Learning to build my own website

Discussion of tools and resources for game developers

Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 am

Hi all,

I just release my first game using Construct 2 on Gamejolt, for contest purpose. I think it's a good start for me since I'm originally an artist and have no idea about programming. Thanks to Scirra and their Construct that awesomely help me on finishing my game.

Now I'm thinking on having my own website, so that I can put my works, link it on game sites, and other things. The problem is, my knowledge on web developing (except the design, of course) is nearly nothing.

So, the first one is, do I really need it? and second, where should I start if I want to make one?

I really have noooo idea on web hosting mechanism, so maybe someone could help? I've searched topics with the same issue here but I can't really understand (I'm so new)

p.s. I'm sorry if I post on the wrong section, but since I found the web thing goes here, so here I am

p.p.s. just my stupidity, how can I put a link on my sig? :p
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Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:54 pm

This is what I use for all my websites. It requires no website making skills to make a cool site! Also when you make a site unless you buy a membership your site's name will be www.(name).webs.com which I think is great since webs is such a short word that they add to it instead of something lengthy. http://www.webs.com/SpacialPumpkin2013-03-14 16:55:43
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Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:50 pm

I cannot recommend more Wordpress
It's awesome , easy-to-use and user friendly !

Here's what I made with it ...
Whiteclaws.Wordpress.com
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Post » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:49 am

@SpacialPumpkin - thanks for the recommendation, I'll try it :)
@Whiteclaws - wordpress is a blog, isn't it? CMIIW

anyone can answer or give example of how important a website is for an indie gamedev like me?
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Post » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:46 pm

It's important in a way that all your fanbase can get info from you easily ...
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Post » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:36 pm

I'm going to agree with White Claws in that Wordpress is a great way to start out. Work on your games, see if they get traction, and then create an awesome website.

That being said, Wordpress isn't just a blog, though it does base itself on that that. If you're setting up your own webspace, my friend uses the ever popular Joomla.

I've spent a lot of time creating webpages and never putting more than a project on them so they go to waste. So make sure you have your products first!
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Post » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:52 am

@Whiteclaws & @Mulkaccino
You both right, I'll start with the blog for now, and get my projects done. I'll start a website once I got few games to show so the site won't be a waste. Thank you very much for the suggestions guys

I'll go with wordpress then :)
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Post » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:26 pm

when are you more comfortable to design your own, I recommend Adobe Muse, easy to use and works great.
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Post » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:11 am

@California
Adobe Muse? never heard of it before. Thanks for the info, I'll surely check it out
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Post » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:37 am

Luckily I found a way easier ways of building my very own web site. The technology lately is advancing quickly and also the days of being forced to be told complicated programming languages to make your own web site area unit gone.

http://www.webhostingguard.com/
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