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Guide January 5th, 2009 03:43 AM

Simple steps to build website for a beginner.
Can any one tell me some simple steps to build my website from development to publishing on the web without programming?

jminatel January 6th, 2009 08:30 AM

If you want a website with absolutely no programming, you need to look at one of the completely visual (WYSIWYG) site building tools. If you search Google for "visual web editor" or "free web editor" you'll find plenty of choices to try.

kennethjaysone January 6th, 2009 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by Guide (Post 232551)
Can any one tell me some simple steps to build my website from development to publishing on the web without programming?

The best part about building websites is coding and watching your markup or code work and how it all adds up to make your site work. Trust me, once you code and it works then you won't turn back. It's totally fun!

Anyway, on building sites without coding. You could do that with most WYSIWYG editors. Dreamweaver (do ensure you IDE interface is set to display in design view), Microsoft's Expression Web. Most hosting companies also provide a way for you to build basic websites using their webpage building tools that they'll provide if you host with them so anyone with no HTML knowledge can build a basic website with very minimal functionalities. Do take note that you will have little control over how the site looks as you'll be presented with a number of templates/themes to choose from.

There's also another option. If you're willing to settle for some blog like looking websites for example Wordpress or Blogger. They offer massive resources online and you could be up and running in no time.

I'd suggest using Wordpress because its so powerful, rich in features and there are loads of help available online. Wordpress is also a lightweight CMS (Content Management System) which means that it will allow you to easily manage your content on your website. Once you've installed Wordpress on you're server's root folder and its running, you'll have a couple of themes (there are loads of beautiful free themes available online).

To finish off, i do still highly recommend you to try coding. Dont learn languages that are tough like server side and all (its not tough but it can be intimidating for beginners). Start of with HTML and CSS, thats it..once you get the hang of it...everything will flow and fall in to place.

Rome was not built in a day.

Programming is a JOY and when things go right, the satisfaction you get is awesome!

Hope i was of good help to you.


chroniclemaster1 January 17th, 2009 04:38 AM

I agree with Jaysone, start small. I'm an intermediate .NET developer who only started working with websites a couple years ago. Just learn some HTML. Then try CSS. What you'll find is that you naturally want to learn other things because you want your site to do more. Just take it little by little and follow your interests. www.w3schools.com has a good HTML reference, and I learned HTML by reading books from the library and some tutorials at www.htmlgoodies.com. Start simply by using Notepad to write HTML, and if you like it, upgrade to a real coding editor like Notepad++ which is available at source forge (google either to find it easily).

And good luck!

shork January 22nd, 2009 05:57 AM

If you want a site without programming you should grap grap something like wordpress - you can register a Blog for free and use custom layouts for a small fee.
So you can edit your page content without having to learn html.
For Design there's a very great tool called artisteer. It's very easy to create your own Designs for Wordpress with that tool.

surya February 6th, 2009 12:27 AM

How to design a site in 18 steps.
Here is the url which is live design tutorial to design a simple webpage in 18 steps


i hope this will help u.

dinesh February 6th, 2009 03:08 AM

from dinesh
hi guide,
To create a website, what you should keep in mind is ,

1.website should have a header or banner.
2.then menu(if needed)
3.then body(for your content)
4.then a simple footer(for copyright info, etc. you can add your address info also here)

Four rows will make a simple website layout.

dinesh February 6th, 2009 03:17 AM

from dinesh
just edit and use,

<body bgcolor="black">
<table width="100%" border="1">
<tr height="100px" bgcolor="green">
Your Website Name
<tr bgcolor="yellow">
Menu1 | Menu2 | Menu3
<tr height="400px" bgcolor="gray">
Your content
<tr bgcolor="red" align="center">

chroniclemaster1 April 21st, 2009 04:17 AM

I wouldn't recommend a table based layout like that. Maybe you could clarify for us a little, is it real programming language that you don't want to get into? XHTML is not a programming language and pretty simple. You just do things like add <p> and </p> at the beginning and end of a paragraph so that browsers understand that it's a paragraph. XHTML is just "marking up" the text that you want to appear on the web page.

selva_dhivya May 8th, 2009 02:14 PM

Better you should go for site building tools
you can go for site designing tools like dreamweaver or microsoft front page.
if you are going to host your site at any web hosters like yahoo,110mb,etc then they will provide you a handy tool to design your site. but coding is the better way to design a flexible site.

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