WIP Game on a Website


#1

Greetings all…

I’m interested in putting some of my WIP games (CoG and Twine-based) up on a personal website so I can use them as examples of my mad game-writing skillz when I am bidding for freelance jobs. The only thread I found about this was from 2011, so I’ll throw this question out there: Is webs.com the only place I can get a (free) website to do this?

I have a weebly site (okay, I have about six weebly sites) but it looks like I need to pay for the starter/pro option to be able to upload the files…and my funds are somewhat limited at the moment, so I’d rather find a free option if possible. I do have several domain names I’m holding onto, so that is not a problem…just trying to find decent free hosting that will work.

Thanks all for your input! :slight_smile:


#2

With hosting, I am afraid you tend to get what you pay for.


#3

I might be misunderstanding the issue, but I displayed my WIP progress just by using the Dropbox method and sticking the link on my Blogger blog.


#4

@SamLienhard, I may have to resort to that. I was hoping there was a way to embed the demo directly into a webpage, but alas, my coding skills are limited, as are my funds to pay for an upgraded web site at weebly so I can use a custom domain. :wink:


#5

If this was ten years ago I could definitely help you. I’d suggest frames! (And geocities!) I think it should be possible to embed the demo.

I think you should be able to embed a dropbox webpage into a page on another site. My web design skills are over 10 years out of date though.

Can you use iframes to do it?

Okay my reading comprehension is -9999 at the moment so if this isn’t anything to do with the question at all feel free to ignore. Sorry.


#6

I’m pretty good at following step by step directions, so if someone could walk me through it, I could probably manage. That’s how I learned ChoiceScript. :slight_smile:


#7

Make your blog/webpage/whatever

Use iframes to insert your dropbox demo onto the page?

Looks like http://www.ehow.com/how_8098747_embed-another.html is a super-simple guide.