How Do I Build a Simple Website for My Business?
How to I build a simple website for my business, you ask?
Links on How to Build a Simple Website
Links to help you answer these questions: what are the benefits of a website? what information do I need to get started? what features do I need? Shall I use templates/software/consultant alternatives? What will this cost in my time or money?
What Do I Need in to Build a Simple Website?
Get a Website Video Network Solutions
Having an Internet Presence MediaCollege.com
Creating an Online Presence SCORE video tutorial
Google Keyword Tool (Free) to look at traffic on keywords before you choose a domain name
Wordtracker (free 7 day trial) to look at traffic on keywords before you choose a domain name
Building a Website using Template
How to Get Online Network Solutions
Web Design Media College
Do it Yourself, using Web-Based Templates
How to Create a Successful Web Site for Nothing, or Almost Nothing Wall Street Journal Small Business article gives a great overview.
Google Sites free website, but with Google in URL
Microsoft OfficeLive free website, but with Microsoft in URL
Hire an Online Designer
Templates You Can Download and Customize
Building a Website with Software
Sources for Inexpensive Web Photos and Graphics
Crowdspring.com Post your design project (logo, website, or brochure), receive dozens of submissions, and pay for the one you like best.
Using a Developer to Create a Website
Building a Website with Content Management Software (CMS)
If you have very dynamic content, or multiple people updating your site, or multiple pages in different place, you should consider “content management software.” Here are links and samples.
Open Source (free) Content Management Software free trials of many programs
Website Design from the User’s Point of View
slideshow A Website that Works: 10 Tips for A Usable Website Netlash
website Website and Landing Page Design Marketing Sherpa
PDF Research-based Website Design and Usability Guidelines. US. Department of Health and Human Services. 292 page guidebook. free.
25 Point Website Usability Checklist from Usereffect
50 Website Usability Tips That Help You Attract and Retain Customers on Your Site
100 Webmaster videos from YouTube on SEO, blogging, authority, legal and security, usability, affiliate and ecommerce, domains, competition
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