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    aniishvara@gmail.com New Member

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    i want to make a website something on the lines of
    http://www.gracejacob.in/
    http://sriram.freewebsites.com/
    etc..

    {ie mainly a website and not a blog }

    but i want it to be absolutely free but i do not want to make it based on the ready made templates offered by the sites such as
    www.freewebs.com

    i want to design my website on my own but without doing any kind of coding.
    i want to use some softwares to do that.
    pls tell me the means to go about this from scratch like

    getting the right softwares,getting a free hosting site....everything
    pls be kind enough to teach me the things.
     
  2. iMav

    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    free hosting site .... igb and cybertoad

    softwares ..... best for beginners .... MS frontpage and Dreamweaver can be tried for something extra .... there is nothing to teach sit with frontpage for a couple of hours and let ur imagination fly
     
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    Frontpage and Dreamweaver are paid. So if you don't want to resort to piracy, have a look at NVu or Bluevoda or Yahoo Site Builder. They all are free and good!

    Then have a look at FreeTemplates or Interspire for free templates. There are many sites that provide such free templates so google it up! You will find paid templates also. Alternatively, get help of a designer and have a template made.

    Also see sites like www.w3schools.com and www.w3c.org. w3schools is a hugh resource of knowledge for learning basics of lots of web-technologies.
     
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    Pathik Google Bot

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    MS frontpage....
     
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    For starting with websites, you can even use your word processor... Most of them such as MS Word, OpenOffice.org Writer and Lotus Wordpro have functionality to create HTML documents including a few basic templates...

    Arun
     
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    Please don't ever use Word for making web-sites!! It puts in so much trash that size of the pages is almost double. For the same reason, Dreamweaver has a function called "CLEAN-UP WORD HTML" :D It reduces the file size to 50% without changing the looks the browser :))

    Frontpage has a problem. It makes the sites with only IE in mind. So the pages may look different in other browsers. It was alright a few years ago when IE had more than 95% market share. But now-a-days you can't afford it. IE's share has dropped below 75%. Check this
     
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    There are people who say that the junk put in by word is actually useful... Read that in a computer magazine article (if I remember correctly, it was the first page article by Editor) a while back... But I agree, most of the Meta Tags put in by Word are not needed...

    Arun
     
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    drgrudge Another Brick in the Wall

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    Sorry to "Butt-in". :D

    I want to know where I can get Favicons? Do we need to pay and get them? I suck in graphics and stuffs. So It's out of question that I do it myself.
     
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    satyamy Alive Again...

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    yes Dreamweaver is this best option
    Download trial version of Dreamweaver for 15days so you dont cross the privacy policies & i think 15 days is fair enough for making a website
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon
    http://favicon.com/
    http://www.clickfire.com/viewpoints/articles/favicons.php :))

    A website in 15 days!! Are you sure? If the web-site is that small, you don't need these tools :p
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    building websites from pre made templates is much easier job.
    also looks doesnot matter that much because "content is the king"
     
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    thanx a lot for u'r response guys...but i also want to know how i could include some flash intro to my site
    i mean when somebody hits the link to my site....they should be greeted to some eye candy by some flash movie....
     
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    make an html page by the name index.html and put that flash in it .... upload this file in www or public_html folder on ur host server
     
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    This site will be helpful:
    http://www.flashfoot.com//intros.php

    Flash Builder.
    http://www.flashberry.com/builder.html (Note:It will work only in IE)
     
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    Are you sure? :p

    Good looks without good content won't last for sure. But then its also important to have good looks for a web-site. Your web-site won't get popular (or will take longer to be popular) without good looks. Its really important to give a pleasant experience to the visitors to your site if you want them to selll your products and/or want them to come back and click on your ads!!

    Why do you think there are hundreds of skins/themes available for something like WordPress? Why do you think sites offerring free templates or paid templates are doing good? Looks may not be the most important thing. But it surely is important!
     
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    is there any simple s/w something like dreamweaver to make these flash movies??
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    flashy effects
     
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    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    how bout trying Macromedia Flash it self?? :)
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    it requires a hell lot of patience if u trying it for the first time
     
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