How to Create a Website

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own website? It is much easier to create a website than you might imagine, even for people who don’t consider themselves to be computer literate. Here are some tips on how to get started:

1. Decide Which Website Builder Software to Use.

This is essential if you don’t know any HTML -the programming language normally used to create a website- and have no experience of programming. There are numerous software websites online, which are eager to help you to create a website.

2. Choose a Host

This is the company that will store the files and data that make up your website in a server. Hosts can be paid or free. You will need to register an account with them. Your host will probably provide you with a domain name- this is the website address, which you will ideally want to sound unusual and memorable.

woman creating a website

To create a website, you need to decide what is actually going to appear on your website.

3. Think about Your Content

To create a website, you need to decide what is actually going to appear on your website. If it’s a personal website for sharing photos with family and friends, you could have a news feed, some blog posts, a photo gallery and perhaps a forum. If you want to create a website to advertise a small business, you will probably want sections describing your business, products, and history. Visit similar websites for inspiration. To create a website, use your website builder software to save a home page, and other pages that can be navigated via links from the home page.

4. Design a Logo or Theme

You may think that only corporate websites need logos, but actually a well-designed logo will make your website more comfortable for your guests to navigate. Themes can be the background design; there are thousands to choose from on the Internet. There are open-source programs that enable you to design your own logo such as Inkscape. Have a go- it can be fun to create a website!

5. Publish!

You are now ready to go live. You will have a user name and password via your server. Enter them, follow the prompts and you should be able to browse your website. To create a website is one thing; it’s also really important to keep it feeling fresh by writing regular updates. Congratulations! You now know how to create a website.