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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mybatsinurbelfry, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. mybatsinurbelfry

    mybatsinurbelfry Newbie

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    Hey guys, just wanted to first of all give mad props to the pros on this site, as I have been lurking for some time now ;)

    I want to get started with some great black hat ideas i have, however, as silly as it may seem I am about as ignorant as any common layman when it comes to building a website, etc...

    I would like to put some BH ideas I have into action, but from everything I have read on this forum it appears that a website is a first step. I have been casually browsing web sites for sale I could purchase, but I am not sure what exactly I would be purchasing if I were to do so. I would honestly rather build my own, for the learning experience if nothing else :)

    I am absolutely open to any good newbie info you guys could toss my way, so I can get to work becoming a valued member of this forum!!

    thx guys :)

    -Eric
     
  2. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    So, your looking to learn how to build websites? You should learn XHTML and CSS. What I did, was download my favorite websites, and open up the index.html file in notepad, change something, save it, and refresh. I then would look up one tag a day, and learn it. Didn't know what <h1> meant? I looked it up.

    Stay away from FrontPage, Dreaveweaver, Nvu, those will just hold you down.
     
  3. mnapper

    mnapper Registered Member

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    Stay away from Dreamweaver? Wow! I always thought that was the ultimate proggie for site building. What do you or any of the other guys suggest?

    Thanks!
     
  4. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    If you're new, look into wordpress. No really coding needed.
     
  5. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    Ultimate? Are you kidding me? For starters, I suppose. But I just whip out Textmate, and I'm good.
     
  6. lord

    lord Junior Member

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    i'm sure Allie Albatross meant to say that he shouldn't use what you see is what you get editors, just learn what the code means, and how to use it

    so, i recommend Dreamweaver as beeing the best, and w3schools.com as beeing the best n00b tutorial site
     
  7. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    But he said...

    Why only learn what newcomers know, when you can learn what the pros know? Why limit yourself?
     
  8. vslay

    vslay Registered Member

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    I recommend Wordpress and Dreamweaver. You can almost make any kind of website using Wordpress, not just blogs, if you have some basic coding knowledge and make use of the proper plugins and themes. Wordpress is free, and I recommend finding a web host with cPanel and Fantastico, which makes installing Wordpress a snap. Many here recommend HostGator for hosting, they provide cPanel and Fantastico, but I use ASmallOrange, as I hate web hosts who do ridiculous overselling for resources that I will never use.

    Dreamweaver is great for building websites from scratch or editing templates, and I also use it edit code for Wordpress. It is commercial software and quite pricey, but this being a black hat forum, I am sure you can figure out how to obtain it via other means.
     
  9. zhagijs1

    zhagijs1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think the easiest way to start building websites will be with wordpress on your own host, it is easy to set up and there are great plug in.

    and if you don't have host already you can start with www.000webhost.com it is free and best to learn stuff on.

    If you can afford website that is already making money go for it but if you really want to learn how to build websites, landing pages, blogs, ETC start making them on your own and if you run into a problem first search on forum and then if you can not find it ask for help.

    Good luck buddy and lets make money!