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Sun Jun 22, 2014, 04:03 PM

I need a web hosting site that is free and easy and intuitive to use.

I have a professional site I use that I pay about $ 110 a year for. (Hypothetical name: MyProfessionalBizness.com)

But right now, I want to create a "Splash page" that can be used to promote the website.
(Hypothetical name: Intro&ExcitingStuffAboutMyProfessionalBizness.com)

To use my "real" website, I usually pay my computer tech about 50 bucks and he comes over and helps me for a few hours.

But I want this to be something I can do for free, especially since the tech guy is on vacation for another three weeks, and I wanna have this up by end of the week at the latest. It must be simple to do. But it must be good with handling images, because promoting on FB and twitter is getting more and more visual every day.

I especially appreciate information from folks who struggle with such chores, and not so much you professionals,as what is easy-peasey for you guys is often quite difficult for me. However, if you are a professional who has rec'ced a site to your mom or granma, and it worked for them, that would be an appropriate bit of help.

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Reply I need a web hosting site that is free and easy and intuitive to use. (Original post)
truedelphi Jun 2014 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2014 #1
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NRaleighLiberal Jun 2014 #4
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Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 04:11 PM

1. I really like Weebly - been using it for my site for a few years

weebly.com - very easy to use

my site - http://nctomatoman.weebly.com/

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 04:14 PM

2. I cannot get Weebly to save my work.

I spent two hours designing stuff there, and I don't think the work got saved?!?

I seemed to be in a loop where I could design stuff, but then when saved what I had designed, I was put back at the beginning of the process, back on the first page?

I am disappointed, as I liked what I had read about Weebly. But the whole point of this is to get away from having to spend hours of my life floundering about, trying to figure out how to do something, as is the case with my "real website."



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Response to truedelphi (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 04:30 PM

4. there is a two step process - a publish live, and a publish -

you need to do both - at least in the blog window....the publish live is just above the blog form, then publish at the upper right.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:30 AM

5. Anyhoo, I found great little Youtube video

That offered a tutorial of Weebly, and it is an hour or so, and it clearly explained a lot of stuff.

I really did not do thing in the two hours that I worked on Weebly on Saturday. Totally made a mishmash out of how they intended I operate their program.

But now I think I know how to approach it. I loved the way your site looks, and hopefully by the end of tomorrow, I will have my splash page up and running using Weebly! (It should not, of course, take the whole day, but I will have to create the web page in between my normal office duties etc.)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 22, 2014, 04:19 PM

3. Oh and BTW, your website is wonderful!

Nicely designed, crisp and to the point.

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