i'm building a wordpress site for a friend and we need either free or cheap hosting. So far they all seem to have some kind of draw back (like being down for 1 hour a day, or not being able to use your own domain name with it).
Can any of you recommend a free web hosting service that actually has no major drawbacks for a simple brochure style website?
Or a really cheap one. I've been checking out these guys: http://www.go4hosting.com/uk/shared-hosting.htm
and they say they are less than a buck a month. GoDaddy is $4 and many other companies are coming in at 3-4 bucks a month. Anyone have any experience with them?
I'm designing a landing page with a team members section.
I would like to use a dummy portrait photo for each team member.
I found http://uifaces.com/, which is cool for avatars, but the photos are very small for this purpose.
I have a few beginners web design books that I would like to give away that are just sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust. I am a self taught web designer and I found these books very useful when I first started out. I now work for Universal Music and would encourage anyone who would like to learn to take up this as a career path. The books might be slightly outdated by now but they are still very relevant to anyone first starting out.
I live in Shepherds Bush in west London so if anyone nearby wants them, please come by and collect.
The books I have are:
Web Standards Solutions (2009) by Dan Cederholm
Bulletproof Web Design (2008) by Dan Cederholm
Handcrafted CSS (2010) by Dan Cederholm
Graphic Design School (2004) by David Dabner (Thames & Hudson)