How to Create a Website from Scratch

How to Create a Website from Scratch

There are numerous ways to create a website, however, the process which would be discussed through this article pertains to the traditional way of creating a website.

The PSD or the Custom Website Design
The first step in creating a website is to design the landing page. Most of the web design companies do this by using adobe photoshop. The design details the general outlay of the website including the landing page and the inner pages. At this stage a professional website designer aims to create how the page would look like, this includes how the icons would look like, the header, the footer, the columns, the positioning of sliders, positioning of text areas, positioning of images and selecting the color theme of the page. In technical terms such creation would be termed as a custom website design.

Converting PSD to HTML
Websites or web pages to be served on the internet need to be built in HTML, so the next step in creating a website asks for the PSD or the initial custom website design to be translated into HTML. This requires a good grasp of HTML along with CSS. CSS is used along with HTML to give the website the required look. CSS code manages the color schemes of the different sections and the appearance of text throughout the website. CSS code once written can be used variably on different pages of the website to get the desired feel and look.

Populating Website Content
Website content refers to both the text and graphics that have to be inserted in the HTML file / page at appropriate places. This has to be done with great care and a high level of precision so that the formatting of text and images looks smooth and seamless. It is highly advisable during the development process to keep testing your website pages over different browsers to see how they look,,secondly to locate any anomaly and fix it early.

Domain Name
This is an important step in creating your website. In this step you name your website and check if the name is available. For instance your website name would appear as shown in the following link http://www.yourwebsitename.com/. Domain names are unique and have to carefully thought out.

Hosting your website
Now for the last step of how to create your website you would need to host it over the internet. There are a lot many companies offering hosting services, choose a company that offers a competitive price and has a good repute. Having purchased the hosting service now you are ready to launch your website. This would require you to have some knowledge of how to upload your website files using utilities such as cPanel or some other FTP.

Summary
The process of how to create a website may or may not look complicated, however, for practical purposes it does require a certain amount of technical skill without which you would not be able to launch a professionally designed website.
The good news is that there are a lot many professional website development companies out there who would be willing to offer you their expertise at a fraction of the effort and time you would be investing in creating a website on your own.
Furthermore some web development services have a comprehensive solution by offering ready to use website design templates along with domain and hosting services.