How To Create a Website Your guide to creating your own webpages

Creating a website is easy! Here is a step by step guide on how to create a website

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Creating your own website is probably much easier than you think. Having a site can be beneficial and even if you are not an entrepreneur, you should learn how to create a website.

We are more likely to want something more than just a personal Facebook page, LinkedIn or Twitter, so why not create a website with your own domain name? Today I will take you through the basic step on how to create a website.

1. Do I need a technical background to create a (beautiful) website?

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Do you need technical background on how to create a webpage?


Everything depends on the features you want to implement on your webpage. Most websites are based on HTML and CSS, you can learn through resources like Zero site . For the hosting of your website and obtaining a domain name, you will need a subscription to a host such GoDaddy, Hostgator, 1 & 1 or HostMonster (to name a few).

But you do not have to go through all these if you don’t have the technical knowledge required, you can always use a webpage editor and design a site that has style and basic functionalities. If you already use Word or PowerPoint, you will master this type of tool in no time. The publisher will be accompanied by a domain name and a hosting.

2. I wish myself to create my website: how much will it cost me? What free softwares are available?

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Creating a website can cost as little as nothing


Apart from the time invested, a website you create yourself will not cost you dearly, or nothing if you can pass on some more commercial features.

If you opt for a website creator, count on a price of between GHC15 and GHC50 per month, including domain name (.com or .net, for example). Free hosting services and domain names are often accompanied by advertising on your site.

If you want to hire a professional on how to create a website, you can try finding freelancers on local classified sites like Tonaton or OLX. (I myself have had very good experiences with freelancers.) So you can get an idea of ​​prices, because they are web designers who will bid on your project. Check the ratings of providers before choosing one. You can also find editors and graphic designers on these sites.

3. I've heard that the Internet site publishers do not give a professional result. True or false ?

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Chose from many models and satisfy your needs of creating a website


The first generation of website editors had less features and very limited design options, thus provided very ugly results. With the advent of tools for creating web 2.0 sites, the situation has changed dramatically.

Several different types of tools are available. Depending on your needs for wanting to know how to create a website, whether you want to keep a blog on your site, or create a professional online shop with a system like Tisu or Zoobashop, a tool for creating web 2.0 will make your life easier while giving you the freedom to choose design options and features you want for your site.

You can choose from many models, you can customize up to your satisfaction. Each website creation tool has its own style; I suggest you create a free account and review their template galleries to see if they suit you.

4. Should we develop a specific project plan before you get these tools?

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Top project plan tips on how to create a website


You decide! But generally, a little upstream planning on how to create a website is not a waste of time. Here are my top 3 tips:

  • Note on paper everything you want to have on your website. A mind map can be a good way to organize your ideas. Forget the question of what technology is currently.
  • Visit other webpages that you like, both the design point of view and that of the content. Note what you like and what you do not like.
  • Once a draft of your site is done, ask trusted people. They will discuss your project with a different angle and can give you an interesting perspective.

5. What are the common features of a good website?

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Key features of creating a good website


Your logo and the choice of images are key elements of a website that looks professional.

Make sure you understand what the image formats available: it will usually .gif, .jpg and .png. All you have to know about this is available here . Image processing software will be useful to edit and resize your images. Gimp is a free alternative, but professional, Photoshop. If you've used Photoshop before, Gimp may seem a little complicated to tackle.

The next question is that of the website text. Keep in mind that  most of the time, users only scan text without reading it line by line. Give a preference to short texts that are straightforward, with a pleasant font well-sized to read.

To give a professional impression to your visitors, use contact forms instead of e-mail addresses. Fortunately, any website editor worthy of the name will allow you to do so a few clicks.

So what are you waiting for? Creating your own website can be a pleasure.

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