How to Make a Website Without Any Coding
Lack of coding knowledge is no longer a road-blocker when it comes to creating your own website. It used to be that HTML and CSS coding skills were practically required for those in web design. Thanks to a somewhat new technology, websites are now able to be published without writing a single line of code. Here I outline the fundamentals in the web design process:
Step One: Selecting a Platform
A platform is a user-friendly interface that allows web designers to create and manage their webpages. An example of a platform that you’ve probably heard of is WordPress, which is the platform that I personally recommend for beginners.
Why Use WordPress?
- It’s free to use.
- About 50% of the internet uses WordPress.
- It is considered “responsive” and works well on various devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones.
Step Two: Obtaining a Domain Name and Web Hosting
You can purchase a domain name from websites such as GoDaddy.com for under $5 per month. A domain name is the web address, as in mywebsite.com. Wordpress allows you to use their domain name (wordpress.com) for free; however, if you wish to get into the web design field on a more professional level, it’s recommended that you buy your own domain.
Step Three: Design Your Website
WordPress offers many free themes that you can choose to style your blog or website. These act as a template in which you simply click on the different elements of the theme and tweak them to your liking. If you are interested in purchasing a theme not found on WordPress, Themeforest is well-known for a great selection of themes.
Once you’ve selected a theme, you’ll want to create an About page and a Contact page. Surprisingly, About pages have been shown to draw in some of the highest view counts, as viewers are curious to know who is behind the content they are reading. On your contact page, be sure to include your professional email and business phone in applicable.
Now that your About and Contact pages are completed, it’s time to start adding content. Studies have indicated that the blogs with the most traffic also include the most content. Oftentimes, people try to find alternative ways to bring in more traffic to their website without first creating enough content. Commonly-given advice is to work on developing your blog/website to the best of your ability in both quantity and quality and then focus on drawing in more traffic.