A Collection of Web Pages About Building Your First Website
How To Build A Website
I have included a collection of webpages I found interesting and useful. Going through the pages will give you an overview of website development, but first, a few brief points to consider.
Build a website is a huge task! Where do you start?
Here are a few questions to consider:
What will the website do? Is it an e-commerce site? A blog? A utility, a database?
If it’s a blog or a static site, then you have a lot of options, for example, an HTML site, WordPress, Wix, Ect.
If it’s an e-commerce site you’ll probably be better off with a ready-made e-commerce platform you can customize.
If it’s a utility of some sort, you may need a programmer to write PHP Code.
Who will update the site?
If you’re updating the site then use the platform of your choice. If you’re building the site for a customer and they’ll be updating it, you may want to use WordPress, Wix, or something similar.
From my experience, I have been building websites using Adobe Dreamweaver. It is a strong and popular site builder. I was reluctant to switch to WordPress, then one day there was some functions I needed that WordPress offered, and I made the switch.
Now I am a huge fan of WordPress, because of the functionality and ability to add plugins and themes that take minutes to install, compared to creating a custom solution in HTML.
There is a lot to do when building a website. You may not need to perform all these steps if you’re building for a client, but you will if the site is for you. Here a few things you need to consider to build and run a website:
- Website planning phase
- Choosing a domain name
- Choosing a Web host
- Planning Design style and look
- Creating graphics
- Setting up menus
- Setting up pages
- Adding content
- Setting up google analytics
- Setting up Google Search Console
- Linking your Social media accounts
- Marketing your site
- Maintaining your site
- Ensuring your site is secure
- And the list goes on…
There is a lot that goes into building a website. It makes you wonder if you should do it yourself or outsource the work. In any case, if you are involved with the site you should know what’s going on.
Have a look at the abundant amount of articles included in this post that are organized in sections below. These articles are written by professionals that can guide you when it comes to your website.
Sections Included In This Post:
- How To Build A Website
- Best Platform and Tools To Build Website
- Free Website Builders
- Building a Website – HTML vs CMS
- Top Website Design Ideas
- Top Website Templates
- Is It Better To Buy A Site or Build One From Scratch
- Is It Better To Hire A Website Designer or Build It Yourself?
- The Latest About Building A Website
- Books Related To Building A Website
- Courses Related To Building A Website
- Tweets Related To Building A Website
- Videos Related To Building A Website
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How To Build A Website
Best Platform and Tools To Build Website
Free Website Builders
Building a Website – HTML vs CMS
Top Website Design Ideas
Top Website Templates
Is It Better To Buy A Site or Build One From Scratch
Is It Better To Hire A Website Designer or Build It Yourself?
The Latest About Building A Website