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Fellow Lightstalkers….need advice as to how to create my own website? Willing to look into web design apps and do most of da work. but have never done before. something simple where I can put up a decent photo gallery.

by Adam Cohen at 2004-07-20 11:17:34 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Get a hold of Dreamweaver for mac or PC. It makes setting up a web site fairly simple. If you have Photoshop (which I am assuming) you can also use Imageready to easily make PSD files into HTML tables + graphics.

With both of these programs, and a decent book, you could do it in a weekend.


by [unverified member] | 20 Jul 2004 11:07 | | Report spam→
Thanks man……will check it out.

by Adam Cohen | 20 Jul 2004 11:07 | | Report spam→
If you have a Mac, use RapidWeaver. Fast, neat. I use it to build portfolio sites.

by Ando Perez | 20 Jan 2008 07:01 | Cornwall, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Try Slide Show Pro. Take a look a my sites

by bobby durston | 20 Jan 2008 09:01 | Hermosa Beach, CA, United States | | Report spam→
bobby – i like your site! very clean lines, not dissimilar to my own which i am trying to improve upon. is slide show pro a stand-alone program or do you have to use it in conjunction with some other flash program?

also, what timing do you use for your slide shows? i have a fairly fast cable connection and i’m getting 10-12 seconds between images.

by david sutherland | 20 Jan 2008 14:01 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
you might want to try iWeb, assuming you use a mac, and embed Soundslides or another slideshow program like Simpleviewer into the html. not too tricky for the computer savvy. i used Soundslides, check it out: www.davidlroot.com.

good luck,

by David Root | 20 Jan 2008 16:01 (ed. Jan 20 2008) | New York, United States | | Report spam→
My sites were designed using Slide Show Pro through Flash. They also have a plug in for LightRoom. All versions are $25 and the Director programme to manage it is $25. It is a really huge programme and allows for amazing amount of customizing. My site has a 5 second transition.

by bobby durston | 20 Jan 2008 16:01 | Hermosa Beach, CA, United States | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 20 Jan 2008 16:01 | Austin, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
You can set up a blog with blogger, movabletype or wordpress with very little effort. A huge advantage is that you won’t have to learn any code, or struggle with learning web site development.

I just set up a photo blog with wordpress and posting there is as easy as writing an email.

by Laurie Mc Ginley | 20 Jan 2008 19:01 | Saint Paul, MN, United States | | Report spam→
If you’re looking to create still image galleries, and maybe host some .mov files, I give liveBooks a full, honest endorsement. Yes, I do work for the company, but I’m proud to recommend the service. These sites are built upon Flash, yet the user-admin program that they’ve designed is insanely easy to use, and you’ll be able to update your site within 5 minutes from anywhere.

Pro sites currently come with blog-links, multimedia compatibility, and other bells&whistles.

The price can seem a bit high, but is usually comparable to whatever a web designer will charge, and you won’t pay to update your site each time. And if you’re a student/educator, the liveBooks|edu pricing is unrivaled for what you get. (but no video at this time)

by William Widmer | 20 Jan 2008 20:01 | San Francisco, CA, United States | | Report spam→
liveBooks top out the storage space at 3 GB, not enough for my stupid site.

by Stupid Photographer | 20 Jan 2008 21:01 | Holy Smokes, Holy See | | Report spam→
i use vi ( http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/software/unixgeneral/vi101.html ) to do my site,

i also use sounds slides ( http://www.soundslides.com/) and simple viewer ( http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/ )

simple viewer example: http://gnook.org/messengers/ , what i really like is that it automatically resizes the images for screen size. photoshop and photomechanic can automatically build simpleviewer sites.

my favourite part of my site is that its free, $0 on extra software (though i am planning on spending the $40 for SS) and $0 on monthly fees (i know the guy that hosts it) but it would only be $5/month if i didn’t. and i get all those bells and whistles, i can even embed video.

its a photography site right? its about the photos, not the website. the smaller, less obtrusive the site is the faster the photos load and the more space there is for them.

i guess i should mention that i took most of my site down recently, but it was mostly like it is now just more links and more SV galleries.

ps. the messenger thing is a work in progress not for public viewing so don’t complain about the photos being repetitious.

by sbramin | 20 Jan 2008 21:01 (ed. Jan 20 2008) | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→

You are able to add additional storage space to pro (not edu) sites if need really be. I’m sure that liveBooks would be willing to work with you if your stupid site requires more than 3GB of storage. In most cases, this amount of space has proven to be more than adequate.

by William Widmer | 20 Jan 2008 21:01 | San Francisco, CA, United States | | Report spam→
Ya, sorry, but anything that Livebooks can do, Slide Show Pro can do too……. for $50. So what, you spend $100 a year on a hosting package and maybe $200 for someone to set it up for you. I count $350 compared to $$$$$ from Livebooks,; and I’m also getting tired of seeing Livebooks sites just like as an art director seeing 11×14 leather portfolios with embossed names coming in. Sure they satisfy the requirement but they show no creativity in their final execution. It might be a minor point but its still a point.

by bobby durston | 21 Jan 2008 06:01 | Hermosa Beach, CA, United States | | Report spam→

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