How To Produce Your First Website With Blue Griffon (Part 3)

What do you want your website to actually look like?  Sounds like a bit of a daft question, but many people start to build their site with effectively a blank piece of paper in front of them and little idea of where to begin.

Consider first of all why you want a site.  Is it simply to communicate your views to the world?  In which case you’re probably better off producing a blog using software such as WordPress.  Or do you want to show off your products, or encourage people to join a membership site?  If this is what you want then you’ll need to design a site with some sort of name capture / opt-in form.

In my third video in the Blue Griffon series I encourage you to look at webpage design and think what you could include in a very simple website.  I give the example of one that I produced using free web editor software.   The site isn’t bells and whistles, but it provides a lot of information and gives readers the chance to contact me about my product.

Please watch the video by clicking the link below, and then have a think about what you want to produce.  In the next video we’ll actually start using the software, and your plans can start to become a reality!

Any questions or problems? – please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll do my best to find a solution.

Graham

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2 Responses to How To Produce Your First Website With Blue Griffon (Part 3)

  1. Hallo Graham,

    First a compliment or two. So nice to find your BlueGriffon lectures … concise lectures, continuity, and Queen’s English.

    I appreciate your accent in as much as I am an Aus living in USA and it’s a touch of the Empire to hear it :-)

    My website was made in Coppermine and recently suffered a script error and is broken. The man who was my website guy retired and wants nothing to do with it. Finding Coppermine help is difficult. If you try the site you get the home page … a subsequent page gets the error message.

    So … I am planning to make it over in BlueGriffon … hence the following questions:

    I can see how to get from the index to a page with a group of thumbnails and then to a larger photo selected at a thumb nail. All with links. But if I wanted to make a slide show of the page .. where can I find instructions to do this? Using links from thumb nail to enlarged photo seems tedious .. is there a “routine” to make this less tedious?

    Thanks Graham.

    cheers
    David

    • Graham Bray says:

      Hi David,

      many thanks for your very kind comments, and I’m glad you like the videos – complete with a very English accent! I’m not 100% sure what you’re trying to achieve, but what I would recommend is that perhaps you get hold of the Blue Griffon manual that has just been produced. You can download it from the following:

      http://www.bluegriffon.com/index.php?pages/User-s-Manual

      It costs about $5 or so, but it’s worth getting if it has the answers to your questions. Do let me know if you require any further assistance – I have a few techie guys I can turn to if needs be.

      best wishes,

      Graham

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