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Old 14-04-2009, 13:02   #1
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Question Which Software to use??

This may not be the best place to post this (and if it's not feel free to move it) but it seemed like a good place to start.

Here's what I'm wanting to do: I'd like to document my refit project on line via a web site where I can post pictures and have a place for people to comment and share information on the project as it evolves. Unfortunately I stopped being a techie when I stopped being a FORTRAN jock and some darn fool killed DOS! (Am I showing my age or what?)

Would any of you technically oriented, gifted folks out there care to point me in the direction of which program to use for this task, and where might be the best location to find an appropriate host? I'd appreciate the help.

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Old 14-04-2009, 15:22   #2
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Create a blog!
You can get a free one on blogger.com

You can post up news and pictures as you progress.
Good luck!

Let me know how you get on
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Old 14-04-2009, 15:35   #3
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Here're are a couple of leads for you...

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http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...t-12128-5.html
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Old 25-04-2009, 00:15   #4
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Hello Everyone, just a newie here, we are preparing to set sail in April 2010 from Melbourne Australia, I am looking at starting our blog.. have narrowed it down to Blogger, sailblog or blogspot.

what are your opinions on these sites? the good the bad , would appreciate your advise

PS Great website , very informative for a novice
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Wordpress is available as an online blogging service (WordPress.com Get a Free Blog Here), or you can use their open source software (free as in gratis - download it from WordPress Blog Tool and Publishing Platform) on your own hosted website.

We chose the software route, as we have our own hosted domain and website. Great software.
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Thanks Cptn Jon for your reply will check wordpress.
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Hi prospective Bloggers.

Can I sugest you have a look at making your own website?

(Aussies can look at the host DigitalPacific.com.au )

You can then have much more control of the name and look of your site. It an be set up just like a blog, or far more individually.

Yes its a bit more expensive and you need to learn a bit, but at least youcan't get cut off after a lot of work because your blog host has been closed by Yahoo etc (See Geocities)

Your website can be what you want, you can show videos, run slide shows, have private pages for guests and family. It can be called after your boat name or another name you like that is available.

The size allowence with your own website is usually much larger than with a blog. We have 125mb.. thats huge.

You get your own email addresses too. So instead of frank198765 @ aol.com its frank@ boatname.com

That does make it easier for family and friends.


Your own website is easier than learning Fortran, and unlike DOS it can be great fun!

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Mark's barking up the right tree here!

I registered two domains with GoDaddy.com for 10 years, and got 3 years of hosting for one of them (the other just re-directs to the first for no), complete with e-mail and such for about $500 US.
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