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    Anne and Paul
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        We are moving to Crete next year, but in the meantime are going to do B & B here in the UK.  I need to create a website, but have never done one before.  Is anyone willing to give me a few tips about how to go about it please?  I’ve looked at various sites, but would rather have somone point me in the right direction.

        Anne

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            Hi Anne and Paul

            Being from North Wales I’ve done quite a few B&B websites over the years.
            I’m not really in the business any longer but will gladly help you out with hosting and any coding problems you might come up against.

            Send me a PM or an email if I can be of service

            Geoff

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            marionb
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                Hi

                Have you tried yout local tourist information/chamber of commerce/local council they generally have schemes to assist in getting B & B publicity. You could also go to your nearest FE college and they will show you how to write your own web site using Microsoft front page although you might have to pay for the course. Getting it hosted and launched is the trick though. I have taught this and it was part of Computer Literacy (CLAIT)

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                Anne and Paul
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                    Thanks Marion, I will look into what courses are available and contact the tourist board as well

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                    Eleni13
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                        It might be an idea to see if your ISP has a facility. Many give free webspace and simple software for site creation as part of their package.

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                            Hi ANNE +PAUL

                            Dont know if your sorted yet, but I found a reasonable site who will give you free webspace, to create your website.
                            I found it dead easy to set up and maintain. it may be worth a look.
                            http://www.freewebs.com The basic free package is fine for most things but they do offer an upgrade for a small fee.

                            del 8-)

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                            Anne and Paul
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                                Yes, my ISP does have a facility, but I thought I would try to pick some brains first. Am now checking ot freewebs site.

                                Thanks for the help

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                                    While free web space may seem attractive it does not present a very good impression for a business. Typically you usually finish up with a pretty anonymous web address. There are many companies that provide domain name registration and web hosting at pretty low cost, see http://www.1and1.co.uk as an example. This would allow you to have a web address that reflects your business. Most of these offer web-building tools as part of the package. To get started you can easily pick an existing template and simply fill in your own information, e.g. a couple of pictures and some text. To do this you don’t need to know anything about how web pages work. You only need to be able to cut and paste and type. Once you are up and running you can start to learn other techniques and then refine it.

                                    Warwick

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                                    Anne and Paul
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                                        Thanks Warwick, secretly I was relying on a reply from you!!!!

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                                            Yep I’d agree with Warwick that skimping on webspace domain registration is not good if you want to create a pro image.

                                            Too many websites have sub domains that no-one can remember.

                                            Geoff

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                                                Kilkis wrote: see http://www.1and1.co.uk as an example.

                                                Another one worth a look is http://www.123-reg.co.uk

                                                Filippos.

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                                                    In my opinion, the most user-friendly and accessible hosting service http://www.godaddy.com/

                                                    They have 24-hour customer service and the price is very reasonable. They are perfect for a single, low-bandwidth website. I’ve run one of my client’s sites with godaddy for 5 years and I’ve had no problems.

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                                                    Anne and Paul
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                                                        Thanks, looks like I’m spoilt for choice now – a busy evening ahead for me

                                                        Anne

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                                                            Anne, Paul,
                                                            If you have some time left (in the evening ?) I would suggest you take everything in your own hands and built a site yourself. I have made mine also myself, started with FrontPage 2000 and now I am using Dreamweaver. Not the easiest one, but if you have time you learn fast. I also bought my own domain name, as in my profile below, it costs me about 30 euros a year, including my own email addresses, and hosting. It is really fun, and it’s all my own!
                                                            If you need help or an example set up let me know and I will help you.
                                                            Paul

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                                                            Anne and Paul
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                                                                Thanks Paul, I had a look at dreamweaver earlier in the week, but it seemed a bit too advanced for me. Have now created an account at http://www.123-reg.co.uk so tonight I am going to sit and have a go. Thanks for the offer, I just might end up having to take you up on it!
                                                                Anne

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                                                                    If you use Front Page to build a site be careful what features you allow it to include. Some advanced features are specific to Windows. Often the cheaper hosting packages are on Linux or something similar. If you let Front Page include Windows specific options and the site is hosted on Linux it will not work correctly. If you use the hosting company’s own page builder you shouldn’t have a problem. They can be slow on dial up but should be OK on broadband.

                                                                    Good luck

                                                                    Don’t forget to tell us your address when it is up and running.

                                                                    Warwick

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                                                                    avacadoazzurro
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                                                                        naxosbe wrote: Anne, Paul,
                                                                        If you have some time left (in the evening ?) I would suggest you take everything in your own hands and built a site yourself. I have made mine also myself, started with FrontPage 2000 and now I am using Dreamweaver. Not the easiest one, but if you have time you learn fast. I also bought my own domain name, as in my profile below, it costs me about 30 euros a year, including my own email addresses, and hosting. It is really fun, and it’s all my own!
                                                                        If you need help or an example set up let me know and I will help you.
                                                                        Paul

                                                                        If you meant to say "my hosting is thirty euros per year," then that is a good deal. However, if someone is hosting you, it is NOT "all your own." You have to abide by their hosting rules, bandwidth restrictions and etc. . .

                                                                        Multiple email addresses are standard in %99.9 of hosting services.

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                                                                        Anne and Paul
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                                                                            I’ll let you know the address IF it’s any good (ha ha), otherwise I’ll keep it a secret! Compared to what some of you have already created it’ll look quite pathetic I would imagine. However we all have to start somewhere I guess.

                                                                            I’ve really appreciated the replies from you all :D

                                                                            Anne

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                                                                                I found that having had a website designed by a friend, the next hurdle was to get it to the top of the search engine ratings. There’s no point in having a brilliantly designed site if no-one can find it. I am sure that Geoff and the other experts have advice on this. Satcure also gave a link to a very useful page of info. on the subject some time ago-perhaps he would do that again, if we ask him nicely???

                                                                                ::) ::)

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                                                                                    Below is the link of the company that is hosting my site, I pay 30 Euros a year, inclusive my Domain name, and still got webmail because the rates where changed since I started my hosting there. I think it is sufficient enough for a normal moderate website such as mine…
                                                                                    http://www.in.be/

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