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Now you can build a website and you do not even have to understand HTML code to do it. I can remember when I began my first website. It was to advertise my cottage in North Wales. I spent days building several pages, learning to program in html as I went.

I was inspired 5 or 6 years ago to begin my first website by watching a series of short video tutorials which I bought off eBay for a ridiculously low price. It was literally following the step by step procedure and using the same software which was recommended and used in the tutorials that helped me get started. Some of the same software I use to this day. Even though I have now got to grips with using Dreamweaver to build my web pages there are features in Seamonkey which I have not been able to find in any other software. For example; my booking calendar which I constructed using tables, has 33 rows and 13 columns. Each day in the year is represented by a cell and to show the status of the bookings I would change the colour of the cell to green if available, orange if booked but no deposit received and red as soon as I received the booking deposit. To change the colour of a group of cells to show the booking status I have not been able to do this using Dreamweaver and I have to revert to my first html editor Seamonkey. Seamonkey might excel in this one feature, but in other respects it is not good for constructing anything but very simple web pages. Of course there are many more html editors now to choose from and some can be downloaded for free off the internet and give quite comprehensive facilities like split screen. Split screen is very useful to see the visual part of the web page corresponding to the html code you are working on.

There was no doubt about it, learning to program in html took a lot of time learning and even to this day, I would not say I had learnt everything there is to programming in html. For any one starting out and who wants to get a website published fast, there are tools available to do just that and the good news is; you do not have to be an html programmer to do it. In fact, there is an online program which enables you to take templates, comprehensively modify them, or start with a blank template and build a website from scratch and you do not see one bit of html code. How is this done? The good part to this is that once you have opened up a template, you see the page visually and as you move your cursor over the elements on the page so a tag is highlighted at the side of the page. It works the other way in that if you place the cursor on the tags at the side of the page the corresponding element on the page is highlighted. When you click on the tag corresponding to the part of the page you want to edit, a box opens up which looks very similar to Windows word editor interface. From this on screen editing box you can make all the desired changes. Simply click to save the work and you are done. Once you have finished editing the page you can simply upload it to the server where the website is hosted.

Even uploading the web page is made much simpler. You do have to know the IP address for the website and the password but once you have entered that information, one click of the button to test the connection and if OK one click of the button and the website is uploaded. I have to say for the majority of the websites I want to create to advertise products, this is a dream. When you consider the price to hire a programmer or the price of a sophisticated program like Dreamweaver, the monthly subscription cost for an online web site builder makes economical sense. In fact you can subscribe for one or two months to get most of your sites built and then you need only subscribe a month at a time as and when you want to construct some more websites.

This is definitely the way forward even experienced programmers who want to construct mini websites for the promotion of a product or service. Internet Marketers who just want to get a website up as quickly as possible to generate money from it will love this new type of online web building software. Now you do not have any excuse not to be able to do it. You do not need to know any html code. The only skills you need are basic keyboard skills. Provided you can switch on the PC go to a website and you can point and click and type words on the keyboard that is as much as you have to be able to do to build your very own websites. Now you will be able to impress your friends and say; “I build this website” and they will be amazed.

So now you know; there is software out there that makes it so simple to build your own website there is nothing to stop you from doing it. All you have to do is go and search for a program to do this on the internet.

Source by David Monk