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How to Build a Website

Posted On 2009-01-30 by FortyPoundHead
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Many businesses and companies are finding it hard to build their own websites. Nevertheless, it should not be daunting as they envision it to be. In fact, itís easy. You just need your basic knowledge in computer, internet, a free HTML editor and space in the web. And off you go with your new web site!

The first thing to do is to plan your objectives. They must be reflected in your web site. You must also think of the visitors. You are making the website for them and not to yourself alone. It must cater to their needs. I mean individual needs.

The next step is to think about the design. This involves layout, colors and content. These elements are crucial since they make up the totality of your web site. Wrong choice of color may result to hard to read content. Because of this, your visitors might be annoyed and switch to another site. The drawback is, you might lose all your visitors. Sure you donít want it to happen so be extra careful with these elements.

Find a server to publish your site. This is the next thing that you must do. There are sites that offer hosting for free. You can have them if you donít want to spend a penny. However, if youíre running a business, it is advisable to have your own domain. It may cost you about 70 dollars for two years. Not bad though because your site will be free from pop-ups that the free hosting servers are giving.

Now, you can copy your pages to your chosen server. You need not memorize all the tags and format but you must know about HTML. Though, there are hundreds of WYSIWYG or What You See Is What You Get editors out there, nonetheless, you can create a better site with just your basic knowledge on HTML. Proofread and meticulously examine your site. Is navigation satisfactory? Is the content fulfilling in your own point of view? How about in the point of view of the visitors? How about the graphics? If it is not satisfying, you can redo the pages. If you are fulfilled with the overall appearance and function of your site, then you are ready for the next step - to upload it to your host and promote your site.

After the aforementioned steps, you are now ready to accept visitors. However, it doesnít stop here for web site is a cycle. Itís not enough to be visited by visitors you must keep them from coming back. To do this, update your site more often to be acquainted with the recent events at the same time to make it more useful so as to cater to everybodyís needs.


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