few changes you can make to the template itself and/or the page names, etc. I don't necessarily want to get a professional site yet as I'm still learning and I think I should wait until my pictures are a little stronger.

    SO, my question I guess is, without having to re-learn code right now does anyone know of any other hosting (I'd be willing to pay if the templates are adjustable and have classic, clean, simple looks) sites out there that give you a good amount of space, bandwidth, meta-tag capability, etc that aren't too expensive? OR should I just keep this site and pay to get rid of the ads?

    Thank you!

    Natalie
     
  2. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You don't have to buy a template from the same place that you are hosting with. Google for 'photography website template' and you will have plenty to choose from.

    There are lots of hosting companies as well. I recently switched to HostGator and am happy with it so far.
     
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    jakedoza TPF Noob!

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    First.. your site looks pretty good how it is.. good job!

    I have a photographer friend that uses bludomain.com.. I checked it out, but for me its not editable enough. I'm actually looking for a good flash template that I can re-edit with flash and dreamweaver. I have my domain and hosting through godaddy.com.. half my site is hosted there and the guest book part of it is hosted right here in my living room. I created it with dreamweaver, photoshop, and flash from the ground up.... now I'm looking at changing it. I know there are a lot of choices out there, but it also depends on how savy you are on web design.. and how much you are willing to spend for a good template and hosting.

    I think I spent something like $200 for 2 years hosting and 2 years for my domain at godaddy.. but all they provided for that was a place to put a webpage.. I had to design it myself... and just beware.. web design is expensive!

    Good luck!
     
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    If you happen to use a Mac like I do, you could get a Mobile Me (like old .mac) subscription, and they give you lots of space for a website, with lots of choices for templates. I love mine!
    http://web.me.com/flygirl76
     
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    Crimsonandwhite TPF Noob!

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    oh incoming shameless plug.....

    my company does web design and web hosting. www.echoesmarketing.com Shoot me an email and make sure to let me know you are a TPF'er and we can work up a great deal!

    We could also do you a very nice Wordpress site to blog with that a lot of people are using these days for a website resource...lots of possibilites.

    good luck either way
     
  7. William Petruzzo

    William Petruzzo TPF Noob!

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    Ahh, cheap host and Zenphoto. It's simple, clean, free and easy to use. Plus, you can write your own template later if you want.
     
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    AussieDee TPF Noob!

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    Good 'ol Mac! I just created a site for a Gift Shoppe using the templates from iWeb. Great program. And if you don't wanna host through .mac (.me) Then purchase a domain and find a host to upload the files to.
     
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    Im going to second oswd.org. There are a ton of good templates on there, and you can almost infinitely modify them to your liking. I have used templates from there on 4 different web pages.
     
  11. martyn

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    Hi Natalie,

    Take a look at my site - Martyn Feller - I used a company called Picaholic - they have templated flash sites which are hosted by them, so their fee covers the site and hosting.

    You dont need to learn any code as its a simple admin area which is super user friendly.

    Cheers,
    Martyn
     
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