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Hey Guys,

A Mate of mine's mum saw some of my photoshop work and asked me to make a website for her B&B.

At first I was like erm nah I dont want to, then she said she would pay me to make one and host

So I have been asked to make a trial front page for the site and come up with a logo etc.

I am very expirenced with Photoshop so thats not a problem, its the HTML I'm not upto anything on......

So I have a few questions.
  1. What is the best software for this? She will be paying so price isnt a issue
  2. Will I need to know HTML? Or is there a click and drag application for Links/Pics
  3. How long does it usually take too make a basic 6 pages website?

Thanks Guys
    
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1. Dreamweaver is my personal favorite program.
2. You can either code the pages or do it visually...I think that's how to put it.
3. Depends how fast you can click and drag.
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Making a website is much easier today than it was 6 years ago. HTML is becoming an older standard as CSS and Java are more prominent.

1.GoDaddy can register a domain for cheaper than you will find for most other sites. If you want dedicated service 1and1 is great, but often times just ask around for free hosting. Many members here have posted that they are willing to provide hosting for free granted the traffic isnt too great.

2.You are able to use the click and drag method or even MS Word to get content on the webpage. I would start with HTML as it is easier, but CSS is better for coding. Dreamweaver and other apps from Adobe are nice as well.

3.That depends on the content and the layout. Some pages can take 30 mins to make while others can take hours or even a full day.

If you have any questions PM me.
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You're going to want to use Dreamweaver. But it's gonna be tough making it right if you don't know at least HTML. Dreamweaver is something like $600, and there is a free trial on adobe.com. For hosting you should use 1and1.com they're only $3 a month.
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I could code it. Or help if you need it.
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Thanks for all the tips guys

Just installing my Office 2007 Trial to try a basic layout

This is what I'm looking for in the end.

http://www.lynver.co.uk/index.shtml | Something like that, not to fancy but looks good
    
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whats with all these people asking you to flush your money down the toilet?!?! dreamweaver is unneccessary, heck i use Notepad and my sites look just fine; in fact im designing the website for my future college, a state university (WI) this summer and im using notepad. but seriously, just use FrontPage which is cheap if you dont know HTML well. since you are so good with Photoshop, all you need to know is HTML and just as importantly CSS.

straightforward tutorials, the dumbest ppl in my class learned well from these in a matter of minutes!!!

w3schools.com look for hte HTML and CSS tutorials

once you learn, go in Frontpage again and look at your code. optimise it for fast load times. make css files to speed up updating design and such.

PM me for help, i can actually make the HTML for that and show it to you, and break it down step by step for you so you can learn if you want
    
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No need to spend any money for an editor. Microsoft makes a great tool for free called Visual Web Developer Express ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vwd/ ) which is a scaled down Visual Studio (absolutely everything you will need for an html site). It is much more useful than FrontPage and FP has a bad reputation of adding extra and unnecessary code to your pages. I do not recommend using FP. There is great drag and drop utilities as well as intellitype and some other great features in VWDE.

I would also recommend learning basic html and css as it will make your life a lot easier. Try www.w3schools.com for some great tutorials.

You should be able to make a 6 page site in an hour or two if you just stick to the drag-and-drop method. You should be able to make a site like that completely visually. But remember, learning about the code will make your life easier if you plan on doing this into the future.

If you need any help, I would be glad to lend a hand.

Good luck!
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