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Old 23-06-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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website photo hosting help

ok i was recently made redundant as a project manager from construction and
i have decided to go and start to sell my photos after alot of people telling me i could sell my work easily on line but i am struggling on building a website

i want to have a site which people can log on and then select the city they want to look at (as in the shoot in each city landmarks)

i want them to select a picture to buy then either with a drop down menu let them select what size and wot color of frame they want as in:

Small (Choc Brown Frame)
Small (Silver frame)
Small (black frame)
small (mounted)
small (print only)

Medium (Choc Brown Frame)
Medium (Silver frame)
Medium (black frame)
Medium (mounted)
Medium (print only)

Large (Choc Brown Frame)
Large (Silver frame)
Large (black frame)
Large (mounted)
Large (print only)

i want to be able to do the printing myself and post out myself and letting them pay either my google checkout or paypal

any ideas of wot type of software is out there that i can add to my hosting package and work on from there??

sadly i dont have money to pay a professional to build it

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Old 23-06-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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If you are quite a noice at website building and are unable to build your own, I'd go for some eCommerce site like actinic. It isn't freeware but you can have a free 30 day trial.

There are free ones out there that you may also try but I do know of someone who uses Actinic and finds it quite good.


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Who do you use for hosting? Some companies also have eCommerce sites as a hosting package. I'm sure that the company I use (1and1) do.

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Old 23-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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ok i was recently made redundant as a project manager from construction and
i have decided to go and start to sell my photos after alot of people telling me i could sell my work easily on line but i am struggling on building a website

i want to have a site which people can log on and then select the city they want to look at (as in the shoot in each city landmarks)

i want them to select a picture to buy then either with a drop down menu let them select what size and wot color of frame they want as in:

Small (Choc Brown Frame)
Small (Silver frame)
Small (black frame)
small (mounted)
small (print only)

Medium (Choc Brown Frame)
Medium (Silver frame)
Medium (black frame)
Medium (mounted)
Medium (print only)

Large (Choc Brown Frame)
Large (Silver frame)
Large (black frame)
Large (mounted)
Large (print only)

i want to be able to do the printing myself and post out myself and letting them pay either my google checkout or paypal

any ideas of wot type of software is out there that i can add to my hosting package and work on from there??

sadly i dont have money to pay a professional to build it

cheers
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Old 23-06-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
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Check out a program called Artisteer.

I design websites. e.g.

www.epde.co.uk <- 1/2 hr in artisteer + hand coding. Makes CSS a breeze.

Entirely Coded 'by hand':
www.kathylewisart.co.uk
http://www.new-forest-self-catering-holiday.co.uk/

Coding websites can be as simple or as damn complicated as you want ... depends on what you are trying to achieve. Also, if it is a business venture (i.e. your website is trying to sell something) then you will definately need to know how to design your website with SEO in mind (Search Engine Optimization)

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If you are quite a noice at website building and are unable to build your own, I'd go for some eCommerce site like actinic. It isn't freeware but you can have a free 30 day trial.

There are free ones out there that you may also try but I do know of someone who uses Actinic and finds it quite good.


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Who do you use for hosting? Some companies also have eCommerce sites as a hosting package. I'm sure that the company I use (1and1) do.

ezpz hosting a guy from here a few yrs back
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Sent you another PM mate with some details from a whois lookup of your 'lost' domain name.

If you have personally paid for this domain you should have the rights to change DNS etc.

I offer hosting which includes web/blog desgin. I also design sites as a hobbie e.g.
Have sent you the links via PM as I'm not sure they are meant to be posted here...

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ezpz hosting a guy from here a few yrs back

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