| 2:34 pm on Oct 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld
You are at right place , i wished i had knew about WebmasterWorld when i started learning this stuff :)
Here is the thread just for you to get along web development.
| 3:46 pm on Oct 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
One non-technical advice - before you start to actually do anything make sure you are 100% sure what you want to do.
Do not hire a programmer to build your website unless you already have each and every page of your website-to-be drawn by a designer. It is much more expensive to change IT things than to make another drawing.
| 6:17 pm on Oct 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I second benevolent001's link, it's a matter of coincidence that mack just posted that a few days ago.
Another, if you haven't built your site yet, or even considered the concept, start with this question:
What problems will my web site solve for my visitors?
It doesn't matter what the problem is - boredom (youtube) buy something (ecommerce), sell something (craiglist,eBay) - if your site doesn't solve visitor's problems it will fail.
Source, and much more good advice on what NOT to do: webpagesthatsuck.com [webpagesthatsuck.com]
Most site owners get this backwards - they start with the design, the look. Visitors don't come to your site to ooh and awe at your design, they come to solve a problem. Crack this nut and it will all start to work for you.
| 2:16 pm on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)|
On another forum I regularly see requests for recommendations for web design software. I always post back "pencil and paper".
In this sense I am thinking of the logical structure not the decoration.
| 3:28 pm on Nov 9, 2009 (gmt 0)|
It is pretty tough to sum things up here in this small space. But, most importantly never allow someone to spam your website. That is the most important thing to do.