Which website builder to use?

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Hi Everyone, i am new to this site and am pretty new to making websites. I want to built a website to try and sell my artwork (im a artist) and I also want to put affiliate links on and adsense etc.
My question is this. I have looked at some website builders and I was looking at kompozer and weebly. Which would be best to build my site and be able to add keywords and backlinks and be able to make my site search engine friendly. I have had a look at wordpress but I am not sure how this works.
Thanks
Chris
#builder #kompozer #website #weebly #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author jamesoeck
    making a website is not very hard. You got to know some basic HTML and than go and use some css along with the HTML. I would get me edit plus and practice with making a page. I would recommend that you also go to W3schools and study that also that would be very help full in making a good webpage.
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    • Profile picture of the author jordancorey
      Thanks James for replying. I have downloaded kompozer and I have signed up on weebly and they both seem pretty easy and straight forward so really the question I am asking is which of these two are the best to use for seo or are they both as good.
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesoeck
      Originally Posted by jamesoeck View Post

      making a website is not very hard. You got to know some basic HTML and than go and use some css along with the HTML. I would get me edit plus and practice with making a page. I would recommend that you also go to W3schools and study that also that would be very help full in making a good webpage.
      I would work with them both and try them out to see witch one fits me. One may have more options than the other. Work with the one that you are comfortable using.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Hi Chris and welcome to the forum.

    You have two options for building a website. Either you learn all the HTML/CSS etc. stuff from scratch and create your own custom coded website or you start with a template or content management system. I recommend WordPress self hosted version (wordpress.org) and to use that you will need to register a domain name for your site and buy web hosting. You can learn the most basics about WordPress in about a week and publish your site. WordPress has a lot of features and plugins that make it #1 choice among webmasters. If you need help in any of the steps of building your website with WordPress or in any other way just ask it here and we will be glad to help.
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    • Originally Posted by Nail Yener View Post

      Hi Chris and welcome to the forum.

      You have two options for building a website. Either you learn all the HTML/CSS etc. stuff from scratch and create your own custom coded website or you start with a template or content management system. I recommend WordPress self hosted version (wordpress.org) and to use that you will need to register a domain name for your site and buy web hosting. You can learn the most basics about WordPress in about a week and publish your site. WordPress has a lot of features and plugins that make it #1 choice among webmasters. If you need help in any of the steps of building your website with WordPress or in any other way just ask it here and we will be glad to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daverz
    If you want my honest opinion - learn HTML and CSS, don't use a website builder. HTML and CSS are not hard at all to learn and they provide you much more control over your website.

    WordPress can be used effectively with minimal HTML, CSS, and SEO knowledge using themes and plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig Roberts
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    Use a good open source OS like NVU..Will save you tons of head pain!
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  • Profile picture of the author CSS Architect
    I have a client who uses Weebly.com and she seems to like it.

    You have a an GUI where you can just point and click, but if you're feeling brave, they have an option where you can edit the HTML.

    The best part is, they have a split screen where you can see the changes you make live. This is a good way to learn HTML and CSS.
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  • Profile picture of the author kooldesigning
    I would 100% support to wordpress. It's a great platform for website design and development and wordpress do 80% seo on it's own. It's so easy to install that it's just click and install thing. In case of wordpress you don't need to learn html and on page SEO
    For tutorial on how to install click here

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    • Profile picture of the author KayMaxim
      Thanks kooldesigning for the tutorial and everyone else for your opinion. I am just about to begin building my blog and I am pretty sure I will be using wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesoeck
    Word press is very good and easy to work with. I have use it some and like what I have used so far.
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    • + 1 for wordpress too

      easy install and there are many templates to get a nice design

      I've learned basic html/css and it's good to know too but wordpress platform is just tooo awesome will all the features and plugins..you can't go wrong with CMS

      I can build a simple basic html/css in dreamweaver but I found out later that I don't like to design web pages. I wanted something where I can build a site in minutes, not days and weeks because I suck in designing.

      I've been playing with artisteer software lately and you can quickly design a site and export as html or wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjon
    I will say Wordpress.. Its easy, and not rocket science to understand wordpress..
    Another thing you can use is serif web plus pro.
    It is a simple drag and drop software to build wesbites.
    I build websites in half an hour from serif and xara web designer pro.
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