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    Don't know where to start...

    This is going to be my first attempt at creating a large website. My friend and I are trying to build a social networking website, but with a twist that as far as I know does not exist.

    We know where we want to start, but we just don't know how to start. Neither of us have any programming experience.

    What I want to know is, how do we start? What is the process of starting a website? What programs will we need? Which language is best to use?

    Other people I talked to said we would not be able to do it ourselves and should hire a designer. We will entertain that idea, but right now I want to know how to do it too. I am a quick learner so if I really get into it, I bet I could figure it out.

    If that wasn't clear, please let me know and I'll try to explain it better.

    We want to start a social networking website and want to know how to begin.

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    You want to build a social networking website from scratch but you have never programmed before and don't know where to start?

    I think you need to start over in Looking to Hire.

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    I understand it's going to be a long road and we will entertain the designer idea, but I'm just trying to get an idea of where to start. What do we need?

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    There are many threads on this site giving beginners direction to begin learning HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, what have you. If you need a single place to start, lay out $35 for Ian's book.

    You've bitten off a hell of a large task. Hawk has the right idea--you provide the ideas, and a (reliable) hired gun does the spade work.

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    I've already been learning it for a few months and I still don't really know what the hell I'm doing haha. So I tell you man study all you can on programming and marketing before you get into it. Does your friend know more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobbo Mon View Post
    I've already been learning it for a few months and I still don't really know what the hell I'm doing haha. So I tell you man study all you can on programming and marketing before you get into it. Does your friend know more?
    I'm not sure I'm ready to put in a full out effort on something. I kind of have some personal issues about the whole idea.

    He probably knows less than I do.

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    I have to be honest here... if you don't know anything about the subject and you don't feel ready to put in an effort (because it will be a huge effort) then I don't think I'd be wasting my time on it if I was you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    I have to be honest here... if you don't know anything about the subject and you don't feel ready to put in an effort (because it will be a huge effort) then I don't think I'd be wasting my time on it if I was you.
    You're right and I probably won't. The idea sounds great, but the person behind the idea....well I'm not going to get into it.

    Thanks for the help though, to everyone who responded.


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