Was your first website a forum?

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  1. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    ...Or are forums just another (perhaps secondary) webmaster-related hobby of yours?
     
  2. BananaQueen

    BananaQueen Grand Master

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    i remember attempting to make my own website when i was about 12 or 13, cause it was the in thing to do at school. it didnt really last long though, and wasnt very good. then we had to make one at school when i was about 15, that one was only about school work though so doesnt count.

    i was 18 when i made my first forum
     
  3. kev

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    My first website contained a forum - so I guess the answer is "yes."
     
  4. gnatster

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    My first website was back when the electrons had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get to the interwebz and was hosted by Digex. All HTML was hand done in a text editor as there were no WYSIYG editors at the time.

    So yeah, it was a website, not a forum.
     
  5. Brandon

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    my first site had a forum, yes
     
  6. MordyT

    MordyT Grand Master

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    First website was coded by hand.
    Tis was the days.

    Just a couple of pages...
     
  7. Chani

    Chani Grand Master

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    My first website was mostly created by hand, but I did use Photoshop for the menu slices.

    I didn't start my first phpBB site until a few years later.
     
  8. Peggy

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    My very first website was an html family website on Geocities. There was a page for my family, then hubby, myself and daughter each had our own pages.

    I had a second website for my photography business (I used to be a professional portrait photographer).

    All done using the Arachnophilia html editor.
     
  9. danrak

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    Depends. Do you consider having an account at Geocities a website or no? I started with a small page then. Cannot remember if Moved that information to its own site, or if I started the forum first.
     
  10. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

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    My first site was similar to a blog before blogs were all the rage. All hand coded HTML, I used Front Page Express for some of it just because it was easier.

    I remember building my own photo gallery by hand all HTML, thumbnails were resized one by one and I remember learning about the link target attributary so that all full size pictures opened in the same pop up window.

    Gosh I feel old now, this was before Firefox, I remember paying for Netscape on CD. :eek:

    After that I took a break till around 2005-2006 and came back to webmastering with a forum and wordpress this time around.
     
  11. 2dub

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    My very first site was a Geocities site, then I built a cheesy site for my fraternity. After that I made what can only be described as a blog to share info about my daughter to our family around the world after she was born. I then did a few sites for friends and family. Then 10 years later I did a short lived blog. Then I jumped to the forum after becoming actively involved in a few.
     
  12. Peggy

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    ha. Looks like a few of us started out on GeoCities. :)
     
  13. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

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    I had a couple of Geo Cities/ Angel Fire sites. In fact one of them that I created for the fire department I was a volunteer with at the time was up until Geocities closed even though I'd long lost the Yahoo account attached to it.

    I think my first real try at a website was on my ISPs free webspace. Then I got frisky and bought my first domain, something like $25 a year through Yahoo and figured out how to forward it to my ISP's webspace so that I didn't have pay for hosting which cost a lot at the time.
     
  14. FullMetalBabe

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    No, this was my first website:
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  15. Michael

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    The first site I attempted to code was a free one on bravehost, I was 16 or 17 and it didnt require or forum or nothing just a small personal project, it is still out there somewhere and a right mess :D
     
  16. Webmist

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    Mine was html, hand coded with html and javascript, with Geocities too. Also had one with Fortune City and 20m.com. Then got my own domain when you paid like $70 a year for it. First content platform though was postnuke then phpbb.
     
  17. Ryan Ashbrook

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    My first website was (surprise surprise) a Final Fantasy Forum, hosted by a friend and powered by vBulletin 2.2.6.

    Man those were the days.
     
  18. Shelley

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    Mine (not quite sure) but it's between homestead and geocities.
     
  19. Shelby

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    First site was a forum wrapped with Postnuke.
     
  20. boatswife

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    A family Geocities site was my first.
    Then I went to being so proud of this table full of links that I did myself! LOL It was so butt ugly! :D Coffee Cup HTML editor was my friend after that and still is.
     

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