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Creating a French website

I've offered to create a website for the wife of a friend in France whose an amateur artist. This has brought new challenges, some expected, others less so.

Challenge one was to use a content management system (CMS) to allow my friend to add to and edit prescribed parts of the site. I use RapidWeaver and had already used Armadillo for the blog on this Kilburnlad site, but I would need to use some of Armadillo's other capabilities for the new site.

The next unexpected technical nicety was working with a French (.fr) domain. I first researched the domain with a view to purchasing it for my friend but during the process a warning message advised me that after Brexit it might not be possible to retain ownership without a valid EU address. I therefore asked my friend to purchase the domain name and using his login details was able to direct it to the DNS name servers on my web space.

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