Logo
build your own website need a website design

Build your own website

Build Your Own Website

Ok, so you want to build your own website to showcase products, services, or skills. You need to consider;build your own website need a website design

– What will it do? – Promote services? Sell products? Collect information? etc

– How will it look? – Responsive? Branding? Multipage? etc

– Marketing? – Social Media? Adwords? SEO?

We will guide you in userfriendly terms and keep it very specific. So lets crack on …..

Things you will need;

1 – Domain Name

2 – Hosting 

3 – Photo editing tool (optional)

and DEVELOPMENT TIME

DOMAIN NAME

The most important aspect when you build your own website is the Domain Name, buy this YOURSELF, use your own credit / debit card.

*BUY THE DOMAIN NAME YOURSELF*

Domain Names are purchased for 1 year, or several years, you will lose it if you do not buy it again after that period. We suggest either GoDaddy or 123.reg

We suggest choosing a name that tells people what you do, make it work for you, but try to keep it short. Prices vary depending on where you buy it from, and the extension (.co.uk, or .com, or .org, etc). There are several extensions to choose from, they all do the same thing but have different meaning, for example, ‘www.example.co.uk’ tells visitors that you are based in the UK, whilst ‘www.example.com’ is world wide. Your choice makes no difference, it just sends a different message to the visitor.

When you are ready to buy you will be asked for your name, and address. Your name and address will be accessable to people unless you make it private by purchasing PRIVACY. This is available where you buy the name.

Contact Conscious Graphics for a FREE Consultation

 

HOSTING

Hosting is basically space you rent on a server to place a website, hosting is purchased for 1 year, or several years, and you will lose your website content if you do not buy it again after that period.

When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.

Your choice of Hosting depends on expected traffic and website needs.

Contact Conscious Graphics for a FREE Consultation

PHOTO EDITING TOOLS

Visitors to your website want a good experience, they want it to load fast. Images you add will need editing to redude size, and increase website page load time.

*Try to use images no bigger than 50kb*

We use Photoshop, but there is a plethora of Photo Editing Tools to buy, for free, and online.

 

SO LETS GOOOO…

How you develope the website will depend on your knowledge, you may be familiar with codes and can build from ground-level. Alternatively, you can use software to build your own website, Content Management Systems offer this solution, they require no real experience, but will need time. We prefer WordPress, but others include, Weebly, Joomla, Wix. But in general, Wix, Weebly, and other website builders are renowned for their poor support systems. A cynic may suggest that they’ve no incentive to provide good support.

You Get What You Pay For

If you are serious about outcomes, then you will invest your own time, or money, period.

*CONSIDER THE END USER AT ALL TIMES*

 

Contact Conscious Graphics for a FREE Consultation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.