It often takes money to build a website. Even when this is not the case, the programs used to create the website are of poor quality and / or too difficult to understand. However, this article will teach you how to create a site that you like and you do not have to pay money.
Step 1. Prepare your site plan
Before setting up an account for a free site, decide what will be at the center of your site (what you will focus on). Gather information, photos, and write some of the text ahead of time to familiarize yourself with your idea and get comfortable with the process. Decide if you will be using art or photography on your site. Make sure your photos / work / music are copyrighted free.
Step 2. Google or another search engine and find websites that offer free websites and compare some of your options
Remember that when using free services, your site will be supported by advertising, which allows you to get it for free.
- Keep in mind, if you ever want to take your free site to the next level, look for sites that offer this feature.
- Some sites also offer tools - technical support when building their sites. Some sites also offer immediate start levels and allow you to come back later to upgrade and upgrade as your tech skills increase.
Step 3. Select your website that offers a free service
Set a password and username and write them down. You won't believe how many people actually forget them within an hour of setting up their account.
Step 4. Use Google or another search engine to find images / sounds / graphics that relate to your site - do not forget to get permission to provide linkbacks of the artwork used or materials you are allowed to use
(Linkbacks are small graphic hyperlinks or text words with the web address of the original creative site that your visitors can go to to see the original developer's site.)
Step 5. Find a free WYSIWYG editor
It stands for "What You See Is What You Get" and is a great way to make your mark in the world of website building and building.
Step 6. Consider using site templates
Using site templates allows you to quickly use a pre-made design that you can choose from and replace the text with your own to create a great website. Be sure to pay attention to the simple design layout, as more complex templates are difficult to edit until you get more experienced. Template galleries can be found at css4free.com and oswd.org.
- You can get a free version of a software called Nvu (pronounced N-View). It is open source software which basically means that it is freely available at no cost to everyone. Nvu provides many advanced features, but is easy enough for most newbie users to get a site online. Even if it's free, things can change with you as you learn to work with the different features of the software that can allow you to add more complex elements to your site. Download a copy at www.nvu.com.
- Good site to start Open Source Web Design, more info at oswd.org. They have a diverse collection of website templates that anyone can download for free.
- If you have an idea for your website (any idea, even if it is idiotic), then skip it, because there is a BIG chance it will help someone!
- If you're having trouble figuring things out using the navigation bar, then you can check out the necessary topics on wikiHow!
- When looking for a web host, it's always a good idea to see if there are any promo codes / discounts that can be used to save a little money.
- Google and Yahoo are good sites for this, but require little HTML knowledge.
- Take your time with your site - make it your own and give it a personality.
- Be sure to read the site's guidelines for posting content (especially copyrighted and thematic payables).
- You will have to get rid of a few of your ideas! You can't do everything!
- be careful