Creating a website with ease
Ten years ago, it was a struggle to even get a simple page up and running on the Internet. There were too many steps, the design templates were poor, and everything was just too hard. Web designers were in strong demand and were able to charge high rates to build even a simple site.
Going alone meant purchasing a domain from a registrar - a complicated process - and paying extra for a website builder package that, in general, were complicated and, mostly, too hard.
Many hours were spent trying to understand the instructions, navigating through a user interface from hell, an overriding fear of getting everything wrong. Painful.
Fast forward five years and everything changed. Website building became fun. Gone were complicated instructions and in came slick, DIY sites with mega improved teach-yourself tutorials. Everything was made much easier with the offer of free and paid-for templates removing the last pain and misery bastions in designing functional websites.
Now, it's possible to build and launch a basic - but good looking - website in under ten minutes. There are artificial intelligence sites that ask a few questions and then build one for you in under 90 seconds. These are basic websites with nice design templates; they still have to be edited to include the content you want. But simplicity is the central feature.
DIY site builders are designed for the individual or small company and anything more complex usually requires farming out to a third-party developer. There's so much choice out there that it's like choosing a phone; whatever you feel comfortable with, use.
They say, "Strikingly lets anyone build a well-designed, mobile-friendly website in minutes."
It's true. I did it with this website. I got a basic one up in record time and spent about an hour each week updating it. There are tons of royalty-free images and everything is just made so easy. It's hard to get it wrong. The instructions are clear, and the site can be previewed before launching.
It's so easy, it's one of those things that can be mastered in a couple of hours.
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