I'm not very good at web editing but I'd like to construct an online
portfolio for my daughter to show her work.
I thought of going to a web editing forum for advice but I would be
more likely to be baffled by the experts there, promoting their own
Basically, I'm wondering whether I should go for an off the peg
Wordpress template or attempt the simplest, go it alone tutorial I can
I'd like to think I could eventually develop the ability to produce a
site that was accessible to the disabled. Truth to tell, I'll be lucky
if I can manage to come up with something that's accessible to anyone
at my level of expertise.
Try mocking it up in BlueGriffon which at the basic use level is a drag
and drop wysiwyg interface but will let you look under the hood too.
It is also free (although they charge for the manual).
Depends really how complex you want to go. Irfanview can be persuaded to
output reasonable web gallery HTML script to tinker with too.
On Tuesday, 8 October 2019 10:03:33 UTC+1, Mike Halmarack wrote:
The free hosted Wordpress at wordpress.com is so limited it's hardly worth
bothering with (their ads, no custom themes, no plugins, no Google Analytic
s, etc). You'd be better using Google Sites IMHO.
If you want powerful Wordpress you need to pay wordpress.com (quite a lot o
f) money for a 'business', or use a Wordpress installation on your own serv
er (self hosting), which unless you have your own physical server usually m
eans paying someone for a virtual server - and most of those can automatica
lly set up a standard Wordpress hosted site with a couple of clicks from a
Basic HTML is okay for static sites but once you want to add in responsiven
ess to smartphones and tablet browsers, commenting and social media plugins
etc I'd be looking at some form of Content Management System, of which Wor
dpress may be most suitable.
If it's good enough for the White House, Cap Gemini and Network Rail ...
There are scripts to import a free wordpress.com site into a self-hosted wo
rdpress.org site if you want to start simple/free.
On Tuesday, 8 October 2019 15:16:33 UTC+1, Mike Halmarack wrote:
Next week, I'll be taking questions about minor surgical procedures.
I played with free Wordpress a couple of weeks back, it really is so limited and everything is a sell to try to get you to upgrade to a paid plan.
On Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:03:31 +0100, Mike Halmarack
I know there are a lot of Wordpress critics, probably for very good
reason. I saw a youtube vid on using a free template that was
basically a customisable portfolio setup. I may regret it ultimately
but I'll probably learn something useful from the experience.
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