Does anyone want a website made for them?

I’m doing A2 Level ICT, and for our coursework we have to design a website specially for a business or other organisation (e.g. a band). I’ve done wb design before, but this is going to be treated like a real project, so if anyone needs a website I can do it for free (although you’ll have to find your web host etc yourself). I would obviously prefer to do something that interests me (e.g. extreme metal) but will accept pretty much any project. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Thing is, we’ve to either make something up or do it on an existing business. However you have to have the business’s permission so you do not violate the copyright laws. And, I mean extreme metal music :)

Chosen Answer:

Get some free hosting. Password protect a folder on your domain. Make up a name for a band, either of your own device or some extinct outfit. Build your website. Give it pages for, say, about xyz, gig guide, gallery, management, press room, feedback, downloads. FTP site up to protected area.
Now you have a site for your hypothetical extreme metal outfit that can only be accessed by password holders (tutors etc). Leave a robots.txt file in the root folder to tell ‘em to not index the site. Should do the trick up to a point. If you have to use brand names, always add an ‘all trademarks and logos acknowledged’ statement and add the customary C + R devices alongside known trademarks etc.
by: Nemo Adesti
on: 8th September 09

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4 Responses to “Does anyone want a website made for them?”

  1. just "JR" says:

    Not sure how to deal with this one!
    - On freelance sites, you are not allowed to offer anything for free.
    - On Y!A, this could be called “sollicitation” (!?!?)

    Maybe you could go for a free host, and design a site that is in your own interest: “extreme metal” (whatever that means – one of the “terre rares, like Uranium?)

  2. poor Sweet Fish says:

    Extreme metal music? how curios

    no thanks I do my own.

    but good luck.

  3. Nigel C says:

    Why not sign up to some rock music forums and advertise on there.

    Try this one, one I belong to.

    http://www.guitartools.co.uk/

    Putting rock forums into Google gives these results.

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=E5L&q=rock+forums&btnG=Search&meta=

  4. Nemo Adesti says:

    Get some free hosting. Password protect a folder on your domain. Make up a name for a band, either of your own device or some extinct outfit. Build your website. Give it pages for, say, about xyz, gig guide, gallery, management, press room, feedback, downloads. FTP site up to protected area.
    Now you have a site for your hypothetical extreme metal outfit that can only be accessed by password holders (tutors etc). Leave a robots.txt file in the root folder to tell ‘em to not index the site. Should do the trick up to a point. If you have to use brand names, always add an ‘all trademarks and logos acknowledged’ statement and add the customary C + R devices alongside known trademarks etc.

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