It is easy to make your own website, right? Making a website can be easy if you know what you’re doing and if you approach it the right way. Do you know how to do that? This section will show you how…
The first issue you need to consider about your website is whether you want people to find your website using the search engines, like Google, Yahoo!, MSN, etc. If so, your starting point is keyword research. Many people skip this critical step. If you want any type of success, do your keyword research!
You may have heard about different types of websites, like dynamic websites, static websites, and flash websites. Be sure to read about the different website types and make the right choice for your website.
Once you are armed with a set of organised keywords, you will have a good idea about the content your website will have, and it’s time to pick a domain name (“URL” or website address) and register it through a website host.
After registering your domain name, you will be ready to make your own website. You now have to decide on a website design and navigation. These are very important because if they are done incorrectly, they can turn a visitor off your site very quickly. If you are concerned about your ability to design a website, a good alternative is to use one of the many website templates available on the internet.
At a basic level, a website is a collection of web pages tied together by a navigation system. Web pages are written in a simple language called HTML. A basic understanding of HTML will help you a lot. Each web page has several elements that you need to pay attention to when creating web pages.
There are a couple of technologies that you will more than like find very useful when making a website. They are Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Scripting. You don’t necessarily have to know about scripting from the start, but some knowledge of CSS will be helpful with formatting your website.
Make Your Own Website – A Great Alternative
If you would like to make your own website without having to get into the details of website design and other issues like scripting and CSS, take a look at using WordPress. You can get up and running with it in a short time, and it takes care of a lot of stuff for you.
These days WordPress is my favorite way of building websites. On the other hand, at least knowing about scripting, CSS, and having some basic HTML knowledge, will come in handy at sooner or later.
This covers most of what you need to know to enable you to make your own website. Be sure to look at the other sections on this website too.