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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

Hi All  wave 

Can anyone recommend to me some software that I can use to design and build my own photography website? I don’t mind paying a bit for the software as long as I know that I am getting value for money. I have done some searching and saw, ‘Web Studio 4.0’ but not sure what it’s like nor can I find an outlet for that software here in the EU. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, bear in mind that I have never designed a site before.
I have my own domain name and site hoster. They have some templates but I am not too happy with them so would like to get something better.

Many thanks

Fergul  sun 


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6737 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

I'm only just starting experimenting with it, but MS Visual Studio web developer Express is free to download.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vwd/

Makes some sense if you've used a visual programming language before, otherwise a bit of a learning cliff to get over.



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User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

I've always used Microsoft FrontPage, but great tools are also Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver as well...It all depends on what kind of image would you like to give to the entire website. You can always buy a template (use google to search) and fill it with your own texts and images. This is a very cheap and simple solution...

Ciao

[Edited 2007-03-07 17:05:17]


Life sucks. Then you die. Live fast, die young.
User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

I used MS Frontpage, but switched now to Dreamweaver, which I can only recommend. It's not free, but good.

Gerardo



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User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

Quoting LIPH (Reply 2):
I've always used Microsoft FrontPage, but great tools are also Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver as well...

Agreed on all points. But if you're new to web design, use FrontPage to get started. It's laid out like all the other office tools so it'll make sense to you quickly. As you get better at it, and if you want to spend more time on it, then look into Macromedia Dreamweaver or Adobe GoLive (you already own the latter if you own CS2).

B


User currently offlineDraigonair From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0 is the best, in my opinion, for novice users creating websites!

cheers

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Thanks all!!  bigthumbsup 

Very much appreciated, Big grin

I'll let you know how I get on.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

Hi Fergul, I use Dreamweaver as well and can recommend it totally.

Jid



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Quoting Jid (Reply 7):
Hi Fergul, I use Dreamweaver as well and can recommend it totally.

Cheers Jid!  Smile

You well these days? Thinking of making a trip over to MAN sometime in April to meet up with Paul.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineLIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Sorry guys...not actually an "aviation photography" thread...!

[Edited 2007-03-07 21:20:56]


Life sucks. Then you die. Live fast, die young.
User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3621 times:

Quoting LIPH (Reply 9):
Sorry guys...not actually an "aviation photography" thread...

Well I do plan to put some of my aviation photos that didn't quite make it onto A.net on the site as well.  Smile

Take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3609 times:

Quoting LIPH (Reply 2):
but great tools are also Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver as well...

You can get Macromedia Studio 8 which contains these three plus more. Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver all have Tutorials so you can get an idea of what these applications are capable of rather easily. I started using Fireworks 8 Professional again this week after having worked with Fireworks MX a while ago, and I really like it. Rather pricy IMO however.

Quoting LIPH (Reply 9):
Sorry guys...not actually an "aviation photography" thread...!

And who exactly are you again?  confused 


Cheers,
Sebastian



Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineE195 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3577 times:
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i would recommend dreanweaver.

i program in PHP & MySQL and it gives a great basis for a photography site.
if you are going for PHP and MySQL, double check your webhost supports these file formats.

www.phpbuilder.com / www.phpfreaks.com
are great places to start to learn how to use both of the web languages, and i would recommend buying a book about the current web standards (spoken from experience :p)

have just put a photography site together with one of my mates down this way.
www.saphotography.co.uk has got alot of the php stuff in it, and the whole backend is in a db.

if you need a hand or any code snippets for the site, just give me a shout.

David



Nikon D90 & D50 Sigma 70-300mm, 50-500 mm Lens :) oh yea Baby!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Yeah Fergul i would reccomend Dreamweaver, i have it but dont know how to use it yet! I was told it's the best one to use so i bought it with the intention of making a site, havnt had the time to learn it yet tho so i can't comment on ease of use. Now i know Jid know's how to use it tho... i'll have to bombard him with questions! lol

Hows things over there with you?

Chris



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

Thanks again all for the help on the software front, very much appreciated!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 13):
Hows things over there with you

Doing well Chris, had not of an opertunity to pull out the 500/4 lately, only got back from Canon the other day but there is the Galway Air Show in June this summer with the Red Arrows and the USAF Thunderbirds displaying, so I hope to put it to some good use then.

take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 14):
not of an opertunity to pull out the 500/4 lately, only got back from Canon the other day

Back from Canon? Hope nothing too major was wrong with it?

If you come over to the UK any time soon let me know, im planning to go to MAN with a friend soon so if your over i can try and pop up that weekend!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 15):
Back from Canon? Hope nothing too major was wrong with it?

Nothing major Chris just some dirt was on one of the focusing elements and I wasn't ahppy so I sent it back to Canon as it was still under warranty. Seems ok Now.

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 15):
If you come over to the UK any time soon let me know, im planning to go to MAN with a friend soon so if your over i can try and pop up that weekend!

Must have read my mind Chris as I am planning to visit Paul and Jid some weekend in April probably the 7th, you up for that? Big grin But I'm sure I can be persuaded to head over earlier if you're heading there soon.

Take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 16):

Must have read my mind Chris as I am planning to visit Paul and Jid some weekend in April probably the 7th, you up for that? Big grin But I'm sure I can be persuaded to head over earlier if you're heading there soon.

Take care

Fergul sun

Ahhh im snowboarding in Austria from the 2nd-8th unfortunatly. I get back on the sunday and then the following weekend im in Iceland! lol. No worries mate. Ill have to come over to the little island you call home at some point!  Wink you can show me about and i'll show you how to use the 500 properly! lol

Chris



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 17):
Ill have to come over to the little island you call home at some point! you can show me about and i'll show you how to use the 500 properly! lol

It will be a pleasure Chris, but one question, are you strong enough to hold a 500!!! LOL
I can't make the 7th anyway.
take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 18):
It will be a pleasure Chris, but one question, are you strong enough to hold a 500!!! LOL

Strong enough.... im a student! i spend about 68% of mylife picking up pint glasses or pool cues!  Wink

I shot with a 500 at FAB last year and it was fine! Even with a duff IS unit! GRRRR

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 493 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3404 times:

My Recomendations:

1. Easiest: FrontPage 2003. It has come a long way since FrontPage97 and at last it is something you can count on, but still not as powerful and as flexible as Dreamweaver. Cheaper though. Current version: 2003, and has been replaced by teh Expression Web Designer.

2. Robustness, Flexibility, Power: Dreamweaver. It is also more expensive, but comes very nice if you're getting the whole suite The current version is the release 8. Comes with Adobe Creative Suite CS2 with Studio8.

3. Limitless: Adobe (former Macromedia) Flex! That is a powerful stuff! But you need to get into the books, since programming is needed here. It aint that hard. EXPENSIVE!

4. Flexible, Easy, Free, Powerful, can use programming, etc: Content Management Systems (CMS). It is installed in the hosting server. Its free, and you just need to type your stuff and add pictures on a template. Templates are available for pay and for free on the web. Your site will look even, neat, and depending on the template, will look great. If you know code (php), you can even design your own template and do whatever you want without spending a penny. Good ones: Mambo and/or Joomla. They need a MySQL database and PHP support from your web hosting company.


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Fergul,

Consider learning a bit of basic HTML; not for absolute page design, but so you can see and understanding what your web-authoring software is parsing into HTML in the event it doesn't look quite right.

It may be worth enrolling on a short graphics course at a college; you can learn a lot about design aesthetics - it's all useful.


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Quoting Sulman (Reply 21):
Consider learning a bit of basic HTML; not for absolute page design, but so you can see and understanding what your web-authoring software is parsing into HTML in the event it doesn't look quite right.

Definitely! I use FrontPage and it occassionally "tweaks" a table border or hyperlink, so you'll want to know basic HTML for troubleshooting. One of FrontPage's favourite foibles is that it inserts absolute references (the complete hyperlink). Since you build the site on your computer first, all those references point to your hard drive. But sometimes it doesn't change them properly when you publish. So you can see all the links (since they're on your hard drive) but nobody else can (since their computers can not see your hard drive). You won't even know about the problem unless someone complains, you look at your site from a different computer, or you go through the site line-by-line and find the error.

Don't get me wrong, it's only an occassional glitch and, overall, FP is very easy to use.

B


User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 19):
pool cues



Quoting Sulman (Reply 21):
It may be worth enrolling on a short graphics course at a college; you can learn a lot about design aesthetics - it's all useful.

Something I have considered James and I am looking into it. Cheers!  Smile

Thankyou James Regu and Calgary and everybody elso who chiped in. I have something to go on now and I'll read up more on classes and books etc. Just on a side note, can you recomend a good book on HTML. I was looking at Dreamweaver 8 for Dummies, anyone got that.

Once again, very much appreciate all the help,  bigthumbsup 

Take care

Fergul  sun 



Zambian Airways, Where the Eagles fly free!!
User currently offlineDraigonair From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Finished my site, all done with Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0

www.jet-a1images.com

cheers

Nick



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25 Post contains images Fergulmcc : Some very nice work there Nick! Some good shots too! Thanks and take care Fergul
26 Draigonair : Thanks mate, as you see not just aviation offcourse! cheers Nick
27 Post contains links and images Administrator : Airliners.net was created with Emacs. But I'm old school / Johan
28 Post contains links Sunilgupta : I use NetObjects Fusion 9.0 for my site: www.lockonaviation.net Trying to move to a fully database driven site, but as much as I like emacs (I'm and o
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