All websites start with an idea in someone’s head. There are many ways in which you can seize upon that idea – you can either pay someone to build a website for you, or you can go it alone and develop it yourself. Whilst paying someone to develop a website on their behalf has always been a popular idea for many people, it can be costly because of the initial outlay required along with the regular maintenance that often incurs extra charges. Developing your own website is always the most favourable option because it represents the most affordable choice and gives you complete control over how your website and content looks. If you have the necessary technical skills that allow you to craft HTML from scratch then you can develop that idea in your head into reality, however if your technical skills are limited then fear not because there are tools available that give you the opportunity to create your own website without the need for any previous knowledge or experience.
Doing it yourself
Even if you haven’t created a website before, there is nothing to stop you starting from scratch by downloading a trial of Adobe Dreamweaver or any other favoured coding/design application. There are a number of tutorials available that can teach you the basics of HTML and how to achieve the layout that you are after – all website designers and developers had to start somewhere, so there’s nothing to stop you learning the basics and then picking up the rest along the way!
By creating your own website from scratch you will have complete control over how your online presence looks and can add and take away from it as you wish. The best part of this is that when you need to perform maintenance, you can undertake this yourself instead of having to pay someone else to! This could be particularly important to businesses that want to update their inventories on a regular basis so that customers always have a good choice of products.
Hiring a website designer or developer
If you are looking for a bespoke website that looks and functions exactly in the way that you want it to, then hiring a professional website designer or developer is still the best way to achieve this. Paying someone who has a lot of experience with something that can be incredibly complex benefits you in two ways – first it guarantees you a product that will function properly, secondly it should be delivered in an acceptable amount of time (granted you aren’t asking them to do anything too complicated).
With the onset of HTML5, there are now so many different effects that can be achieved with HTML trickery. A professional website designer will be able to take your ideas and turn them into something that your visitors can interact with. Having something a website that is easy to use and navigate is intrinsically important to retaining visitors – your customers want to be able to find what they are after quickly and easily.
Hiring a third-party to build a website for you, especially from scratch, can be expensive. Not only is the initial outlay going to be big, but if you require the developer to maintain your website for you over the long-term then you need to be prepared to pay out on a regular basis.
eUKhost’s Build a Website
Web-based applications that allow you to develop your own site from scratch are becoming increasingly popular because they are cheap and there is no need for any additional software – all the work is done through your web browser.
eUKhost’s Build a Website package provides you with a platform on which you create your own website in just a few clicks without the need for any technical knowledge. We offer a range of different templates for you to choose and customise as you desire. The Build a Website application offers you a number of different modules that you can add to your website so that you create something that is reminiscent of that original thought in your head; whether you want a simple website or are looking to develop an online storefront for your business, all aspirations can be met with the use of Build a Website. Starting at just £3.49/month, Build a Website represents one of the best value for money website development platforms available.
Websites created using the Build a Website application are hosted on eUKhost’s popular and reliable VMWare Public Cloud, an environment that is backed by a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement.
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