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I'd like to open my own blog on my website findreality.com, it'd be just random stuff like most blogs, but I'm essentually a graphic designer with basic webdesign knowledge, and I know nothing about php. I'd like some reccomendations of software or blog services which could help with my site? The blog I look at most is http://www.enorgis.com/ so anything which would come out kinda like this would be cool.

P.S. I've started with revamping my old logo (attached), and my new one is in my sig, how'd ya like it?

Luke

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Logo there is a bit of an eyesore. As for blog recommendations:

http://www.cafelog.com for b2

http://www.wordpress.org for Wordpress, which afaik is a b2 edit.

Used em both, and they look cool.

You can make a blog script look like anything you want. My site is running Wordpress (shameless plug, sorry http://www.johto.co.uk/ ) and you can get a good range of "skins" (although they are really just css edits) from: http://wiki.wordpress.org/StyleCompetition

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my vote for wordpress too. its the best. :)

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my vote for wordpress too. its the best. :)

:yes:

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wordpress is a v good system; MT is aweful (In my experience).

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Another vote for Wordpress

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Wordpress, yes :yes: I tried CuteNews, MovableType and Wordpress, and I like WP the best.

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WordPress vote again! (Y) (Y)

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Tried WP, didn't like it very much. The UI seems too clunky and it just didn't have the features i wanted.

MT definitely. I am providing free MT (2.662 or 3.0) blogs for anyone who wants a blog without the hassle of setting it up. PM me if you'd be interested.

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what features i may ask?

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I'd vote for wordpress, great system imo (although i'm making my own blog system because i want to learn about the code)

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So blogging is a way to post your text on a web page without actually coding your own HTML, is that about right? You just send in an email or post in a text box like you do to enter your post on Neowin forums and it puts it up on your web page so other people can read it?

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Yep - also, in WP there are other features that allow people who register to comment on your comments, calendar, easy to use link system. I think, just give it a try, blogging doesnt appeal to everyone.

Ive coded my own sites, ripped off other peoples and used prepackaged software forums / portals - to tell you the truth Im just a bit tired of that, and a blog script is about all I can cope with.

They are good, just pick one and give it a shot :yes:

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wordpress...MUCH easier to setup than MT

<== hates perl....

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I'd like to open my own blog on my website findreality.com, it'd be just random stuff like most blogs, but I'm essentually a graphic designer with basic webdesign knowledge, and I know nothing about php. I'd like some reccomendations of software or blog services which could help with my site? The blog I look at most is http://www.enorgis.com/ so anything which would come out kinda like this would be cool.

P.S. I've started with revamping my old logo (attached), and my new one is in my sig, how'd ya like it?

Luke

ModBlog: we offer skinnable blogs with optional plugins for polls, forums, friends lists, calendar, image gallery, guest book. Also included is your own chatterbox, RSS support for feeds, Bulletin entries, private entries for friends only, remote blogging (email blogging is on the verge of being released) and more.

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If you don't know how to set things up at all, you could just use a blogging Web site like Blogger.com. I use their blog system, but store it on my own server. I really like it, and they have a new feature called Audioblogger where you can call a number and it automatically posts your message as an MP3 file. Going that route is definately the easiest, because you can choose to set up NOTHING and just use the default settings and let them take care of it, or you can change some settings so it is stored on your own server. I've built pages using PHP/MySQL, my current project is pretty complicated, but I still just decided not to deal with too much hassle.

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wordpress...MUCH easier to setup than MT

<== hates perl....

Agreed (Y). That itself should be one reason to switch to WP.

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thanks guys. i decided to try out blogger.com, and i'm pleased with it, my site is perfectly good for what i want

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thanks guys. i decided to try out blogger.com, and i'm pleased with it, my site is perfectly good for what i want

good choice, I've never had problems with it and all the hassle is on their end.

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Whatever suits your needs.

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