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How do I design my own website?

People who are asking themselves the question "How do I start my own website?", will be pleased to know that the answer is simple. All they need to do is to find some web space and start creating a website for either their personal or business use. With the advent of technology, the process of creating websites has become much easier. Learn how to design your own website in this article.

How to design a website

Get the basics The first thing that a person who wants to design a website will need to do is to decide whether they want to have a paid web host or a free web host. There are both benefits and downsides to both types of hosting. A paid host allows web designers to place advertisements on the website from which they can earn money. Webmasters can also choose not to use any advertisements at all. A free host will usually not allow the webmaster to place advertisements on the site. WYSIWYG versus learning web design Once a webmaster has decided what type of web host to use, they will need to create the website. This can be done using a what-you-see-is-what-you-get-editor (otherwise known as WYSIWYG). These editors are very easy to recruit, however they do not give web designers the same flexibility as designing their own web pages by hand or using another editor. Those who choose not to use WYSIWYG will need to be prepared to put in a lot of time learning the basics of web design. A good website for people who are asking themselves the question "How do I go about making my own website?" is
Graphics and other features Webmasters will need to add graphics and features such as photo albums, comments, blogs and polls to their website at some point. Thankfully, there are a number of sites that webmasters can go to for these items. Most websites allow users to use their scripts and images if they credit the website in return.

Hiring a professional

In some circumstances, it is simply easier to hire a professional. This situation usually occurs when someone needs to put up a website and they have very little time to work on it.

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