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Q: Building a basic web site ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Building a basic web site
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: trayduh-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 05 Dec 2005 18:36 PST
Expires: 04 Jan 2006 18:36 PST
Question ID: 601944
What is the easiest way for a neophyte to build a web site.
I am trying to sell a house and would like to put pictures
and descriptions on the internet. I'd like to have about
25 - 40 picures and another 6 pages of text with descriptions,
contact info etc. I'm pretty good with computers but have never
built/published a web site.
Subject: Re: Building a basic web site
Answered By: webadept-ga on 05 Dec 2005 19:33 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

The easiest way to build one in this case, is not to build one. There
are several areas on the Internet that would allow you to do what you
are trying to do, have the tools and they are even free.

The best two that I have come across are 

Blogger (Google owned)

360 Degrees (Yahoo Owned)

The Yahoo 360 allows file uploads for pictures, page creation and a photo gallery. 

No HTML or formatting is required for either of these areas. If you
can type in MS Word then you can create pages for the sites. Both are
also very well documented on the features they provide and how to use



Request for Answer Clarification by trayduh-ga on 06 Dec 2005 05:11 PST
I'm not looking to create a Blog.
I am looking for web design templates that I can "plug" in my own information.
I have a domain name that I want to advertise and promote. When people
see my ad for the house for sale, they can go to my website. (NOT

Clarification of Answer by webadept-ga on 06 Dec 2005 12:48 PST
Hi again, 

Okay, if you already have your own website, and you wish to create
pages for it using a template system, then the next level up is
Dreamweaver or FrontPage. I would highly recommend Dreamweaver, as the
template system tends to be much less buggy and the created pages are
normally faster inside the browsers.

With webpage software like Dreamweaver, you can purchase (and
sometimes find free on the web) professionally created templates for
your pages, as well as creating your own.

Using the template system allows you to redesign in the future without
loosing your page content, and also add tools such as Google Analytics
when you are ready for that level of webmastering. Changing a
template, changes all of the pages created by that template in
Dreamweaver (I'm sure FrontPage does the same thing).

There are other template/web design software systems, such as GoLive
from Adobe, but I find them very slow and clunky to work with.

Once your website is ready, Dreamweaver then publishes it directly to
your web hosting provider using FTP. The method is just like dragging
and dropping files in a folder on your computer.



Request for Answer Clarification by trayduh-ga on 06 Dec 2005 14:30 PST
I don't already have a web site. All I have is a domain name. I'm
looking for something like Network Solutions who will provide
templates and web hosting for approx. $15/ month. Yahoo has something
similar but I was looking for other options.

I think Frontpage & Dreamweaver are going to be tooo complex for me.

Clarification of Answer by webadept-ga on 06 Dec 2005 16:24 PST
Hi again, 

The list of options for these types of services is longer than my leg,
and I'm a fairly big guy. I would guess that most of the larger ISP
(Internet Service Providers) have a similar setup. There are those
that seem to do this type of service exclusively : for example.

There are those that do it for Real Estate Agents or Brokers, and
offer a number of functions and programs (such as Mortgage
Calculators), these tend to be fairly expensive over long periods of

I can give you a long list of these if you wish, but I would suggest
the Yahoo offer for a couple of reasons. First off, they are very
stable, and easy to use. Most importantly however they are, as you
say, inexpensive. This would give you a chance to get a site running,
and see what kind of effort it takes to keep one updated, without a
large buy-in of time or money. The Yahoo accounts also allow some
custom pages, have PHP and MySQL available to you, so you can
experiment quite a bit as you grow more comfortable with the site.
Using Dreamweaver, for example, is very easy with the Yahoo site, and
they have some extensive help for that as well.

In other words, you aren't going to get fleeced working with them, and
they have not only what you are looking for now, but much more if you
want it in the future.

As I said, there are a number of options out there ( comes
to mind) but I would go with the Yahoo. (I've had nothing but trouble
working with accounts like this on

trayduh-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.50
If there is a site that specializes in real estate that would be helpful.

Subject: Re: Building a basic web site
From: mister4u-ga on 06 Dec 2005 07:52 PST
Try where you can build a site using various templates.
Subject: Re: Building a basic web site
From: moseymo-ga on 12 Dec 2005 06:53 PST
The sites that I've visited before (real estate ones where users can
upload their own images and description for a small fee) are all based
in the UK so I'm not sure if they would help?
Subject: Re: Building a basic web site
From: i_know_all-ga on 20 Dec 2005 00:57 PST
You can get a hosting account with <a
href=""></a> and get a
free domain name from HostWire.

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