How much does creating a website cost?

Hey everyone! I have come across this question a few times on forums already.
I will give you a quick overview of the answer so that you can make the best choices when it comes to creating your own website or contracting an agency for it.
There are two options:

  • Using a platform to create the website yourself with the risk of not being happy about the result
  • Contracting an agency to create your website and be sure that it will be a very professional website

If you are a bit techy and want to have  complete control on your website, I strongly advise you to take the first option. You can use platforms like Wix.com, WordPress, Squarespace, Google Sites… You will need some time to understand how everything works and you might have some difficulties at the beginning. But this should not discourage you! You can do it! If you need any information or help, you can always ask me!

However if you have no idea about how the web works and how a website works, it will be a lot more difficult… In this case, I would consider contracting an agency to create your website. NOW.
Let’s get to the crucial question!
How much will it cost me?

This depends on what you want and on the agency you contract. There is no fixed price, each agency is free to choose a price. This is why I would ask for estimations to different agencies and then choose. You need to know that a website will generally cost between 100 and 5 000 dollars. But this can vary.


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The more complex your website is, the more it will cost. The price will increase depending on if you want a blog, an e-commerce page, a pop-up, a social media integration….The more you add and the more you customize the more it costs. The price can also increase depending on whether you want a secure website, a mobile responsive website, if you want the content and the images to be created…. As you can see there are lots of factors that influence on the price.

Depending on the country, the price can also vary. For example, web agencies in India will generally cost a lot less than others as Indian prices are lower. You can also choose to ask for estimations on freelancing platforms. You will generally get the lower rates there.

I hope this post was useful! If you need any other information, feel free to ask and if you found this post useful, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog!

Top 5 Website Creation Platforms

Hey  developers! Today we will create a list of the Top 5 website creation platforms. You need to know that this list can vary depending on the developer and on what he or she likes. However I tried to be as much objective as I can and tried to choose easy to use platforms but very powerful for beginners.

1. WordPress

This is I would say the most powerful website creation platform that a beginner can use. It is effectively a bit hard to use at the beginning but when you got the feel of it, it is the best one. There is no obligated need to know how to code but Html and CSS are not a must but a plus. It is a very professional platform which allows anyone to create and control their websites. This platform is my personal favorite.

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2. Wix:

This is the best platform for total beginners. I would say the best thing to do is to start on Wix and then jump onto WordPress. Wix allows people who know nothing about website development to create a beautiful and responsive website or blog.

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3. Squarespace:

This platform is very nice to use when it comes to design and layouts. It gives a lot of design choices for the websites and allows developers to create beautiful online shops.

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4. Weebly:

This platform is also very good for websites or blogs. It gives a lot of opportunities to developers and also gives a nice control panel on which we can have access to all informations about visitors and statistics.

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5. Jimdo:

This platform is mostly used by bloggers. It gives some design and layout choices but nothing very special. However it is still a very nice platform to work on when being a beginner.

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If you think I forgot a platform in this Top 5 list, feel free to leave a comment. I will talk about these platforms individually and in more detail in future posts.

What is WordPress?

Hello everyone. In this post I will talk about the WordPress platform. Firstly you might want to know that I am using WordPress for this blog.

WordPress is a CMS platform (Content Management System). This platform has been created in order to give the opportunity to non-developers to create websites and blogs. It is a very easy to use platform just like lots of other platforms which I will talk about in the future.

However, if you have a bit of web development skills, I strongly recommend using WordPress as it might be a bit harder to use than other CMS but it gives us an awful lot of possibilities in terms of layout or any other things.

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Another very good thing about WordPress is that it gives the website creators the possibility to follow in live everything that goes on on our website. This means that we can have access to the number of visitors per day, their origins, the search engines used…. This is very important for SEO so that we know who we are talking to when writing our blog posts or updating our website.

Lastly, you can easily monetize your blogs or websites on WordPress just by paying a small amount of money per month. In my opinion, WordPress is the most professional website creation platform.

If you would like future blog posts to learn how to use WordPress or get more information about it, follow the blog and give us a like ;).

If you have another favorite website creation platform, feel free to tell it in the comments and explain why!

What are the different text types with Html?

Hello everyone! Today we will start with the very basics of Html! You will learn how to create text items on your beautiful webpages.

Firstly, you need to know that the main text items on HTML are paragraphs and titles. As HTML is very intuitive, the tags have a lot in common with the real words.

For normal text paragraphs on your webpage, you should use the <p> tag. It is very easy to use. You open it like this: <p> and close it like this </p>. This tag is used for any text items that are not important lines of your webpage or titles.

Example: <p>This is a paragraph</p>.

For titles or important parts of your webpage, you should use the <h> tag. This tag goes from <h1> up to <h6>. <h1> is the biggest title and <h6> the smallest. You do not need to assign a size to one of these tags as they already come with their own size. If you want to keep the same size but want your text to be an <h1> or <h2> for example, you can do it. This can be useful if you want to write everything in the same size but want your website to be SEO friendly. Effectively, <h1> and <h2> are the first tags being read by search engines. This is why you want to put your important keywords and titles in these tags.

Example: <h1>This is the most important title</h1>.

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That is pretty much it about text items in Html! As you can see it is very easy to make text appear on your webpage. You just need to know the tag names and be careful in closing every tag you opened with a backslash before the tag name.

I will talk about more complex Html tags in upcoming posts. If you want to be updated, follow the blog!

 

How and What Meta Tags to use for SEO?

Hi everyone! Today we will talk about something that every website owner wants to master: Meta Tags. You will need them for SEO on your website in order to be easily found on search engines.

Let’s get into the work! Meta tags are code tags that you might want to add to your website code. If you did not code your website but used a CMS, you will always find a place in which to write the content for the main meta tags.

Meta tags help search engines get information about your website so that they can show your website for relevant searches. They will also help your website get into top rankings because the more information search engines have about your website, the more chances you have to be found.

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However you need to be very careful on what you write in these meta tags because they can have an influence on your ranking. They were extremely useful a few years ago but they now lost a bit of importance. However they are still a bit useful for SEO but also to give information about your website to the people who search for websites like yours.

Here is a list of the most important meta tags and what you should use them for:

  • Meta charset: {<meta charset=”UTF-8″>}. This tells search engines that they need to read all the letters that you wrote on your website as they are. For example, depending on the language, if you do not use this tag letters with accents will become other letters.
  • Meta description: {meta name=”description” content=”This description will show up in search results.”>}.  This is the description that appears on search engines when people search for something. Your URL will appear with a small description of your website under it. This is the description you wrote in this tag. If you do not have any description meta tag, search engine will automatically write a description for your website according to the information your website gives.
  • Meta keywords: {<meta name=”keywords” content=”HTML,CSS,PHP,PYTHON”>}. These are all the keywords of your website. This tag was extremely important before but has lots a bit of importance now. However it will do nothing bad to your website if you use it.
  • Language tag: {<html lang=”en”>}. This tag is used to tell search engines the language of the content on your website. It used to be a meta tag but is now counted as an attribute as you can see in this case.
  • Meta device: {<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0″>}. This tag is used to change the height and width of your website depending on the device used by the visitor. This is due to the fact that a website is shown differently on a desktop and a phone screen for example.

There are lots of other meta tags but the most important are here. I will describe more specific meta tags in future posts. I will also get into robot tags in the future. If you want me to talk about a tag in particular, just leave a like and a comment!

How to get into top ranking on Google? Part #1

This is basically THE question everyone asks! Everyone wants to know how to get his/her website on top of Google’s searches.

Firstly, I’d like to abolish all the rumors on the internet. Keywords are no longer being used by Google to create the ranking! They announced it, it’s official. Keywords are certainly used to attract visitors to your website but not to get top ranked.

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There are a few things you need to take into consideration when building your website:

  1. Social Media
  2. Meta tags
  3. Backlinks
  4. Content
  5. Online advertising
  6. SEO optimization

There are more things but these are the main ones. Therese is an awful lot to say about these 6 points so I won’t get into details for each one in this blog post. I will create different posts for each point in the future.

What you also need to know is that all search engines do not work and rank the same way. They have a lot in common but there are a few differences. I will also talk more deeply about that in the future.

If you think website developers should take more things into consideration to be top ranked or want me to cover a specific part of SEO, leave a comment!

 

What does CSS stand for? What is it?

You might be wondering why you’ve heard these three letters a lot of times already without even knowing what it means? Well, from now on, you will know everything you need to know on it.

Css is the Cascading Style Sheets language. It is used to style webpages. If you want your website to look professional, you will NEED to use CSS. You will need it to style images with shadows, texts with font-styles and font-colors,  small animations….

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CSS needs to be used together with Html. You need to link your Html page to a CSS page so that your CSS code can be understood by the computer.

This language is extremely powerful and is, in my opinion, the easiest coding language out there.

Follow the blog if you want to learn how to code with CSS! We will post tutorials about CSS later on.