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How expensive will be making a website?

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Xymox Thu 01-Feb-18 22:22:51

Maybe anyone has an experience with them? I just want to create my own site devoted to cool fashion tips for older generation, suppose that it will become my new favourite hobby. But I don't know much about making them, how difficult is it and how much money I need for this?
Would be grateful for responses!

Marydoll Thu 01-Feb-18 23:55:09

WordPress is free. We used it across our local authoritiy for all our school websites. Easy to use.

Marydoll Thu 01-Feb-18 23:55:23


Jane10 Fri 02-Feb-18 07:45:34

I was going to say Wordpress too. I find it clunky to use but suspect that might be because WordPress is always trying to make me upgrade to a more expensive version.

Mania Tue 06-Feb-18 17:29:07

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Nanabilly Tue 06-Feb-18 18:41:57

Why not just start a blog and see how it goes If it gets plenty of visitors you could even make money through sponsorship of advertising and even get samples forwarded on to you .
Just Google free blogs and follow instructions .it's easy enough to do .
I knew loads of people who did this with their scrapbooking and ended up earning plenty from it.

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janeainsworth Fri 30-Mar-18 08:49:39

I suspect the post immediately before mine is an advert, but I would recommend Wordpress too.
I did have to upgrade to the paid-for version when my blog got too long/had too many images but that took quite a while and it’s reasonably easy to use.

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Tizliz Wed 01-Sep-21 09:24:31

Try Instagram. It is really easy to post and attract followers.

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Pittcity Sat 18-Sep-21 09:21:51

I use Wix.
It's WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). Intuitive to use and free as long as you don't want a personalised web address and don't mind a few small ads on your site.
It's the address that costs and the price varies and needs to be renewed regularly ( like personal car number plates).

NotSpaghetti Sat 18-Sep-21 09:36:18

Car number plates are not renewed in the UK... but get your point Pittcity.

NotSpaghetti Sat 18-Sep-21 09:36:38

I use Squarespace but it does cost.

Pittcity Sat 18-Sep-21 09:40:39

I meant that the more snappy ones are more expensive than the less popular notspaghetti

Silverbridge Sat 18-Sep-21 09:51:16

This is an old thread that was resurrected by spammers but may be of interest to those seeking to set up a blog or more dynamic website.

I agree, Wix is simple to use - and limited-space paid packages are inexpensive but you do need to be aware that:

a. Wix do not host UK domain names. If you want you will need to buy and have that hosted separately. Linking your chosen domain host and the Wix content server is relatively simple.

b. many Wix templates are not compliant with the disability accessibility standards set by W3C - a requirement of the Equality Act 2010 . It's in the Wix small print that the developer is responsible for tweaking code to make content accessible to those with impaired vision, impaired hearing (if you have audio content) and impaired dexterity. It's alarming just how many amateur and even professional developers do not take this into account when designing sites.

Pittcity Sat 18-Sep-21 11:40:44

I didn't know that Silverbridge. Thanks for making me aware.

Silverbridge Sat 18-Sep-21 12:03:39

You are welcome Pittcity. If you are into this kind of thing, hop over to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) site for more information on standards.

It can seem very complicated but just a few tweaks to add:

good colour contrast
larger text options
alt-text for images
removal of unnecessary animated content
transcripts for audio content
shortest route (fewest clicks) to any given content
easy, memorable, consistent layout

can make a world of difference for people with various impairments.

The RNIB are good on this, of course:

but people often forget those with impaired hearing and dexterity issues or cognitive disabilities that can make animaited and moving content distressing. Content that needs lots of clicks and scrolling can be hard on arthritic hands.

I think companies like Wix focus to much on the look of a site and not the practical applications. Lots of flashy designs to chose from so people end up fitting the content to the template without thinking of who the end user is likely to be.

Bit of a hobby horse of mine. smile