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12/26/2006 06:28:05 PM · #1
So I need to get my .com website up and running. I do not have 2000 dollars to spend but I will certainly pay. I do know my way around html and css, so I would just need a bare bones of an html based photography portfolio site. Anyone know any freelance web designers?
12/26/2006 06:45:33 PM · #2
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Message edited by author 2006-12-26 18:46:07.
12/26/2006 06:53:46 PM · #3
You might try //www.breezesys.com/BreezeBrowser/features.htm . Its easy to customize one of those to suit your needs.
12/26/2006 06:55:48 PM · #4
If you want the usual flash type design or something pretty standard, then google flash/html templates as they are pretty easy to use and tend to be reasonably priced. Some of the flash ones are pretty cool for a few hundred bucks and there are a number geared towards photographer types of applications.

You can also rent-a-coder if there is something specific you have in mind and you can describe it well enough to throw out a request.
12/26/2006 07:19:41 PM · #5
The problem with the flash templates Ive found online (and I have found them), I cannot customize them. They come with preloaded images and logos and text...and I do not know the first thing about customizing flash. I cant even change a font in flash. Though, it would be very nice to use one of those.

I like websites like

//www.paulpolitis.com/gallery/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=8

//www.lisawhitemanlens.com/

Just pretty simple and straight up, something to focus on the photos...
12/26/2006 07:27:56 PM · #6
Originally posted by Fellow Eskimo:

I like websites like

//www.paulpolitis.com/gallery/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=8

//www.lisawhitemanlens.com/

Just pretty simple and straight up, something to focus on the photos...


You could crank either of those out in a very short period of time. They are both table layouts with a little CSS. Just skip the designer and do it yourself. You'll save money and have exactly what you want.

Message edited by author 2006-12-26 19:28:24.
12/26/2006 07:28:54 PM · #7
I just started building my Web site through yahoo...it's $10 a month and comes with Yahoo! Sitebuilder, which you can try without paying.

Check out my site at:

//www.lisawareham.com

Most of my links don't have content though, as I just started designing it. It comes with templates, though I'm not fond of the templates. I basically started using the template for some guides, then deleted most of it.

It's realy easy to build. You basically just put on your images and it writes the code for you. The only problems I have with it are that you can't choose to make a text link NOT underlined and blue...so all of my text links are actually Photoshop images.
12/26/2006 07:32:24 PM · #8
Most flash templates are driven from an XML file. It's just technobable really - It's just a text file with some labels attached - each image has say a title, description e.t.c. and they will have pre-defined label values for each bit of info about the image that you need to provide. The layout and names of the labels change with each template (or a lot just use the same one with a different layout).

For a flat HTML type of deal without needing much knowledge, stick with one of the gallery software tools. The easiest is to find what ones your hosting company support and use the best one you have - saves the hassle of installing one manually. Coppermine is reasonable and most hosting places have it or something similar.
12/26/2006 07:45:13 PM · #9
So Ware, is the current site you have mostly a template or not still? Because I really like it...

I have 1and1 hosting, and have some templates but none of them are photography centered...just mostly text content, and the images included are not really able to be replaced and have the website look like it is supposed to. I will look into coppermine and yahoo, thanks.

12/26/2006 07:47:27 PM · #10
Originally posted by oOWonderBreadOo:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' annah?


I'm always looking work =]
As some might know, I'm in need of the cashflow right now. I can do very basic flash. You can check my website at AdobosArts.com, although it's still somewhat under re-construction right now.

Message edited by author 2006-12-26 19:49:51.
12/26/2006 07:52:16 PM · #11
CoolHomePages.com has lots of templates

I do freelance web and logo design, along with some Flash work, but on the low end of the price range, templates are the way to go. Of course, if you do find a template you like and need help tweaking it a bit...

My site is www.shadowlakes.com

A couple recent (non template)sites:
Home Builders Specials.com
Premier Scottsdale Real Estate

Message edited by author 2006-12-26 19:55:27.
12/26/2006 07:59:24 PM · #12
annah -

I was looking at your AdobosArts.com site. Nice, but my monitor is 1600x1024. Your background is repeating, unless you meant it to....
12/26/2006 08:42:20 PM · #13
Originally posted by AZSnapper:

annah -

I was looking at your AdobosArts.com site. Nice, but my monitor is 1600x1024. Your background is repeating, unless you meant it to....


Really? darn. There's always SOMETHING wrong....
Oh well, thanks for telling me.
12/26/2006 08:52:30 PM · #14
Originally posted by annah:

Originally posted by AZSnapper:

annah -

I was looking at your AdobosArts.com site. Nice, but my monitor is 1600x1024. Your background is repeating, unless you meant it to....


Really? darn. There's always SOMETHING wrong....
Oh well, thanks for telling me.


Your problem is that you are using template1-grey.png as a background in the body tag. Try using tables instead. I'll post an example within a few minutes...
12/26/2006 08:58:25 PM · #15
If you like my website, its very basic html and CSS coding and I can email you the code, you can modify it to your needs!

just remember to mention me somewhere :)

//www.vikas-garg.com/

12/26/2006 08:59:42 PM · #16
Originally posted by skylercall:

Your problem is that you are using template1-grey.png as a background in the body tag. Try using tables instead. I'll post an example within a few minutes...


Actually the problem is the image is not set to "no-repeat". Using a table for something as simple as that would be a step backward.
12/26/2006 09:12:35 PM · #17
What browsers support no-repeat? Is it an attribute for the body tag?
12/26/2006 09:20:00 PM · #18
Originally posted by skylercall:

What browsers support no-repeat? Is it an attribute for the body tag?


It's CSS and it's supported by all major modern browsers.
12/26/2006 09:28:06 PM · #19
Actualy, why use this as a bg image anyways? This is such simple html, and the site would be faster w/o using the bg image.

Also, using the links in Flash is a pain in the rear. Modern IE browsers require a click to 'activate' the control, and another to use the hyper link. A simple css hover would be better.

BTW, you do have some really nice images on the site :)
12/26/2006 10:05:01 PM · #20
Likewise youa re welcome to the code for my site. It is relativly easy to tweak to your own requirements. All you need is for your host to support PHP.

I do need to work out some issues with older browsers not quite knowign what to do with all my div's.
12/26/2006 11:00:56 PM · #21
Originally posted by Fellow Eskimo:

So Ware, is the current site you have mostly a template or not still? Because I really like it...

I have 1and1 hosting, and have some templates but none of them are photography centered...just mostly text content, and the images included are not really able to be replaced and have the website look like it is supposed to. I will look into coppermine and yahoo, thanks.


Yeah, there's no template for my site...I just sort of started building. And Yahoo Sitebuilder is only supported by Yahoo Web hosting, so I don't think it would work for 1and1 hosting. If they have a sitebuilder the easiest and cheapest way for you to go would probably be to just look at sights, and copy the basic layout, and tweak it a bit to make it your own. Once you get your basic layout you can use it as your own template for each page.
12/27/2006 12:38:31 AM · #22
Originally posted by Fellow Eskimo:

So Ware, is the current site you have mostly a template or not still? Because I really like it...

I have 1and1 hosting, and have some templates but none of them are photography centered...just mostly text content, and the images included are not really able to be replaced and have the website look like it is supposed to. I will look into coppermine and yahoo, thanks.


Which package do you have with 1and1?

Actually, it looks like all 1and1 packages support it. Look in your control panel for Fotolia or 1and1 Photo Gallery.

Message edited by author 2006-12-27 00:40:48.
12/27/2006 12:45:11 AM · #23
Log into your control panel and click on Photo Gallery under Websites and Applications.
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