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Hello everyone.

This is my first topic, and i was just reading Promappers topic.

Well i did aplied to maps.com, and read all advices you guys gave him. So, well, i need i place to host my files, just show them, and people get to know me.

Any tips on good image servers?

Thnx

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I would suggest building a little website with contact information, sales pitches, portfolio etc. And buy yourself a domain!

Where to buy the hosting? I would look at friend's recommendation (sorry, I don't have any).

If you don't have the skills to do it, or the time to learn some basic web skills, I would look into buying a package with templates and a content management system.
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i've been using netfronts (in the USA) for a decade or so, and they've been great

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Where to buy the hosting? I would look at friend's recommendation (sorry, I don't have any).


Oh, I'm sure you have some friends :D
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I think that one of the cheapest and easiest ways to build a quick little web site is to build a blog, and then write your basic narratives on what people are viewing as "posts." It's not as robust as building an entire web site from scratch! However, you can avoid the costs of registering a domain, hosting that domain, and building that site as a result. The more I've played-around in WordPress and other blogging providers, the more I think this is a viable option for people who have a bit to say/share but don't have the time and money to build their own unique domain.

Not sure if that helps, but that would be another cheap, easy method for getting your work out there for people to review.

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I agree with Derek on the blog thing. You don't need to worry about technical aspects, just content.

Personally, I would recommend GoDaddy. Not really the cheapest or best, but I've been using them for years now for several websites and no problems so far. They actually offer a blog as one of their standard 'tools', image gallery too iirc, so if you're willing to spend a few $...
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Dave, I actually have two friends, according to my profile, I forgot that!

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The blog idea is a good one. Also check with your service provider; we use Earthlink at home, and each email address there includes 10MB of disk space. It also includes a very basic web page layout program (online). I've been meaning to do a basic perosnal page for a couple years, and this let me pull one together in about 1 1/2 hours.

But the blog would be prettier!

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Thanks for all the tips guys.

I have some average training in webdesign and html, coding, css, etc, but im not really in the mood to develop a whole website right now to host my images. That would be the ideal thing for sure, i already have layout, logo, and some stuff.

My time is short now, so cant put much effort in that. I will probalby insert my maps in some blog for now, and later on will transfer the contents to a website.

Tnhx again for all the tips. You will be seeing some of my work soon!

George

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Hi,

A new member Andy posted a link to his blog in this Thread. I think he has done a great job with it, also might serve as a good source of inspiration to fire up your own :)

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Google pages are another option: instant free web-site with basic page editing tools.
http://pages.google.com/
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Many options for you as you can see. Another one: Register a domain at Godaddy for example and have free hosting, with a few ads.
You could make an instant portfolio site if you have Photoshop CS - file>automate>web photo gallery (a good selection of templates here).
You could certainly combine that with the blog - which is updated content.




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