Sunday, December 28, 2008

Web Page research overload!!

I can't be the only Clubber without a web site, can I? I know this is probably a topic for a meeting soon, but perhaps we can start a dialogue here. I have been researching web page design/hosting, etc. for several weeks now and have no more clarity on the subject than when I started. Unfortunately, I do not have the money to hire a designer so I figured I would start with a template and find a host. Well, now I am stuck on how many pages, how much bandwidth and disk space I need. Huh?

I'll freely admit that there are several computer-related topics on which my 10-year-old serves as a consultant, but I'm not completely computer illiterate, so why can't figure this out? Could it have something to do with my children home on winter break? Perhaps my mind is going numb from too many rainy days and too many games of charades and cards. Perhaps I am all out of wine and my blood alcohol level is dangerously low. Is there any hope for me?

4 comments:

tommac said...

first off, if you want a domain name, you can go to "godaddy.com" and see if your name or what you want to call your site is available. the sites are about 10$ a year. Or you can build one on homestead.com, or if you have a Mac, you can buy "idisk" space from there sever and build your own. i did that over the holidays to get an idea, and i will probably go from there. granted it probably is bad, but it is a start. good luck. and post what you learn.

John Britt said...

Also, check out sites you like so you know what you want if you talk to someone. Lots of folks do that, Lindsay's friend, Mark boyd, etc.

John

Michael Kline said...

I just signed up with bluehost for hosting my new website, yet to be finished, for 7 bucks a month. it includes unlimited data transfer, domain name, etc. They are very good with quick and friendly help/tech support.
I currently have a free web site at geocities/yahoo. I'm not sure if you can still sign on for free, but it has been good up till now for me.

Rhonda Gushee said...

My own personal web site is in dire need of updating, but my web guy is very hard to reach.....I will see if I can go ahead and get her done somehow...

Thanks for the info.