If you are reading this article, you are wondering what are the steps you have to take to create a website. To many, this may be a difficult task but you have our word that by the end of this article, you will know the appropriate steps to create a website.
First, let’s cover a few user-friendly platforms that does not take much to set up on your end.
Watch this step by step guide on how to create your very own Shopify store! Shopify is easily labeled as one of the best user-friendly platforms out there. Not only is the cost of hosting covered in each plan but their interface makes it easy for beginners to create a masterpiece!
Watch the tutorial here.
The Squarespace platform is known as the “easiest platform to use” and we stand by this. With a wide array of templates that can be purchased, this platform will certainly make it easy to bring your vision to life. Just like Shopify, this platform is an “all in one” with hosting included so need to look elsewhere to host your website.
More Techy Platforms
Now let’s get into the more technical solutions. Though they are “harder” platforms to use, once you go WordPress or HTML you never go back. Many might say this is subjective, however, this is why we stand by this.
If you ever have hopes to rank on the search engines, one must use a platform that gives you the ability to scale organically and with paid ads. Yes, we said it, paid ads. It is important that you are using some source of paid ads. This can be Google AdWords, Facebook ads, Instagram ads, or offline promotions. Just to list a few!
WordPress vs. Website Builders: We say this is the least biased way possible: Website builders are expensive and often very limited in what they offer. They are good for one-page websites, but besides that, they tend to restrict you.
Follow these simple steps to create your very own WordPress website.
Step 1 – Find a good company to host with. We recommend InMotion Hosting or BlueHost.
Step 2 – Choose a hosting plan appropriate for you.
Step 3 – Choose a domain name. Try to purchase your domain where you are hosting your website. Otherwise, you will have to wait up until 60 days before you are able to transfer it.
Step 4 – Ask hosting to show you how to set up WordPress for your account. Each company is different.
Step 5 – Let’s design! Check out this step by step guide on how to design your very own WordPress site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=701pwm78Q90
The web runs on HTML! It is the official language for web developers. This is by far the best way to create your site, especially when looking to be optimized on the search engines.
Learning HTML from scratch can take 6+ months. That is not including CSS and PHP *mind blown.* Though we are unable to provide a step by step guide for this due to the technicality, having a basic knowledge of HTML can help you gauge things more quickly. It is important to know that if you want to create a website within a day or two, learning HTML isn’t a viable option to get you up and running.
We hope this was helpful to you!
Website Design FAQ
What is a good website design?
Simple is the best.
Typography & Readability.
Color palette and imagery.
What are the steps in designing a website?
1. Client’s needs
2. Research, ideas & sketch
4. Style tiles
6. Customer experience
7. Responsive design
How to become a website designer?
Master Web Design Software.
Learn the Programming Languages.
Earn a Degree in Web Design.
Create Your Own Website.
Promote your services.
What is good website design?
Good website design fosters a positive image and awareness of an organization. Good website design invites visitors to purchase, donate or get involved with an organization such as businesses, non-profits and personal sites.