Weebly Web design.

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    Tim James

    Tim James Formally Perpetual Man, Perp, Pep, Perp Man or PM

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    Weebly is a website that is available to all if you want to make your own website.

    It's easy, straightforward to use and can come up with a fairly good end product.

    (see my results at: Perps site)

    Now the building circumvents html and other languages, and after a little play was easy to use. Obviously you do not have free rein, you are limited to what they offer, but as long as you don't mind the restrictions the results are rather pleasing.

    Now the real twist is that it is apparently free.

    I have not come across any charges, although there are things you can do which would give Weebly revenue, and you can improve your options by paying for weeblypro it seems to be a really good deal.

    So, I guess I'm posting this for anyone who might want to look at an easy website builder AND to ask what people know of Weebly.
     
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    Dozmonic

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    Looks pretty good. I find that keeping a site updated is harder than creating it in the first place - especially with the plethora of content management systems these days :)
     
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    Thank you, I had a fiddle. Seems quite good and looks better than anything I ever did with HTML.
     
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    DrMclony

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    I like your site :) It's very nice, in fact I think you have done better out of the template system than most. But I prefer the flexibility of being able to modify or adjust the templates myself, and to slot in my OWN HTML pages.

    There are a lot of free services, and your site is a great add for weebly - it really does look nice. But the more advanced users tend to feel "strangled" within the templates on most of them.

    That is why I use UCOZ. If you want to stick with the templates they let you, but those like me who want to get their hands dirty are unlimited, even on the free service. They were also the only ones at the time that allowed my own domain name (not paid for through them) to be attached to a free service. This was important because most of the free hosts wanted 5 or 6 times what I pay for my domains just to register the things, and then wanted monthly payments on top!

    See the results at www.suspendedearth.com
     
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    Tim James

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    Your site looks fantastic DrMclony!

    And thanks for the comments on mine.

    I think in my case I knew I needed a site and wanted something that was simple to put together and Weebly seemed to fit the profile. There were things I would love to do that weebly does not offer, but finding the time to learn what I need is not going to happen immediately :(

    That being said there are plenty more features I want to play around with on the site so who knows...
     
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    DrMclony

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    Thanks for that Perp :) one step at a time I always say :) give it time and you'll be doing all sorts of things! Weebly is great for it's ease of use because it lets you get your feet wet without drowning :)
     
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    Dozmonic

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    What sort of things do you want that weebly doesn't offer, or seem to offer? There's often ways and means of achieving them and there's a pretty websavvy bunch of users around here who can probably help :)

    I set my site up using wordpress. There's a large set of templates you can use and customise with relative ease. I like the clean and simple look, so I went for a minimalistic one with a quick logo knocked up in photoshop. Now I just need to actually put some content on :) www.doz.me.uk
     
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    Tim James

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    I like that Doz, very nice and clear.

    Most of what I want to do should be fairly simple (One thing was having multiple photos across the top of the page and I could not do it - I think I can now but decided I like it as it is!!)

    All just little things like that.

    Anya - just had a quick look (I don't seem to be doing much work this morning!!) Really like both of them! Love the stories for children. Had a quick read of the other site and chuckled once or twice from just the first few lines of the story!
     
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    AnyaKimlin

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    Now I have a novel to submit I want to tidy them up and edit the content though -- I have a deadline my kids aren't letting me meet.
     
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    Tim James

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    For a little go, you've done a spectacularly, blows mine out of the water, shoots it down again and lets it sink without a trace.

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    Mouse

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    I think yours is way better than mine, Perp.
     
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    http://anyak.weebly.com/index.html

    Due to issues with weebly and forgetting my password lol I think this will be my new one. Going to keep it to some work samples and a blog. Oh scrapbook is just for personal use lol I'll take it off before website gets done properly.
     
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    Now now, don't fight -- you're both worse than the other. :p
     
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    Looks good. I'm tempted to have a go.
     
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    Tim James

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    Thaddeus It's worth a go, if I can do it anyone can.

    And Harebrain. Thanks. I think.
     
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    Mouse

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    Very swish. Get an 'About the Author' bit though. With photos. ;)
     
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    thaddeus6th

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    I was going to do that sort of section, but saw that there was a similar box on the blog, so I just put it there. Think I should perhaps get rid of that and make a new section? Not sure I'd have much to say.

    Pictures?! Never!

    Edited extra bit: oh, and thanks :)
     
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