SIUC Dept. of Communication Studies RSOs
In this digital age, if you wish to have an online presence with your business or a personal portfolio you are going to need to have a website. You can use social media so people can find you, but if you wish to fully customize the user experience you will have to create your own. Luckily, there are many websites builder tools you can use that make the process simple.
In this blog, I will be going over what you need to do to get started in creating your website. I will give you a few options of websites you can use if you are not a master at HTML5. I will look at two different articles that will help you plan your website, why you need a website, and how to go about building it. I am going to narrow the most important information I find down into three steps. If you wish to find more information, you can read the articles.
The first article I am going to be pulling from is from websitebuilderexpert.com. It goes over what one needs to build a website. The article gives an unbiased opinion and gives readers tons of different builders to choose from. The next article is from circlesstudio.com. In this article, the author goes over what publishers want to do when they have a website designed and codes by others, how and what content to put into it.
Take a quick look at what you need to do to start building your website and making your presence known online.
What builder should I use?
The most important part of your website is actually putting it together. You can pick from a few of these popular website builders, pick a plan to use and start choosing which theme you like.
What content do I put on my website?
Once you have your builder set up and a plan purchased it is time to start figuring out what content to put on your website. Here are a few things you should keep in mind.
How do I keep my website up to date?
Keeping your website up to date is simple after learning how to use a website builder. Before adding content to your website, create a plan for content generation and maintenance.
Hopefully, you have learned a thing or two about building a website. Take this knowledge and make your presence known online. If you have any questions, the internet is full of useful and helpful tools and tips.
About the Author
Nick Tomaro is currently a Communication Studies major at SIU. He is passionate about technology and navigating the social mediascape.