What are the best resources for creating your own website?

asked by Shierly Fortea
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    #1PageCloud

    PageCloud

    PageCloud is a simple tool for building your own website. It also can be extremely useful for affiliation tasks, in case you are looking for something that allows you to create a website very fast. 

    Websites

    Samuel Meza
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "A great beginner's set of tools for helping on to construct their own website. I would recommend this service for anyone who is lost and looking for help getting things started for their business or hobby site. The tools available help cover just about any design issue or question that someone completely new to web design might have. Using this, you'll be up and running quickly and looking professional!"
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    #2WordPress

    WordPress
    WordPress is an open-sourced web development tool available on web, iOS, and Android platforms. Users sign up for free to start building blogs, personal sites, business sites or online stores. 24/7 support is also available via email and forums.
    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sean Torres
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "WordPress of course began as a platform to create a blog. Now it can be used to create a website. Other choices might be better such as Squarespace and Weebly but certainly you can create a website quickly. "
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    #3Squarespace

    Squarespace

    Squarespace is a web based web builder that allows users to build and host their website, with a beautifully designed template, which can be chosen from a highly polished selection. 

    Software

    Web

    $12- Varies by plan

    Esteban Quezada
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "Squarespace is a fantastic resource to help designers build a web portfolio. I got my own domain and hosted it using their services without having to pay a professional web developer."
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    #4Bento

    Bento
    Curated tutorials on over 200 web technologies to make you a self-taught expert programmer. Learn to code with languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript.
    Websites

    Free

    Ryan Ramirez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is horrible. First of all, it is nearly impossible to access. Once you do access it, it is so user unfriendly that you want to scream and pull your hair out. If you really want to become a programmer, take a class. Steer clear of this garbage!"
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    #5Weebly

    Weebly

    Weebly is an online tool where users can build professional websites or online stores for free. Its features include a drag-and-drop builder, custom fonts, and an image editor. This resource is also available on iOS and Android.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Gerardo Marín
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "easy website builder to create a new website.it is a trusted website builder and make our website a natural one"
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    #6CoffeeCup

    CoffeeCup
    CoffeeCup is a responsive web design tool tha allows you to design visually without writing any code. Users can build websites with the Bootstrap and Foundation frameworks. It works on Windows and OSX and includes a 21-day free trial.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $189- Free trial available

    Michael Munoz
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Software for every level of web design! Several different options for creating a website using HTML and soon to have Wordpress themes. The 21 day free trial is great to really test these tools out. I was whipping out quality websites in no time with these tools!"
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    #7Coding For Dummies

    Coding For Dummies
    A one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics.
    Books

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    Bobby Moreno
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Coding for Dummies makes the coding process easy to learn. Vivid examples are included to help you. You can learn anything you want about Coding. It makes it easy to learn and implement."
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    #8Joomla!

    Joomla!

    Joomla! is a free and open source mobile-ready and user-friendly way to build a website. It lets you choose from thousands of features and designs and has a highly customizable CMS.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Jacob Daniels
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Joomla! is open source, and that means you can get assistance easily. Good way to start work on a website."
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    #9Jimdo

    Jimdo

    Jimdo allows you to create websites and online stores in minutes, with beautiful layouts and optimized for search. 

    Software

    Web

    Free- $15/year

    Austin Grant
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I like this website resource. It gives you step by step instructions and offers different layout templates where I can set up a personal website."
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    #10openElement

    openElement

    openElement is a free web authoring software for creative professionals that lets you build a solid & responsive website easily.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Evelyn Collins
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Open Element gives you access to tools for creating a custom website just the way you want it to be. Small business owners do not have time to take classes on web design and most don't have the extra funds to hire someone to design their pages. Tools like OpenElement give small business owners the ability to advertise their business on the web in their very own custom site!"
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    #11Simbla

    Simbla

    Simbla is a web based software that lets you design amazing websites. It's a responsive, easy, Bootstrap3 based website builder that also offers app building and app market services.

    Software

    Web

    Free- $48/month

    Sara Welch
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This looks very comprehensive, yet extremely user-friendly. I could see myself using this to build a website. I like that it works with ecommerce as well."
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    #12Strikingly

    Strikingly

    Strikingly is a free website builder that helps users create, edit, publish and manage websites. Users also get 24/7 support by live chat or email. Use it on your desktop or any iOS or Android device.

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- $20/month

    Michael Hall
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "It makes it very easy for people who don't know how to design and create website normally. Even if you know how to, you might want to give this a try even if just for prototyping. I would recommend this to friends and family who are looking to make a website."
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    #13HTML & CSS: A Beginner's Guide

    HTML & CSS: A Beginner's Guide

    This book offers practical guidance, examples and know how without the long boring technical fluff and how to apply it to related Web development issues. 

    Books

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    Karen White
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "If you are looking to create your own website but don't have a lot of experience this book is a great asset. I use it as a reference while working and it has come in handy many times."
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    #14Wordpress for Beginners 2017

    Wordpress for Beginners 2017
    The primary goal of this book is to take anyone, even an absolute beginner, from zero to Wordpress "guru" in a few short hours. Inside this book, veteran Wordpress expert Andy Williams will start at the very beginning. This book is a major new release for 2017, covering the latest version of Wordpress.

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    Enrique Vega
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This seems to be a good resource written by an expert. I like how there is a quick learning curve. You can go from novice to having a working website in a short amount of time."
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    #15Code Conquest

    Code Conquest
    A free online guide to coding for beginners. This site has all the step-by-step information you need to get started.
    Websites

    Free

    Evelyn Castillo
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Code Conquest should only be used if you're looking to get your feet wet, so to speak. It's not a terrible guide, but it's not the most informative either. I felt like things could have been explained in more detail; most of the time I was just shown what to do/how to do it. If anything, someone who is interested in learning how to code should try Code Conquest in order to see if they're truly interested in learning."
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    #16Codeacademy

    Codeacademy

    Codeacademy is an online platform aimed at helping people learn to code through interactive classes. It offers various coding courses on programming languages such as Python, Java, and JavaScript among others.

    Websites

    $19.99- Varies by plan

    Roy Young
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "IF YOU ARE INTO COMPUTERS, AND WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO BUILD A WEBSITE/CODE, THEN CODEACADEMY IS FOR YOU. MY SON WANTS A CAREER/FUTURE IN COMPUTERS SO HE HAS BEEN USING THIS SITE FOR A FEW MONTHS. IT IS EASY TO USE AND HAS REALLY HELPED HIM LEARN TO START CODING."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for creating your own website
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PageCloudWebsites 30 Paid
2WordPressOnline Tools 25 Free
3SquarespaceSoftware 21 Paid
4BentoWebsites 19 Free
5WeeblyWebsites 17 Free
6CoffeeCupSoftware 16 Paid
7Coding For DummiesBooks 16 Paid
8Joomla!Software 12 Free
9JimdoSoftware 10 Free
10openElementSoftware 8 Free
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