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Old 19 Jul 2007
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homepage of your trip...

i´m planning a 2 month motorcycle ride from asia to europe and would like to run a simple homepage where i put some storys and pics on it.
it should be easily to manage, just from an internetcafe without any additional software, just html editors and ftp uploads. it should have a guestbook aswell to stay in touch with my friends and to get informed of troubles that are somewhere ahead of my trip. i´ve got webspace of my internetprovider.

do you know any prewritten homepages which i can easily adjust for my needs?
which experience do you have with maintaining a homepage on your trip? (allow internetcafes ftp uploads, do they allow plugging my camera or have they already cardreaders....)

anybody may post his hp for example, please

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Try Blogger?

We have a website, but for our diary we use a free blog page which is owned by google,

https://www.blogger.com/start

This will allow you do do everything you ask for, very simply. It doesn't have a guest book as such, but people can leave comments which you can use in such a way.

You can read ours at

Jenny and Ollie's Blog

and friend users it too

On a bike in Africa

The advantage of it is its simple to use. The only issue I have is sometimes the formating goes a bit astray, but its only untidy rather than difficult

Good luck
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Link on left. Simple and effective, and on the site where you are going to get the most visitors!
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Try wordpress.

I am not sure about setup as my travel buddy set it up but they have some templates and once going is simple to use and I think attractive.

try my site below or Under African Skies

cheers and happy choosing, I hated setting up and was glad someone else could do it. Have any techno friends happy to explain bandwidth etc to you?
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Lightbulb best solution i found

thanks to all,
i found something more impressing than the thing with the blogs.

i use a content management system which enables prewritten modules like guestbooks and galleries linked together. its an open-source project so it´s free to use and simple to build your own homepage.

Joomla! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joomla!

sure, you need a server where the system runs. i asked a "techno friend" to install for me. then i started to play around a bit and the outcome is this:

www.longwayhome.at - A dream comes true...

the main advantage is that i can manage and edit the homepage simple via any webbrowser...
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