One of the things I plan on working on over the summer (along with Bronwen and Stephen) is our new website.
Setting up our website has been a mission. We purchased a domain name from GoDaddy some time ago (frompsons.com) but decided we wanted something a little…well…cooler sounding. After much back and forth, we came up with Applekeep. Why? Our website is like an extension of our home, and our home is where we keep our Apples. Also, it’s easy to remember and to spell.
Figuring out the hosting of our website was a significant hurdle. Initially, we decided we would just use Vodafone’s free (for customers) service. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried navigating their webspace…but after many attempts, we gave up.It seemed better to pay for a service that actually works.
We’ve decided to go with Apple’s MobileMe service. Appropriate, right? It provides us with webhosting, email, cloud storage, cloud syncing, and a range of other things that are useful to us as iPhone/iPad owners.
So soon our website will be up and running. It will document our lives – all our various interests and hobbies. And although it is out there in the public domain, it’s mostly just for us. Stephen and I are both interested in the process of building a webspace, and in teaching Bronwen how to do this. Pop in and see how it’s coming along if you like, but be aware that most of the site will be ‘under construction’ most of the time (for the next few months anyway).
One part of the site that I intend to get going on first is the bit dedicated to our wedding. I’m hoping to provide a one-stop-shop for people to find out the details of the day, but also for other people planning a wedding to read about our experiences.
Watch this space…
That sounds very cool and I am really looking forward to visiting regularly. xx
You might also want to check out Squarespace.com. Their sites are very customizable and easy to use. 🙂
Thanks Julio, but we are pretty happy with MobileMe – it has a range of services that we are keen to have. I really wanted something that I can build my own stuff in, rather than a blog-type site. I have cut my teeth in WordPress already which has been great.