Beginner’s guide to building websites

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The internet is here to stay and web development keeps growing day by day. Learning web development is not the easiest task prevalent in today’s technological world. Understanding the basics of web development is crucial in the technical world we live in today.

Here are some steps to help you through the website development process

  1. Make sure you have the right website builder

Website builders are very popular these days – and for good reason – but you need to choose one that best suits your needs. Most people use website builders to create a website. Website builders allow anyone to create a website, regardless of their technical expertise. Creating a website in the early days of the Internet required a solid knowledge of HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Then followed CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which added further confusion. Technical language is handled by website builders, such as feeding the web feed database, allowing you to focus on design and content. Some use templates, while others use drag-and-drop interfaces to create a website as easy as creating a PowerPoint presentation.

  1. Choose a plan that suits your needs and budget

After choosing a website builder, you will need to decide on a pricing plan. The lesser options would usually suffice if you only need a simple site (e.g. a portfolio or a small service business). Check out the options available with the more expensive plans if you want something more advanced. If you’re not sure, start small and improve later. The cost of website builder plans vary, but they typically range from $8 to $40 per month, all inclusive. However, if your budget is tight, go for a free plan. In the meantime, creating your website with a builder allows you to have a fully functional and operational website for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. The package you select is determined by your needs.

  1. Make sure you have a unique and relevant domain name

The part of the URL that defines a web page – in this example, your website – is known as the domain name. You can register them individually at places like Domain.com, but the website builders will take care of that for you when you register. The majority offer it for free (at least initially), while a few require a small fee. Please make the most of your domain name as it is one of the most important ways for a website to show up on the World Wide Web.

  1. Have a favorable design pattern

This is the fun part of the project. Instead of letting you figure it out on your own, website builders provide templates to help you through the process. Templates provide a framework for your website – a blank canvas on which you can paint your site content. It’s a way to have an attractive website without hiring a designer. Moreover, you can customize your template in your design.

  1. Upload and format your content

After testing your website’s colors and style, it’s time to start adding content, including photos, videos, and text. After, you can choose apps and finally preview and test your apps. Follow all writing tips and make sure the images and videos you use are of high quality.

In conclusion, creating a website doesn’t have to be that difficult. The tips above will guide you in building a website even with minimal technical knowledge.

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