There are many ways to build websites even with no experience. Wix.com, 1-and-1 websites, GoDaddy Website Tonight, SquareSpace, Shopify, LeadPages.net, Instapage, Intuit Website Builder… The list goes on and on.
But none of those ways are going to be as good as building your website on WordPress!
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During the time that I studied Website Design in Santa Clarita, as a student at College of the Canyons, I was taught how to build websites using Photoshop to design and Adobe Dreamweaver to convert the website design into HTML. Having the skills to write basic Div tags, set attributes, optimize images for speed and quality and create Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in Dreamweaver are nice skills to possess. College gave me a foundational understanding for traditional website design, UI, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and basic HTML training skills. There is no doubt that what I learned in school continued to help me become the web designer that I am today.
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However, these somewhat antiquated ways for building website designs may serve well doing custom websites if you like writing code, BUT in 2015 there are better ways to build websites. My preferred Content Management System or CMS (the platform that a website is created on) is and will remain WordPress.
Over the past 7 years WordPress has gone mainstream as the premier CMS whether you need an: e-commerce website, membership website, standard site, landing pages, squeeze pages or a blog. By the last count there were already 74 million WordPress websites online, and that was in Feb. 2014. WordPress is where it’s at.
WordPress is an open source CMS and has grown exponentially as it was adopted by multiple industries of webmasters and programmers worldwide. WordPress attracts many programmers that continue to develop the: ability, creativity and functionality that is present in the CMS we’ve grown to love.
WordPress runs on a hybrid of HTML and .PHP programming utilizing a traditional CSS and the entire thing is dependent on the MySQL Database in your hosting account. Any great hosting company like GoDaddy or Bluehost has an easy-to-use one-click installation for launching a WordPress website. Hosting accounts also allow you to upload files via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) using an FTPclient software like Filezilla. Even if you’re building a website the traditional way Filezilla can be a great tool for launching your websites, updating them and installing WordPress themes or plugins.
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