Essentials for Creating a Website
These are the basic elements of starting your website.
The first (and very important) decision you will need to make is to choose a domain name. Just remember to keep it short, memorable and easy to spell. I always just have my clients go to Network Solutions to register their domain name.
Once you have your domain
name, the next big decision you have to make is where to host
your site. There are only about 10,000 different places that
offer hosting. If you just want to get your feet wet with
a free site, Bravenet
has an offer I like.
Make sure the company you select can give
you the support you need for processing credit cards, shopping
carts and security. I think the most important consideration
is customer service. When there is a problem or you have a
question it is important to be able to pick up a phone or
send an email and get timely, competent help. I host all my
sites with Network Solutions.
I really suggest you get the proper software to create and edit your pages yourself. There are many companies that will build a site for you, but you will always be at the mercy of someone else to make changes for you. This will limit your creativity and effectiveness.
makes creating web and mobile content as easy as drag-and-drop. Click, place and move any object in the SiteSpinner work-window using your mouse to position and size it on the page, exactly where you want it.
With SiteSpinner Pro
you can design and preview web pages as they'll look using standard mobile device resolutions. This enables you to create a website for desktop and laptop browsers, and then design a separate layout for mobile devices, ensuring that content looks good on any device.
You can save a lot of time
by starting with a template. Customize it with your logo and
information. I spent weeks searching for the best selection, and
like the Template Monster.
Building a website on Weebly is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Their drag & drop website builder makes it dead simple to create a powerful, professional website without any technical skills required. Over 6 million people and small businesses have joined Weebly to build their online presence.
Content elements (like text, photos, maps, and videos) are added to your website by simply dragging & dropping them into place. Text is edited just like in a word processor. Building your website is done in real time, right from within your web browser. There's absolutely nothing to install and no upgrades to worry about.