Why Would You Want to Learn to Build Your Own Website?
A Quick Startup Tutorial for Beginner Web Design
This is why I want to give some web design tips absolutely for beginners to point you toward the planning you need to do before writing the first page.
First – The Web Design Resources Online
When planning to build your own website, you’ll find there are thousands of resources, tutorials, complete website builders, etc. to choose from online.
So finding the right resources for your own website goals can be a little tricky. Let’s look at the key elements of building a website and how you can narrow your choices based on what you need.
Choosing a Beginner Web Design Course
The first step is to find a course that teaches according to your skills level so you can learn the basics of HTML and/or other programming skills.
Before getting totally frustrated with beginner web design, here are a few questions to consider – then you can learn at your own speed.
Do you want to build your own website for a business or for personal reasons?
Do you need to sell products through a shopping cart setup?
Or, do you simply want to explain the services you offer and provide basic contact information?
If you need to sell products, then you’ll want a web training course that shows you how to create pages with a shopping cart function in place.
It’s also important to focus on the programming language(s) being taught. You’ll learn basic HTML for starters, but then you might desire to move forward with CSS, PHP or other skills.
Why Learn Web Design Languages?
These languages will give you more flexibility with your site’s design as well as offer many time saving features for future site updates. In some cases, you might have to take multiple web design courses to learn various skills.
I have written about one designing course which has many of the elements listed in this tutorial so you might want to give it a try. I won’t cover the details here but you can go at any time.
Website Builder Options
When selecting a web design course, make sure it uses a website builder that you feel is right for your needs and budget. There are a number of programs available, and some are free or very affordable.
Dreamweaver is one of the most popular, but it’s certainly not the only web design software available. Most courses reveal which software will be used to teach the lessons before buying to make your choice easier.
Tips to Build Your Own Website
While a course that teaches you how to build your own website might give in-depth information about design code, layout, etc., it might not teach effective design for SEO purposes.
SEO (search engine optimization) is the method of designing your site and adding relevant keywords and phrases based on Internet marketing research.
This improves your chances of the search engines indexing your site and giving it a good ranking among your competitors.
When building your website, be sure to research how to create a search engine friendly site first. This way you can enjoy the benefits of search engine traffic more quickly.
Building Websites with HTML Code
HTML code looks confusing to the beginner, but taking a web design course about HTML can really help.
A web page’s code is actually a conglomerate of code sections, with each section being designed to perform a certain function or to give the page a certain feature.
When learning how to build your own web site, you’ll actually learn to write one line of code or one HTML tag at a time.
This includes learning how to format text, create hyperlink (linking) codes, build HTML tables, create forms, insert images, etc.
You’ll learn codes individually and then learn to put them all together to form the actual web page.
Once you learn how to build your own website, you can move forward with creating and promoting your site. Don’t feel that you have to do everything or learn everything at once.
Designing and promoting a site is an ongoing project for as long as you own the site!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial about how to build your own website and I hope you lots of success in your new skills. Bob