Can I hire a company who can help me build the website? Or I will try myself first and if end up in mess, then will plans to hire someone. Either you are planning to start up a new business or just wish to start a blog or you might be working on your client’s branding project, the first question which takes you in thought is what the cores behind websites are. While you can hire a designer but if you are little techie (even) by heart, then it will be an easier task for you to make your website. In this article, I will be covering some of the most popular and easiest ways by which you can make a website.
#1 Site Builder
Number of hosting companies these days provides you an option named as site builder. An option which surely looks very easy to use and to build up a website but at the end, when thinking onto extends and getting deeper into real things, you will not be that much happy. Reason is because there are limited design options, you are either allowed to customize a bit or there will no customization available while an advanced features are sparse in nature.
Although if you are fine with the above cons, then I must say the Site Builder is something you can start with. The process of building your website will not requires your much time and your website will be live within few minutes. You need not to download anything nor upload anything. And, even, as soon as you are done with your site setup, you can publish your changes directly to your website.
#2 Website Templates
Just like website builder, hosting companies offers free website templates and designs for use. Moreover, you can also find hundreds of thousands of free templates over the web. Once you got the template, you can start by downloading the template and edit it by fully customizing it.
As soon as you done with customization, you can then upload the template through FTP to your hosting account and you can make it publish to your web pages. The best part of using website templates is that there are tons of templates available in different categories with the ability to customize while sometimes these templates require “tweaking” to get the template to look the way you want.
#3 WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) Site Builders
WYSIWYG editor is an authoring (web) program which can let you create a website for you. The best part of using such an editor is that you need not to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get started. The thing which WYSIWYG editor makes you love about is that it is free and easy to use as there is no HTML needed while the only thing which you do hate (if you got no techie experience) in hand is that you may requires to learn the advanced features of the software, either Dreamweaver or KompoZer.
#4 CMS (Content Management System)
This is an option which I love the most; especially the WordPress content management system as using a CMS will ease your job. It is easy to use while if you got little tech knowledge (or at least basic knowledge about WordPress), you will start loving it the most. There are other CMS also available, likes of Joomla, Drupal etc but the use of WordPress is maximum among all.
Note: For WordPress tips, tutorials, themes, plugins resources, just check out HowToWebDesign.org’s sister blog name JustWP.org while if you want someone who can help you out either installing WordPress or building whole of your WordPress website, then will suggest you check our offering, 99DollarWebsite.org.
#5 From Scratch (HTML/CSS/PHP)
Well if any of the above option does not make any fit for you, then will suggest you that it will be better to build your website from the scratch with the help of HTML, CSS, PHP. Giving a brief about all this, HTML is a hyper text markup language which is basically the code behind most of the websites.
CSS is a cascading style sheets and will let you define the way on how your website will look while PHP (or any other server side scripting languages) will allow you to add advanced functionality to your site. The functions can be anything, ranging from creating contact forms to interacting with a database.
Note: Suggestion to try the codes first hand by visiting the website W3Schools.