Although you can share information via blogging and social media, such services don’t provide you with a permanent place on the internet, one that’s entirely under your control. Even a simple ‘nameplate’ with details of what you do or provide, is best achieved via a website. Having such a site shows that you’ve put in the effort with a degree of professionalism.
This document gives an introduction to creating simple websites, the sort used by individuals or small organisations. It doesn’t cover those used for trading or complex exchanges with site visitors. Even so, it can be used as a starting point for those who need such a site.
Computer users are split between people who use technology as a tool, making spreadsheets or word-processing documents, and those who do real programming. Creating a good website isn’t easy, the effort needed lying somewhere between these two extremes.
Although What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) applications are available, the results can be unpredictable or have long loading times. Knowing how web pages are created and how they work is always useful, enabling you to fix any problems you have with your site.
©Ray White 2020.