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Shawn Gossman

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When first starting out as a webmaster and making websites, what do you wish you had known?

How would it have changed the way you did things?
I made the mistake of using free forum software because I was afraid of spending on something that I'm just starting without knowing whether it's going to go well.

I should have closed my eyes and started out with paid software because the free one limited my immediate growth.
I've used free software starting out.

I remember using version 1 of PhpBB. Then fancy PhpBB 2 came out but you had to hand-code in plugins. Sometimes installing a plugin meant 4 hours of the day.

Could you imagine that?! LOL