If you have ever asked “How much does it cost to start a website”, here’s the quick answer: between $100 and $10,000. That’s a pretty vague answer isn’t it? But it’s the best answer I can give to a vague question. There are so many different types of websites out there, each with a wide array of options available. And behind each of those options is somebody willing to take your money without a second glance. Don’t fall for the free web hosting crap out there. Having a good website costs money, that is a fact. But if you play your cards right, you can have a very powerful online presence without breaking the bank. (more…)
Creating a website for a new business? If so, you may be wondering which is the best choice – website or blog. The answer isn’t as difficult as you may think. Here’s how to make the right choice for you and your business goals.
#1 Business model and purpose
Yes, both websites and blogs, particularly a WordPress blog, can support just about any type of business model. WordPress developers have created plug-ins that can turn any WordPress blog into an e-commerce site, a membership site and more. (more…)
There are quite a few long-winded articles, posts, blogs, and such dedicated to domain name registration. You can find all kinds of tips and tricks for domain name registration… some good, some bad. Here’s what it boils down to: keep a few very simple things in mind when registering your domain name, and you’ll be golden.
Always do a “.com” – This is critical, as the “.com” extension is the most common website suffix around. (more…)
I’ve been designing websites since the early days of Netscape, Notepad, and pure HTML. As my knowledge grew, I found programs like Frontpage, and later Dreamweaver. These programs made life much easier to make websites. I was a big fan of template-style coding in Dreamweaver, because you only had to design the website once, then just add pages to the template. The overall design remained the same, and it saved a lot of time.
Then I got into Content Management Systems like Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress. These CMS programs were like a godsend, because not only could I change the look and feel of the site without altering the content, I also didn’t have to worry about organizing a bunch of individual HTML files. And best of all, they were free! (more…)