The thought of building your website can be
extremely daunting if you've never created one before.
As I discussed in the blogs section, a blog is a
great way for you to get your own presence on the web.
However they're not very flexible in terms of layout and
design. Also if you are using a free service like Blogger, you
don't have full control over the site, as the site is hosted on
their server, and its not uncommon for certain blogs to be
Even if you do have some success with a
blog, there will inevitably come a time when you feel you need
your own site. There are a number of good pieces of software
out there that are very good for building sites. Two of the
more popular ones are Frontpage and Dreamweaver. However
they are very expensive and are not very easy to master for
anyone with limited knowledge of HTML.
Don't despair however, because there are now
a few excellent pieces of software that allow you to build your
own site without having any knowledge whatsoever of HTML. The
one I use and can really recommend is XSitePro. This really is an incredible
piece of software. I use it to build all my sites, and it is
so much easier and quicker to use than more advanced
applications. It uses a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for
What You See Is What You Get. This basically allows you to
add any number of features just by pointing and
clicking. The software takes care of all the HTML coding for
you. It will literally save you hours of time and will allow
you to create any number of sites really quickly.
It's not cheap at $197 but is still a lot
cheaper than the more expensive applications out there and much
better value. Plus they also offer an incredible 365 day
guarantee. Therefore you effectively get a year's free trial to
try it out and build a few sites, but I'm sure you won't want
to return it as it's an incredible product. I
couldn't have imagined a few years ago that there would
come a time when I'm constantly churning out a number of
websites on a variety of subjects, and yet knowing very little
about HTML and computer programming.