Now that you have decided what kind of a website you want and what your basic layout is going to be, you are going to have to determine what the best way is for you to actually design or build that website so that it comes to life. There are several different ways that this can be done, which will result in varying amounts of knowledge being required from you.
If you are a computer savvy person and like to program things on your own, then creating an entire website by yourself using HTML, PHP, ASP and other programming techniques might be just right for you. This will obviously be the cheapest way for you to get your website designed, but it is also going to be the most time consuming since everything for your page will have to be coded from the ground up.
Programming languages for websites such as HTML are not difficult to learn, and there are many tutorials available online to help you along the way, but when you are trying to design an appealing website for your visitors, things can get a little bit difficult. Purchasing a book or visiting a website that is dedicated to the programming languages you are going to use, is a good way to get things rolling. I strongly recommend the w3 site.
If you are still fairly capable with computers and some programming, but do not want to spend the time required to code your website from scratch, using a webpage builder is probably a good idea for you. For beginners a website designer such as Microsoft FrontPage is a great place to start out. It is also going to be much cheaper than hiring someone to design the website for you, even if you do end up having to purchase a website builder application. There are also free website builders available for download, but they will not offer as many features as ones that cost money.
Use website builders it is easier
Website builders such as Microsoft FrontPage will also have various different website templates that can be used for your website. Be careful when using these though if you are building a professional site for your company. You want to have a unique site to showcase your products or services so using a template that is available to the general public is often a bad idea.
If you are an impatient person or do not have much experience using or programming on a computer, then chances are you will want to hire a web developer to create the website for you. This is also a great plan if time is important as they can often dedicate a team of programmers to get the job done. Be careful when selecting a web developer to design your website. You are going to want to get the best value for your money after all. When trying to choose a designer for your project, it is a great idea to look at their company websites. If it looks professional and is easy to use and navigate, then chances are they will be able to do the same for your website.
A memorable domain name will give you a great advantage.