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Building the Perfect Website

When it comes to building the perfect website, there are several ways to do so… and as technology advances, it’s becoming easier and easier to throw up a website without knowing all the technical aspects of html. Anymore these days, with the help of WordPress and Blogger, anyone can create a website within a few hours and call it their own. It may not look all that great at first, but it’s a start and over time can develop into something to be proud of. So lets begin with the basics of building a website.

Step 1. Identify the Method of Site Building?

Like I said before, the Internet has advanced so much and there are so many online resources and tools anymore that can assist new Internet Site Builders as they dream of becoming the next big idea…like WordPress, Blogger, Weebly and more.

The first thing to decide is how you plan on building your site and what your budget might be. You have several choices…

  • 1. Hire a Professional Website Designer – hiring a professional without question is the best way to go…as long as you have the money or means to do so… and you’ve done enough research to know the product will pay you back. You could build one of the greatest websites but if no one wants the product or service, you’ve just spent a fortune and a beautiful site to look at.
  • 2. Buy a Website Template/Theme – A very good option. Very cost effective and they look great. Some templates may require certain software like a html editing program like dreamweaver and photo editing software like photoshop. You’ll also need to know how to use them, which will take additional time. So be mindful of that when you purchase a template.

    If you are using WordPress, you can find thousands of professional themes you can purchase. While these look great, you also need to have some background or understanding how to customize the theme. Sometimes it’s advantageous to find someone to help you make minor changes and show you how to do the basics so you can add images or posts to your site. Odesk and eLance are great places you can find designers and programmers to help you.

  • 3. Site Builders / – This is a good option if you’re not too concerned with what your site looks like to begin with. Most hosting companies these days offer site building tools that allow you to customize your own website. Most even have templates they’ve already created that you can choose from. This is a quick, simple, low cost way to get your site up. Weebly is a simple point and click site builder that will even host your site if you want.
  • 4. Build your Own Website – If you’re on a shoe-string budget and just want to throw up a quick easy basic website, for FREE, then you need to throw up a blog. Blogs are quick, easy and search engines love them. WordPress and Blogger are among the biggest. They will host the site for you, so it is literally free for you across the board, all you have to do provide the content.

Regardless of which method you choose, I always recommend learning “SOME” basic html although most platforms have WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors that don’t require any HTML knowledge. With some basic knowledge of html though, it makes it easier to beautify your site and make minor changes to the website when it needs to be updated.