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Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:54 pm PostPost subject: Building a website
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EVENING ALL,

Iv just bought 2 domains www.cdrefrigerationservices.co.uk and www.cdrefrigeration.co.uk.

Now thats the easy part. So whats the next step ?? Is it bascally just get all the content which i want for the site ie products, what we do etc etc.

I also want be able to sell things ie pics, small description and then purchase it and pay by card.

Thing is am not website guru so please put it in stupid form for me

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Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:08 pm PostPost subject:
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most things you need are prob readily available already so no real need to hard code anything.

I.e you can setup a 'shop'by using a free one (ours is free), but if you want to take card etc that may require some expense.

Basically write/draw what you want on a bit of paper, work out how you'd like to navigate to/from these different pages then take it from there.
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Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:58 pm PostPost subject:
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Speak to Michael Riding. Mikey#1 on edinburgh cruise and jdmy0. Not got a note of his email just now.

Hes made a few sites before and has some good ideas. Wont cost you anywhere near as much as a company either.. Your better getting someone else to put something together if your waning it to look professional and create the right image.
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Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:34 pm PostPost subject:
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Hi Craig,

If your doing it yourself, you'll need a program to build the web-site (microsoft frontpage, etc).

You'll need an ftp program to download what you've built on your computer onto the WWW (cuteftp, etc)

Finally you'll need a host for the site.
Lots of free ones about, but if you have a lot of images, you may need to pay. (I use XCalibre in Livingston)

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Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:45 pm PostPost subject:
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some advice.....

Dont use free hosting for a business website ... totally wrong impression.
Dont have a business website full of flashing pics and animations etc. Simple, plain and full of usefull info and relevent pics.
If you sell somthing list the price. I hate sites with no prices Laughing
I have a copy of dream weaver on my FTP site you can DL. You'll need the registration code though (google).
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AK wrote:
some advice.....

Dont use free hosting for a business website ... totally wrong impression.
Dont have a business website full of flashing pics and animations etc. Simple, plain and full of usefull info and relevent pics.
If you sell somthing list the price. I hate sites with no prices Laughing
I have a copy of dream weaver on my FTP site you can DL. You'll need the registration code though (google).


Agree.
My site isn't the fanciest about, but I do get lots of comments that it's easy to get around, with clear photos of the exact parts, and good descriptions.

I use XCalibre, never had any problems with them, and when I was setting it all up and pretty clueless, they were happy for me to drop in for advice.
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Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:39 pm PostPost subject:
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Thanks for the advice guys

I want a very professional site with all the info on the products etc etc. Money is not an issue u dont get real professionalism for free unfortunalty Rolling Eyes

These are some of my old companys i used to work for just for sum of my ideas

www.capitalcooling.co.uk
www.fosterrefrigerator.co.uk

I try and do alot of the design myself but will prob get someone to put it from paper to website.

Which program will i use to put it on the pc to design it??

thanks very much for the responce

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Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:13 am PostPost subject:
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AK wrote:
some advice.....

Dont use free hosting for a business website ... totally wrong impression.
Dont have a business website full of flashing pics and animations etc. Simple, plain and full of usefull info and relevent pics.
If you sell somthing list the price. I hate sites with no prices Laughing
I have a copy of dream weaver on my FTP site you can DL. You'll need the registration code though (google).


hows about a copy of dream weaver, ive just deleted my site cause it was gash, away to start again Smile
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Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:17 pm PostPost subject:
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I work for a refrigeration company also Craig, but as a case fitter Cool
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Dunk - was going to reply to this earlier but slipped my mind Laughing PM on its way
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PM recieved thanking you young sir Razz
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scib4 wrote:
I work for a refrigeration company also Craig, but as a case fitter Cool


ah which company do you work for??
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craigpcg wrote:
scib4 wrote:
I work for a refrigeration company also Craig, but as a case fitter Cool


ah which company do you work for??


Elite Refrigeration mate.
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Ah yeah i no who they are Smile

How long you worked there for??
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craigpcg wrote:
Ah yeah i no who they are Smile

How long you worked there for??


About 10 years Laughing
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