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How hard is it to create your own website or web page?

How hard was it to create this website by myself?

I made this entire website by myself. I wrote articles for it and optimized it for search engines. I'm even making a monthly paycheck with it. It wasn't that hard to create. I think anyone can do this as long as they know what to do. That seems to be the hard bit for most people. But I am here to teach you how I'm doing it. What's the worst thing that can happen?

I created Website Homework by myself, just one person. By simply typing in HTML code into a text editor I edited it until it looked the way I wanted it to. Even though I have been making websites for a long time and so I have the advantage of using smart code editing software that helps me do my job in a more efficient way, there is absolutely no need to use any of the expensive tools.

Is it hard to make a website? Whenever someone asks me this question, It's hard for me to give them an answer. Is it hard to make a website? No, and you certainly don't need to buy or install anything new on your computer. You can create a website in less than an hour even if you've never done it before and you know absolutely nothing about HTML.

But is it hard to make a good website? Certainly it is! A good website is defined by several factors. For example, is your content helpful to your visitors? Most people leave websites in a matter of just a few seconds because they either didn't find what they were looking for, or your website didn't appeal to them for some reason. So, while physically creating your very first website is a task anyone can learn to do in a matter of just one hour, turning your visitors into fans is not easy.

How does the process of creating a website work?

I use an advanced code editor called IntelliJ IDEA which allows me to program in any language of my choice, including HTML. You don't have to use IntelliJ, any text editor will do. HTML code is what makes a website. People write it to build websites. Usually you start out with a blank file. The text commands entered into your basic text editor are converted to the actual website when you open it in your browser.

In other words, browsers are programs that convert your HTML code into the actual representation of a website as you see it on your screen. The code you write to create your website is often referred to as the source code. If you go to any website and right click somewhere inside that site, a pop up menu will be displayed. Click on "Show%25 source code" (or similar option) to view the actual code someone had to write in order to create what you are seeing on the screen.

IntelliJ is a very expensive editor and I only use it because it allows me to be very efficient. You don't even need it to start, but as you become more familiar with the process, you may want to look into it later on.

I run several websites and write advanced code, but you don't really need to bother with all of this complexity. I wrote this tutorial for someone who wants to find out what it takes to build a website from scratch using a set of basic and free tools already available on your computer without having to install or download anything new.

The good news is that you do not need to spend a dime in order to start making your own websites. You can use any free text editor to start your first web page, and it's not that hard. The designers of the HTML language actually made sure that it is a very simple, straightforward process, and it's actually hard to make mistakes when you write HTML because it auto-corrects them for you.

Is it hard to build a website, you ask?

My answer is that it's not very hard to make a website. Chances are you already have all the website building tools on your computer, ready for you to start making your first website without spending a dollar. In fact, you may find it to be a fun and exciting experience. Especially once you begin seeing how by typing a few things into a text editor you will be able to create entire web pages with pictures, text and various other website elements.

Once you get a hold of the basics and learn how easy it is to make your first website by yourself, you may be interested in exploring the subject of making websites in further detail. Luckily, Website Homework is a website that is designed to help you learn about how to create any type of websites.

This website has the material you need in order to learn what you need to know about making your own websites and all the different ways you can do it in. This article, together with numerous other pages on this website will explain the steps needed in order to create a basic website. If you have no clue where to start then this may be a good read for you. But don't forget to check out the navigation bar as well.

Before you begin creating your own website you need to decide how you are going to do it. Because there are at least two different ways of doing this.

The two (not so hard) ways of building your own website

The process of creating a website consists of a few basic steps, however there is at least one choice you need to make before you begin. As opposed to popular belief, websites are not very hard to create whether you choose to do it by using a website builder or write HTML code yourself. Either one may or may not be for you, depending on your personality, how much time you have on your hands and so forth. So, this is the choice I cannot make for you.

1. Creating a website by yourself using a Website Builder site

You can create a website using a website builder. Website builders are websites that allow you to click around on buttons and make various choices in order to create your own website. Website builders are usually not free. If you are looking for a quick way to create a website for your business and you don't require advanced functionality, don't feel like learning HTML code, or computer code is simply not your thing, it's quite possible that you may be interested in using a website builder site.

2. Creating a website by typing in HTML code yourself Learn HTML right now, it's easy!

If you don't mind learning some basic HTML commands, you can easily craft your own website by typing in some code into a text editor, saving the file with an HTML extention (for example mywebsite.html or mywebsite.htm) and launching it from your web browser to see what it looks like.

You can pop open your text editor, name your file mywebsite.html, enter some basic HTML code into it (that would take about 60 seconds of your time) and open it up in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or any other browser of your choice. So tell me now, does it sound like a hard thing to do?

Website Builder or HTML code - which way do you prefer?

Using a website builder site will save you from typing in HTML commands into a text editor. You will simply click around on things and buttons, type in some text, upload some images, and finally save your web pages to magically appear on the Internet. Site builders are not free because they need to pay for hosting and domain name registrations. Website builders cannot create just about any website. They are usually restricted to a set of themes and layouts. You simply modify the details but you usually gain no control over the actual HTML code of the site you're building. This means that making small adjustments to your site's layout (just in case you are a perfectionist) may not always be a possibility.

However, you can choose to learn to create your own website by typing in HTML code into a text editor and just saving it as an HTML file. This is the "visceral" way of creating websites, if you will. Some people prefer writing code and figuring things out by themselves because it gives them more control over the website's layout and the things they can do with it. By writing code yourself you can escape the constrains of a website builder site. You could create any type of a website you want as you see fit. All without being limited to a set of pre-designed website layouts offered by various website builder sites.

I want to learn to write HTML code myself

Writing HTML code allows you to build a website entirely by yourself for free.

I want to use a website builder

Using a website builder will help you make your website in an easy way. You will probably be restricted to a set of themes and it is not free.

Please make a choice so we can move on to what you're supposed to be doing next :-)