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Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by David John Smit, Nov 10, 2014.
how do I build a web site?
A very simple question with a very complicated answer.
What is your end goal? We know it is to build a website, but for what purpose?
I create Marine and Aviation artwork and I want interested people to be able to view my work and perhaps purchase it.
But I don't want some-one to be able to pirate my images as I have been cautioned can be done!
There are a bunch of companies that will set you up with an online store.
Check out squarespace, for example.
Anyone can download images you put online, there's no real way to prevent that. If you're concerned about it, you may want to consider watermarking your photos and only delivering the un-watermarked originals after they've paid.
Yeah, If you aren't looking to get involved in a much deeper way I would recommend either hiring someone to build your site for you or use a template supplied by a company such as squarespace as mentioned above.
I've heard tineye is about as good as you can get for protecting yourself against piracy for images but nothing is foolproof. IF you post artwork online you run the risk of people using them without your permission. That is the nature of the world we live in. I recommend watermarking them as well.
nnaaahhhh come on guys, I've heard such questions before...and considering I've build some top-notch sites...
here you go..."how to build a website":
"header stuff goes in here"*
"body stuff go in here"**
*header, like google analytics, Cascading style sheets, and java scripts
** body is all visible elements like "hello world" and whats nots..
Ha, yeah that's pretty much everything you need to know, right there.
Thank you every-one for your inputs!
If you find you're still struggling, for $50 you could do worse than to give Blocs a try, I bought it at the weekend - it's still a little buggy, but I think the developer is really onto a winner with it once those bugs are ironed out. Most equivalent online responsive site building tools cost upwards of $25 a month -- some far more.
I should point out, I'm only really using it for quick prototyping.
If you want to do it on your Mac--Sandvox
I did this one for our store using Wix-- www.sacsweets.com
http://www.w3schools.com is a good start to learn some basic HTML. Start building some basic HTML websites in TextEdit, this will help you learn the syntax. Once you are comfortable enough, start downloading some websites, looking at their code, try to change a few things and see what happens. Trial and error is a good way to learn. You can also have a look at http://getbootstrap.com its a CSS library which can provide you with plenty of examples to learn from.