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Do it yourself website for a translator

IsaMedina  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:25
Spanish to English
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Nov 12, 2010

Can anyone give me a simple go-to website to 1) get my new website domain and 2) design my website with easy templates? I'm looking for a website because I'm working in Mexico. Thank you!

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GerSi  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:25
Member (2010)
German to Slovenian
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Hello Isa,

you can do this at, mouse over your name in your ProZ profile > My Profile > My Website and follow the instructions, or go straight to this page.

I had good experience with It is very user friendly.

Webstarts is similar to

Good luck.

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 05:25
English to Czech
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Four steps Nov 12, 2010

Hello Isa,
1) register your domain with any registrar
2) download a free template e.g. from or from similar sites
3) edit the template content
4) upload all files on your new FTP.

That should do the trick.

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Damian Harrison
Local time: 05:25
German to English
Jimdo Nov 12, 2010

Take a look at Jimdo or similar services which provide domain registration, on-line site builders and support.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:25
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Weebly Nov 12, 2010

GerSi wrote:
I had good experience with It is very user friendly. Webstarts is similar to

I see allows you to have your own domain on their free plan:

I suppose your route would then be to create a web site on such a site (such as weebly), and when you're happy with it, register a domain name at and hopefully there will be instructions on how to connect the domain name to the weebly site.

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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:25
Member (2006)
English to Polish
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Why don't you start a blog Nov 12, 2010

Some of the most popular blogging sites like Blogger or Wordpress offer an option of having a blog with your own domain and are really easy to use.


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IsaMedina  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:25
Spanish to English
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Thank you everyone! Nov 12, 2010

I took notes on all of your suggestions, and will have a busy weekend trying to get this done!!

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Cynthia Ho
Local time: 11:25
English to Chinese
This is how I made my site myself Nov 16, 2010

1. Plan! Who are your target audience? Direct clients or agencies or both? Need multilingual versions? What's your selling points? What dirty work do you want to leave it to your website? SEO keywords? Blah blah. Without a plan, you probably can't execute.
2. Register a domain (for, you know better than I do)
3. Download or buy a template (usually costs $15-30). There're too many choice for you, CMS like wordpress, drupal, joomla... Or even you can design your own template, if you have enough time.
4. Upload the template and write the content.
5. Revise and edit/rewrite.

I use joomla and it took me a few days to make the first draft. Good luck, Isa.

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Website building Feb 7, 2012

1. Download dreamweaver to create a website built with plain HTML pages. There are many free HTML tutorials online.
2. Apply a domian name and a hosting plan.
3. Upload your website documents to your hosting space.

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