what web /blog developer do you use ....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mood, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    although I use zenfolio for a hosting site
    I would like, at some point, to develop a blog page or my own web site, where pictures can be viewed larger than zenfolio

    I am not so interested in ordering /printing, but more for viewing

    who do you use/ recommend ?

    links would be great

    TIA
     
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  2. dan1son

    dan1son

    Sep 24, 2007
    Austin
    Most serious website owners/bloggers don't really use a specific company for anything other than hosting. Something like www.bluehost.com is good and inexpensive. There are a lot of them out there though.

    Once you get a host and buy a domain name you'd have to setup a website of some kind. Common "content management systems" (CMS) right now include Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, etc. I use Drupal (initial setup is not for the novice) and have been very happy with it. Most CMS apps use a SQL database as a backend and once setup have very nice web based configuration and content creation that's easy for anyone to use.

    If you're just wanting a simple blog without your own domain, checkout www.blogger.com or www.livejournal.com.
     
  3. Taylor

    Taylor

    May 21, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    I use Bluehost and Wordpress on it. I'm not very good with CSS myself, otherwise I'd develop my own system. Right now I have a customized Wordpress blog that I based off a template.
     
  4. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    thanks Taylor and dan1
    I will look at bluehost

    obviuously, creating ones own website would be best I guess
    heres a link to what I have in mind generally

    www.ashotapart.com
     
  5. tintingkc

    tintingkc Guest

    For those of you savy in Photoshop here is a great link. http://www.medialab.com/sitegrinder/ The program works great and is real easy to use. More advanced people will usually go through and clean up the code a bit but it works great either way.
     
  6. I'm guessing you do not use a mac or you would have probably checked iweb
     
  7. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    and you are correct
     
  8. Sent you a PM.
     
  9. I use wordpress (at Nikongear.com) but am still looking for a theme I really like.
     
  10. Using Wordpress for the text and Plogger as image gallery. I've integrated the Plogger galleries in my blog and it looks nice.
     
  11. Pixelpost is pretty good for photoblogs (it's what I used for mine) and you can use something like Coppermine Photo Gallery for a pretty simple gallery.
     
  12. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    I use Wordpress too: http://chris101.nikongear.com/
    I find Wordpress to be unnecessarily complex when managing multiple users. But it is a fun environment to experiment in.


    I also use a custom CMS built by Propeller:
    http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/index.php?page=29&subpage=577
    It is extremely versatile and very easy to keep a complex common thread, but talk about S L O W development! I can take a nap waiting to publish!


    For my personal blog, I chose Radio Userland:
    http://radio.weblogs.com/0101365/
    Customizable to the max! But having the entire blog located on my own computer mens that I cannot update it from any other location! But it IS secure this way.


    Finally I use Photoshop's Web Gallery and Apple's Dot Mac (I mean mobileme.com :rolleyes:  ) to publish simple photo galleries. For example:
    http://homepage.mac.com/cheilman1/
    This is a very quick way to put a set of pictures up on the web without any "programming" at all. And only a smal set of customizable options as well, so I don't have to do a lot of planning.


    I think I have a couple more blogs out there too, but I can't think of them at the moment....
     
  13. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    thanks everyone
    I will check out all the options you have given me

    Stacey,,returned pm..thanks
     
  14. Dr3vil

    Dr3vil Guest

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