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Is it Really Possible to Create a Good Website Using a Website Builder?

Aug 17, 2007
Designing a website that is both professional and user friendly can certainly be challenging and unfortunately, a lot of people don't know the first thing about website design.

With so many website designers currently on the Internet, hiring an expert is more affordable then ever; however, for those who are on a small budget and just don't have the money to pay a designer, there is a feasible alternative to owning a professional looking website.

A website builder is a great way to fabricate your website without hurting your budget. The Hosting WAHMS website builder comes free with every hosting plan and is a viable alternative to paying a designer, though using one does require some work on your part, the right tools make it attainable.

What is a website builder?

A website builder allows you to create an entire website in a few easy steps.

* Comes with a catalog of pre-made templates. There is no need for you to know html to create a website with a builder, just point and click.

* Easy to follow directions. Just fill out the forms, add content where it tells you to, and save. The website builder guides you through each step until you have completed creating your website.

* Add content to your pages using the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web page editor.

* Access an entire library of graphics.

* Add on a photo album, guest book, counters and more.

* Click a button and publish it to the web.

One of the biggest advantages of using a website builder is that you do not have to buy expensive software and you don't need to be an expert to use it. Also, since you created the website yourself, it will be easy for you to maintain, whereas using a designer could mean additional fees in the future if upgrading is needed.

Sometimes site builders are called: editors, wysiwyg(pronounced "whiz-e-wig" and an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get) editors, site editors, or even template builders. But the most important thing you need to know is that you DO NOT have to go with a "free" hosting company that forces advertisements on your page. While companies like Freewebs, Bravenet, Geocities, etc. do provide an easy sitebuilder, they usually don't allow you the freedom of your own domain name, FULL control over your website, or add-free webspace. Many non-free hosting companies have easy sitebuilders as well - and you can often get this type of hosting very cheap, as low as $2 per month or possibly less!

You will need to weigh the pros and cons of choosing this option to create a website, but it is a really great way to get your business or personal website up and running. You can always start with a website builder, and then obtain the services of a professional once you're established and have a little money to invest. Until then, using a website builder is a way for you to make a good website that's easy on your budget.
About the Author
Stephanie Davies is a 28 year old work at home mom to a 9 year old boy in Mid-Missouri. Her hosting company, Hosting WAHMs offers premium webhosting from $2 per month and up, with an easy to use sitebuilder! She also loves to knit, build websites, and talk to people.
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