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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business by Steve Slaunwhite

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Chapter 9
Building Your Website Yourself (Or with a Little Help)
In This Chapter
• Creating and working with a website template
• Making it easy with ready-made templates
• Taking advantage of site-builder programs
Are you a do-it-yourselfer? If you want to build your own website, you’ll need to learn the basics of creating a website template, and working with it to place your text, images, and other needed elements (such as sign-up forms). You can create an original template from scratch using a good web design program. Or take advantage of one of thousands of ready-made templates available online.
Your ultimate goal, of course, is to create a website that looks great, works great, and sends the right message to your potential customers.

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