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    A simple question but can't find the answer, hope you can help??

    Hi everyone!

    Just started my own business about 3 months ago and heard 2 days ago that my business partner already wants to give up (one bump and she's gone). No worries, but...i would still love to continue. The problem? She was going to do the development side of things and i dont know anything about it.

    I can convert my designs to html and css files (but i cant work out how to make it responsive). How do i get my websites online without having to learn the server side software like PHP or SQL? Are there easy platforms i can use to launch my website?

    Hope you can help!

    Thanks in advance

    Saskia

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    If you can get your designs converted to HTML / CSS, then all you'd need from there is a web host to store your files on and an FTP program to upload them to. Here's a free one:

    www.filezilla-project.org

    You want the client, not the server.

    The responsive thing? It's an extension of CSS. If you can learn CSS, you can eventually learn responsive design as it only requires a few media query adjustments.
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    You will have to find another partner that knows server-side scripting (PHP, MySQLi, etc). Also, JQuery, AJAX, and other javascripting frameworks.

    I see no other choice. There are not many websites that are static, without any server-side scripting.

    Can you show us a portfolio of some sites you've done?
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    Thanks for the replies guys! Much appreciated. I've been away for a couple of days so sorry about the delay in response.

    I will definitely look into the link GAME but i guess you are right MLSEIM. Teaming up with another web developer might very likely be the best option.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    Can you show us a portfolio of some sites you've done?
    Unfortunately not really. I've always liked designing, making posters for the local theatre group, designing a logo for my friends business, making a birthcard for my newborn niece, etc. etc. I also made a couple of sites through www.yola.com but that doesn't really count. After seeing some of my work my sister in law (who studied web development) said we should do something together and so we did. The only half decent site i've designed so far is the one for us, which im not real happy with yet but anyway, this is it: PopAular - Webdesign & Development

    I will probably have to find a way of building up a portfolio somehow and think what i really want to do. Preferably just design but im not quite sure anyone would want to work with a self taught design noob

    Once again, your replies are appreciated,
    Saskia

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    Quote Originally Posted by arianna143 View Post
    You have already end up with the developing phase. The major thing of a website is the index.html. If you have created them all then you must have the FTP login details and MySql database admin access. Just upload the file to the server and your website will live soon.
    Sakia - don't listen to this nonsense - if you don't know any server side languages why would you be using a database of any kind? (You can't access a database using just HTML)

    HTML and CSS are necessary for any website, but they are the client (browser) side only. If you want, for example, a contact form, you will need server-side scriptong of some sort. I use PHP MySQL, but there are other options.

    Post in the Marketplace that you are looking for a developer to partner with for now, and as time goes on, try to learn some PHP - there are many good places online to learn, not very expensive, and help is available here for anyone who is making an effort.
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