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Joe D'Amato Dec 13, 2007

  1. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm in the process of working on my MMR and need to set up a web site...for that reason, and also to start displaying some of my projects and posting PDF's. I'm looking for a good web provider that won't cost an arm and a leg each month. I've tried a few free sites in the past an they are a bit too limited for what I want to do. I'm not up on HTML so one that has some tools for dummies (me) would be preferred. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Joe
    MTl
     
  2. Doug A.

    Doug A. TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have used Brinkster in the past. (still do actually, but I don't currently have an active site going) I'm not sure what they have in the way of "Templates" to avoid heavy HTML work, but they show "Website Builder" that's free to try so you might take a look.

    Other than that, I'm not sure. I would look at Yahoo next, but I really don't know what their offerings are.

    You can, of course, use Word or any number of other applicatoins to build web pages these days. I'm sure if you Google "freeware HTML Editor" you could find something as well.
     
  3. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    I use Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 on my DHVM & RRAdventures websites. The tool is in the process of being eliminated by MS and replace by two different tools depending on what you need but I can't speak about either of them yet.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. kimvellore

    kimvellore TrainBoard Member

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    Yahoo... it is cheap and the yahoo site builder is very easy to use even for dummies

    webhosting.yahoo.com

    $12 per month.

    Kim
     
  5. Curn

    Curn TrainBoard Member

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    The old Netscape Communicator had a built in web page editor called "Composer" that is very decent for doing basic HTML. Nothing fancy, but a step up from doing it all in Notepad. And if you can make a website that work in a web browser from 1998, it will be sure to work on an IPhone. I still use it for most of my stuff, and its free.

    Download Netscape 4.79 if your interested
    http://browser.netscape.com/downloads/archive/
     
  6. HoboTim

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    What I have used......

    I built the TNT'z website using MS Publisher. The only wierd thing is you can not control the page numbers. You can be on the Home page and it might be labeled as page 2157 or something like that. I can guarantee there are not 2157 pages in TNT'z website. Also, I use Yahoo to purchase the site name and use.

    My fiance, in haste, purchased two website .COM names and webserve thru GoDaddy but it super sucks!!!!! Charge you for every little this, that and the other thing you might want on your site. Yahoo does for about $12 a month what would cost about $50+ at GoDaddy.

    Yahoo has the site builder. It was so easy my fiance was able to use it. It has its limitations. I like using MS Publisher for I have alot more options. I wish I had MS Front Page to work with but alas, Publisher is ok by me. Just have to live with the wierd page numbers.

    Also, I use the free services of SmartFTP.com to put my MS Publisher built website online.

    Go Joe Go!!!!

    Hobo Tim
     
  7. Don A

    Don A TrainBoard Supporter

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    Google itself has some items that may be of interest. Try http://pages.google.com/
    You MAY have to set up a Google account if you don't already have one but the price is right. FREE as usual from Google - except for an ad or two. The account is good for a host of items from Google.

    ...don
     
  8. Chris333

    Chris333 TrainBoard Supporter

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  9. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the info...and Chris...you're crazy spooky good at this stuff. Holy Cow that is nice, nice work. Don't listen to your friends...don't go back to N Scale, we need you here to add a bit of class to this bunch.

    Thanks

    Joe
    MTL


     
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Joe,

    Contact me by e-mail or PM about this.

    Charlie
     
  11. RSmidt

    RSmidt TrainBoard Member

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    Joe, not exactly an answer to your questions, but you might want to check out Tom Browning's website that he set up for his MMR effort.

    texasZrails

    Tom is a very humble guy, but he could give you lot's of great advice on the ins and outs of MMR paperwork, etc. The stuff that is needed but no one ever wants to talk about. ;-)

    I want to start working on my MMR in the next year, but if I actually do, John and Bryan won't have anything to tease me about anymore. ;-)

    Randy
     
  12. Kez

    Kez TrainBoard Member

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    Yeah right, like I won't have ANYTHING to tease you about...........just build SOMETHING, that's all we ask.......

    :p
     
  13. haybros

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    Hypermart.com
    The yearly fee is about the same as filling up your small SUV.....
    Domain renewals are reasonable too.
    They used to have a Frontpage download.... but I don't know if they still offer that.
     
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