If you are interested in building a website, but don't have much
experience, keep reading to discover how to build a website with
no experience. Building a website is not for everyone, but it is not as
difficult as it has been made out to be either. All you need is the
desire, the tools and the time.
What You Need
For tools you will need:
- a computer with internet access
- a basic idea of how you want your website to look
- a domain name (your website address)
- a web host
Time-wise, building a website can be a very time consuming process, but the reward of actually seeing the pieces start coming together, and actually having your website online for the world to see, makes it worth every minute.
Getting a Domain Name
Your domain name is simply your website address, in other words, the address where people can find your website. No matter your reason for building a website, here are a few tips you should keep in mind when thinking of a domain name:
- a short domain name is easier to remember than a longer one
- the domain name should reflect what will be on the website
- the domain name should be easy to spell
There are many places to get a domain name online. Simply do a search on the web for registrars; these are domain companies such as GoDaddy.com. There are many websites that offer free domain names, but again depending if this website is personal or for business, it may be better to pay a nominal fee for your domain name. Keep in mind that your domain name may be taken, so keep trying various names.
Getting a Web Host
Once you have your domain name, you need what is called a web host. A web host simply keeps your website on its server and when your website is accessed online, the web host sends it over the internet to be viewed. When choosing a web host, it is important that are reputable for support. If something goes wrong with your website and you need assistance, it is important that they should be available in a timely manner. Web hosts offer various plans, again depending what type of website you may be designing, you may need additional services.
Bringing Your Website Design to Life
Depending on who you select as your web host, they may offer tutorials on how to design your website. These tutorials are quite beneficial and user-friendly. The website builder software that is offered makes it easy for beginners to design their pages by offering: templates, designs and texts to help design websites. There is software that can be bought to assist you with building a website. But, beginners should take advantage of the free tutorials that their web hosts offer until they are more familiar and comfortable with designing web pages and wish to further expand their pages. When designing your webpage, here are few tips to keep in mind:
- your website should be clean and clutter free
- your website should be simple, yet appealing to the eye
- your website should make it clear to the viewer what it entails
As you can see, it can be quite easy to build your own website. You just need some time and the tools mentioned, and you are on your way to creating your own webpage for you and the rest of the online community to see.