Website Questions
Wednesday, October 13, 2004

So anyway, someone had mentioned that I should put the "Serenity Park" comic on a website instead of posting them here. Well, I am actually considering doing this but there are a few problems.

1) Well, I'm kinda embarrassed to admit this, seeing as how I’m a junior majoring in Software Engineering, but I’ve never set up a website before and know only the basics of the process. I’ve tinkered in designing sites, but never setting one up.

2) Seeing as I’m in college, I lack one very important thing: money. So paying for web hosting is out, and that means I have to set up a free site somewhere, thought I don’t want one that will bombard people with pop-ups and ads.

So, if anyone could suggest a good free web hosting site, or just give me suggestions/advice on setting up a site, I would greatly appreciate it. Just on the setup though, I’ve got the design part covered.


Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:53 AM


I suggest you check out Tripod. I built my site through them -

At first I did it through their free service, and had a choice of pop-up ads or embedded ads, and I switched between those two for a while, but didn't like to have either, so then I opted to pay $4.95 a month to eliminate the ads.

I don't know what their current policy is for new accounts, but I have 50mb and have only used approximately half of that, with more than 170 individual pages of book, film and television reviews. They also offer many different tools to build your site, from HTML editors to easy uploading.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 5:47 PM


Well, my ISP is through my school, and while they do allot me a certian size for a site, I plan on using that as my professional site, (posting my resume for companies to see) so using that is a "no go". For the mac thing, nope. I'm a PC user.

As for your offer to host, I want to say thank you, that's very generous; but right now this is something I want to do on my own with my own seperate site, so I actually learn things. (Though depending on how desparate I get, this might change.)

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 5:34 PM


Who is your ISP? Most ISPs now allot their users a certain amount of webspace. RoadRunner gives you 5 mb, I think, which isn't much, but could work for a basic site. .Mac (if you're a Mac user) gives you 250 mb, and makes it real easy to upload your images. You don't get much control over site design, though, and you don't get any cool URLs -- just Mine is, if you want to check it out.

And I'm willing to host your images if you want. I'm hosting TCM's game on my .Mac site, and I still have PLENTY of room. Let me know.


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