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GETTING ON THE NET!

Building a web takes time...have you ever watched a spider? They will work hours perfecting their web.   The same will have to be done if you are going to create a web that is a benefit to you and useful to your visitors. 

The spider's web is never truly finished either.  It is always changing each evening, reinventing itself, so it is fresh for the new "visitors".  A successful website requires the same care and attention as the Spider's web.

 

Originally this page was all about Microsoft's Front Page web building program.  It was thanks to Front Page that this site is on the internet in the first place.  But as all things grow, they evolve.  The internet has outgrown Front Page, and Microsoft decided they needed a more robust program so retired Front Page in 2007 and turned their attention to a new program, Expression Web.

The learning curve on Expression is moderately steep if you have some idea of website creation, and quite steep if you do not, whereas Front Page's learning curve was easier.  The web was a simpler place when Front Page was king, however.  Expression is a killer program.  Adobe's Dreamweaver is another dynamic web design program.  Again, you're looking at a rather steep learning curve, but it's a powerful program for building exciting and dynamic websites without having to do the coding yourself.  There's the cost of these programs, which starts around 200.00 and goes up, depending on the version you are wanting.  And there's the cost of the web hosting (15.00 - 25.00/mo)

Another web building option is that you could try learning the language of the web, HTML.   This puts you entirely in control of your web design, and cost you nothing more then the monthly hosting fees.  For those of you who have analytical minds, like math and science, and have good memorization skills, this might be the way to go.  I, myself, found learning the code needed to create a website nearly impossible.  In the years I've been designing, I've picked up some here and there, but to learn all I would need to create a user friendly and attractive website, nope, wasn't going to happen.  But that's not to be said it's not for you.  If you think it might be then do a search of learning HTML on the net and check it out!

If you aren't committed to spending hours on building a website, you can hire someone to do it for you.  Real Estate Clipart's site's member's links page has scores of links to web designers who specialize in create quality Real Estate sites for agents and you can find hundred's more by doing a Google Search.  Prices vary greatly, as does quality, so be sure to check them all out before you decide which is best for you.  Check out other sites that the designers have built.  Email their clients and ask how satisfied they have been with the designers services, their prices, etc.  You'd be surprised how many just sign up with any designer, without doing their homework first. 

Keep in mind what you want.  You may want the web designer to totally control your web, so you only have to send them listings and have them loaded. This will usually cost more, and take longer to get your site changes done, but will free you up from having to do anything with your web.

You might want to have a site built for you that you can have control over.  That you will be able to add your own listings, some links, etc.  If so, look for sites that offer these features and has good instructions for loading your own graphics and text.  

Today there are scores of sites that offer pre-made templates that allow you to create a relatively quick website.  I, personally, like the website plans at Godaddy.com but there are other's out there.  For as little as 10.00 a month you can build a site that you can plug your own information and images into.

Use Google to search for help if you are trying to make your own website.   There are hundreds of sites with information, tutorials, video teaching on how to do this or that.  When looking for a specific answer to a question, type the whole question into Google.  You can bet if you have a question, someone else has asked the question.

For instance, type "Where can I find a place on the net to build my own real estate website?" and you'll get pages and pages full of places to check out.   Plan on checking out a number of them, reading what they have to offer, emailing questions to them, search for reviews about them in Google search.  You can build your web anywhere, and then if you want a domain name, for 10.00 a year you can go to www.godaddy.com, buy an available domain name, and point it to your new website.   Say you build a site and the address of it is www.buildasite.com/yourwebsite.htm, you can buy your own domain name IE: www.janedoe.com and point it to that site.  From then on you can just send people to www.janedoe.com.

Better to buy your own domain name.  Don't let anyone else do it for you, or they will own the name.  You want to go to www.godaddy.com and purchase the name yourself.  Seriously, .com names are between 10.00 - 20.00 PER YEAR!  Problem is, most the great names are taken.  You have to get creative sometimes to come up with a good name for your site that's still available.

Well, that about covers the hows of getting a website on the web...

In a nutshell...you can build a site using html coding, or a web program such as Web Espression or Dreamweaver, or you can find a template site that allows you to, basically, fill in the blanks, ad your pictures and you're ready to go, or you can pay hundreds of dollars a year to have someone build and maintain your site for you.

The choices are endless...take your time, shop around, read a lot and don't make a decision in haste. 

Use Google to search for help if you are trying to make your own website.   There are hundreds of sites with information, tutorials, video teaching on how to do this or that.  When looking for a specific answer to a question, type the whole question into Google.  You can bet if you have a question, someone else has asked the question.

For instance, type "Where can I find a place on the net to build my own real estate website?" and you'll get pages and pages full of places to check out.   Plan on checking out a number of them, reading what they have to offer, emailing questions to them, search for reviews about them in Google search.  You can build your web anywhere, and then if you want a domain name, for 10.00 a year you can go to www.godaddy.com, buy an available domain name, and point it to your new website.   Say you build a site and the address of it is www.buildasite.com/yourwebsite.htm, you can buy your own domain name IE: www.janedoe.com and point it to that site.  From then on you can just send people to www.janedoe.com.

Better to buy your own domain name.  Don't let anyone else do it for you, or they will own the name.  You want to go to www.godaddy.com and purchase the name yourself.  Seriously, .com names are between 10.00 - 20.00 PER YEAR!  Problem is, most the great names are taken.  You have to get creative sometimes to come up with a good name for your site that's still available.

Well, that about covers the hows of getting a website on the web...

In a nutshell...you can build a site using html coding, or a web program such as Web Expression or Dreamweaver, or you can find a template site that allows you to, basically, fill in the blanks, ad your pictures and you're ready to go, if you have the money, you can pay to someone build and maintain your site for you.

The choices are endless, but do take your time, shop around, read a lot and don't make a decision in haste.  Believe me, it will be time well spent, and don't forget...what ever way you go, Real Estate Clipart.com will always be here to provide unique Real Estate Related graphics! 

 

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