Windows 10: Web design for Real beginners - Ms Expression Web 4 or Wordpress
Web design for Real beginners - Ms Expression Web 4 or Wordpress
I'm a REAL BEGINNER at this stuff - not even 101 - probably 001 !!!!- and doing it just for fun currently - although I do Vinyl Record cutting for people so eventually I'll want a business and shopping basket site. - Much later though after I've learned a bit more.
Should I start locally (i.e not upload until tested) with Ms web expression 4 or free bit of Wordpress.
Note I'm a real BEGINNER at this but do know what php is and have no problem with things like servers etc.
I've got a slew of VM's running so no problem if I hose it all up and start again.
I know there's a zillion and one Google links but it's often better to get info from people who've started out with the same knowledge as me for creating this stuff --i.e ZERO !!!!
Thanks to anybody who replies
Jimbo, YOU cut vinyl? As in master, pressing etc...
If you are having a cart then you are better using an off the shelf solution as securing scripts against hacking attempts is a minefield and best handled by experts.
Hi there @bra10n
I've been doing that for a LONG time -- I've got old Vinyl cutting hardware (still needs XP to run -- so on a VM) - I often do things like copying tracks for people from CD's to Vinyl / bespoke stuff etc.
Until recently the most difficult bit was in sourcing the Blanks !!!! now these seem to be much more readily available.
People also like 45's / LP's with custom labels / photos on them and sleeve design (just started doing that).
I'm semi retired from Engineering these days so between gigs I do this and mess around a bit with Stock day trading -- keeps me busy.
that's good advice -- however long before I get to that stage I need some practice in just having a go with web design -- then at least I can see where loopholes are and other weaknesses of running / attempting to run an online business.
TBH I'd go for something like Wordpress+Magento - there would be a good learning curve and more than enough stuff for you to play with without trying to reinvent the wheel, once you have seen what you can do with mature software then you could maybe look at doing something yourself.
In fact head on over to Sitepoint.com, that community is dedicated to all aspects of Web Design / Development. Plus resources and books for new comers like yourself.
This could help you get started: (Old but still relevant as the basics haven't changed.)
Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner's Guide
We live in a modern world now were you need a site to run on all sorts of devices you can have a site like that in 2 hours the modern way is to use flexbox A Complete Guide to Flexbox | CSS-Tricks using old methods it would take days there are lots of tutors over on youtube get it going in 30 mins Flexbox Tutorial (CSS): Real Layout Examples - YouTube
another good way is to use bootstrap used on loads of sites Bootstrap Tutorial - YouTube
The All Seeing Eye
I agree with @logicearth. Another page you should visit is W3Schools.
I'd say the answer depends on how you value your time. Expression Web 4 provides a lot more flexibility with designing web pages that does WordPress, but the price you pay for this is a lot more time required to learn a lot more about HTML, CSS, different browser capabilities, HTML publishing, etc. WordPress provides less overall flexibility, but you can get a working website up a lot faster, and maintain it easier, with WordPress.
I recently decided to add a blog to my site and opted for WordPress to do that. My site (Home) is old, originally developed with FrontPage, and then every version of Expression Web, and I just didn't want to take the time to do the blog in Expression Web. I'm convinced I made the right decision.
Also, as was stated above, if you are going to do monetary transactions on your site you really should use a 3rd party site development tool to ensure privacy and hacking resistance.
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I am looking for some expert help with Wordpress & Woo Commerce. Perhaps an expert with this could drop me a private message. I don't want to share the site publicly.
Thanks in advance.
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