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3 Different Platforms for Start-Ups to Create Their Own Website

by | Jul 24, 2018

There are many ways to build a website; here, I’d like to spend a few minutes sharing three of the most popular methods that allow you to do so.

 

HTML

At one time, the only way to create a website was from scratch, directly using the HTML coding language. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. These days, if you like a website’s appearance, you can click the right mouse button and in the small menu that appears, opt for ‘See Page Source’. A new tab will open in your browser, incorporating the entire HTML employed for that particular site.

Currently, there are many websites where you can access to find coding scripts; in turn, you can edit and change little by little, until you get the look you want for your website. Alternatively, you can copy and paste different sections of code from various websites, put them all together and edit the encoding until you get exactly what you want.

CSS and JavaScript: Previously, when people created web pages from scratch using HTML, the code (relating to how the website appeared visually) was also written within the HTML coding for every single page within the website. This refers to the background colours; how the images appeared on the page and where they would be placed; as well as how buttons and other visual elements are placed on web pages. Nowadays however, every page of a website (within its HTML code) refers to a different file that contains all coding a website’s visual elements.

By making each web page adhere to this same file, they will load faster in the browser. Subsequently, as each page refers to the same display file, this in turn allows other pages to load faster. This is because that file has already been downloaded from the browser. This display code file is called ‘Cascade Style Sheet’ or CSS for short. The same applies to JavaScript files, as they are saved in a different file, so that all your website pages can load the same scripts.

In any case, creating from scratch (directly by working with HTML) is the oldest method by which to start a website, and is still used by people today. The following two (simpler) methods are for people who aren’t too adept at programming, but merely want to develop their own website.

 

Builders and Models of Websites

Another way to create a website is to use a template website creator. Firstly, choose a design model, then fill in the blanks based on what you want to convey in each section of the web pages. Following this, load your preferred in the corresponding sections (depending on the chosen design). Then, edit the different sections of the site design; for example, expand, reduce or enlarge at will. Once this is complete, you can easily publish the chosen design – replete with your words and images - so that your website will be visible to everyone online. Because you’ve used a good website generator and model, your website will look and feel very professional.

Using this approach is quick and easy, but design options may be limited. I think this approach works better for a small business that just wants an online presence to allow potential customers to find them. You can even incorporate a facility that allows people to send messages with their contact information; if you have your phone configured to receive such messages, you’ll almost certainly be on course to attract more customers.

 

WordPress

Experts at www.openhost.co.nz believe the use of a template web site creator works in many cases. However, in reality, it might be better to use WordPress, thanks to its ability to allow you to create multiple publications and articles related to your niche. This will potentially attract many more people to your website and allow you to add applications to your code that can improve interaction with customers or website visitors. WordPress certainly works better when you choose to blog about a particular topic.

 

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a template platform for websites that is more popular than any other; there are many template themes and additional components to choose from. Some are free, while others are available to purchase.

Depending on the niche of your website, you can choose WordPress-based template themes that are specifically designed for that purpose. For instance, you can choose from blog topics; themes to access your online store; topics for marketing campaigns; and topics to better market your small business. StudioPress is probably the best WordPress theme generator. It is slightly expensive, but worth it.

The same applies to additional components; there are a multitude of add-ons that provide some form of functionality for your website. For instance, there are add-ons that allow enrollment programs; registration e-mails; affiliates to sell their products; place ads on your site; create better-looking pop-ups; and collate statistics concerning the number of visitors to your website. If you already have a web domain and want to know how to install WordPress, it’s quite simple: just go to the control panel and click on ‘WordPress - 1 Click on Installation’ and follow the relevant steps. You should be ready and running in no time at all.

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