Looking for a free website maker

Discussion in 'Website Development & Design' started by ever126, May 25, 2010.

  1. ever126

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    We are a new-born SME, and we want to have a website to promote our products

    do you know any free or low-price website maker?
     
  2. GekiDan

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    Welcome to BAF ever126!
    May I know what do you mean by website maker?
    Are you referring to a web designer or a software that you can use to design your own website?
     
  3. Fergal

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    Welcome to Business Advice Forum ever126. Are you looking for software that you can download to a PC and use to design your own site or would you prefer a Content Management System (CMS)? - A CMS is script that provides the site infrastructure and allows you to add your own text and images into that script. The most common CMS scripts are http://www.joomla.org/ and http://drupal.org/

    You could even start your company off with a blog at http://www.blogger.com or http://wordpress.com/. If you want to host your own site you can get free WordPress blog software from http://wordpress.org.

    Other options worth considering are http://www.moonfruit.com, http://www.homestead.com, http://sites.google.com/ and http://www.yola.com/.

    Yet another option that comes to mind and that might give you a quick solution to get you started and interacting with your customers would be to create a FaceBook page for your business.

    As you can see, there are lots of options. If you'd like to give a little more info on your requirements, we will offer more specific suggestions.
     
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    You could check out webs.com. It's completely free if you want, or you can pay for various levels of space. Depending on how much you need. Mine costed me $112 per year. Not too shabby in my opinion.
     
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    If you are looking for a free or cheap web maker then its better if you go for freelance,But they won't give the the best work and service.
    Its better if you invest some more money and go for some reputed company who are working in website development.
     
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    Ever126, welcome to Business Advice Forum. :) I'd look at wordpress and joomla. Both are free and you can easily update those systems yourselves and won't need to have a designer work on it every time you need a product edited, added or deleted. Go for something where you can manage it on your own or it will become very costly if your site requires frequent changes.

    Buy your own domain too rather than going for a subdomain. It's inexpensive, gives you full control and looks far more professional.


    That's not necessarily true. Not all freelancers are kids with no real work experience. There are good and bad freelancers just the same as there are good and bad companies. Both can be reputable and reasonably priced. They can also be highly priced and still do substandard work.

    New small businesses sure don't need to throw money away. Ever126, I'd suggest what to do also in both cases is take a good look at their portfolios, ask friends you know and trust for personal recommendations and ask whoever you feel you'd like to go with plenty of questions. That's about the best way to safeguard yourself from paying over the odds. Good luck!
     

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