So You Want to Make a Web Site…

Robert, The Computer Guy/ February 24, 2015/ Web Site Basics

One of the things you will have to decide is how you want to build your site. Your options include hard-coding (typing in all the HTML and CSS that is involved in the part of the web site most people don’t see), using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor such as CoffeeCup, Trellian, or RVSiteBuilder, or using a CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress, Joomla, etc.

Each form of website creation has its own advantages and disadvantages. It comes down to choosing the format that works best for you. If you are more interested in the site looking how you want it to than doing it quick and easy, hard-coding may be the best option. On the other hand, if HTML and CSS are Greek to you, you may prefer to opt for one of the other choices. The other options have a large variety of layout choices premade for you, both free and to be purchased, whichever will best suit your needs. Free themes are often less unique, while purchased themes can potentially be unique to you.

If you aren’t certain you will be able to create the site to your satisfaction yourself, you can contact us for help in either creating or creating and maintaining your site. Just call 256-575-0041 or 256-520-7327.