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stylie

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#1 12 years ago

I'll be starting a business in the coming year. I need some good advice with developing a web-page. Im planning on making it nice and simple. Probably do something with godaddy.com. Point me elsewhere if I could be making a mistake, but I dont need much, just a couple of splash pages, it wont be a very deep website. They can give me 50 megs of space an email addy and 5 pages for $3.99 a month (2yrs). Not including domain name which will be $8.99. Another thing I need to do is develop a logo. I plan on making it very simple but I want it to be very tech/futuristic looking. Whats good software for making stuff like that. I'm not very artistic, so I will need some templates and such. Are there good programs out there on the cheap that can help me out with this? Ive seen tons of free stuff, but they tend to be cheesy clip art stuff. This things got to be bang on pro with little money. Any help would be appreciated. Oh and this is funny too. http://maximonline.com/slideshows/index.aspx?imgCollectId=105




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#2 12 years ago

midphase.com has been bery bery good to me for hosting.

If you are not a visual person that works with graphics, the odds are against you coming up with a good logo or page design on your own, and if this is a business, you want the best you can get.

My advice is, if you have any money at all to do so, (or maybe even if you don't) get a designer to design your logo and page. If your budget can't afford the cost of a pro, maybe you can find a student designer willing to do it for free-- the only problem with students is sometimes it can be difficult getting them to actually finish the work.

Godd luck!




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#3 12 years ago

I've always wanted to have an FTP site, but either the place is too exspensive per month or you can't subscribe by month.

I need at least 5gb and the higher the limit on bandwith the better. I really don't want a website, just a place to dump pictures that are too big for Photobucket or gifs.




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#4 12 years ago
StrangerThanFictionmidphase.com has been bery bery good to me for hosting. If you are not a visual person that works with graphics, the odds are against you coming up with a good logo or page design on your own, and if this is a business, you want the best you can get. My advice is, if you have any money at all to do so, (or maybe even if you don't) get a designer to design your logo and page. If your budget can't afford the cost of a pro, maybe you can find a student designer willing to do it for free-- the only problem with students is sometimes it can be difficult getting them to actually finish the work. Godd luck!

I checked out midphase and they seem to offer alot better stuff for a smaller amount more. However, they're not showing me their development tools. This is the sticking point cause Im into networks and hardware, not web development. Im pretty nooby there! Im not great with this stuff so I think I'll prolly stick with godaddy.




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#5 12 years ago

hi,

Designers will often use packages like illustrator/photoshop to make logo's. That doesn't have to mean that every designer uses them..

Like stranger said, students can be a good alternative, but again getting them finish it, is sometimes a pain.. But logo's aint hard, so a good student will have it done in a week.

Best regards,




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#6 12 years ago

Don't use stupid java & flash gimmick stuff. I hate it when I can't browse a website because it has been developed for IE or whatever and just had to be made as hip looking as possible resulting in pictures not working, and menus that are deliberately trying to dodge my mouse clicks and such.

Also, remember to make them userfriendly for colorblind and otherwise handicapped people. Use buttons large enough for people with parkinson's disease or such to hit with their mice and fonts for large enough to read. Remember to test with all available browsers. Yeah, and make them as small in size and as fast to load as possible for people that are stuck in the past with their 56k's.

I appreciate simplicity and useability the most in websites - good looks are just plus.




stylie

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#7 12 years ago

Great points. I was thinking about a simple flash intro, but that will take awhile for me to figure THAT out! Maybe just the logo fading in or something.




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#8 12 years ago

I agree with MkH^ -- avoid Flash unless you have a good reason to use it, and have time to do it well.

stylieI checked out midphase and they seem to offer alot better stuff for a smaller amount more. However, they're not showing me their development tools. This is the sticking point cause Im into networks and hardware, not web development. Im pretty nooby there! Im not great with this stuff so I think I'll prolly stick with godaddy.

Godaddy is probably fine. I am not sure what you mean by development tools though. Development tools are not something I would normally expect to get from a hoster, so I think that either you mean account admin tools or else maybe prepackaged templates and scripts to make setting up your website easier without having to code all of it in the usual way. Is one of those the correct interpretation?

Midphase has excellent account admin tools, that allow you to easily set up and manage databases, email and ftp sub-accounts, directory permissions and so on. Probably GoDaddy has similar tools though--usually it seems to be only large corporate hosters or else "for idiots only" hosters that restrict access to their customers out of a lack of trust. GoDaddy and midphase both seem to cater to independent enthiusiasts that kind of know what they are doing and want to have control over their own sites. Both seem to have very good phone support, form my personal; experience -- Friendly, don't rush you and don't expect you to be an expert one every aspect of web hosting.

I have never checked out the premade website templates and other stuff like, since I generally prefer to make my pages the old-fashioned way. If you don't mind the limitations, and don't have the time and resources to build from scratch, I guess they could be helpful.

Btw: Another option form "close to home" is a web server from wolfgaming: http://wolfservers.com/portal/cmps_index.php?page=pricelist




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#9 12 years ago
StrangerThanFictionI agree with MkH^ -- avoid Flash unless you have a good reason to use it, and have time to do it well. Godaddy is probably fine. I am not sure what you mean by development tools though. Development tools are not something I would normally expect to get from a hoster, so I think that either you mean account admin tools or else maybe prepackaged templates and scripts to make setting up your website easier without having to code all of it in the usual way. Is one of those the correct interpretation?

The prepackaged templates. This one time... in bandcamp... I picked up a book called HTML. I put it down about 4 minutes later lol. Not my thing. But its one of those things I wish I'd have the patience for. But alas. Anyways, here is the sort of thing Im talking about from godaddy. They have this thing called "website tonight" remember this will be a very simple thing, basically just to get a web presence. Click The midphase would not let me in to see samples. Do you know of any sites that used their technology?

BTW thanks for helping me out.




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#10 12 years ago

I highly doubt that will get you a professional looking website. Simple maybe. You need to find someone who'll make the site for you. A friend/colleague who'll take nothing, or maybe beer, as payment. A buddy of mine started up his own company and I made him a website. Only took a couple hours of my time. I even did it at work. All I asked in return is that if he made it big, he take me on a Vegas trip for hookers and blow. He went under in a year. Now I only make websites for money.




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