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Hi everyone! I am trying to build my first website


Elena

Junior Member
#1
I want to build a simple website to show my portfolio. I know about Dreamweaver but not enough, and I am not very good with code. So I was thinking to use a free builder website like moonfruit. Has anyone tried it? Does it work properly?I am not sure about the templates they have, as I said I like simplicity and their samples are not like that but it looks like I could modify them. I know about wix but I don't want to build a flash website. Does anyone know about other website builder I could use?

Second option is to build a blog but I don't think wordpress would be easy. Any blog builder suggestions?

Hope someone could help me :)

Thanks!!
 

wac

Senior Member
#2
Welcome to the forum

W3Schools have some excellent tutorials on coding. Both Tumblr and Blogger are highly customisable.
 

Elena

Junior Member
#3
Thanks Wac,

I have already started using moonfruit for a college project. I am not sure yet how it will work, have you heard about this site builder?
 
#5
I've been working at a design studio for the last 8 months and don't have any professional training ie university etc. What I've learnt is all mainly self taught and guidance from people around me

Personally I would recommend sticking with dreamweaver for a bit longer because it has taught me basics in HTML coding and CSS. my website is www.whitehawkdesign.co.uk let me know what you think. I had designed a few in dreamweaver before that and I believe it's given me a good understanding of the basics.

A colleague of mine has introduced me to wordpress, to start of with it seemed a bit strange designing online all from the backend. Has anyone got any experience in this program and what are your thoughts?
 
#6
I think wordpress would be good start it is really easy to use and and you can add gallery plugins to showcase your work. Plus with so many people using it the support for any issues you run into is great.