Building your first website is a daunting process and it does require a lot of knowledge. With the most advanced website builders you are able to simply use a ready made template of your choice with all graphics included, drag and drop your personal pictures into place, add any text that you require and press a button to upload it to your domain name.
Head on over to – You will need a Google account, if you already have one, sign in and follow the simple tutorial to build your website (actually it’s a blog – but a blog is just a type of website), if you don’t already have a Google account, you’ll need to create one first.
3. Create: Writing your content can be done at the same time that you are building a page, or you can do a few pages at a time and then go back and add the content to it. Much of the information you may be adding could already have been half written in your planning stage.
We prefer to work with Apple Macintosh (OSX Leopard on MacBook Pro) as we do a lot of intensive graphics work and have previously invested in Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc.). It is just as easy to create your new website using your Windows PC but we would suggest you stay away from using Windows Vista (any version) and migrate to Windows 7 or stick with Windows XP. These operating systems are just much more stable and reliable.
You should consider using search engine optimization techniques (SEO) which will drive traffic to your site – these could include the use of keywords in your site content, writing and posting short articles elsewhere on the web which are keyword rich and generic but point towards what your company is offering, and so on. SEO is quite a specialist field these days and so you should do your homework about it when building your site, although a lot of website builder packages come with the offer of SEO assistance.