World Wide Web in the Early Days
Building a website may sound like a scary endeavor, but the truth is, today it is a very simple process. When the World Wide Web (WWW) was first invented by Tim Berners Lee, it was only available to a select few, primarily the government entities. When it did become publicly available, you had to be well versed in computer programming and fully comprehend how computer algorithms and programs functioned. Hypertext Markup Language, which is what HTML stands for, was difficult to learn for some and you needed to have specialized training and a degree in computer science. Today with cool software such as WordPress, Weebly and Wix, you no longer need to understand source code.
Things Have Changed
Today that has all changed with platforms developed to make building websites extremely simple. One of the most common platforms today is WordPress (WP). There are also other programs like Drupal which was popular at one time, but has since taken a back seat to WP. As a matter of fact, this website was built on WP. You have access to a multitude of plug-ins and themes which can be downloaded and installed into your website within a matter of seconds. You no longer need to write pages of HTML tags to create uniqueness and quality within your website. All you need to know is how to use a mouse to click on icons and buttons and a keyboard to type content. There truly is no other expertise than that.
There are some basic things which are needed to make a quality site:
- Quality Content – Content that is credible, authoritative, helpful, understandable and non-offensive
- Easy of Navigation – Links that are sensible, easy to understand and follow
- Organization of Information – Layout and content is well organized
- Relevant Imagery – A nice display of relevant images evenly placed without being overly done
- Connection to Audience – You know your target audience and how to approach them
- Optimized for search engines – You have a high ranking website. More about this can be learned by visiting my SEO page.
If you are able to accomplish those basic principles to developing a website, you will be set. Most important, have fun and enjoy it. You should take pleasure in knowing that you are helping others to find solutions to problems they are currently having. The majority of people sit down at their computers to learn something new or search out specific details about a selected person, place or thing. They are looking for something in particular and they are entering keywords in hopes of finding what they are searching for.
The first thing you will need when developing a website is a niche. A niche is something that defines you. What do you enjoy doing? What kind of things are you most interested? If you could share something that you know a lot about, what would it be? If you know the information seeking behaviors of your target audience, you will serve your users well.
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Am a mother of three i lost my job since june last year .looking for mon work at home is not esay with me and kids how do i start making money online.please i need a help
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This information would have been a great help when I first started my website, could’ve save a ton of hours spent wandering around the Internet looking for answers. Things have definitely changed quite a bit over the years.
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Nice article, Steph. Yes, programming and web design certainly would have been a highly specialized field in the early days. Sure is a lot simpler now. There is still definitely a learning curve, but things are a lot more “Plug and Play” these days. Thanks for this informative piece.
Thank you for the comment. I like your description of how website design has evolved. We are definitely now in the “plug and play” phase of webdesign and you are right, there is still a learning curve which takes place. There will still be some hair pulling and frustration from time to time, but the resources are more plentiful than they were years ago too allowing users to get help with they are frustrated and stuck on something. A great resource and open education project available to people who want to learn web design at very little cost is Wealthy Affiliate. It is free to join and with that membership you get access to much training and two websites to learn to build on. You can always upgrade if you wish, but the decision is yours. And, they do not pressure you either.
Things have certainly come along way in a short amount of time as far as ease of building websites are concerned.
These days using WordPress, anyone can get a website up and running in a very short amount of time, all that is needed is a bit of help and guidance!
Yes, things have come a long way in being able to develop a website. You no longer need formal higher education to be able to build a website. I did go to college and earn a certification in web design in 2004 and sometimes, I wonder if that money was well spent due to the simplicity now for being able to build websites. But, then I think it was still worth it to get that certificate because it gave me the confidence to pursue internet marketing. Thank you for the comment! Please visit again soon. –Stephanie
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