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How can you create a simple website?

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

If you're thinking about creating a website and don't know where to start, it can seem overwhelming. But as long as you have a plan and follow through, creating a simple website is not only possible but also fun.

Let's take a look at how you can get started with something that doesn't require any coding knowledge:

laptop on a desk

Create a folder called website.

  • Create a folder on your computer.

  • Go to the computer, and find a place where you can create folders.

  • When you've found it, click on that spot with your mouse so that you're highlighting it (if necessary).

  • Then, right-click and choose "New" from the menu that appears. This will open up a new dialog box asking what kind of thing you want to create: select "Folder." The word "Folder" should appear in blue text below what you just selected—that means everything is good!

  • Type in website as the name for this new folder; then press Enter or click elsewhere on the screen (or hit Cancel if it doesn't matter).

Open the folder.

To open the folder, you can use the terminal. Open a new window or tab in your browser by pressing Ctrl + T. Then type cd ~/Desktop and press Enter.

Once the terminal is open on your desktop, type nano index.html and press Enter to create a file named index.html in your home directory (also known as /Users/). Clicking around on that page will now show you all of its contents!

Create an index.html file.

To get started, you'll need to create a new file in your code editor. Open up the file and save it as index.html. The name of your HTML file is important—it's the main page that loads when someone visits your website. When saving an HTML file, make sure to give it the extension ".html."

When you've saved your index.html file in its appropriate folder with the right name and extension, open it up in a browser window so that you can see what it looks like!

Open the file in your code editor.

Next, you'll want to open the file in your code editor. You may already have a favorite text or code editor. If you're just getting started with coding, though, here are some things to consider:

  • Ease of use. You'll be spending a lot of time with this tool and it should be easy to use! It should have syntax highlighting and auto-complete so that you can easily identify what goes where and how everything works together (this will also help with debugging later on).

  • Some editors also let you drag-and-drop folders and files into them for easier management of your project's assets as well as multiple tabs so that switching between files is easy. Other features worth looking at include spell checkers or support for various programming languages such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (which we'll cover later).

Choose a style for the website (fun, professional, etc.)

The first step in creating your website is deciding on a style. You can choose a fun, professional, corporate or any other type of style to suit your project. The important thing to remember is that you should choose a style that matches your brand.

For example, if you are making an official website for an accounting firm then it would make sense to go with a more professional look rather than something quirky and funny.

Choosing the right platform for building your website can also make it easier for you to maintain it in the future since some platforms are better than others at handling changes and updates over time.

Start coding! We'll cover that in more detail shortly.

Now that you've got an idea of the big picture, it's time to dive in and start coding! We'll cover that in more detail shortly.

The first thing you have to do is install an editor. An editor, also known as a text editor or coding environment, is used for writing code (usually HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript). There are many editors available but some of the most popular ones include Sublime Text 3, Atom and Brackets.

Once you've installed an editor on your computer (or laptop), it's time to set up a local web server so that your website has somewhere to live once it gets published online. You can host your own web server locally by using NodeJS or Python3 with Apache2 if you don't want to pay for hosting services like Heroku.

However if all you need is something simple like what we're going through here then there are plenty of free options out there such as GitHub Pages which uses Jekyll under the hood so all this will run locally on your computer anyway!

Creating a simple website can be easy as long as you have a plan and stick to it.

First, before you start planning, make sure that your goal is clear. What do you want to achieve? Are there any obstacles that might get in the way of achieving your goal? If so, what will you do if this happens?

For example, let’s say that your goal is to create a simple website for your business. You know where the content will come from and how many pages it will have—but what if something goes wrong during the process? It’s important that you have an alternative backup plan ready in case anything unexpected happens along the way.


This is where your creativity comes in. You can choose whatever colors and style you want for your website, as long as it fits with the plan we’ve outlined above. You should also keep in mind that the simpler it is, the easier it will be for viewers to navigate around!

Subash Manimozhi


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