Building a great website for a reasonable cost

Creating a website can seem a daunting prospect, especially if you are not a professional web designer, and you are under pressure to a site up and running for your business. This is especially the case in these financially challenging times, when ‘more for less’ is the order of the day.

The first step in creating a high-quality but affordable website, believe it or not, costs nothing and involves you sitting down for an hour or so with a pen and paper, and perhaps a cup of coffee. Simply jot down exactly what you want you want to get out of your site: draw diagrams and sketches if these help, or just stick to plain text. However you do it, the idea is to come out with a clear idea of what you hope to achieve. Having this idea could save you all sorts of future costs. For instance, if you do hire a designer, being able to give them a well-thought out spec could save hours of time, and therefore cut down on the final design bill.

If you prefer not to use a website design and build the site for yourself, then there are plenty of free website authoring tools available which can be downloaded from the web: from fully-fledged content management systems, to authoring packages reminiscent of Front Page and Dreamweaver. However, be warned; some technical skills, and a strong design sense, are still required.

Finally, you will need to shop around for a high quality, but good value, web hosting package. Should you choose UK website hosting with EUKHost, you will be amazed at the excellent value of our shared hosting package. Shared Web hosting by EUKHost provides ample disk space, unlimited POP3 email accounts, and a 99.95% uptime guarantee. Website hosting from EUKHost also comes with brilliant, dedicated 24/7 technical support.

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