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Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by nikon90s, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. nikon90s

    nikon90s TPF Noob!

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    I was thinking about starting up my own web page but know very little about how to go about doing it. What I want to do is have a place where people can go to see the shots I take. I know about sites like snapfish but I want a little more then they offer. How have you started your web page, if you have one.
     
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    What do you want that's a little more than you get with snapfish or webshots or pbase? Photoshop itself makes nice gallery web pages that are fairly customizable...but depends what you want.

    I write websites quite often from hand. I could give you a hand if you let me know the idea in your head. :)

    Mav

    Currently working on http://www.makesmewonder.com A photo knowledge datatbase. :)[/url]
     
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    Face TPF Noob!

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    I've been making webpages for about 8 years I think. Had the third biggest VeggieTales website. Hehe. Either get someone to design a webpage for you or learn how to make it yourself. I might be willing to make one if I can think of a way for you to keep it up afterwards. Microsoft Frontpage is an excellent program. It made my websites looks a lot better. My photo website is FaceWorks and my band website is here
     
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    i used Adobe GoLive for mine ... with my hubby's help ... it took me about a week (resizing pics and such) :D .. but i wanted to do it by myself (my first one built).

    im no pro and probably basic and simple ... but if u want, i can help u get started ... first u'll need a domain name and a webhost, there is one on my links page .. if u get a domain name registered with them, its free hosting.. its cool
     
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    nikon90s TPF Noob!

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    Dew TPF Noob!

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    hmmmm, the links arent working for me?
     
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    nikon90s TPF Noob!

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    that sux but you are not missing much :roll: , I don't know why they are not working they work when I hit them, but I will try somthing else...
     
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    Dew TPF Noob!

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    they probably have cookies on ur comp, cause ur a member
     
  9. manda

    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    nikon, i am no web designer at all, but i have built many a web page. what ive learned ive done so through trial and error.
    it depends how indepth you want to go.
    i started out with places like geocities, envy.nu and angelfire where they give you some free space and a site builder which is easy to master.
    i then started learning a bit about HTML and got my hands on microsoft frontpage. i built a few things in there through trial and error.
    i think those sorts of programs are a good way to start if you are totally illiterate to the web page making world.
    i now use dreamweaver to create pages.
    you could always do a search at tucows.com to see if they have any freeware gallery making programs. or doa search at kazaa or somewhere to see if anyone's sharing frontpage. highly illegal probably but thats the net lol

    if you want to make a simple gallery however, there are quite a few options. both dreamweaver and photoshop have web gallery making facilities. there are other programs like snap gallery which you can use to upload pics. you do however need your own space. im not sure if you can use them with a free webspace account like geocities.

    p.s. PM me if u wanna chat. i know what its like to be totally lost and not have a clue how its all done. ive got graphic design friends who have showed me how to do stuff and most of it would go "swooosssssssh!" over my head when they spoke. :LOL:
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    oh!
    actually
    DUH stupid me

    diary x or other free blogging sites are a great and easy way to showcase pics!

    ive only recently upgraded my blog from diary-x and I loved using it. Its free, its reallllly easy to use and there are no ads!

    go here if you want to see my old shutterfly site which was on diary x. oldshutterfly

    you just sign up and away! the only thing is to put your pics on you'll need them uploaded somewhere else first.
     
  11. jmherbison

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    Nikon,

    I can help you get started if you want. I have been a Professional Web Designer for 4 Years and Have been building them for 7. I register all my domain names through:

    http://www.123cheapdomains.com
    Domain names there are $13.95 and from experience I can tell you that they are one of the best companies in the domain business. Watch when you pay less than $12 for a domain name. Most likely you are not going to own it only rent it. Once you have the domain name I will host your site on my server for $50 a year. You can make monthly payments also (not really worried about the money.). 200Meg of Hard Drive space, unlimited email addresses, unlimited bandwidth. You probably want to start with a webpage that is sort of simple like

    http://www.lankfordart.com

    I can also help you understand Search Engine Optimization, and I will submit it to all the major search engines for you. Just let me know if you would like to get started. Here are a few of the websites that I have.

    http://www.playalajollarentals.com
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    http://www.lankfordart.com
    http://www.siido.com
    http://www.sonoranspacondos.com

    I currently have over 60 websites that I have built and maintain. I have built over 300 in the last 7 years.

    Good Luck, and hope to hear from you.
     
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    crystalview TPF Noob!

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    I am just curious to find out if anyone has any easy tips or anything for dreamweaver 4. I have read some tutorials, but I'm a little comfused as to how the program works. I've never built a site before, but am determined to get it done. The site concept will involve some of the photo's in my gallery. I am at betterphoto.com, but want to design my own site.

    Any advice on getting started? I'm still doing the trial and error thing and error seems to prevail more often. Any advice would be great.

    P.S. Site window building before actually building the site is somewhat confusing for me. I'm not sure as to how and where to organize my images, buttons, headers etc; etc; I'm lost!

    Thanks-Jared Stillwell
     

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