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Websites Review my site: Free website Build . com

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by buikie, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. buikie

    buikie New Member

    I made a website about making a website. :) Its a tutorial for beginners. What do you think?

    http://www.freewebsitebuild.com

    Free Website Build.com | Build your website - Free, Easy, Fast and Professional - Home

    Thank yoouuu!

    (i did a review, i missed that rule, thanks)

     
  2. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    Top of the website (above the banner [picture] right side of icons
    "Free Website Build.com"
    Might want to make that a logo or something
    -
    Below banner, right of "home" might want to add items to menu
    such as Free HTML website builder, etc
    note: I know you do it as you progress to build
    -
    Might want to show some "screenshots" of examples or the main page
    of "FTP client" and "CM Simple"
    you did it in upload, permissions and setup
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    Might want to add a free photo editor and "free public domain photos"
    like "http://www.pdphoto.org/"
    and "http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/software/PhotoPlus/default.asp"
    -
    Great idea - you gave me some information I didn't know
    a free website builder "CM Simple"
    -
    hope this helps
    falcon
     
  3. buikie

    buikie New Member

    Thank you,

    I'm thinking of a logo and i will look at those photo links.

    - What do you mean by
    "Below banner, right of "home" might want to add items to menu such as Free HTML website builder, etc note: I know you do it as you progress to build" ???

    Should i change the menu-item?

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  4. ishkey

    ishkey Moderator, Logos, Sports Crests Staff Member Verified Member

    Nice easy to follow site, but the header just doesn't seem the go with it.
    It looks like you might be on 000webhost web hosting affiliate program, which is good.
    The one problem I do have is with Step 8: Permissions
    It looks like you listed info right from CMSimple. Telling people to CHMOD the permissions of the files and directories to 777.

    777 is insanely insecure.
    777 is a binary representation of:
    rwx (read/write/execute)
    Owner - can read write execute
    group - can read write execute
    world - can read write execute
    Since CMSimple is not a community portal, it makes no sense to allow the world access to all you files - that invites bad people in.

    A better choice would be 755
    755 means read and execute access for everyone and but only the owner of the files has write access.
     
  5. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    Menu items
    Might want all items listed on all menus
    That way returning visitors can go directly to the item they want
    -
    hope this helps
    falcon
     
  6. buikie

    buikie New Member

    Thanks, 755, i'm gonna test that one, if that also works I'll change that.

    For the menu, i want to make more tutorials, like becoming a affiliate and make money :) so i want to keep some pace left for that. And there are a ton of plugins that are easy to install, i want to put that on the website.

    Its nice to hear that it is easy to follow, thats one of the thinks I'm trying to achieve with the website.

    (iam still looking for link partners ;))

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  7. ishkey

    ishkey Moderator, Logos, Sports Crests Staff Member Verified Member

    I'm glad you are going to look into it while your at it check your .htaccess file make sure you have
    #Options -Indexes
    typed in it. There is just to much of your site that is exposed and accessible.
    You should also tell them to back-up their site on a regular basis. If you free host allows it create a cron job to perform it automatically.
     

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  8. buikie

    buikie New Member

    What do you mean by that, I'll change is right now in 755, does that solve all the problems or only a few?

    wow, :eek:
     
  9. ishkey

    ishkey Moderator, Logos, Sports Crests Staff Member Verified Member

    Looks like you recognized your files.
    I really don't like to say on the forum because people will then learn how to hack a site.
    When in reality you are to test your site, to ensure it can not be hacked.
    The .htaccess file with #Options -Indexes is a good start, even if it's the only line of code in it.
    I was also able to create a php error and have it display on my screen. With that info it would have taken less than 5 minutes and I would have been inside your root directory.
    Bye-Bye site or maybe I could have used it as a relay or have had it sending out spam or collecting other peoples info. The possibilities are endless.
    So try out the 755 chmod on your files and see if your site still works.
    I just love that 777 world - can read write execute
    Remember you are working with an old CMS program.
     
  10. discussourfuture

    discussourfuture New Member

    Hey Buikie, I am sorry but I have to be honest: I don't really like it. First of all I don't really like the look (very personal of course). On the top "FreeWebsiteBuild" is linked, but it seems it has been alligned from the left and you have put the "share" button over that. You have a "free" website but with Google adds. I personally don't like that.

    Secondly,I don't really like the feel/content. I have a website now, which still needs lots of improvements but which had some big improvements just now, so I am not really in the mood to testing the full functionality of all the programs and steps you offer, but I don't think it is ever "easy" if you want a good or professional website for free. I have tested so many programs, steps, etc. In the end the best way is to get on internet fora. There are so many nice people to help with things. That should be the main message of your website! :)
     
  11. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    Affiliates
    Many of the free editors (html, css, php,etc) have paid upgrades
    List the free and the advantages of the upgrades (and do tutorials and examples of just the upgraded portions). You can use the 30 day trial for the information and experience for the tutorials. You get a percentage of sales.
    Also fits in with your site. Also do website providers (they have better conversions). Search engine submissions, web page analyzers, keyword tools, SEO companies, etc. (they fit your site)
    Write about them and put your links inside your articles (they perform better there)
    -
    hope this helps
    falcon
     
  12. buikie

    buikie New Member

    I added new tutorials to adit your website
     
  13. Gert Steenstra

    Gert Steenstra New Member

    First off all, the navigation to the right could be larger and more visible. If I where you I would put the google words section to the right. The Login button should be LARGER and somewhere in the mid left, nobody would click it there.

    The search button, can be larger, as well as the navigation as a whole. The intro picture with the icons is fine. I would think of something else instead of the color pallet, the idea is great, something 3d would be better I think. Start Building, could be larger and beneath the intro picture somewhere, and more flashy.

    Colors and blends are in my opinion good. Wrapped up the navigation and some pictures could need some work, the rest is pretty clear and okay. Looks nice!

    Hope this helps :) regards Gert

    PS.
    I would put a girl in there, who is blond and smiling, instead of sitting sadly and typing on a laptop.
     
  14. buikie

    buikie New Member

    Thank you for your tips.
    I'm working on a 3D header. And maybe a new, cleaner design.