Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Making your own site

then you get:

LightCMS / Sign up for a free account - its only 10mb so you need to host any videos and files externally, and embed the html code into your website.

I suggest setting up a vimeo account for video and other files - www.vimeo.com

Say you have all your videos in your vimeo account, Vimeo automatically makes you an 'RSS Feed' - these are great for dynmically updating posts etc... If you go here:
http://www.feedsweep.com, you can look into ways of displaying your rss feed directly onto your website you have just set up, this outputs javascript, which you copy and paste just like any other element - when you are setting it up, take your time and read through the options, theres lots of stuff you can customise - ask me if you have any q's

Flickr for photos of your work - www.flickr.com
You can then link into your website by copying code after you have poked around HERE: http://www.pictobrowser.com/ - take your time to look through this

These are free hosts for files, so you dont have to pay for hosting.

You can buy your own domain online (www.discoutdomains.co.nz is a good one) and use that for your website by linking it all up - ask me about doing this, or look it up.

What you would be aiming for is making your own design for this online cms, this will require for you to learn some basic html and css.
When you are adding content to your site - you can flick between design and html views to pick up the basics of html.

We will get more into html and css next week.

Please add to this post if you have any ideas or things you have come across.

Just sign up and muck around - see what you can do

1 comment:

  1. blagh, how does one open the rite page when editing the website in order to embed a vimeo or image from the web?