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Postby Luís » Wed May 03, 2006 10:34 am

...a website, prefrebly without having to be linked to a company?
Redirect me if there is one already.
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Postby smcginnis » Wed May 03, 2006 6:37 pm

Luís wrote:Redirect me if there is one already.

Do you mean an old topic? If so, here:
http://www.classic-castle.com/forum/vie ... php?t=5075

If not, then I will try to help. First of all, you will need to learn how to write a page, preferably in html or xhtml. Both of those you can learn about at W3Schools. That is a great site, I have learned about html, css, java, etc. there. Once you have learned that, you need to find a company that will host your website for you. A couple of free ones are geocities and freewebs. Both of those are used by many LEGO fans. There are also many not that expensive ones, some of which you can get your own domain name with. One LEGO fan's domain named site is Tamyra Teed's My Castles.com, and she probably uses a cheap service to host it. Hope I could help.

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Postby ottoatm » Thu May 04, 2006 5:43 am

I took this to mean you're looking for a host without ads... if so, host my story site on 50webs.com... they don't puts ads on, and there is a lot of space.

legelot.50webs.com

If you're talking about tutorials and what-not, I'd suggest webmonkey

www.webmonkey.com

Otherwise, the suggestions above are quite good too ~
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu May 04, 2006 5:20 pm

As far as the actual writing of the site, in addition to looking at various html tutorials, I suggest looking at sites you like and in your browser go to "view source" and look at how they did the different things. Start with a pretty simple site (e.g. my site is extremely simplistic with text, pics, and links), and then later try to figure out more complex features.

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Postby ottoatm » Thu May 04, 2006 11:09 pm

A good point by Bruce... I'll add that not only did I learn some of the more complex areas of HTML this way, but "view->source" is still something I use to pick up new and cool features I see with coding like Javascript.
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Postby smcginnis » Fri May 05, 2006 12:15 am

Yeah, I forgot to mention 'View Source'. :oops: It is very fun to see what work went into making a site. I can't imagine how much patience you would have to have to make something like Classic-Castle.

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P.S.[pointless rant]If you are on a Mac, like me, you can control-click, and it will show a menu (I believe it is like right-click on a PC) if you are at the right place, and you can click 'View Source' without going to a top menu. Or you can go to the 'View' menu, and select 'View Source'.[/pointless rant]
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Postby Luís » Fri May 05, 2006 10:13 pm

Thanks guys, now for something hard... A free website host...
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Postby smcginnis » Fri May 05, 2006 10:20 pm

You're welcome. I mentioned some free hosts in my previous post.

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