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So, I’ve reached a point in my career where I probably need to stop mooching off of free services and create my own website.

The problem?

The last time I had my own website, I was sixteen and firmly believed in some weird movement called the Save the Electrons which preached that black backgrounds on websites saved energy. Or something like that. It was black with neon green text. There were frames.

Obviously, technology has come quite a long ways since those days, and while I’ve had to program the odd thing in my day, I find myself staring at my options without an ounce of understanding. You don’t even really have to program anything any more these days, just pick some sort of engine and a theme and buy a domain, and tada, you’re good to go.

I have two engineering degrees; this should not be as confusing as it is for me.

KD has been a dear and is trying to explain things to me and it is like she is speaking Klingon.

For those of you out there who run your own website, what do you suggest for someone who’s been mooching for the past ten years? I just want something simple and clean and customizable with all the landsquid a girl could want. Something where I can stick on widgets and social media buttons and have it look lovely and professional. Yeeeeessss.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I know nothing about creating a website, but Joomla seems to be a popular tool.

    Perhaps also of interest/helpful to you: top-rated host: DreamHost http://lifehacker.com/5546722/best-personal-web-host-dreamhost (no idea if the provided discount code still works)
    Tools for your personal website: http://lifehacker.com/5161867/top-10-tools-for-your-blog-or-web-site

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  2. Posted by shannon on 2012/01/17 at 6:47 AM

    WordPress is a really good start, you just need to get it all on your own hosting with your own domain. You’ll have a lot more control that way. Then if its not diverse enough, you can expand into a content management system (joomla is a good one). Someday I’ll get everything set up on my domain the way I like it and ill stop hiding it.

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