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Jan 13, 2012 06:42 |  #1

Can anyone recommend a website design site that will allow either me to do the design or one where they create it and I can easily update without knowing html. Looking for something that doesn't look like a cookie cutter design - thanks!


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Jan 13, 2012 06:49 |  #2

Try a wordpress blog.

www.wordpress.com (external link). You can set your own site up on their server.


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Jan 13, 2012 06:56 |  #3

I use Zenfolio, and wordpress for my site and blog respectively.


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Jan 13, 2012 07:32 |  #4

Thanks for that info. I should have been more clear, I was actually thinking of something more informational content-wise than just photo.


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Jan 13, 2012 07:36 |  #5

In that case wordpress and a good template.


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Jun 11, 2012 16:28 |  #6

Drupal could be interesting to you too - you look at my site, it is a most basic Drupal theme.
Having said that though, unless there is a good idea what you really want, it is hard to recommend something. Some people like writing HTML websites by themselves and maintaining them - which can be quite OK if you lay them out in CSS well.
Other people prefer databases...

Up to about 10 or 20 pages, it is easiest to write your own site - beyond that, if you want to scale up, using a product "on the market" is possibly a good idea.
If you can use databases, I would suggest you look at open source options such as drupal, joomla... - but again, the question is, how much would you like to have on your site.

(Note: Some people might think Drupal is overkill for a personal website, and in some ways it is. At the same time, it lets you forget about scalability if you want to add extra content, it lets you forget about thinking about writing server side code - its in most cases a lot easier, especially if you want to be able to update your site from anywhere - for example your mobile - yepp, works on a BlackBerry - just scrolling is slightly difficult with the overlay.)

If you want to focus primarily on photos, Zenphoto is great (check link on my site :)) - which can be used to host other information via zenpage (just a them, comes with the Zenphoto package.).

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Jun 12, 2012 09:11 |  #7

You can do some really cool things with Wordpress but I find that to really get a unique design going you do need to get into the HTML, CSS, and in some cases even PHP and Javascript coding. There are good canned templates for photo blogging but I find most to look very amateurish.




  
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