Simple Doctor Website

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by krause734, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. krause734 macrumors 6502

    krause734

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    I am trying to create a simple website for a doctor friend with just text and photos. I tried Google Sites and was very disappointed. Google's Domain Name service looks reasonable however. Any tips on what sites are user friendly?
     
  2. krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Scratch that. I was using the old version of google sites. The new version is very simple and highly recommended!
     
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    krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually I ran into a hiccup with New Google Sites. It doesn't allow web hosting only forwarding. So I purchase a domain name and it forwards it to sites.google.com/view/nameofsite. The Classic Google Sites allows you to host the website on your purchased domain but the web editor is terrible. Looking for alternatives now.
     
  4. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    I would say to just grab and install wordpress with a template on any host. Simple and free usually.
     
  5. kiwipeso1 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you considered rapidweaver 7 ? It may even be cheap in your local mac app store :)
     
  6. krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will look into it :)

    Yes a friend told me about wordpress today. Will look into it.
     
  7. kiwipeso1 macrumors 6502a

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    Only thing which puts me off wordpress is that you need to constantly keep it updated, as there are a lot of plugins with security flaws.
    This makes it not suitable for websites with logins, or shopping, or email forms.
    Basically, anything useful you want to do with wordpress rapidly becomes a headache of "what plugin is vulnerable today ? And what do I have to update now ?"

    I was an admin for a political site that used wordpress, and we had nothing but trouble with the plugins which made it useful to us. In the end, we just shifted most of our site to a local social media network.
     
  8. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    Wordpress has an auto upgrade feature. Never worry about being up to date.
     
  9. D.T. macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't hassle with installing a CMS like WP, unless it's a managed deployment service, and even _then_ I'd look into a turnkey solution, where the hosting, tools, etc., are all bundled up as a single service. This company provides some beautiful designs OOTB, you can easily administrate the content, add plugins for additional functionality (basic form handling to complete e-com services).

    https://www.squarespace.com/
     
  10. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    How bout a website builder service like Webs, Weebly or Wix? (or Squarespace as mentioned ↑) I think that's what you're looking for; they're like Google Sites but far more robust and you can use your own domain name.
    I'd personally recommend Weebly because Webs is too buggy and Wix is too "freestyle" (you have to position every little thing).
     

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