Developer your own website

Once upon a time – not so very long ago, creating a website was a highly technical and specialised skill. The average small business owner had very little hope of creating their own website, but instead, had to rely on professional Web Developers and Website Designers to create a site for them. These days however, it is becoming easier for the evarage person with little or no technical experience to have a pretty good go at creating a decent site.

Content Management Systems

Traditionally the creation of a website has been a time consuming (and often expensive) exercise. For many years, to create an effective website you would have needed a variety of technical, creative and busines skills. You would have needed specialist design skills to create the look and feel of the site and programming skills (such as HTML, CSS & PHP) to implement the design and make the site work. However, over the last 10 years, a type of software called a Content Management System (CMS) has been developed which takes away some of the tricky design and programming elements – allowing the site owner to focus on creating content (information) for the site.

Many of the early Content Management Systems were complicated, fairly restrictive and expensive, but over the years, Open Source CMSs have evolved to become increasingly more sophisticated, provide greater flexibility with design and features, and at the same time have become much more user friendly and intuitive. Content Management Systems such as Drupal and WordPress are also free, and provide unprecedented features and functionality.

Make Your Own Website

The aim of the “How to Make a Website” site is to provide hints, tips, guidance and training in the basics of how you can go about creating your own website.

This site will not turn you into a Web Developer or Designer, and we recognise that we can’t realistically expect a website to teach you everything you need to know about creating a website. Much of the knowledge you will need to create a great website will come from hands on experience, and with this site, we hope to get you started on getting the experience you will need.

5 Steps to Make a Website

In this site we have outlined 5 main areas that you need to address to create and run an effective website :

  • Planning your website
  • Setting up your website
  • Designing your site
  • Creating Content
  • Website Maintenance

Learn How to Create a Website In a Day

We have provided on this site a variety of guides and step by step instruction on the various aspects of creating your own website. You can use some or all of this information to help you make your own webiste, however, if you are in Australia, and intererested in attending a workshop that will provide hands on experience and walk you through the entire process, take a look at Make Your Own Website In a Day for a practical and interactive approach to creating your first website.