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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 16 May 2006 10:11 am

Kats, can I see yours? I am also attempting a website, haven't got it online.

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Postby Kats_ » Tue, 16 May 2006 10:25 am

Hey Cheekybeek,

I had done it for my previous employer; I just tried to re-visit the forum but it is down….server issues!

Anyways, it was very similar to what we have here, though some parts were private and specific to a group. I had this awesome designer who worked wonders.

Setting up a forum is fairly simple - I would say get a good designer to make it look good and in that respect I found vbulletin quite flexible to just splash anything anywhere we liked. I am trying hard but just cant remember much of phpBB so don’t quote me on that :)

CB, are you setting a website or a forum like this or a combination of both?
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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 16 May 2006 10:29 am

A site... I might have a forum if I can figure it all out. Just as a hobby nothing else, something to fill in my time and learn some new computer skills.

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Postby Kats_ » Tue, 16 May 2006 10:43 am

Hey CB,

You will need a server to host your website and a database to support a forum.

To kick-start (and I am assuming you are new to this) just get one of those 'learn-HTML-24-hours/days' books from the library and have a read.

You may alternatively, google it. Once you start creating pages, you can look for a service provider (plenty of them) to host your pages.

You can start scripting and perhaps get one of the web design software like dreamweaver/flash/fireworks at a later stage.

If I may suggest there are several blog sites which provide some nice templates and all you need to do is pick and paste. In which case you don’t have to worry about server etc. You can get started there and as you go you will fairly have a good idea of what you want in your site, understand who your audience will be and it will give you a better picture of how you should present your content.

Check this out http://www.blogger.com/start

Sorry, if I am all over the place. I wish I could explain better ...and my apologies if I took too much liberty to explain unnecessarily
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Postby Cheekybeek » Tue, 16 May 2006 10:53 am

s'ok I am already dreamweavering away- got the dreamweaver for dummies etc, but prefer to just feel my way round. I have done about 10 pages but they aren't complete.

Thanks for the advice though!

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Postby Kats_ » Tue, 16 May 2006 11:02 am

:D Great, would love to see your creations!

Drop a link when you are done.

Good luck ! :)
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Postby tuk boy » Mon, 12 Jun 2006 4:33 pm

i've chosen vbulletin :D


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