Who can Build a Website?

Nowadays anyone can build and publish a website!  Tools are freely available, and often free as well!  This site brings tips and ideas to novice webmasters to help you with your first website design.  Creating a website is not difficult!  You don't need to be a programmer or to be able to code in HTML.  A lot of hosting companies offer free templates or WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) programs that make laying out text, images and adding videos and adverts easy!  It's about as difficult as using Word - and many of us mastered that quite easily. 

Do it yourself website builders let you make a professional looking website in just a few hours - see example. All offer comprehensive packages.  Most however, require that you purchase a domain name from them, and hosting too. 

Website designing and development is not the province of highly paid programmers, but can be done by anyone on a very low budget.

This site contains ideas for creating websites and gives information about the website development budget that you will need.  Your website building budget does not need to break the bank!  With a little effort you will even be able to earn money from your website - in the first few months this might just cover your costs in setting up the website, but after that you should see your earnings rise as long as your website has good original content and you follow the rules of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Welcome to the world of the internet - here more than anywhere else you'll find the big guys accessible to the little guys, and you can do a lot with bartering.  What you will get out of your site depends on what effort you put into it, but you'll have a lot of fun along the way. 

In the 21st Century every company needs to have a presence on the internet - for many customers it is the first place they will look when deciding on anything from what product to buy to where to book a riding lesson!  Small local businesses or activity centres can benefit from an internet presence just as much as a global company.  Unfortunately however, they will normally have a proportionately smaller budget to invest in website design, and likely no access to a qualified programmer or a large budget for Search Engine Optimisation!  Luckily you don't need to be a large outfit to be expert at website designing!  Website design for novices can be made easy.

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This site is dedicated to the complete novice website designer and publisher.  It contains articles and information on website designing, publishing, and making it a success.

What do I need to start a website?

Firstly you'll need an idea - which may be easy if you have an existing business to promote. 

You'll need a domain name, a website builder (or web publishing software) and a hosting account.  It is possible to host your own website, but you'll need a server or a PC that's on 24 hours a day. 

You will also need to understand some basic Search Engine Optimisation techniques to make sure your new website is going to get noticed on the internet. 

This site will get you started and help you understand some of the terminology that you will be coming across. 
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Beginners Guide to  Creating a Successful Website

Where to start:

Ideas for your first website design and development project
Website Development Budget
Websites for Earning Money!
How to design the pages of your site
Web hosting - what you should look for
You've got your website - how can you get some traffic?
Search Engines - how to get noticed