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Ok peeps,y webdev guy has gone MIA and I need to build a website...

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originalmavis Thu 17-Dec-15 17:26:26

So what's a decent self build site?

And before anyone says it - I know its not easy but I am a designer and used to build sites in ye olden days when all we had was HTML, a ball of string and some glue!

Parietal Thu 17-Dec-15 22:23:30

I still make mine with static html and glue ...

I know lots of people who use weebly or google sites for a basic, 5 page 'here I am' site. drupal might be good for something more sophisticated.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 17-Dec-15 22:26:55

Once youve got yourself a web domain and some server space install wordpress - its not just blogging software, and because it is so widely used there are loads of useful plugins, and lots of online support.

If you've not got the domain etc yet. I'd recommend raidhost...

MrsPnut Thu 17-Dec-15 22:29:20

Drupal is recommended by my webdev OH, although he still codes in notepad and no longer does much public web work.

Happyinthehills Thu 17-Dec-15 22:30:28

Squarespace

originalmavis Fri 18-Dec-15 07:23:12

I've got the site domsain sorted, thankfully.

I use WordPress for updating blogs on another site and had a fiddle on wix last night (my ten year old did a couple of sites using that for school) which is a pain from an anti spam point of view as their device looks a bit daft (not quite the grown up image I'm trying to portray!).

I was thinking about WordPress. I do need something that has quite flexible templates as I know what I want it to look like/functionality, and have been working with the lawyers on various policies that need to be added too.

It will be about a dozen screens, so not massive. It's getting to grips with tbe new package and building tbe bloody thing (on my own time I may add...)

Don't you just hate picking up a project half assedway done?

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