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creating my own webpage

does anybody out there know how to create your own webpage? i want to start one in a q and a format do chart my progress as i follow berardi’s 7 habits and use the westside methods. i think it will really help me promote my training business.

www.geocities.com

easy as pie…

jaystyles

If you’re looking to promote a business, you want a professional looking page. You should consider hiring someone to design it for you.

…or you can save yourself a few hundred dollars and take a few hours to learn either Dreamweaver, MS Frontpage, MS Visual Studio or just take some basic HTML tutorials online. You can literally learn how to create a fully functioning webpage in an hour or two. Then, it will just be up to your imagination and creativity. Heres a start:

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/

use word then convert it to html

Says AllBizNiz:

Anyone can write HTML. Designing clean, usable, good-looking webpages is hard. A website to promote a business needs to be all three of those things.

Use website wizard, that’s what I use. Do a search for Red White and Blue Fitness and you’ll see mine and how clean it is.

you guys are all friggin awesome, thanks!

I’ll build you one for the nominal fee of two thousand dollars.

Cheers.

Find a website that you would like to emulate, view source, done. OK, maybe im exaggerating, but its almost that easy. You can copy pieces of various sites and piece them together to your liking. Stop making it sound so complex… A couple of hours taking a decent tutorial will help you make sense of the coding. Good luck…

Says AllBizNiz:

This works well as long as you don’t need to modify the code you’re taking. Otherwise, it can get pretty hairy. Plus, with some of the newer technologies that give really neat effects, it can be pretty tough to figure out what you need to take.

To the best of my knowledge, the code used on a webpage is copyrightable, and some companies take that rather seriously. You do not want to be found using someone else’s code without their permission on a for-profit site. You may not care, but the courts do.

Here’s what I’m really trying to say: The OP wants to use this webpage to promote a business. A business webpage is an investment, and needs to be treated as such. As a business owner, you can invest capital or time, but if you don’t put in either, you’re not going to get anything back.

All ya need is Notepad! OK, that would be a bit tedious.

Frontpage is very easy to learn to use.

[quote]To the best of my knowledge, the code used on a webpage is copyrightable, and some companies take that rather seriously. You do not want to be found using someone else’s code without their permission on a for-profit site. You may not care, but the courts do.

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Are you kidding me? Who on earth could possible ever find out if you copied their code unless its some hardcore, proprietary code. Even then, it would be like finding a needle in a haystack. Yesterday, I literally wrote from scratch a functional, 4 page site, with frames, in less than 20min and im far from a seasoned vet. Another couple of hours on it and it would be indecipherable from a “professional” site.If hes just talking a basic site with pics and hyperlinks, its cake. Im not talking incorporating flash, java, etc.just basic xhtml/html. If he listened to my first post, hes probably done by now :slight_smile: