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zechs3

Limp Gawd
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Hello all,

I have been trying to build a small site to showcase my work for a while now.
I picked up a book on HTML and CSS a while back and gave it a go, but I'm not really satisfied.
The whole thing just looks like a hobbyist job. Especially on mobile devices.

Is there anyone here who wouldn't mind taking a look at my site?

My ask are :

Is my code salvageable?

How much would it cost to get it in line with some of my competitors?

Someone has already suggested starting fresh with Wordpress, thoughts? (least favorite option)

Thanks in advance,
 

modi123

Supreme [H]ardness
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Sure - shoot me a message with it.

Though, yes - wordpress/drupal/joomla are good places to go. Themes are cheap bordering on free, the designs are tested, and frees most folk up from having to be part time web devs to just having an online presence and go about doing what ever they are doing.
 

zechs3

Limp Gawd
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Sure - shoot me a message with it.

Though, yes - wordpress/drupal/joomla are good places to go. Themes are cheap bordering on free, the designs are tested, and frees most folk up from having to be part time web devs to just having an online presence and go about doing what ever they are doing.
Thanks, sent it over.
 

Kardonxt

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Someone has already suggested starting fresh with Wordpress, thoughts? (least favorite option)


WordPress isn't [H] but it's the quickest way to get a professional looking site with minimal knowledge (short of real god awful offerings like wix). The free templates can look a bit generic, but there are plenty of affordable paid ones that can give you a very nice site that is super easy to manage content on.

IMHO if you work in a tech field, or your customers do, you may want to avoid it simply for the stigma. Otherwise there is northing wrong with a nice WP site, just be sure to keep it updated.
 

UnknownSouljer

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For most people that don't want to spend time programming (IE: non coders) and getting a site up I recommend moving to Squarespace. It's like $120 a year, but honestly for the lack of headache I'm super happy I went that way.
I did WordPress for about 4 years, and was never happy. It takes too many plugins to get all the functionality and every update you need to backup your entire site and hope that the update doesn't break your site or break all your plugins (I paid for themes too that I was reasonably happy with - but even then, again, far too much stuff would work or not work). And frankly that was never a great feeling. On Squarespace I don't have the granular control like on Wordpress, but to me it was a fair trade to have a less customizable site for one that does what I need it to do and just works and requires zero coding. I also prefer Squarespace to Wix. Wix has more control, but if you change themes or looks then essentially you have to rebuild everything over again on Wix. And also, just in general their templates don't look good. Wheras Squarespace ones look good out of the box, even if "generic" (until you customize them a bit).
 
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