This week we’re learning in my CA 260 class how to make a website. As if making a blog wasn’t complicated enough for me to learn! But it’s cool because Weebly is actually pretty simple! I’m going to break it down for you just what a cinch it is.
First thing’s first-Go to the website: https://www.weebly.com/. Once you do that creativity is at your doorstep. To get started you need to have an email account set up and create a password. If it’s easier, you can just log in with Facebook.
Once you’ve thought of a good password (and NO 12345 won’t do!!) the fun part begins.
Theme, a.k.a, picking a pretty picture-Now you get to sit and scroll through TONS of images until you find one that speaks to you. My website is going to pertain to music so I chose this image:
Don’t worry though. If you aren’t happy with the image you select then you can change it after you choose a name.
What’s your name? Domain name that is?-This is the part that seemed to take FOREVER for me. Choosing a darn domain name. What’s great is that the domain name is free if you choose a subdomain of weebly.com. What’s a pain in the @$$ is actually trying to come up with a domain name that is not already taken. Once that headache’s out of the way then it’s all drag and drop baby!
All in all this has got to be the easiest website creating site ever. I remember taking a website design course back in 2004-05 and having to write all of my own code. It was a nightmare! I was silently dreading taking this course because I did not think website design had changed this drastically. While it still comes with some more steps and complexities than just drag & drop, it’s still a breeze to navigate. In case you didn’t care for the picture you chose previously you can change that as well as font color, size, etc etc.
For me the site is still a work in progress but I’m happy for the most part. I hope my site is one that people can come to when they want to get all the latest information on local bands instead of having to go to dozens of different sites.