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Creating a web page - custom or off the shelf?


cf73 e2
10 234 Australia
21 Jul 2011 11:49AM
Hi there,
Myself and a friend are looking at going into a 'partnership' where we need to set up a website for our photographs. It is a long term project to see where it can takes us.

My question is, are there recognised websites around where you can make yourself a webpage at a decent price.? I have been given www.clickpic.com which at initial investigations looks great value (from 35 pounds) and a good place to start. I do have a friend who builds websites but it could cost 2,000 pounds so there is obviously a big difference.

Could anyone point me in the direction of another 5 or so where I could compare?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers

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BillyGoatGruff e2
7 191 199 England
21 Jul 2011 11:55AM
www.foliopic.com

This is run by ePHOTOzone staff, I believe. Specifically, Pete.

http://www.photium.com/

This is another place you could look - a lot of people on here use them.

There's a couple to get you thinking

Smile
cattyal e2
9 6.3k 6 England
21 Jul 2011 11:56AM
You might want to give Foliopic a try?

I used to have a custom built website but it just got such a pain to keep updating that I opted for a Foliiopic site instead - that way I actually update it fairly frequently which wasn't the case with the site I built from scratch.

Edit: Bit slow typing there Smile
cf73 e2
10 234 Australia
21 Jul 2011 12:00PM
Great!! thanks for the quick response, will look into these ones.

Cheers
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
21 Jul 2011 12:11PM
Weebly is a good basic site. Free, or you can pay for more options.
stomp 13 203 England
21 Jul 2011 2:40PM
Do you use Lightroom in your workflow? if yes then have a look at "The Turning Gate" engines. Here

Design a photographic website and maintain it from with Lightroom. All you need is a host that supports php5 and a domain name and you can upload to the web as many images as you like and can even use a Paypal cart for online sales.

Here's a site built using TTG (not mine & I have no connection to it either) Here

Steve
21 Jul 2011 3:16PM
Have a look at Web Plus X5 web design software. Very simple to use and around 50.00 from Amazon.
meercat 5 278 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 4:48PM
I would say that while generic sites like those already mentioned are great when starting out, due to the nature of a set formular after a while of trawling photography sites they all tend to merge into one, and to really stand out you are better off with a unique site. Also please avoid flash, it's a pain, and these days with the ipad being so popular your site won't alwasy work for people.
EddieAC 9 695 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 5:06PM
You could try ephotozine's current foliopic offer which expires at the end of the month.

This gets you a years membership of foliopic lite. You can update this and see how things go.
You can upgrade it if you need any more advanced features.

Also, Pete answered an interesting post about domain names here .
stomp 13 203 England
21 Jul 2011 5:25PM

Quote:I would say that while generic sites like those already mentioned are great when starting out, due to the nature of a set formular after a while of trawling photography sites they all tend to merge into one, and to really stand out you are better off with a unique site. Also please avoid flash, it's a pain, and these days with the ipad being so popular your site won't alwasy work for people.


I agree plus I think they are quite expensive for what they offer.

For far less than 179 (which is the top Foliopic package) I could upload multiple domains and websites not just one.

Steve
ray1 10 540 1 England
21 Jul 2011 5:27PM
Check out wordpress and the many templates that are available.
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:29PM

Quote:For far less than 179 (which is the top Foliopic package) I could upload multiple domains and websites not just one.


True!, but if you take into account the current offers & deduct the annual EPZ membership fee from the cost, then the Foliopic advanced sounds a good deal to meGrin
stomp 13 203 England
21 Jul 2011 8:13PM

Quote:For far less than 179 (which is the top Foliopic package) I could upload multiple domains and websites not just one.

True!, but if you take into account the current offers & deduct the annual EPZ membership fee from the cost, then the Foliopic advanced sounds a good deal to meGrin



I'm not trying to dis these types of packages but just pointing out that one does pay for the convenience. Plus I believe that after 12 months the price would rise to the normal rates.

"Horses for courses" and for a lot of people they are an ideal option. Just not the only one.

Steve
cf73 e2
10 234 Australia
22 Jul 2011 4:48AM
Thanks everyone with your help.
The Turning Gate did look very nice, I will have a look at costs and so on and go from there. It might be a case of starting with something relatively basic and go from there for one year. After that if things are going well and some money comes through then an upgrade to a more dynamic site.


Quote:For far less than 179 (which is the top Foliopic package) I could upload multiple domains and websites not just one.

Steve



Does this mean that two or more domain names can upload to the one page.? The reason that I ask this is, we may register one in his name and the other in mine so if they can both upload to the one site that may solve a couple of problems.

Cheers
stomp 13 203 England
22 Jul 2011 6:20AM
I have .co.uk plus a .net and a .eu all pointing to a .com address. So if a person types in *******.co.uk the web browser will open with the ********.com site.

I could just as easily have all the sites uploaded as separate sites as there is no limit on the amount of web space (server HD) I use.

It also allows me to have multiple e-mail addresses (1000's) which is useful for instance in the case of sales and info. I have sales@**** and info@**** and I can can have e-mails from .eu / .net etc sites forwarded to the .com e-mail addresses.

Steve

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