Help to make a website

The makings of a webmaster

A lot of people hesitate before choosing to make a website, figuring that they don’t have the necessary skills, or anything interesting to say (my mother among them). Yet those same people don’t hesitate to doodle, to create a Facebook account, or plunge headfirst into creative activities like card making (my mother among them).

Being a webmaster isn’t about understanding the inner workings of web servers, HTML or web browsers – long gone are the days when you needed to understand complex things that aren’t necessarily your cup of tea. Website builder tools like doomby are designed to help anyone make a website, even people who have absolutely no knowledge of servers or code (my mother … well, you get the picture).

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Make a unique website with web fonts

Personalize your site design with web fontsFonts cause a lot of problems, though it’s not necessarily easy to understand why; any old application can understand letters and numbers, but they need to be told exactly how to display them on the screen.

This is of particular concern for people who make a website, and has meant that website font choice had traditionally been pretty limited.

Fortunately, these days things are a little different. By taking advantage of modern website technology standards, it's become a whole lot easier for webmasters to control exactly how their site will look once published online, and to create a truly unique site design.

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Create a Facebook page for your website

Make a Facebook page for your websiteNow that you’ve got your website up and running, it’s time to start thinking seriously about getting out there and marketing it in as many ways as possible. Unless your website is just for family and friends, you’ll want to make sure as many people as possible can find it and share it with others.

After all, deciding to create a website means more than just adding content – it needs to be as accessible as possible for your visitors.

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Future-proof your site videos with HTML5

Add HTML5 videos to your websiteAdding videos to a website is a great way to engage visitors: it’s a much quicker, easier and more natural way of communicating certain types of content and ideas.

Unfortunately, web browsers have a hard time dealing with video content. Different video formats and browser technologies mean it’s difficult to make a website with videos function the same way from one browser or device to another. And sometimes, they just don’t work at all.

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Make a bed and breakfast website work for you

Make a bed and breakfast website workIncreasing the visibility of any business helps attract new clients, and if you have a bed and breakfast, you’ll already know how important it is to get out there and advertise, through brochures, accommodation directories, tourist information centers and a website. To help guests through the front door, they’ll need to know what to expect before they arrive, and whether you’re the kind of person they can relate to and connect with; after all, those connections are at the heart of every BnB.

When you create a website for your BnB, you’ll need to do more than just give people your address and show a few photos of your rooms. Use your website to make a connection with potential guests even before they’ve arrived, by applying a few simple principals.

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