Welcome to Site Beginner and thanks for visiting my about page.
The aim of this site is to help both beginner and intermediates to understand how websites work and how easy they are to get up and running – once you know how. With so many different approaches it can be confusing to decide exactly how you build a site.
If you are unsure what HTML code is and have no idea how to even buy a domain name, let alone figure out how to make a website appear on it then this site is for you.
There are lots of people out there who want to start a website for business, for a friend or family member or even a personal hobby. But they don't know how. SiteBeginner.com aims to simply and demystify this process.
Quick tip: Be very careful of free website builders that let you design the page using a visual editor. These will quite often have restrictions if you ever need to move the site, and the actual code may not be best practice or accessible – which means you'll have a hard job to be found in search engines!
SiteBeginner.com is free as in beer
I don't charge for the use of SiteBeginner.com and want the content to remain free for anybody to use as they see fit. I will occasionally recommend products and services (like Budget Web Hosting) that pay me a commission if you buy them. You are not obliged to follow these recommendations and I only recommend products I've used myself.
The site is not currently taking donations but if you do want to help and support me and this project then I would appreciate you linking to the site or a particular article that you found useful. All articles have a piece of code at the end of them which can be copied and pasted into your site easily. Or you can visit the Link to Us page. Your choice.
Where Should You Start?
If you are just looking to make a website quickly and want to get started, you should visit the aptly named Getting Started. More specifically, my comprehensive guide How to Create a Website: The Complete Beginner’s Guide will tell you everything you need to know to get a site online.
After that, you can explore the rest of Site Beginner to learn how to make the most of your shiny new website!