This article is a gateway to our detailed help pages, which all go into the topic of how to make a website from different points of view.
How to Build a Website
Our first article was designed for potential business clients, who so often become curious and ask a common question: “Can I save money by just learning to do this myself?” It’s a common misconception that, just because anybody can in fact learn how to make a website themselves, that this means a person can go from zero experience, to award-winning (or even market-worthy) business web design in a matter of days.
That first article above is for self-starters who just need a few pointers. We recommend, for those people, that the way to learn how to make a website, is to get the right tools, and learn as you go using the tutorials that come with those tools. We also offered a few tips on the work process, and how to save yourself a ton of headaches and extra hours of work by learning key features, and skipping others.
How to Build a Website in 10 Minutes
That second article was a more hands-on, “let’s-do-this” affair. Some people learn best by jumping straight in, so we wrote “How to Build a Website in 10 Minutes” as a guide for those people. The article teaches you how to make a simple website using a plain text editor, and explains what’s happening “under the hood” each step of the way.
It’s definitely a fun exercise. We prove that anybody can learn how to make a website, and our example is one of the best ways to get started making a simple website right away.
Oh, and, you can feel free to publish your end result – including the link to 5 Shades Media, if you want to!
Other Articles for Learning to Make a Website
How to Design a Website
Once you know the basics of HTML, it’s time to learn the basics of website design. This article covers that.
Easy Website Design Checklist
This article explains what to do before you start laying out your HTML, or even before you start sketching your templates. If you want to know how to make a website, this article drives home one important point: Don’t force yourself back to the drawing board over and over during the life of the project.
More Helpful Steps Before You Design a Website
Additional steps not covered in the two-part checklist above. This article is targeted at people who already know how to make a website, but want to shave a few hours off their development time by working more efficiently.
HTML Website Design Decisions, &
CSS Website Design
Information about how to use modern best practices when you make a website.
Online Website Design Resources
This article gives some of our favorite resources, such as references and tutorials for every skill level, how to avoid heinous design mistakes, and excellent sources for learning advanced topics.