Ever wanted to create a website but don't know how to create one?

You could write your site in HTML from scratch.  HTML is the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language - the 'script' behind the greater percentage of websites. HTML is very easy to learn and write and is really quite intuitive.  Why not read more about it at the World Wide Web Consortium, (W3C), website.


However in reality, these days very few sites are scripted manually, most are created either with a website creation tool such as Adobes Dreamweaver, or Microsofts Expression Web, (or it's predecessor FrontPage), or with a content management system, (CMS), such as JoomlaDrupal and so on.

Regardless of whether you are going to write a website in HTML or use a content management system, you are going to have to have some degree of familiarity with a FTP, (File Transfer Protocol), client of some kind. In essence, this is the way by which you transfer any files that you have created from your machine to the web server, (that is if you are not hosting your own webpages on your own server). Personally I use FileZilla which is a nice, easy to use and most importantly free, (!), FTP client.

As long as you have read the install instructions of your preferred CMS, and you have an FTPed the files to the right location on your web server then the whole CMS install process is generally quite painless. You will need to know various passwords, file locations and usernames to get through the whole process, but I am sure if this is too overwhelming for you then your nice supportive web host support team will be more than happy to help you.... On some websites they actually have an automated installer already incorporated into their hosting solution so look out for this, as this makes the process really easy!

Personally I favour the Joomla CMS and have created a number of websites; including one for my wife's arts business.


so really you have no excuse these days not to create a website, go on you know you want to!