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1 Building a Basic Website Fayetteville Free Library January 4, 2011

2 Agenda Planning your website blog vs website cost purpose audience content email logo/images Choosing a site host free o Weebly low cost o Fat Cow o Go Daddy o Yahoo! o joining forces domain name? o necessary? packages o Vista Print Vista Print

3 Blog vs. Website Blog free o Blogger o Wordpress update as needed no stagnet pages no set domain name o ex. library demo blog library demo blog Website can be free or low cost can incorporate a blog can have a domain name of your choosing o cost for domain o cost for hosting o consider working together

4 Planning your website...Cost cost o is it worth the price? o do you have the skills? o drag and drop options  Weebly  some services offer drag and drop  templates are nice but constrain content

5 Planning your website...Purpose purpose o why do you want a website? o what do you want it to do for you? audience o who are you wanting to reach with site? content o get it ready o know what each page will be used for email o does your site come with an address? will you use an existing one? logo/images o copyright issues

6 Free Sites Example: Weebly easy to sign up you choose name, but free site has weebly extention can use a domain name you purchased free site: also will help purchase a domain name

7 Free & Low Cost Sites Weebly...continued We make it easy for you. No setup whatsoever 50 email addresses Visitors are forwarded to your new domain Blogging Weebly Site Creator Hosting Full ownership and DNS control 1 Year $39.95 2 Years $33.95/year (15% discount) 5 Years $29.95/year (25% discount) 10 Years $24.99/year (37% discount) (Compare to $394.63 at GoDaddy) (Compare to $394.63 at GoDaddy)

8 Other options Fat Cow Go Daddy! Yahoo! Depends on how much work you want to do. How much control over the design to you want? Do you want to have Pay Pal?

9 The best of both blogging & websites Can be installed from most web companies (Fat Cow, Go Daddy, Blue Host)Blue Host Easy to use Has stagnant pages WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

10 Helpful Links Basic Web Design Tutorial Accessible Web Design HTML Tips Web Graphics for small businesses SCORE Starting a Small Business FUTURE COMPUTER CLASSES... FFL Event Calendar

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