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Building first Professional Website

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I've been gone for a while, Hi everyone, getting my Real Estate License and with school in an adventure to get my Law Degree (Tho that is a few years away). My question now is I want to make a website now, for practice, and the purpose of this site is a few different things. (Note none of those things will involve either of my professional career choices, but really what I do in my spare time with graphic design, music composition, and the small project I've been working on and not posting about the past few months.

I will be looking to have a site that will do the following:

- Have an option to browse GFX I've made in my portfolio/request custom Graphics for purchase or for free

 

- Same here with music I have made

- Have a link to look at my game, Download, and play it. (I don't intend of having a fully dedicated site for my game, but rather a side option on this site to further enhance my portfolio.)

 

- And a forum link, which if possible, I would like to have linked through social media platforms for easy login and access.

 

 

An obviously a description of me and whatever else, but here is the kicker....

I don't have really much of any experience building websites first hand. I've been looking into Wordpress and Bootstrap the past two or three days, but I don't really know where to start or what I am looking at. I more or less am looking for someone to point me in the right direction with some advice (Note I want to do this myself with as little help as possible).

I have my current URLs bought under GoDaddy and was about to purchase some space and a Wordpress package but decided to come here first for some advice.

So.... Where do I start? Lol.


Thanks for your time in Advance,

Grizzy

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What i usually do is download some free templateson the internet (there are LOADS). Find one close to how you imagine your website and go from there, modify the text, hyperlinks, formatting etc and morph it into your own custom site.

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I tend to use Bootstrap also, and when I was first starting out with webdesign I couldn't really find some good solid examples of it. With that said, https://bootstrapstudio.io/ is a great tool to make a nice sleek professional website along with the ability to add your own code as you go. It has a nice Live preview as you're working on it. If you don't want to be bound by Bootstrap you can give out Brackets for just a nice clean editor for your normal HTML, CSS, JS http://brackets.io/  It also has a live preview as you build and code.

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