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Hello all I am currently in a situation that I hope you all can help me with. I work for a family member who has placed me in charge of the company website and all updates. The company we use to design and update the website has been sluggish in response to say the least. I am wanting to update this email on my own but I don't know where to start. I use godaddy.com to host the site and our main concern is updating with pictures of recently completed jobs. I am not looking to change the entire layout of the website just add some new albums of completed jobs. My questions are where do I start to make these changes? (do I need software?, username and password? etc) I am also concerned if it is unethical to ask for the templates of the website from the designer? I don't know what else I should add in this question but I will be answering emails so just respond if necessary. Thanks for any and all suggestions

asked Dec 29 '12 at 17:43

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edited Dec 29 '12 at 17:49

Usually if you are going to be updating web pages for your company. You will be needing the username and password to log into the site itself to upload the files needed. Plus if you are just uploading images, extra pages to be added into it that is already there. Something like Filezilla will help you in uploading and downloading the files needed on the back side. Are you planning to add in other web pages that are static or are they dynamic web pages??? It will depends on what is needed to be done. Can you give us an idea of what you are planning to do for your company. Are you planning to just add extra pages that don't change. Or is it something like Joomla which is an open source content management System. Where it updates and creates dynamic pages automatically.

answered Dec 30 '12 at 11:22

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I believe it will be a static type of page if you would like to look at the website maybe that will help. thegfpgroup.com is the site. I think it would be best to add pages, i just wish it could be like google+ or facebook where I can just make an album and upload pictures.

(Dec 31 '12 at 15:06) TeddyG210 TeddyG210's gravatar image

I have seen the site site itself. It doesn't look half bad at all. The one thing I would suggest here. Since you will be maintaining it for the company itself. You will be needing sn application called Dreamweaver from Adode. It is a page maker where you can create static pages with it. I have used Dreamweaver MX back in the day to do that over here. Which will be helpful if you are not familiar with HTML coding. Since it will write some of the coding for you for web pages. Kind of Like what you see is what you get kind of look on it. If it is going to be something like Facebook, Google plus for example. where it will automatically add in as you need to go while uploading the images for example. I would have gone the route of using Joomla for example.

Joomla is a content management system which uses PHP, and mysql on the server side. And some places will offer servers for hosted sites while other may not. It will depend on your provider that your using. This can be done as well. Joomla is also open source and free as well to use. And it's Dynamic as well.

answered Dec 31 '12 at 17:15

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I will recommend using Wordpress - its really simple to design and manage website using Wordpress.

answered Jan 06 '13 at 04:26

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Yeah but the site was already already designed under HTML with links. Would kind of hard to copy and paste each page and redo it under wordpress.

(Jan 06 '13 at 09:58) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

I have heard of WordPress but have not checked it out. I will look into all of thee suggestions. Thank you everyone.

answered Jan 09 '13 at 11:46

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