Would you like to build a website by yourself? I’ve been building mine and it’s fun!
If you are not in a hurry, to build a website by yourself is a great hobby, one that will bring you much satisfaction. It’s like planting, growing and tending a plant, or assembling a huge jigsaw puzzle or a precision model of an airplane . As you learn how to do it, you’ll develop a deep understanding of how this complex mechanism works. Besides, it will empower you to make any of the many changes that a website constantly requires. Building my website has been a fascinating project.
Never mind that you’ll feel a bit lost at the very beginning.
There is no script for the steps that must be taken. But, along the way, the very development of your website will tell you what to do.
Anyway, first you’ve got to find a suitable platform on which to build your site. There are many on the Internet and each one has different characteristics. I’ve chosen WordPress, because of a crucial element : they have a superb 24/7 customer support . And, believe me, you are going to need it. It has helped me every day so far to understand the process of building the website, answering my many questions and teaching me how to proceed.
By building yourself a website from scratch, you’ll feel free.
You will be able to update and shape your website the way you prefer and get the results immediately, without having to depend on a hired specialist.
BUT, if you are in a hurry to have your website running as soon as possible or don’t desire to go through all the process of learning how to build it , then you need a web developer, a professional programmer who will design and create your website. It is a highly specialised work and deserves to be paid accordingly.
Anyway, you’ll still have to participate intensively in the creation of your site, providing the developer with all the necessary data like photos, ideas of colors and images, logos, lists of products, explanations, prices and so on. And, since a website has constantly to adapt to your needs, it will always require your participation.
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