How to create your own website from scratch with your own hands
Idea – think over our future site.
1. A simple site is an example of a simple one-page site. It also mentions some naming conventions and features of HTML pages.
2. Develop a site – 2 steps are described to create your own site from scratch.
2.1 Website template development – step-by-step creation of a website template using Adobe Photoshop, selecting fragments and saving for use in pages.
2.2 Site layout – the main tags of an HTML document and how to organize the content of static pages.
2.3 Website in PHP – the difference between static and dynamic pages. We convert the site into a 3-page dynamic. Provides background information on content management systems (CMS).
3. Publishing a site on the Internet – the basic steps necessary to publish a site on the network.
3.1 Domain and hosting – domain names and criteria for choosing a hosting company.
3.2 Placing a site on a server – provides practical recommendations on loading a site on a server.
4. Promotion, advertising – we promote a site on the Internet through advertising.
5. Further support and updating – periodically update the site adding new materials to it.
Actually, each step from this list is simple and straightforward. Review and development of the material is unlikely to take more than a few hours. As a result, get invaluable experience in creating your first site.
You are ready? Then let’s get started!
Before you start working on the site, you should clearly understand what you ultimately want to get, think about the prospects for the development of your site (here I do not take into account the home pages that you do for yourself, it’s about prospects if you decide create some serious commercial project).
So you have to decide:
– Why do you need to create a website (do you need it at all)
– What will your site be about (subject)
– What will it be (homepage, portal, or something else)
– Difference from sites with the same theme (if this is not the home page)
– What will be the audience of your site (gender, age, interests, etc.)
– What kind of services will you provide on your site (forum, directory, mail, etc.)
– Plans for the near future
– Plans for further development (prospects)
… and many other similar issues must be resolved before embarking on an implementation. Thinking over: what, how, why, and why – the most important step in creating a site. The main thing is a good idea, and the rest will follow.
Only after a clear sketch (image) of what the future site should be like is formed in your head, and preferably on paper, you can proceed to other stages. Some stages of site development can be carried out in parallel to each other (especially if you are working on creating your site not alone, but as a team).
If you have a choice, which product from the proposed set will you buy? In a nice package with a nice label. You will not get goods of repulsive appearance, who knows what is inside, well, such goods are far from sin. This approach is true for all sites. The first impression of your site is very important, it depends on whether the visitor will stay with you, whether he will get acquainted with the information that you offer him, or close the window with your site and forget about this site forever.
The design of the site tells the visitor where he got to: whether it is a company’s corporate website, or an information portal, or a literary web resource, or something else … The design helps the visitor navigate your site, or maybe vice versa confuse the visitor so that even with a well-designed structure, it will be difficult for the visitor to navigate. Much depends on the design – visual information is no less important than textual information, which you will soon fill your site with.
Do not believe the creators who assured you that design is a matter of taste: what I want. It is not true. Design is a science. To master it, you will have to familiarize yourself with concepts such as color (color theory), composition, font, and many others. Much of life is subject to long-established laws and regulations; design is also no exception.
In addition to theory, you will also need to master the tools to translate your ideas into reality. Web designer has these tools – graphic editors. I must say right away that graphic editors are not a very easy tool to learn, and in a few days you will not learn how to use them.
This is such a complicated science – website design turns out to be true: there is a lot to be learned and a lot to know to create a good design for a future site. However, I hope I didn’t scare the impressionable reader too much. Do not forget that in the case of developing sites for your loved ones, everything is somewhat easier, it is not necessary to be a professional architect to build miniature models of houses for your own pleasure at home. It is not necessary to be a professional web designer to create a home page for yourself.