Create a Website
There are many ways to create a website. Which method is right for you will depend on various factors, including your skill level, how much (or little) you're comfortable in learning, and how quickly you want to create your website.
Below are three options for creating a website. You can read more about these options throughout this website and the websites that it links to.
Use an Online Website Builder
Suitable if you don't want to learn the technical stuff. You simply want a website ASAP!
The quickest and easiest way to create a website is to use an online website builder. An online website builder enables you to build a website using your browser. Online website builders are usually part of a service provided by a web hosting provider or other company. To create your website, you simply use the control panel to select a design then add content.
Many online website builders provide you with a wizard. A wizard guides you through the process by providing prompts as well as a clear path to creating your website.
A good online website builder is Website Tonight by ZappyHost. For a modest monthly rate, you get a professional website builder and free hosting.
Use Website Templates
This option is suitable if you'd like to learn about how websites are built, but you don't have much time.
Another way to build a website is to use website templates.
Website templates are basically a pre-built website, that allows you to overwrite it with your own content. If you've ever used a template to create a document (for example, a letter), you'll know how much time can be saved by using a template (as opposed to creating the document from scratch).
You can download free templates or purchase premium style templates. Regardless of which one you choose, once you've replaced the content with your own, you will need to upload your website to a website hosting provider. This is how the rest of the world gets to see your website. By uploading your website to a hosting provider, you are placing it on a high-speed computer that is connected to the internet all day everyday. Well, strictly speaking, you are uploading a copy of your website. The original copy of your website stays on your computer so that you can update it as required. When you're ready to update your live website, you simply upload your changes to your hosting provider again.
Using website templates is a little more involved than using an online website builder. But, if you're the kind of person who likes to learn a little bit of the technical stuff, but not too much, this option could be for you.
Learn to Build Websites
This option is suitable if you're technically minded and want to know how to build a website from scratch. Takes longer than the other options but can be the most rewarding.
Learning to create your own website will afford you maximum creativity when it comes to your website. Sure, it may take time, but this will give you maximum flexibility when it comes to creating websites. You could even become a web developer and get paid to build websites!