Choosing Your Platform

Congratulations on deciding to create your own website.

Before you can dive in and start learning you need to decide whether you’ll be using HTML and CSS to build your site or the content management system WordPress.

I teach both ways on this website. Here is the difference between them:

HTML – Hypertext Markup Language

This is the language of the internet. Every site out there in the world is constructed using it and it’s the starting point for any newbie in the world looking to get his / her hands wet with coding.

CSS – Cascading Stylesheet

This goes hand-in-hand with HTML. It’s used to add color and style to your web pages. Most importantly, the main purpose of CSS is to make your site look more presentable and appealing to your visitors.

WordPress

WordPress is what we call a Content Management System (CMS). It takes the hassle out of writing any mumbo jumbo code and allow beginners and experts to easily create professional websites in no time.

There’s a ton of different features too. You can choose from thousands of different designs, add a gallery to your website, a contact form and even a full e-commerce store.

These features are enabled by using WordPress plugins.

Which Option Should I Choose?

The choice is completely up to you.

If you’re a business owner or someone that’s looking to get your own website up as quick as possible then I definitely recommend WordPress.

It’s flexible, powerful and full of features. Most importantly, you don’t have to do any coding.

On the other hand, if you’re a student or you want to learn the code that builds a website then the HTML and CSS tutorials would suit you well.

Once you’ve made your choice, hop on over to Step 2 and let’s pick a home for your website.