We all know about the importance of website in promoting our business online, so we look for options that can help in creating it. And in this group of people some of us may like to build it on their own. So here we have detailed step wise discussion that can be helpful in doing it in easy way. Read on to know in detail about everything that you should know for this process.

What is Website?

Interlinked web pages which are a mixture of text and other media, with a shared domain name is website. For a variety of purposes businesses, groups or people create and maintain it and these pages are publically accessible. Small or Big Businesses of types ranging from Tech world to health world all wish to have their website.

For building website on your own it is necessary that you have knowledge of main web languages like HTML, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, and PostgreSQL. Besides this one must be also aware of the fundamentals of creating distinctive and unique website. So that you can complete the job easily. Here are a few steps that can help you in the process of how to build a website from scratch.

Steps to build a website

Step 1: Setting a Good Local working environment

A good local working environment is essential for creating and organizing source files of a website. For this you can install IDE (Integrated Development Environment) on your working system. It will consist of a Debugger, a Text Editor and a Build automation. One can also look for extended IDEs like Adobe Dreamweaver that offers some other features.

Step 2: Planning and Designing Website through Adobe Photoshop

Navigation system and structure of website are very important parameters and one should plan it properly. You have to plan and prepare a few things like how the content should be delivered, number of navigation menus, calculation of columns or content fields and the number of images that should be displayed and where.

You can do this by preparing a rough sketch of these web pages through Adobe Photoshop. Different pages like home page, about us, service page and contact us, all can be prepared in rough.

Step 3: Writing Source Codes using HTML and CSS

Once you are satisfied with your rough Adobe sketches, then you can jump to writing codes. Most of the builders find this easy. Whatever web elements you want to include make HTML markups for them. According to the design you have planned, use CSS to decorate them.

Step 4: Use JavaScript and jQuery to make it Dynamic

JavaScript and jQuery are scripting languages can be helpful in this task to a great extent. To keep a control on different user activities for forms, sliders, log in or any other inquires jQuery can be helpful. As controlling front-end user interaction is very important these days.

Step 5: Using FTP Client for Uploading Local files to the Server

The last step of all your work is to upload all your source files to the web server. FTP client is the easiest and best way to handle it. For this you need to install it on your computer and then connecting it to web server by using FTP account. Once you are connected then the next step is copying all the local files on the root of your web directory. And it’s done!

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