Getting Started with your Website What is Web Design and Web Hosting

The process of getting a website is simple. Be it a Company Website, eCommerce Website, Portfolio Website, Blog, Personal Profile Website, organizational or Institutional Website. Here are the 5 simple steps:
1. Identify the domain name of your website. The domain name is the URL basically the name if your website e.g www dot ipage dot co dot ke
2. Identify a Web Hosting company. Hosting is the space offered on web servers and it is in this space where all your website content will be store so that every time someone visit your website they can read text, see photos or watch videos on your website.
3. The above two steps go hand in hand as many hosting companies also offer domain name registration. It is worth noting that the above items;Domain and Hosting are paid for annually.
4. The final step is to develop the website. This includes the design of your website layout, colours, putting in the content and finally publishing your website so that it can be accessed world wide from any internet enabled gadget. It is also at this stage that your developer does the Search Engine Optimization.
5. At IPage Web Design or www.ipage.co.ke we do all the above. Just contact us and you get a custom made website in just 2 days. Thanks, like and share.

How to Start / Create Your Own Website : The Beginner’s Guide on How to Make A Website.

logowebThis tutorial will show you how to make or create your own website. It is intended for the beginner and layperson; I will be taking you step by step through the whole process from the very beginning. I will make very few assumptions about what you know (other than the fact that you know how to surf the Internet, since you’re already reading this article on the Internet). As some steps are more involved, this guide also link to selected relevant articles on ipage.co.ke website that you will need to click visit to read for more information.

The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Websit

1.  Get Your Domain Name

The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. This is the name you want to give to your website. For example, the domain name of the website you’re reading from is “ipage.co.ke”. To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. The fee is payable annually and failure to pay will result to losing the domain name to someone else.  Getting a name does not get you a website or anything like that. It’s just a name. It’s sort of like registering a business name in the brick-and-mortar world; having that business name does not mean that you also have the shop premises to go with it.

  • Detailed information on getting a good domain name can be found in the article on Domain Name Registration.
  • After you read that, you will need to know the steps to registering a domain name and the things you need to look out for when registering. You can find a detailed guide in the article How to Register Your Own Domain Name.
  • It may also be wise to take a look at some of the Important Precautions to Take When Buying a Domain Name, just so that you don’t commit the same mistakes that some newcomers make when buying a domain name.

My second post will focus on the Domain registration process and introduce you to web Hosting.

Hope this series of posts will give you the information you need to start your own website.

Web Designer and Website Developer in Kenya

 How to Design A good Business Website

The are several freelance web designers in Kenya. Research indicates that the best web designer in Kenya is iPage Ltd.

Your website is like your child, carefully nurtured by you. You always wanted to have the best website for your business, the best looking site anyone have ever seen anywhere on the planet. A business website should look attractive and professional. Many a times a very good website fails to attract traffic.

Although the website has very good content and graphics but it records less visitors. This could be a case with any business website where your website means your business. Hence you should be extra cautious while plotting your website. In this article you will find some common website mistakes, which if avoided can give impressive results.

Special Effects and Applets

Unexpected graphics always distract your visitor’s concentration. The sudden use of music or video played without warning makes site look adolescent, at least not professional. If your site involves special effects then provide the user with options to start and stop the player.

Slow Page Loading

A majority of web surfers use dial up connection. They can’t spare much time on a single site (unless it is of their interest), if your site takes long time to load then you might lose the visitor. Never make your site heavy to download, this makes your site dull and least desired. If the visitors won’t view your page then they might look for other websites, which is certainly a set back for you.

External CSS

Your website should not look stagnant; it should be updated time to time. CSS (cascade style sheet) can be used to update your site intermittently. The time you can save in updating is amazing when you use CSS. This adds shorter download time to your webpage.

A professional web designer should at all times focus the design elements towards the visitor’s attraction.

Cheap Web Design and Development services in Kenya

It is now possible to have a cheap web design.

Many a times people ask, “What does it take to have a website?” or “How much will it cost me to have a custom made website?” Since you have landed on this article you must be having the same questions. I am glad to answer you.

As an experienced web design expert, i have developed several websites over the years. In the past having your website go live was such a big hustle. It also costed a fortune. Today, anyone can make their own website……I know you don’t believe that,but it is the truth.

Designing a website required knowledge in web development languages such as HTML which means Hyper Text Mark-up Language, Java, PHP etc. One also required a web development software. Back then i used to design website using Dreamweaver and Notepad++…I still do when I want to go the code way.

Now lets get to the fun part, as I said before, you can design your website from start to the end without having any computer science knowledge. All you need to follow some simple steps. There are a number of  hosted web development platforms that enable one to come up with clean, unique and professionally designed website for as low as KShs. 9k. I made my company website  for much less. You can also choose to hire me to develop your website.

at iPage we offer cheap web design for all types of websites.

Using web design tools that a number of hosting companies provide, one can develop any website. These web design hosted software include WordPress (We will talk about it in another article), Joomla, Magento, Drupal etc. All these are referred to as CMS in full Content Management System. They offer a What you see is what you get platform to design a website.

I design websites using Worpress. I should think you know worpress already and you know its used by bloggers to publish blogs. It is just more than that as Iwill be training you how to design a beautiful website using wordpress. I will show you an example of my wordpress Obituary website here.

At iPage we provide cheap website design services. This is due to our vast experience in the web development profession. Our custom web designs make your website unique and thus attractive to the visitors.

We have a special package whereby we can develop your website from scratch in just less than a day…i hope thats good news to you.

For more information on our charges and services, Talk to us by clicking here