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« on: October 20, 2009 06:19:29 AM »

Hi ladies-

I need your help =) I run a mini wedding design business (doing favor, monograms, etc) and am looking to build a PROFESSIONAL website! =) I am currently on blogger, and it doesn't look the greatest.

I used to LOVE geocities, but they are closing down soon! (DARN!) and love their drag and drop online editor. Know any places similar?

I know someone from here who used to run lemonade accessories, and I loved their site but lost all the hosting info when I got a new computer, help me out?

Post any ideas please for where I could 1) Design a site or 2) get a template!

If you help, I will link you on my site to your business! =) THANKS!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009 10:05:29 PM »

I recommend Wordpress. You can do so much on there. If you are a new to websites it will be a bit of a learning curve. But with time and patience I think you can achieve this business website. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010 02:20:34 AM »

I just got Webeasy 8 from ebay - looks like it's easy
I've used FrontPage for 10 yrs - it's a little hard to get used too, but easy once you get the knack of it.

I also saw on tv, http://www.intuit.com/ has really cheap webhosting with all the bells and whistles to get your site seen......
Check it out.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010 04:53:52 PM »

Intuit has a lot of spam and phishing history problems. I wouldn't go there.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010 10:22:36 PM »

Intuit has a lot of spam and phishing history problems. I wouldn't go there.

I don't know what phishing is, but it dosen't sound good.
Well, thats kinda crappy, I was also thinking of doing my boyfriends website using intuit.....won't anymore, thanks for letting me know.
Guess I'll keep with the "do it from scratch" frontpage that I'm used too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010 04:42:36 PM »

I'm currently using http://www.weebly.com, so far it's going great and all I have to do is do some socializing/finish up some other pictures. I don't think there's anything bad about it so far, the only e-mail I received from them is about them missing me for not logging in for so long Cheesy. If anyone knows about bad things on this site please do tell me!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010 03:35:28 PM »

I agree with the Wordpress recommendation. It's really easy to use and very flexible. I actually wrote a post on my blog a few months ago about how to use Wordpress to build a simple website for your craft business:

http://www.missmalaprop.com/2010/02/how-to-create-an-easy-website-for-your-crafty-business-using-wordpress/

I've also heard good things about Big Cartel - more of a shopping cart, but it looks nice and simple and it's supposed to be easy to use:
http://bigcartel.com/
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010 06:16:58 AM »

If you know any HTML or CSS you should look into Free CSS templates. You download them, open them with Notepad ++ (a free program) and customize them with your content. I use nearlyfreespeech as my webhost.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010 07:47:05 PM »

I'm also in the process of selling my bags on Wordpress - I've been bouncing around this-selling-place and that-selling-place, and am totally tired of rules and limitations!
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