The WordPress platform

The WordPress platform is the best choice if you want to use a content management system (CMS).  The flavor of WordPress depends on what you need from a website. If you want only to blog and you don’t care if you have wordpress.com in your website address (or...

Easy and cheap website design options

Easy and cheap website design options abound if you have little (or no) budget. So, what’s the catch? You’re right — there’s more than one. Let’s start with the basics first. You may have seen or heard ads online promoting these web...

Content management systems

Content management systems (CMSs) let you create a website without getting into the code (much). They also provide a user interface that’s easy to use (somewhat). That is, a CMS has menus, checkboxes, fields, and buttons that help make your life easier. As you...

Finding software to code your site

Finding software to code your site is both easier and harder than you may think. When I say software to code, I mean programs that let you design a website in two ways. One way is to design visually. That is, you can use tools to add building blocks to your site and...

Building your website

Building your website is a step-by-step process. The two most important things in this life are time and money, in that order. It’s hard to know how to allocate them when you don’t know what tools are available. Two Questions So, take a moment to ask...

Don’t forget website basics

Don’t forget website basics is a trite thing to say, sure. But it’s trite just like saying don’t forget to pack before you drive to the mountains in winter. So, here’s what to think about before you start your (online) road trip. Your Domain...