Building and Hosting Your Own Website

When I first built this website over ten years ago there was only one way to build it- Using an HTML template and a Web Editor,

A good knowledge of HTML, basic web design, and a web page editor like Dreamweaver or FrontPage were essential.

Today the changing technology has made building your own website much easier. There is no need to:Build-website-help

  • Become a web designer
  • Purchase expensive software
  • Become an HTML or PHP guru

Why Build Your Own Site?

The main reasons are

  • Cost – much cheaper than using a designer
  • You have complete control of the site
  • You can make changes quickly and easily
  • It is a useful skill to learn and can be enjoyable

However there are also certain problems with building it yourself that you need to be aware of

  • It involves time and effort and
  • You must be willing to learn new skills.
  • It may take longer to get the site looking the way you want it.
  • It may not look as good as a site from a professional designer.

Getting Started

If  you still want to learn how, then Join me, and discover how to:

  • Create your own professional looking website from scratch, and at a fraction of the price you would pay for a simple site from a web designer.
  • Get your site in to the search engines and how you to do basic SEO.
  • Upgrade and Maintain your site.

If you are a complete beginner then  start hereNot sure ? then Test Your Knowledge -by taking the Website Basics quick quiz

 

 Getting Help

Have a question? Want to request a tutorial ! Then just ask and I will do my best to answer as quickly and accurately as possible.

Regards
Steve

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