Every organization needs a website, whether it is a business wanting to connect with customers or a group needing to keep its members informed.
It used to be that anyone looking for a smart and appealing website would have had to enlist the services of a professional web design company, recent advancements in programming technology mean that most computer-savvy folk can now create their own web pages at a fraction of the previous price.
There is no need for any level of technological expertise to use one of the “what you see is what you get” (or WYSIWYG) editors available out there. Even the casual computer user will find that most sites offer easy to follow instructions, allowing you to easily add the features you feel will appeal to your target audience.
Use the easy editing features to add text, images and forms to suit the needs of your organization. Choose a basic package for information only purposes, or upgrade to an online shop to help build your business. You can even take tutorials in HTML to learn how to make the best of all sorts of external features, allowing you to link you site easily with social networking pages or encourage users to share your details via bookmarking services.
Most WYSIWIG website creators, such as Create and Moonfruit, offer users the opportunity to create their pages offline for free – allowing them to hone their self design skill before committing to any kind of monthly payment for the ongoing self maintenance services offered. This provides the chance to try before you buy and find the site that best suits the needs of your organization. Users can choose to buy their domain name through the editing site, or can purchase it elsewhere if they wish to keep their online interests separate.
Building and developing your own website from scratch can be rewarding in many ways, from personal satisfaction to online promotion.