Do you have your own website?

posted 2 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
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1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

For wedding related things? I’m working on a Zola site – so far I really like it! User friendly, simple to edit, though the only drawback so far has been that there is a limited selection of templates.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

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chelbell23 :  Oh! If you mean just a general website, I used to have a website for my portfolio, which was through Wix! More complicated than zola, but still pretty simple as far as website designing goes. And it was free.

Post # 4
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1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

For what purpose?

Professionally I use a google site because I work in a google domain so everything is linked up with drive etc…

We did not have a wedding website, I don’t see the need. Most people don’t even look at them.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I used to run a photoshop resource website as a hobby in high school called PassionfruitAvenue lol. It was actually pretty successful despite being a very silly concept for a website. We have a wedding website currently through Minted. I didn’t want to bother with coding a site from scratch so I just picked a complimentary theme and added my desired pages. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have small blog about fashion. I created it by my myself by using WordPress with ready-made theme, it is quite simple. I found good premium theme on MasterBundles for a low price. Everyone can do this.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I’ve used Weebly for a personal website and have been using it to create a wedding one, too – free, super user-friendly, and very customizable!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

I run my book editing business website off of Wix and have really liked their company.  There’s a bit of a learning curve, but I found it manageable.

Post # 11
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628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a professional website on Squarespace that was enormously helpful when I was on a job market. I think every academic should have a good website – you can corral publications and links to other projects, plus research in progress, an up-to-date CV etc. It’s also helpful during that stressful December to February job search stretch because you can check the analytics and see who is looking you up and from what campuses (this might make waiting worse for some people…) I know STEM uses Google Scholar but I’m in the humanities and it really made a big difference in being able to control how I appeared in search results. I include it on my title slide when I present at conferences and I always get a big spike in traffic, plus people routinely use the contact form to ask questions, talk collaboration etc. I’ve been an evangelist for Squarespace on here before and it can be pricey (I pay $150/yr for domain and hosting) but I really believe it was a factor in my landing a job and advancing in my field. 

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