Sadly its our last blog… 😦 but what better way to end than with putting everything we have learned to use. This week we are actually building our own websites. My first thought….
The only reason why I wasn’t petrified was because of the fact that there are so many platforms that have templates now that its easy! We no longer have to be computer wiz’s or know how to code in order to create a website.
We explored a few platforms this week and I decided to play with http://www.wix.com and see how easy it really is to a novice like me.
Step 1.) create an account and click start creating now
Step 2.) Select your website category
Step 3.) Select a template that catches your fancy 🙂
Step 4.) Wait for your design template to load and start thinking about what you want to change and how you want your website to look
Step 5.) Watch the brief intro on how to use the edit function in the template
Step 6.) Begin editing and customizing the template to your specific website design idea
It literally took me less than 5 minutes to get to this point of the process. Imagine if we had to code and do all of this from scratch! It was so easy and straightforward even the most technically challenged person can do this. The hard part is figuring out what content you want in there but a majority of the grunt work is done for you. Let your imagination be free to decide what you want to put in for verbal content and images of your own or whats already available for use in wix. That part is for you to decide when creating your website for a non-profit or company but again such a great platform for beginners. You can change as much or as little as you want in the template or switch to a different template completely. They have made it simple enough to go back and forth between designs and editing. All I have to say is THANK GOD FOR TEMPLATES! I think I will be coming up with a few websites by the time I am done playing around in Wix 🙂 I hope this helps you get started on building your own website and finally moving forward on ideas that you have been holding back on.