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BuckeyeShane
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« on: October 20, 2004, 03:11:44 PM »

Can anyone recommend sites or books that would help me in creating a website.  I need to build a website at work and have really no experience in html coding.  I've already gotten a domain name and have space on a server that will host the website. Also what html editor would be good for me (I would like to stay away from frontpage).  Any help would be appreciated thanks. :lol:
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2004, 05:33:04 PM »

I really like the oreilly books.  their html def guide should get you started.

And as annoying as it always is, I would recommend using a plain old text editor (especially for anyone who wants to learn html).  Notepad on windows and BBEdit on the Mac.

Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2004, 06:04:53 PM »

There are many ways to do it

Do you want to create it all manually?  Maybe you would like to use a Content Management System like Postnuke or PHPNuke?

If you go with a Content Management System, there are great benefits such as easy of creation (you could have a site up in an hour), plugin modules, etc.. also easy to change the look of your site with a simple theme change

I use Postnuke for all of my sites
www.cmfl.us - My Madden League site
www.bellstarracing.com - NASCAR 2003 League Site I created
www.wls-oasis.com - Site for a friend

Those will give you an idea of what a PHP Based Contect Management site can do for you
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2004, 10:23:08 PM »

I use Dreamweaver when I need to do something really complicated.  I don't really reccomend this, since it is expensive.

In the past I used TextPad (http://www.textpad.com/) when I was learning to write HTML by hand.  It is like Notepad, but it has a long list on the left side with standard HTML codes which you can just click to enter into the document.  Saves a ton of time.

Finally, I used postnuke, as reccomended above, for my old website.  It is powerful enough once you get a good theme going that your website will look really professional.  You can spend more time with the look of the site, making it unique, than worrying about coding and keeping the pages organized.
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