Web advice needed

From: John Aldrich 
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A lot of you probably don't know I've taken up photography. I'd like  
to make it so it's at least taking in SOME money eventually... to do  
that I need to set up a portfolio website to publicize my work.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good web host and web back-end,  
i.e. Drupal vs whatever... I *may* eventually want to be able to sell  
prints out of the website, so that's something to keep in mind.

Keep in mind that I'm more of a desktop hardware geek than a web geek  
(and rapidly falling behind the times in that respect as well!) so I  
would prefer to have something with a nice GUI interface (NOT Front  
Page, though!) to help me build and maintain the website.

Probably start out fairly low traffic... few dozen visitors per month,  
probably. :D Hopefully I'll expand that fairly quickly.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ I would absolutely recommend against rolling your own site. There are several sites that are designed to help budding amateur photographers sell their wares. Google around... you'll find them. -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ +10 DO NOT build your own site.=20 Then you will be focusing on the frame, and not the art that is in it. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon www.snapfon.com B: 423.535.9968 F: 423.265.9820 M: 423.331.0725 phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com several sites that are designed to help budding amateur photographers = sell their wares. -=3D- wrote: to make it so it's at least taking in SOME money eventually... to do = that I need to set up a portfolio website to publicize my work. i.e. Drupal vs whatever... I *may* eventually want to be able to sell = prints out of the website, so that's something to keep in mind. (and rapidly falling behind the times in that respect as well!) so I = would prefer to have something with a nice GUI interface (NOT Front = Page, though!) to help me build and maintain the website. probably. :D Hopefully I'll expand that fairly quickly.

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ So related to John's question: I've got a friend who's a woodworker: http://segurafurniture.blogspot.com/ I wandered over to his place to talk at lunch time because I'm gonna build a sailboat tomorrow (kinda, the other reason I wandered over was to pick up a hull to put the rigging on, but he and I can build that hull in an hour and a half with hand tools, so I'm saving myself 90 minutes). Anyway, he got to talking about organizing pictures of his work so that he can keep track of them and, when a client says "I want a dining room table", he can quickly find all the dining room tables. Is there any simple solution obviously better than just using tags in blogspot? The only big issue I can see is that he's a few years behind in taking and uploading pictures, so I want to help him bulk update these things somehow. Dan

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=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ +1. Add to that the benefit of masses knowing about the larger site. The on= ly way I would suggest rolling your own is if you have a well established br= and. -AW ral sites that are designed to help budding amateur photographers sell their= wares. =3D- ake it so it's at least taking in SOME money eventually... to do that I need= to set up a portfolio website to publicize my work. rupal vs whatever... I *may* eventually want to be able to sell prints out o= f the website, so that's something to keep in mind. d rapidly falling behind the times in that respect as well!) so I would pref= er to have something with a nice GUI interface (NOT Front Page, though!) to h= elp me build and maintain the website. obably. :D Hopefully I'll expand that fairly quickly.

=============================================================== From: rdflowers ------------------------------------------------------ You don't say -- either of you -- how you're hosted. If cpanel, go through fantastico and install 2 or 3 CMS's of your choice and a picture gallery or two, play with existing themes, rinse, repeat. Drupal, b2evolution, jango, wordpress, etc. This seems like an "of course" kind of thing to me. If I'm wrong, someone stroke me with a small cluestick. Obviously I'm missing something here, if Dan is asking this. ----- Message from danlyke@flutterby.com --------- Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 16:55:22 -0800 From: Dan Lyke Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Web advice needed To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah, my question was about which (possibly weblog) software/hosted site was good for creating photo collections, not so much how to install it. Dan

=============================================================== From: "Dr.D " ------------------------------------------------------ Need hosting.. Coastlandtech.com .. That is what I do. And you can talk to the owner of the company if you like.. Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress From hardest to use to the simplest.. Any of them are a click or two for the installs from the server control panel. Wordpress a blog software that can to web pages. Joomla, A web page software that can also do blogs. Drupal, Can do it all, but has to be made to anything.. Don -----Original Message----- From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of John Aldrich Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 7:38 PM To: chugalug@chugalug.org Subject: [Chugalug] Web advice needed A lot of you probably don't know I've taken up photography. I'd like to make it so it's at least taking in SOME money eventually... to do that I need to set up a portfolio website to publicize my work. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good web host and web back-end, i.e. Drupal vs whatever... I *may* eventually want to be able to sell prints out of the website, so that's something to keep in mind. Keep in mind that I'm more of a desktop hardware geek than a web geek (and rapidly falling behind the times in that respect as well!) so I would prefer to have something with a nice GUI interface (NOT Front Page, though!) to help me build and maintain the website. Probably start out fairly low traffic... few dozen visitors per month, probably. :D Hopefully I'll expand that fairly quickly.