Web Site Building

Posted by : Rob Stevens | Friday, August 29, 2008 | Published in

I finally got around to coughing up for a domain name, so I've spent the last few days sorting out a web server and putting together my site. Not something I've done before really, but not desperately challenging. I've also found how good the Google sites are for allowing you to forward their services to your own domain. I have to wonder how much they get out of it, but I'm not complaining... Both Blogger and Gmail made it very easy. I'm particularly impressed with Gmail at the moment. It's easily the best web mail out there. Imap forwarding, easy redirection to your own domain name, and the best spam protection I've ever had.

I'm in the process of looking into registering a company so that I can start looking for contract work. There are plenty of organisations around here that provide support for setting up small businesses, so I think I'll need to make a couple of appointments to go and speak to a couple of them. Once I've done that then I can start putting the site together properly. I need to do a bit of research to find out what sort of rates people are charging for different types of work, both private and commercial, so I can work out where I need to be aiming in order to be competitive enough to get some attention. We'll see how it goes.

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