Website design and set up.. Help needed..

By bigfellas35 ·
I have been given the job of designing & constructing a website for my wife's shop..
I have bought a domain name and now need help in designing the website and the contents..
Anybody give me a clue on what I do next.. ??

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1st things

by Mr.Wiz In reply to Website design and set up ...

1. Sit down with client and find out what they want the site to look like, what they want it to do, what info they want on it, etc.
2. Diagram the site on paper.
3. Check the diagram with them to make sure you included everything.
4. Then you can think about coding and design.

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Whats next...???

by bigfellas35 In reply to 1st things

Hi there Mr Wiz..
Whats next..
I have done the first 3 requirements as its for my wife's boutique..
She doesnt want online shopping through her site, just an info site.. Letting her customers know her stock and addresses of the 2 shops etc.
What comes next.. ??
How do I encorporate the domain name into a design template and where do I go for hosting.. etc..

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Good Reference Books

by Day-by-Day In reply to Whats next...???

Take a read through these two books:
Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML and
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

The first book will teach you how to the basics of building a web site. The second book will warn you about the design flaws that could drive folks away from the web site.

As for an editor to simplify building a web site, take a look at Crimson Editor ( or PSPad (

Expect to spend a fair amount of time (say 60-80 hrs) working through these books, designing and implementing the web site.

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by LOUIETR ... In reply to Whats next...???

For hosting, you could use some common sites like <a
href=""></a> or <a
href=""></a> since it's just an
info site. There are pretty cheap and reliable enough for a
small site. For a much bigger site you may wanna go with <a

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Try doteasy

by PMPsicle In reply to Hosting?

Actually for a site like this I'd suggest Doteasy ( ). Cost is the cost of the domain name ($25/year for .com etc.).

They also have a number of site designs you can chose from to do your own.

BTW, the thing I would suggest next is to contact a pro web designer. They'll look after the site design and the hosting etc.

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Website design

by vinothkumar_p1982 In reply to Website design and set up ...

Go through some websites template & downloadit,change the color & add ur shop photos,content and all.

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