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How to Build a Webpage

How do you build a webpage? Well, there are many ways to accomplish this. I am going to discuss briefly, two approaches.

Build a Web Page For Free

If you are looking to build a free web page, there are services that offer this. This may be an option for a personal website, but iff you are looking to build a web page for your company though, I would not recommend it.

Free web page builders usually have some “strings attached” like having to display advertising on your pages that can not be removed. Another issue with free web pages is that you may not be able to use your own domain name. The url would include the services’ URL.  Web space may be an issue too. They may only offer a small amount of web space. When you reach the limit, they would charge you to add space, or you would have to move to a different service.

Paid, Professional Web Page

If you intend to invest money into building a professional web page for your company, these are some areas that you will incur costs.

  1. Purchasing a domain name
  2. Purchasing web hosting
  3. Website Development

DIY Website Builders

Just because you are going to invest money into building a web page, it does not mean you can not do it yourself. There are many automated website builder tools available that “hold your hand” through the process of building a web page. You pay a monthly fee to use their service. It usually includes a domain name, web hosting and their proprietary tools to build web pages. They offer themes/templates to choose from that look clean/professional. You just have to plug in your content an images.

This can be a good solution for a new company needing a website,  or small business that just wants an informational website about what they offer.

There is a downside to these types of website builders though.

1. You can only build with the features they offer. If you want to custom code something that is not available, well you can’t. You are restricted to what the tool offers.

2. You are committed to using their website builder tools and hosting. If you decide you want to move the site to another host, well you can’t. The “website builder” is a larger application that runs to build the application. It is unique to the web site service provider. You can’t just export the HTML and set it up somewhere else.

Hire a Web Developer

If you have no time or no desire to learn how to build a web page, you can always hire a professional web developer to build a website for you to your exact specifications.

Confused? I understand there are a lot of options. This article just touching on a couple approaches. Contact me through the form on the right if you would like to discuss the best way for how you should build web pages for your website project.

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