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    Hi all, does anybody have any recommendations regarding a person or business to create a website for me. What do these cost roughly.

    Thankyou.
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  • #2
    you could try squarespace. it's pretty easy to do yourself, and might cost you $100/year for hosting/domain registration etc.

    they have a stack of templates around too

    http://www.squarespace.com/templates#search=

    squarespace sponsor a lot of podcasts, as well, so you can can usually get 10% off if you enter a code.

    I'd be happy to give you a hand mate if you wanted to DIY

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    • #3
      Originally posted by discombobulate View Post
      you could try squarespace. it's pretty easy to do yourself, and might cost you $100/year for hosting/domain registration etc.

      they have a stack of templates around too

      http://www.squarespace.com/templates#search=

      squarespace sponsor a lot of podcasts, as well, so you can can usually get 10% off if you enter a code.

      I'd be happy to give you a hand mate if you wanted to DIY
      Chhers bud. Will definitely keep it in mind.
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      • #4
        im with yola https://www.yola.com/ thay have some good templates and you get to choose what package you want, the personal one is free, (i have the silver package and cost me about $14 a month) but the only thing is that thay dont do AU for a domain, i had to get a domain from godady and point it to my yola site witch was ok..
        Like a blind man trying to find his swirl marks

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        • #5
          Cheers nubz
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          • #6
            Depends to what length you want to go to. The places above are great to get yourself started and put together a relatively simple site. I had a local design guy (Uni student actually) help me design mine and then I used some contractors through ELance.com to build it once I had the design laid out (inc graphics and fonts etc supplied by my design guy). The design is the hard part to get right. The coding is quite easy and can be farmed out to any of a number of companies for as little as a few hundred dollars. Mine to code up with a Wordpress backend came out at about $400 from memory. The design was more though as it was custom.


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            • #7
              UOTE=Caffe_Fiend;111358]Depends to what length you want to go to. The places above are great to get yourself started and put together a relatively simple site. I had a local design guy (Uni student actually) help me design mine and then I used some contractors through ELance.com to build it once I had the design laid out (inc graphics and fonts etc supplied by my design guy). The design is the hard part to get right. The coding is quite easy and can be farmed out to any of a number of companies for as little as a few hundred dollars. Mine to code up with a Wordpress backend came out at about $400 from memory. The design was more though as it was custom.[/QUOTE]

              Thankyou dan. I do want to keep it simple atm as I'm starting out.
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              • #8
                Wordpress is your best bet as you will have a handy content management system as well. In other words, you can learn to do minor modifications to your site and even some major ones when you are confident enough. The cost is heavily determined by your requirements and any approximation may go south. Have a list of your requirements and talk to a couple of companies so you can get a rough idea. Uni students are great source as they have the attention to details which large companies tend to neglect. Just my 2cents.

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                • #9
                  Being in that industry, my advice is to make sure you think about how your clients/potential clients would use it. I would strongly recommend something that looks good on all devices particularly mobile phones.

                  Too many people want a website but don't think about the end user's experience, and website creators take advantage of this by offering substandard solutions.

                  My 2c, and good luck


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                  • #10
                    that's why i like yola, i find its very user friendly for ppl that are just starting a web site, and it also come with free mobile and face book publishing, but on the free site, you will have the yola brand name on your free web site until you upgrade. i have not tryed word press, but herd it was good.. do not go for wix.com or webs.com, i have tryed them in the past for free and both have really poor customer services and the sites are always glitching, and when you go to delete account, the pricks change your password so you cant delete it
                    Like a blind man trying to find his swirl marks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nubz208 View Post
                      that's why i like yola, i find its very user friendly for ppl that are just starting a web site, and it also come with free mobile and face book publishing, but on the free site, you will have the yola brand name on your free web site until you upgrade. i have not tryed word press, but herd it was good.. do not go for wix.com or webs.com, i have tryed them in the past for free and both have really poor customer services and the sites are always glitching, and when you go to delete account, the pricks change your password so you cant delete it
                      Dam it. I started one on wix. Haven't finished it.
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                      • #12
                        I had a graphic designer design mine and a professional do all the coding. Mine was quite involved due to the "single page" nature of my site and the accordion and light effect styles within the site.

                        Mine's got a Joomla backend and I can edit everything within the site as it's a "what you see is what you get".

                        Mine will end up being around $2k for the design, the coding and a mobile friendly version (which is being done ATM). My domain was like $30 for 3 years or something and the hosting is $14/m for quality and fast Australian hosting.
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                        • #13
                          Like some people already mentioned, you should have an idea on what type of user experience you would like your end users to have. For example if your site was geared towards prof. detailers in mind then it would be vastly different to a site that is gear towards newbie in mind. Once you have idea of your end user, then if your abit artistic/creative do some basic sketching of what you want to site to roughly look like. This comes very handy when you engage a web designer/prof coder and save alot of time and $$, as these are the bits that are usually really expensive.

                          Then you have to think about how media rich will the site be. IE. if you plan to store videos and lots of high res photos then the hosting will need plenty of space. Lastly think of a few domain names you would like your website to be named. I say a few as generally the ones that people usually comes up with is taken, a few gives some flexibility. The more technical questions from people that performs hosting would include things like how much traffic are you expecting (how many people are you expecting to visit your site), do you need backup (good if your site gets hacked and you can recover to a point that was last known to be good), what backend you need, etc.

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                          • #14
                            Yotis u lost me at hello lol. I am lost when it comes to computer stuff. I know how to surf the web n that's about it. I've got a few people wanting to help me. Thank god for clever friends hey.
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                            • #15
                              You can actually just DIY your whole website if you us a website builder. I did my website using the hPage.com Website Builder by myself and I only have to pay 4.99 euros for it. They're pretty easy to use too since they already provide the design templates, domain registration, custom email addresses, and business features which you only have to add to the web pages you create.
                              Create your own, 100% free website in only 2 minutes. Super features, more than 400 design templates, 300 MB storage space and easy usage. 100% free!

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