Family Reunion Forum
Re: Reunion websites
In Response To: Reunion websites ()
Mel gives some good suggestions. Another might be consider designing it yourself. If you're at all computer savvy you might be able to put together your own site. It's a great challenge, and not as difficult as you might think. I'm a testament to that fact! ;-)
When we were looking for someone to design and host our website, I think the lowest quote we received was $700, and that was for the very bare minimum. There was also a monthly fee for any changes we made. That was too much for our budget, so I went out and bought a copy of Microsoft Front Page and taught myself to use it. Granted, the first few versions were not that great, but as I gain experience it's starting to look better. Now we just pay the hosting fee and the URL registration, and I get to update the site as often as needed.
I guess the gist of my comments is that if you can find someone in your family, or if you're willing to tackle the project yourself, that's a great way to go. It's more personal, and you have more control over your product and can keep it updated as needed.