Turning my domain into a website this hard?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting and Domain Names' started by woodystyle777, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. woodystyle777

    woodystyle777 New Member

    Hey guys,
    I registered a domain name and have been trying to use free online web builders to make the site. But each one keeps wanting to change the name. How do I build the site now? Is there any free solutions?
    Thanks for any help,
  2. DHDdirect

    DHDdirect New Member

    Yes! Build one from scratch yourself.

    Notepad++ (text editor)
    Gimp (raster graphics editor)
    Inkscape (vector graphics editor)
    XAMPP (apache, php, mysql web server testing platform)
    W3.org for the standards
    w3schools.com for some tutorials (they don't always teach best practices though)
    webdesignforum.com to keep you inline ;-)

    Have fun!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  3. woodystyle777

    woodystyle777 New Member

    Thanks for the input but being a beginner I have no idea what this information means. Just typed in gimp and not really sure what Im suppose to do with it. Any laymens terms?
  4. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

    The “laymen terms“ were written in the brackets.

    Notepad++ is a code editor. That is you write and edit your code for your website in it. Html, css, js, etc.

    Gimp, like photoshop is a graphics program, for funnily enough editing graphics, images, photos et al...

    Inkscape, like illustrator is also a graphics program, but can create vector graphics (ie scaleable)
    This is very handy for logo creation for example.

    I wouldnt concern myself with xampp just yet, but if you start developing more complicated sites, it is a handy tool to have.

    W3.org has all the specifications, but its very dense and dry.

    W3schools explains a lot of beginner concept, but i would take it with a grain of salt.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  5. Sogo7

    Sogo7 New Member

    Tizag.com has a good set of complete beginners tutorials from absolute novice to PHP & databases that are all free.
  6. che09

    che09 New Member


    This pretty well explained somehow your concern!
  7. koddos

    koddos Banned

    It demands much knowledge.

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