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Easiest way to create a sports team website

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by robfosters, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. robfosters

    Capodecina

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    whats the easiest way for a complete novice to build a website for a sports team?

    I’ve been tasked with setting up a website for my pool team. It will be a basic site with pages like schedule, results, squad, league table.

    Is there an idiot proof way of setting this all up and maintaining it for minimal cost?
     
  2. touch

    Capodecina

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    Easiest way would be to use a website builder, something like WIX or squarespace or lots of hosting companies have their own version (1and1, godaddy, etc).
    Very much idiot-proof.

    You'd be looking at a few quid each month for hosting and maybe a £10-£30 upfront cost for the domain name.
     
  3. robfosters

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    Thanks, I’ll take a look. I can’t be doing with all the proper web builders like dreamweaver, just need something easy that I don’t need to spend hours learning.
     
  4. antijoke

    Caporegime

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    WordPress

    But a nice theme (enter your pages and then Roberts your fathers brother).
     
  5. mid_gen

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    Tried pitchero? I know a lot of rugby clubs use it..
     
  6. koooowweeee

    Mobster

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    Sorry to hi-jack your thread rob but I'm also wanting to make my own basic site.

    A few years ago (6 ish) I built a website using a idiot proof template thingy. It was totally free for the first year then £18 of the second. Do they still have free web building and hosting sites like this ?

    How did you get on @robfoster
     
  7. koooowweeee

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    nvm wrong thread
     
  8. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

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    or buy a sports template and just edit it?
     
  9. jakspyder

    Mobster

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    Location: Edinburgh

    Id go for squarespace for this sort of stuff.
     
  10. billysielu

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    Learn HTML and get some cheapo web hosting. It's not at all difficult.
     
  11. touch

    Capodecina

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    No, that's not a suitable solution. It would take months to learn enough HTML, CSS, server-side language and database creation to even get a basic site working. He asked for the easiest way to do this.

    Some form of CMS is required. Either using a packaged site builder (like WIX) or some ready to go CMS (like Wordpress) on his own hosting.
     
  12. billysielu

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    BS. Basic HTML is learnable in a weekend and no database is required.
     
  13. touch

    Capodecina

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    There's no way a novice is going to make anything near comparable with wordpress or WIX in a weekend.

    Yes, it could be done in bare HTML with no javascript, php or database but it's a terrible idea to do that and there's absolutely no benefit to doing that at all.
     
  14. billysielu

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    Nobody said it had to rival wordpress. It's a basic site with some info on it. Could literally make it in word and save as HTML.
     
  15. touch

    Capodecina

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    So, not as good as wordpress and considerably more difficult to do? I still stand by my statement that it's not a suitable solution.