Briefly (the meat of it)
I want somebody to take care of the technical side of setting up a very small, very simple website (I call it a “landing page”). I’m looking for somebody who’ll do a professional quality job.
I can’t pay them money, though, so I’m offering to work for them in return – I can do game-related work and/or translation work (possibly other work, too – just ask). A barter. I’m asking on this forum because I expect there to be a higher ratio of people here who might value my services.
Read on for the details in case you might be interested in the deal.
My vision for a “landing page”
I want a single main Internet “hub” for people to contact me and see a list of my works.
My Internet presence (as an individual, professional and as a creator of role-playing games) is scattered over a number of service providers – free or not free – such as Google Sites, Gmail, Patreon, OneBookshelf, LinkedIn, etc. This is a reality of modern life I have to accept. I’m often tempted to add to that list but – unless I manually update each of the above to at least point at the new one and each other (headache inducing, ever a work in progress) – such an addition ends up further dispersing my presence. When I consider scratching something off the list or replacing one of the services (see my recent thread about Patreon) I grow anxious some people will be lost in the transition, made unable to contact me because of that one changed e-mail address or URL. Also, as someone who likes to make first contact with people in meatspace, I literally can’t figure out what to print on my business card.
I said “a page”, but I write and work in two languages, thus I’d actually like there to be two such pages – an Italian and an English one, linking to each other. Some contents might be more readable as a separate, linked page – such as a list of games, a change-log or the explanation of a long-term crowd-funding scheme: again, I’d rather have two of each, in different languages, than complicate the layout.
I said “static”, and I really value simplicity, but I guess a case could be made for feeds – as in the page showing snippets from the services it links to, the change-log outputting a feed to whoever might be interested, or a combination of the two – but then, perhaps not, in order to keep it quick and simple.
I understand having my own domain name means paying a monthly or yearly bill for it. On the other hand, I’m not worried about data storage space, as such a site needs very little in the first place and anything of meaningful size can be hosted off-site on some third party service. This is meant for indexing my stuff, not storing it.
In principle, I believe all of the above is something I might teach myself how to do (I used to understand HTML, but that was in the 1990s! I expect the world has changed). However, since I only intend to do it once (plus basic upkeep) it really makes more sense for someone else to it for me – someone who already has the know-how and will find it trivial. I’d rather spend my own time working at something I can already do well.