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Steve
08-16-2007, 05:58 PM
Yardguy wrote "what do i do after i download the zipped file i am confused"

After you download the zip file, you need to unzip it and then upload the files to your webserver.

Let us know if you get stuck anywhere.

pinkbaglady
08-19-2007, 05:23 PM
Hi, my name is Pinky I am trying to utilize your free web template but I am totally confused with what to do next. I have down loaded the template and unzipped it but what do I do next? Can somebody help PLEASE HELP:(

ritchiem
08-19-2007, 06:28 PM
well to make it easy you need an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver. Then you can edit text, images, tags and all the fun stuff. If you need further assistance give me a pm and we can work something out.

pinkbaglady
08-19-2007, 08:55 PM
I'VE JUST DOWNLOADED THE DREAMWEAVER PROGRAM. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT TO DO NEXT. YOU'LL NEED TO GO IN BABY STEPS AS I AM NOT VERY COMPUTER LITERATE. I KNOW HAVING A WEBSITE FOR MY BUSINESS WILL BE AN ASSET OTHERWISE, I WOULDN'T BE BOTHERED WITH ALL THIS FRUSTRATING STUFF. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.:)

ritchiem
08-19-2007, 09:32 PM
I would love to be able to walk you through Dreamweaver step by step...however, it would be much too difficult to do a step by step for you. If you are going to try and build the website yourself I would recommend you trying some of the Macromedia tutorials to start with.

tiedeman
08-22-2007, 07:09 PM
I personally use Front Page. Yes, it is a little tricky to get it. I have to experiment over and over again to figure out things.

pinkbaglady
08-28-2007, 05:30 PM
I downloaded a templet and saved it to my computer. I'm useing a free trail of dreamweaver. My question is how do I post the site on the web..

ritchiem
08-28-2007, 07:31 PM
you can upload the site using just about any ftp program (even Internet Explorer).

FTP = File Transfer Protocol

My favorite ftp program is CuteFTP. You need a hosting company and a registered URL (which I am sure you have already). Whois your hosting with?

pinkbaglady
08-29-2007, 06:42 PM
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by hosting company. I have roadrunner which is through time warner cable. As far as registered URL, can you explain it a little more..

ritchiem
08-29-2007, 06:50 PM
Whoa...true noob!!!

here is a simple approach...

Quote[/b] ]Title: What do URL and http mean?

Question:
I keep seeing references to these acronyms. URL and http. What are they?
How do I use them?

Answer:
The acronym "URL" stands for Uniform Resource Locator. The acronym "http"
stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. You don't need to remember either
of these definitions to function in today's information society. Rather,
try to remember that a URL is a World Wide Web address and that most World
Wide Web addresses begin with "http".

For instance, somewhere in today's newspaper there's probably a URL
advertising some Web site. I don't have a newspaper to adduce something
specific, but if I did it would look something like:

http://www.washington.edu

That, of course, is the Web address for the UW Home Page. It's a URL. See
how it begins "http." URLs based on the native transport scheme of the
Web, known as HTTP, start this way. So "http" is just a scheme for
transporting information. But not all URLs use this scheme. For instance,
many Web addresses use the familiar file transfer protocol (FTP) that has
been used on the Internet for years. An example URL based on FTP might
point you to C&C's anonymous ftp site:

ftp://ftp.cac.washington.edu

Regardless of the scheme, it's still just a URL, just a Web address. Any
time you come across a URL, you can navigate your way to it using a Web
browser. Most browsers have a way to "open" a URL. Netscape Navigator has
its "Open" button, and Lynx has its "Goto URL" command (press G). Each
will prompt you to enter a URL.

sourced from http://www.washington.edu/computing/faqs/html/www.url.definition

ritchiem
08-29-2007, 06:53 PM
a hosting company 'hosts' your web pages so the world can view them. You can find good and bad hosting companies out there...cheapest doesn't always mean the best. If I were going to recommend one it would have to be

www.1and1.com (http://1and1.com)

pinkbaglady
08-31-2007, 09:11 PM
Thanks Richard Murphy!!!! My husband and I really appreciate all of your help. We finally (or should I say he finally) got our website up and running. Check us out at MrCanDoPropertyMaintenance.com (http://www.MrCanDoPropertyMaintenance.com). http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif [B]http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

ritchiem
08-31-2007, 09:13 PM
good job http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

JODY84
09-01-2007, 11:56 AM
I'm a http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/newbie.gif at this stuff too.


I downloaded Dreamweaver and unzipped the templetes from this site and was able to edit the text, but I can't figure out how to edit the backround colors and the widths of the tables.

It's not as easy as I thought. I'm great with photoshop and designing my myspace page but this is truly frustrating! http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

JODY84
09-01-2007, 11:58 AM
Is there something easier then using 'Dreamweaver'....??

Steve
09-01-2007, 05:40 PM
Quote[/b] ]I can't figure out how to edit the backround colors and the widths of the tables.

If you get something up online, you can tell us what you want to change and we can show you how to change it.

Steve
09-01-2007, 05:41 PM
Oh and I love the name "Mr. Can Do Property Maintenance." That is fantastic.

pinkbaglady
09-04-2007, 09:33 PM
I recently signed on with 1 and 1 hosting. I finally got my site posted only to find out it's going to take 30 days before it can be seen in google search... Is this normal??? It seems a little odd, but this is my first time...

Steve
09-04-2007, 10:34 PM
I think you can submit your url to google to make it faster. Can we see your site?

JODY84
09-05-2007, 12:21 PM
Quote[/b] (pinkbaglady @ Sep. 04 2007,9:33)]I recently signed on with 1 and 1 hosting. I finally got my site posted only to find out it's going to take 30 days before it can be seen in google search... Is this normal??? It seems a little odd, but this is my first time...
What package do you have with them?? I paid like 6 bucks for the basic package with the websiter builder that really sucks.

I know I need to upgrade, but I'm not sure what package I need so I can use a templete from this site??

pinkbaglady
09-05-2007, 07:48 PM
SURE MY SITE IS MRCANDOPROPERTYMAINTENANCE.COM BUT REMEMBER YOU CAN'T GOOGLE IT. YOU HAVE TO TYPE IT IN UP AT THE VERY TOP. :blush:

pinkbaglady
09-05-2007, 07:51 PM
I GOT THE BUSINESS PACKAGE FOR $9.99 (SPECIAL). THERE ARE A LOT OF SERVICES AVAILABLE BUT I THINK 30 DAYS IS FAR TOO LONG TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY CUSTOMERS TO HAVE TO WAIT TO ACCESS MY WEBSITE. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Steve
09-05-2007, 07:51 PM
Very nice!

Here is the link to add your site to google.

http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl

pinkbaglady
09-05-2007, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the link. I submitted my url to google. How long does the process usually take.

Steve
09-05-2007, 10:13 PM
I don't know.

There is such a science to search engine optimization, at first I don't know what you would search for to find your site except for maybe your business name in quotes.

It can be very difficult to get your site ranked hign.

Have you thought of the different key words you would like to be able to search for to find your site?