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Old 04-21-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
Chris Spealler
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I am in the process of starting up a CrossFit gym and was wodering about the web site. I noticed all the affiliates have similar web pages. Is this someting we go thorough CrossFit to do or design on our own and just choose to make similar to the CrossFit homepage. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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Chris,

There isn't any preferred website or provider for the affillates. A lot of the affilliate sites look similar because they are using the same software / hosting. CrossFit Clarksville uses the free site Blogger so you'll notice it resembles several other affiliates.

Other affiliates purchase their own domain names, have web designers create their sites and give themselves a unique look that is different than any other affiliate. CrossFit North doesn't look anything like CrossFit Ann Harbor yet both are excellent affiliate sites.

Hope that helped.
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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Rick,
Thanks so much for the info. Definitley helps with me getting things started.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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Rick, A lot of us use typepad.com. Look up lisa at CrossFit SanDiego. She designed my site as well as many others at a reasonable rate. The great thing about typepad is that it's pretty easy to update it yourself. Drop me an emai if you have any questions.

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Old 04-26-2007, 12:18 PM   #5
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Mike,

Thanks for the info. I'm sure as we grow we'll expand our web footprint. When we do, we'll be sure to give Lisa at CrossFit SanDiego a ring.

Rick
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:35 AM   #6
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I've been with Dreamhost for about 6 years. I'm very happy with them as my host. I do design myself in Dreamweaver. I use Moveabltype to host my own blog. The installer has become much easier over the years. MT is what crossfit.com uses to run their blog too.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:39 PM   #7
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I had a client's fiancee do my site, and I'm really happy with how it turned out and how easy it is to keep up. Very reasonable design and hosting package, as well. You can reach him at pete@peteekstam.com

Good luck!

Ken
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:38 PM   #8
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May I ask anyone, has anyone have any comments on WordPress? I just started it, let me know what you think. It is a blog right now, and looking forward to being an affiliate so here goes:
w/f safe. http://strengthtoendure.wordpress.com Strength to Endure


Take constructive criticism also. So shoot.

Yours,
Gio
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #9
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Here's an update, I've purchase the following:
Hee, Website design for Dummies, (that's me) and CSS for dummies. Mind you, I love learning and this is no different.

So, stay tunned.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:36 PM   #10
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We use wordpress and it does the job.
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