Make Your Own Website: Start With A Written Plan

by garrett on July 7, 2008

Creating your own website is not as problematic and time consuming as many people believe. If you take advantage of the many applications now available on the internet, you will be able to make your own website fairly easily using the program that fits your website needs.

Writing down you basic ideas is the first thing to do if you want to make a website. You’ll need to brainstorm and answer a variety of questions – what you hope to gain, what type of data you want on the site, who you want to reach, etc. It’s also important to compose a list of web links you’ll have after you make your own website.

After completing this task it will be necessary to collect the material already made. If you have any hard copy documents or pictures that you wish to exhibit on your website or home-page you will need to have a scanner available to you in order to convert your hard copy materials to digital format. It is vital to ensure that all images are not copy written and/or that you have permission to publish all documents or materials. Numerous people have faced legal concerns in the past as copy write issues can be quite costly.

Before beginning your own website you should have a plan already thought out and written down, and have your materials in one place on your computer so that you can access them efficiently and quickly.

It is easy to create your own website if you already know Java or HTML coding. You can simply use the text editing program that comes with all operating systems available today. You do not need any special software if you already know the coding; the programs available today are WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and just provide a simplified process of creating a website.

The beauty of building your own web site is that it’s an expression of your personal preference. Whether you prefer one software designer over another, or whether you prefer one application over another, it all adds up to one thing – personal choice, and it’s all yours.

It’s easy to create your own website with some applications available on the Internet, and some of them are even free. To make your own website, it helps to sit down and write down some ideas and brainstorm on paper. Determine your target audience, content to provide such as images and photographs, and links to other sites. Before you make a website, you should have a plan written down and thought out well. The process can even be easier if you know Java or HTML. A text editor available with any operating system is all you need. But programs available today have shortcuts and wizards and are very simple.

– Tem Balanco

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