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by oregoncountry / March 26, 2013 2:07 AM PDT

I want to build a website like the one I found trying to find help with my Math and Writing questions. I want to have a free membership site where others can come and use it for help with their school-work. I would use adsense or a couple of affiliate programs to make a few bucks to at least pay for the operation of the site.

My question is, would some folks be willing to give me their expertise or opinions on the difficulty level in building a similar site like the one I will enter a link for below?

I love Math, and really find it fun. I also enjoy writing short-stories so that is why I've decided that this sort of site would not just hold my interest, but I would get to help people.

By the way, I would just use a Webhost, Hostgator. I also have 2 classes coming up in Spring Term that will help me, Writing Webpages and Intro to Ecommerce.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 6:08 AM PDT
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There are forums dedicated to all things HTML and such. But if you want a web page today, I find many get very upset as we have a lot to learn.

If all you needed to know to make any web page fit in this small space there would be no need for classes.

But then again, we have WordPress and similar systems to avoid learning HTML and such at first. With these you -> DESIGN <- rather than write code.

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I agree
by oregoncountry / March 26, 2013 9:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

that much website building is made easy for people like me that don't know all the codes etc. I will study further on Wordpress since I did download that awhile back. I just started a .com blog but I understand you can make a website as well. I will see if there is a way to design something like I want, well, something "I" can design with the knowledge I do have.

Thank you, denise

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by oregoncountry / March 26, 2013 5:15 AM PDT
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I want to show you a snip in case you can't see the link I sent unless you are a member of the site. I want something similar to this and I'll explain, after the link to my snip:


If you can see this, on the left is the "real time" questions from members. As a question is asked, it then moves to the right column where others can help answer it. Only the poster and those helping can see that in the left side.

Hope this makes sense. Also, there are profiles and membership data and "best responses" can be selected to gain the "helper" badges etc. It has many subjects where mine would only have one to start with, math.

Can anyone tell me just the basics on how a site like this is built? I don't see any forum templates that would work and I am certain, it takes html, css, php and whatever other coding there is;) Thank you again!

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First what kind of monkey did you want?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 5:40 AM PDT
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Thank you
by oregoncountry / March 26, 2013 5:44 AM PDT

Thanks Bob. I'll take a look at your link.

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I am not
by oregoncountry / March 26, 2013 5:52 AM PDT

under any delusion that I can build a site as good as that one. I was just hoping for some friendly pointers on how I might be able to develop a site where I could have a similar service.

I am sure I am just not high-tech enough (educated enough) to even ask questions on this site.

Thank you anyway.

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Then a nod to tools such as WordPress.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2013 5:58 AM PDT
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If you want to make a career of learning HTML, CSS and more, that's one thing but why not use one of the more friendly web building tools?

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