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Totally clueless - webdummy - 02-10-2005 03:44 PM

Hello. I am totally clueless. All i want to do right now is put up a page that basically says "Under construction". How do i proceed? Thanks.


Totally clueless - prufrock - 02-10-2005 04:00 PM

Quote:I am totally clueless.

That's why there are web designers. Wink

Seriously though, have you got a chance to take a look at DreamHost's own Knowledge Base?

https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/

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Totally clueless - webdummy - 02-10-2005 10:09 PM

Knowledge base sounds like Greek to me. I read it but i am still lost. Is there no instructions anywhere that simple state "to build a page, click this, type that and post it here"?


Totally clueless - macmanx - 02-10-2005 10:32 PM

You need to build you page with a web design application, like NVU or Macromedia Dreamweaver.

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Totally clueless - webdummy - 02-10-2005 10:37 PM

Does dreamhost supply these apps?


Totally clueless - macmanx - 02-10-2005 11:01 PM

No, however, NVU is free and Dreamweaver costs $399. To get started on your first webdesign, see the various NVU tutorials or see the tutorials at W3Schools.

DreamHost may be far beyond what you really want to do. If all you're looking to do is create a personal site and don't want to mess with any web design, take a look at Blogger. They'll get you set up with a blog and it's very easy for beginners. The service is also free.

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Totally clueless - webdummy - 02-10-2005 11:04 PM

Thanks for the links!


Totally clueless - macmanx - 02-10-2005 11:05 PM

You may also want to take a look at the various NVU tutorials.

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Totally clueless - iiDOTcom - 02-11-2005 02:20 AM

Quote:"DreamHost may be far beyond what you really want to do. If all you're looking to do is create a personal site and don't want to mess with any web design, take a look at Blogger. They'll get you set up with a blog and it's very easy for beginners. The service is also free."

I agree that starting with a server-based content management system, such as Blogger, is a good recommendation. But that does not preclude using Dreamhost because with Dreamhost you get your own domain name (for free) and you can have more control of your web site.

My advice:

1] Sign up with Blogger.
2] Set it up so that your Blogger files are FTP'd to your Dreamhost space and accessed using your own domain name.
3] If you have any more questions, come back here and ask.

BTW, my Deflexion.com site is created using Blogger, but hosted at Dreamhost. It's an experiment and needs to be cleaned up, but it was incredibly easy to set up.

BTW2, you can use Blogger to create and maintain a traditional web site. It's not just for blogging. This is the case for almost all blog software.

Good luck,
Nancy

Infinite Ink ~ http://www.ii.com
Deflexion & Reflexion ~ http://deflexion.com


Totally clueless - macmanx - 02-11-2005 09:08 AM

Thanks for the info, Nancy. I'll remember that for next time.

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