I just found out that I need a make a web site ASAP to advertise a program I just developed at WVU. It can be simple (especially to begin with) and I know nothing about Dreamweaver or Frontpage or anything about this.
Any hints about what program to use? Are there templates I can cheat off of?
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Here's the template site that was recommended to me. In the end, I didn't set up a website, but I did look through this site's offerings and liked them.
No soup for you!
Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo all have free/cheap web development tools and site hosting -
The one I'm familiar with is MSFT Office Live - www.officelive.com
You can have a quick and easy site set up on a 4th level domain (something like http://rthomas.office.live.com) in about 15 minutes.
PM me with any questions.
http://rthomas.office.live.com and there is nothing there. Can you put all my stuff there for me?
I have my web site. Took me all weekend to get three pages but it's a start.
No laughing. It took me all weekend.
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One real suggestion. Do something different with your e-mail address. There's a good probability that your current set-up will generate a lot of spam. Maybe move the e-mail link to your name and deleting your actual e-mail address.
There's also a web-site that will validate your HTML code (make sure you're not doing something too weird). I like using it as a final check of my code. http://validator.w3.org/
http://digitalcolony.com/lab/maskemail/maskemail.aspx (you have to save the image on your own server, or at least that's what the site suggests)
he actually shouldn't do what you're suggesting. In that way, the email address is still visible to any spam-bot that downloads the page and searches for the mail link.
The most practical solution is to just setup a separate mail account and don't get too attached to it. When it gets inundated with spam, change it.
Oh yeah, and as far as your page goes rthomas, this is really groovy for a first effort. Seriously. It's clean, readable, and better than 50% of websites out there.
Suggestions I would make to the page:
1) Center the content. Right now, everything is stuck on the left.
2) Make the links more prominent.
3) Maybe consider a different font. No one really uses Times New Roman for a website like this- usually it's Arial or Helvetica.
These changes are optional, just based on my preferences and background as a web developer. Leaving it the way it is also okay too!
Considering WVU makes your email address available through an open directory search, I'm not sure trying to mask it on your site would be worth it. Normally I'd make that recommendation too, but in this case, it may not help.
Good job, rthomas!
Out of curiosity, what tool did you end up using?
I guess the other thing he could do (that would be easy) would be to spell it out, though I suspect that a decent spam-bot would see through that.
Thanks for my factoid of the day.
The script is embedded near the very bottom of the page and is quite small. Look for the "Mail to:" section.