Help. I need the quickest and least technical way to create a website

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Hi friends, can someone just walk me through how to design a simple website in a way that is least technical and easy to grab by even a kid?
Thanks

Candido
#create #quickest #technical #website
  • Profile picture of the author LucindaWatrous
    Using WordPress with a free theme is probably the simplest way I know. Depending on your host, you probably have a one-click install option. It's really user friendly. It's my specialty so let me know if you need help.
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    • Profile picture of the author jmbinfo
      Originally Posted by LucindaWatrous View Post

      Using WordPress with a free theme is probably the simplest way I know. Depending on your host, you probably have a one-click install option. It's really user friendly. It's my specialty so let me know if you need help.
      Just be sure to stay on top of the updates or your site will get hacked. ( wish i didn't speak from experience )
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  • Profile picture of the author BethHewitt
    Hey Candido,

    I would second that. I absolutely adore wordpress. Its easy to customise, design, keep fresh and add content. Google loves them. They are great to easily syndicate your content to social networks and bookmarking sites.

    Check out my blog if you want to get an idea of how it might work for you.

    What are you wanting a website for?
    What will be its primary purpose?
    Are you intending to update often?
    How are you planning to get traffic to it.

    I can recommend a really great (affordable) design service if you are in interested.

    PM me for details.

    Beth
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  • Profile picture of the author GalactekDesign
    You can use several websit builders or you can go a little more technical way using dreamweaver or frontpage. There are several options hope i helped
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  • Profile picture of the author pmrc
    When I saw the title, I immediately thought of this:

    <html>
    My Simple Website
    </html>

    But seriously, I would def go with wordpress as being quick and simple for anyone to be able to build a site.

    If you need any help with it you can message me on skype.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidKauzlaric
    I agree with everyone. If you really want something turnkey, you can try wordpress.com, but the best solution is to purchase some cPanel web hosting with a program called Fantastico, you can install Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal in one click.

    For themes, check out some good Wordpress theme companies like WooThemes.

    Good luck, feel free to message me if you have any questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author d101
    Originally Posted by Candido View Post

    Hi friends, can someone just walk me through how to design a simple website in a way that is least technical and easy to grab by even a kid?
    Thanks

    Candido
    Candido!

    ... the least technical approach would be a fully hosted solution with an easy to use assistant.

    I would suggest, if you´d share more details about your project, i may create a little video with an example for you, that shows you exactly how I do it in a couple of minutes ...
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  • Profile picture of the author James Danh
    Wordpress is the easiest. It's as simple as it gets. Just get some cpanel hosting (hostgator, blue host etc.) and use the fantisco function to easily install wp. and you're sorted.
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  • For the most basic of skills that even a newbie can pick up in an evening, I'd recommend SiteKreator.com.

    I've used it for 3 years, and I and my clients love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO_BOS
      Also keep in mind squarespace, you can build a website or create a blog fast. All software server management handled for you in the backend.

      w w w. s q u a r e s p a c e . c o m
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  • Profile picture of the author Tooschee
    Besides wordpress, You can always outsource creating the website for You, a big advantage - if You hire a proffessional designer You can end up with a good site, disadvantage - requires money
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    • Profile picture of the author Daret
      Originally Posted by Tooschee View Post

      Besides wordpress, You can always outsource creating the website for You, a big advantage - if You hire a proffessional designer You can end up with a good site, disadvantage - requires money
      I agree with this recommendation. You may spend some money, but if your designer is good, you'll reap some very nice rewards
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  • Profile picture of the author Nyakibia
    Hi,
    I was going suggest wordpress too. It's quite easy to go about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Olson
    I'm going to through the "drupal" word out there. Don't be scared... there are some super super easy ways to use it:
    http://www.buzzr.com/
    or
    http://www.drupalgardens.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author layouts4you
    you can use wordpress, joomla, dupral or any other cms system out there. if your really new you could use a online site builder service but these are generally not the best way to go. i would recommend using wordpress or joomla since they are not very hard to use and you can get great results from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author 24 by 7
      Originally Posted by layouts4you View Post

      you can use wordpress, joomla, dupral or any other cms system out there. if your really new you could use a online site builder service but these are generally not the best way to go. i would recommend using wordpress or joomla since they are not very hard to use and you can get great results from them.
      Right, but i think Joomla is only good if he has got a organization, Joomla is not seo friendly. Quite same with Drupal too now.

      Wordpress is getting better each day though, it's recommended.
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Olson
        Originally Posted by 24 by 7 View Post

        Right, but i think Joomla is only good if he has got a organization, Joomla is not seo friendly. Quite same with Drupal too now.
        I agree about joomla being a pain to do SEO on, but for drupal your way off, drupal is very easy to do SEO on. Drupal is used by LOTS of big named sites so you know its good ... I'll just name one The White House .
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  • Profile picture of the author NathanielDeal
    Create a simple website with no html experience in 3 easy steps! - DIY Website Design
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  • Profile picture of the author twoclaw
    If you just want to get right to it I would agree with everyone on wordpress. If you don't have a problem with evil Windows hosting DotNetNuke cms installs form many host's cpanel with one click and your ready to log in on the front end and get started. I like DNN as you can keep it very simple or with less coding than might be thought, do some pretty complex things. You can build with css, html, and flash seamlessly and if you don't want to do any of that you can find a skin or module already written for just about everything you can think of. Also, no matter how simple you keep it you will have full role-based user management.
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  • Profile picture of the author jjw93
    search for tutorials on youtube if you come up against any problems, helped me out a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author ellistev
    WordPress!!

    Or if you want to start with a simple website layout, and build on it while learning more about web dev, try ModX. It's awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author ImmediateAction
    Originally Posted by Candido View Post

    Hi friends, can someone just walk me through how to design a simple website in a way that is least technical and easy to grab by even a kid?
    Thanks

    Candido
    I'll offer two different methods here...

    Method 1. Yes, I agree with the WordPress option as suggested by almost everyone else here. It is very easy to learn and has a huge amount of online resources that you can quickly Google to find answers to any questions you want to know. However - don't be fooled by the initial "ease" of use - WordPress can become a technical monster as you get sucked into understanding more of it's capabilities on your journey of discovery.

    Method 2. I'm not an affiliate of this product, but have used it and it could be an alternative for you if WordPress is not your style. WYSIWYG Web Builder 7 at WYSIWYG Web Builder is a very visual based website builder and is only $39.95 which is a very good price for what it can do. You can visually go to town with your design only limited by your imagination - or you can use one of their templates to build on. They have a 7 day fully functional trial.

    Both methods above take completely different approaches to building your website.

    WordPress is going to be good for non technical creation of your website if you are happy with existing templates (Themes) and are happy to just change minor elements such as images, and color schemes as allowed by a particular Theme (there are thousands of free Themes to choose from and they are easy to install and activate). Just be prepared for the inevitable slide into the "technical" side of WordPress as your knowledge grows.

    WYSIWYG Web Builder 7 is going to be good for non technical creation of your website if you are very visual and want to just be able to put anything anywhere you want it to be based on your own designs or based on an existing template provided by the software.

    In terms of dynamically updating your website with ongoing content in the future - Wordpress would be a better choice.

    In terms of just uploading a created website that requires little to no updating over time in the future, and you prefer the flexibility to visually create anything - then WYSIWYG Web Builder 7 might be worth a look.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reverb
    I'll vote for WordPress too as a quick, pretty much painless way to get started. And after your site or blog is up, you can spend a little time looking for a good free WordPress theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author lcostley
    No Doubt. Wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author christian00
      There are many sites in the web that can really help you in building your own site. Like freewebsitebuilder . co. uk. They have the list of top ranking website hoster. It is also free to make in the sites. They also review the websites on who is the best in website hosting. I hope this really help you in making your own websites.
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      • Profile picture of the author ddw76
        thanks for all info guyz
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  • Profile picture of the author ddw76
    im gonna make a site now
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  • Profile picture of the author hendricius
    I suggest you work on microsoft frontpage and get the foundation of your website ready or sompler: you can use MS word, once you've done that host the site. And btw wordpress is a blog software so make sure you're clear about what is in your mind. Good Luck
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