Is it easy to build a website?
I notice that this sub-forum isn't so active in the past 3 years.So don't know whether somebody may view my topic here.
But as a newbie,just want to know is it easy to build a website?Thanks.
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There are a lot of relatively easy to use tools these days to help build and manage web sites as well as a lot of very good articles detailing how to go about it even from the level of a complete beginner, particularly with popular open source CMS such as Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla.
Originally Posted by Jian
In addition to the wealth of public knowledge, these systems also have extensive libraries of themes/templates and plugins which can act as a stepping stone to getting the desired result.
But at the same time, the skills and knowledge required to make a truly unique, well designed, cross-browser, responsive (i.e. mobile/tablet friendly) site is massive in my opinion. Ultimately, it depends what you are trying to achieve (a personal web site or one for a club is going to have very different requirements to one for a big company) and how much you can take advantage of the work of others (there are some great themes/templates which are either free or very cheap, but the trade-off is that your design won't be unique).
I would strongly encourage anyone wondering about how easy it is to make a website to get stuck in and give it a go. If you're willing to take the time to try and learn, then the results can be very rewarding.
In terms of cost, Wordpress/Drupal/Joomla are all free and a lot of the themes/templates and plugins are free or very affordable. Likewise, you don't need anything particularly expensive in terms of hosting - a couple of quid a month will do to start with.
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As Ed says, that's a very open-ended question - it's a bit like "Is it easy to make a wardrobe?" You can get one ready-made for you to put your stuff in straight away (site builders like mr site, moonfruit, or Ed's fantastic https://www.freethought-internet.co.uk/website-builder/), or you can go to Ikea and buy a box of bits to put together yourself (a cms like perch, wordpress, drupal or joomla, with an off-the-shelf theme or template).
Things have moved on a hell of a lot since I started making websites 18 years ago, and the learning curve is now quite steep in places if you've not done anything like it before - but that said, it's easy to get going (just open up notepad and find a tutorial on HTML) and it can be very rewarding. There are a lot of resources and tutorials out there which can help you get started - try searching for things like "beginners tutorial html" for html and css and see how it goes.
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Yes, No, Maybe.
Originally Posted by Jian
Depends on your skills and what you want it to look like / do
its easy with drag and drop no Skills required.
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