View Full Version : PS Guild Webpage

2003-02-06, 12:28 PM
So a group of friends and I are looking at starting a guild. And I was the lucky guy who gets to do the webpage.

Ok just to give you some background I've done some html coding before but nothing complicated. I work with Adobe Photoshop regularly so pictures are not a problem. But what I want to know is.

A. If I want a my own url aka not geocities or anglefire. What does that involve? How much should that cost and where are some good places that will allow me to do some cool things. I've never done this before and don't want to get screwed.

B. I can do frames but that kinda sucks because every time I want to update something I have to upload new pages to the site. I'm thinking there should be a way to have a "live" site that I can just have my frames and be able to post live info (and have other people post live info as well) in the middle and so on.

C. Before I have used Frontpage and a little html text editor to do my webpage making. Would any other software be needed?

I'm not afraid of coding and I pick up on things fairly quickly if someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.



2003-02-06, 01:08 PM
What ISP do you have? Some ISPs give their users free webspace. Might want to find out if they do so you won't need to pay anything extra.

2003-02-06, 05:14 PM
We offer hosting here at PSU. You're welcome to check it out. We'd like to see a site design before we accept you though. :)

Info here: http://www.planetside-universe.com/hosting_app.php

2003-02-06, 05:27 PM
Well I have at&t cable. But I'm already using my massive 5megs of free space for something else so that's out.

I would love to get it hosted here so I'll keep that in mind.


2003-02-06, 06:51 PM
You can make multiple email accounts and get more webspace like that through att. I dont remember what the maximum is.

2003-02-06, 09:55 PM
A simple way to update the body without dealing with header, side links bar stuff is to create a .shtml file and use SSI

A SSI is a server side include. In the middle of your front page html file, you just stick an include link to a news html or text file and it will automatically grab all the text from this file and stick it into the main body of your front page.

If you want other people to be able to update your news site, you can use a newspro script which rebuilds a news.txt file, you just have to use SSI and link to it.

SSI fun:

free webhosts are usually a hassle with limited scripting abilities or banners or both. I've had mixed experience with fansite webhosts as sometimes the host of the fansite is flaky. PSU seems pretty stable so i think they're a safe bet.


2003-02-07, 10:32 AM
That's exactly the type of thing I was looking for.

Thanks {XoO}Xhadow