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« Reply #170 on: July 13, 2005 10:30:43 AM »

Chocodog--you can fix up your pictures in photoshop, but ultimately upload them to your site.  Bandwidth is esssentially the amount of space you have--for your stuff, for your visitors, etc.

Loretta--have you sorted anything out yet?  I just noticed your post.  I use Bravenet.  With the templates, the pieces all load (and there's a lot of them) into folders, and you need to know how to use html to use them, and code them in.  The basic outline goes into a css file, I think, which you'll also need to know how to use.  Bravenet also has a website wizard, which is great if you don't know html, but has lots of limitations.  There is also a regular text editor, where you can do what you want with some coding knowledge.  It features a visual editor in there as well, once you have the nuts and bolts down it's handy.  I use the text editor alone now, but I started with the website wizard.  My site has changed enormously since I first built it.  As for your publshing problems, I'm not sure I have an answer, but I suspect it's due to things not being coded quite right.  Bravenet has user forums you can browse that might help.  Let me know if I can be of any help--


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« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2005 08:56:57 PM »

jen, i have no idea how to do anything LOL im thinking of shelling out the $150 and getting somebody else to take a crack at it!
« Reply #172 on: July 18, 2005 05:40:58 PM »

well guys, this was totally confusing! I was looking at this whole thread, and by the end i had 20 links open and my eyes were killing me!!!
How about this.... which webhosting is best for buiseness/selling?
I use bravenet now but i havent paid for anything yet cuz i didnt wanted to see how things go first. Lindsay? what did she finally end up using?

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« Reply #173 on: July 19, 2005 02:53:19 PM »

I am using Bravenet to do my selling.  It has been alright, nothing has gone wrong, but now that I want to upload my own template and stuff I am having trouble.  I opened a ticket and the guys from Bravenet have no idea what I'm talking about.  They keep telling me that my site looks fine and there's nothing to worry about.  LOL, they just don't understnad. 

Other than that I would recommend Bravenet!  Cheesy

« Reply #174 on: July 19, 2005 02:58:57 PM »

Sure been a while since I posted this. And boy, have I learned a lot.

You can see my current website here: http://www.lindsaydesigns.net.

I ended up going with ixwebhosting.com.... though I am considering changing once my contract expires in October. I designed the whole site myself using adobe GoLive, and uploaded it to my server. I originally chose ix because of the templates - they are quite a bit better and more customizable (colors, at least) than other templates. It's nice to know some html to add more than just text to them, but overall they're pretty easy to use for beginners. Ix also has a load of features, including a mailing list and comes with oscommerce already installed (though I am baffled by it and don't have the time to learn it).

I want to switch hosts... well... because there are cheaper plans out there with just as many, and even better features. Plus I find my email goes down more than I'd like it to. I'm sure email goes down on all hosts, but it's an excuse to change.

I plan on switching to either www.fatcow.com or www.totalchoicehosting.com. Both are very affordable, have great features, and plenty of bandwidth. I managed to purchase the lindsaydesigns.com domain name, and will eventually make that my primary domain (right now it redirects you to my .net site).

For beginners looking to set up a very basic site, I'd recommend www.godaddy.com. You can get a plan there for about $4 a month... great for starting out until you know more what your site needs in the way of features/bandwidth. There are tons of add ons as well, which will cost you, but will also make setting up your site much easier.
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« Reply #175 on: July 21, 2005 09:23:03 AM »

personally, i dig godaddy.com.  However, i live with Supernerd himself, and he hosts my sites for me.  I've had friends who were hosted on godaddy.com, though, and they have had no complaints.  They're not very expensive, either.

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« Reply #176 on: August 02, 2005 10:36:06 AM »

I need help getting good web hosting and stuff.
i want to make a website to sell my stuff on.
The name would be Above Average
i would say that im ready to make a website,
i have some stuff to sell and show.
i want to put poetry and my art on the website too.
but the only problem is that i dont have a digital camera.
im getting paid today, and i plan to go shop for one tomorrow.
i want to make my own layout for my site, but i need help with that too.
i never made a website before from scratch
im really anxious to start a site, but the only thing holding me back from doing it all is buying:
-a digital camera
-finding good web hosting (not too expensive)
-learning how to use microsoft front page

so basically, i have the products i just dont have the other stuff, so i need some help.

o BTW, i also need help with a welcome for the site.


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« Reply #177 on: August 02, 2005 09:33:06 PM »

I like my host - Thrust Networks http://www.thrustnet.com/hp/small.php#basic They have a great deal that includes lots of things for business and a what-you-see-is-what-you-get page editor that makes it really easy.  I wouldn't recommend FrontPage, it codes things funny and your pages won't always display properly in all browsers.

If you have a regular camera, just get your pics developed on a cd.  It takes a bit longer, but that way you can get everything going until you get a digital camera.

Good luck!

« Reply #178 on: August 03, 2005 11:09:34 AM »

Hey, I'm making a new site, and I want it to be free, but I don't know too many good places to put it on. I started with Freewebs and they started makin' me very very mad. What about piczo? They can have really easy sites. Where did you get your sites made at? Are they free? I'm on a low budget.

As well, can I sell vintage stuff? i.e. old pins? or is that illegal?

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« Reply #179 on: August 04, 2005 12:05:35 AM »

Is a great host, very helpful, a range of hosting level pricing.
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