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  1. MSTRBKR

    MSTRBKR New Member

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    What do you guys use?

    I'm looking to set a website up to show my product design, 2D design and photography in one place to direct employers to.

    What's the deal on copyright with a personal site? If my stuff is named as mine its relatively safe? Obviously a patent on a design is the ultimate though.

    Are a lot of these sites pay monthly/yearly or is it possible to get something decent for a one off payment of $100?
     
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    I pay $100/year for domain and hosting through Dreamhost. They have a better deals now if you pay for your hosting in advance.
     
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    Do they do templates that I can buy then add my work to and edit?

    That's really what I after. I should've been clearer :hs:
     
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    Try wordpress
     
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    you're going to have a rough road ahead if you know nothing about web design, and want to just "add my work" to a template.

    But i guess you can try http://bludomain.com/ to help you build a website
     
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    Haha...Your page reminds me of Millers for some reason.
     
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    ahahaha $100 web site

    :rofl:
     
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    I'm just trying out a squarespace site. Looks alright so far. $14 a month seems worth it aswell.

    ^ Might be something for you to look into rosswog. You love paying lotsa money for a website right?
     
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    i build web sites for a living.
     
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    Congratulations?
     
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    i laff at $100 websites too... but wtf response? :hsugh:
     
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    There are templates out there that you can edit if you so wish but unless you have a close friend willing to help out, I don't think you're going to get anything great for $100.

    Just learn HTML and put your photoshop skills to work. Mine isn't high quality but it works for what I use it for. :dunno:
     
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    Good plan on the photoshop + html.

    I reckon I can make squarespace work for me with a bit of time spent here and there on it.
     
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    I only have about 5 hours put into mine. Works great and $14 isn't bad for ease of use. I'm actually about to run my dad and uncles business site on squarespace architecture too. That way, anyone can log in from anywhere and change it easily.
     
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    How did you get neat little drop downs for each of your sections on the nav bar?

    I'm on the trial version at the moment, maybe it lacks features.
     
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    The trial version has all the features. When you add a page, use the "folder" one. That creates the drop down menu, then you create another page and drag it into the folder in the menu you just made.
     
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    Nice. Shall be trying that out later.

    This is such a great website maker, adequate for any personal site :)
     
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    once you learn to use it, it really is great.

    I could redo my site in under an hour if i wanted to. :bigthumb:
     
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    Trying to work out the galleries at the moment. Really wanna get rid of the file names and other crap next to my images.

    brb trawling through options :hs:
     
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    So I'm telling it to put thumbnails in 4 per row and its not doing it and I've got title, file and description text next to each one.

    How the hell do I get rid?

    Edit: Logging out does the trick apparently.
     
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    The file description tags should be in the configure this page part.

    How big are your thumbnails? If they are 200 across and the section you are trying to put them in is only 800 accross, it will bump the 4th to the next line, because there isn't enough space in the area. (you have to account for the space between the thumbnails).

    Just work with it, you'll find it eventually.
     

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