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I've used Weebly to host my sites but would like to move away from big entities.

Are there any web building tools you trust or recommend?

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@Lindsaythelibrarian IMO making a "static website" on sth like Github Pages is a nice place to start out with doing more complex stuff, b/c figuring out how webservers work is no easy task. I'm hosting cadadr.space on a VM on Vultr and I'm still not comfortable, despite having decent experience programming.

Guess you could start out with something like jekyllrb.com/ or gohugo.io/, but there are a bln options: jamstack.org/generators/

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@cadadr Thank you so much! Can I ask, what is "bln"?

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@Lindsaythelibrarian My unsuccessful attempt at abbreviating "billion" 馃槀

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@Lindsaythelibrarian here is how I build my static site (my blog is still hosted by Automattic because I am unemployed and my mind is fogged) ageofdatini.info/essays/how-do Making a basic pretty site these days is easy if you have basic CSS and HTML skills.

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@bookandswordblog Thank you! I don't hav vry good techy skills tho :BlobCatGoogly:

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@Lindsaythelibrarian i find that basic htnl and css is simpler than trying to learn hugo or wrestle with the latest version of Wordpress

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@Lindsaythelibrarian but if you want comments or photo galleries or an online store that is more complicated than if you want a site to share text and pictures

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@Lindsaythelibrarian Just curious about your goals / motivations for the site, to see if my experience with a couple different ways of making sites might be useful.

When you say "big entities," do you mean more that you want to get away from corporations in general or more that you'd like your website to just be your name and not something like "lindsay.big-entity.com"

And do you want it to be more like a portfolio / showcase, or more like a blog? Or have both?

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@foureyedsoul Hey Ryan, thanks for responding! I'm more interested in decoupling from corporations in general. I would like something that has my portfolio but also the ability to link a separate blog or RSS to! (:

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@Lindsaythelibrarian a VPS and your run of the mill webserver stack.

If you want an easy helper use something like hugo

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I use a hosting provider local to me A2 Hosting. I like them for their services and fair pricing. My main reason for choosing them was to support a local company.

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@Lindsaythelibrarian WordPress instance on reclaimhosting.com

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@Lindsaythelibrarian reclaim hosting has been good.

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