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Our beginner's guides will help you with planning and building your first website, marketing your website to drive more traffic and improving your existing website using your site's visitor data. We have also collected a selection of mini-guides to help you with specific elements of building and managing a website
Planning your website
This guide covers the planning stage of building your website including identifying your target audience, choosing a domain name and hosting, drawing site maps/ wire frames and conducting competitor research.
Building your website (HTML & CSS)
This guide will introduce you to the concepts behind building a web site, looking at the different software available, using HTML & CSS and writing a basic web page.
Marketing your website
This guide will provide you with practical online and offline marketing ideas you can apply to drive traffic to your site covering search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, affiliate marketing, directories, Email marketing, advertising networks, social media, PR and print advertising.
Improving your website
This guide will introduce you to the methods, tools and resources available for you to analyse your website and use that data to make it even better, including web analytics, heat maps, user feedback and testing & optimisation.
Web hosting dictionary
Our web hosting dictionary cuts out the jargon and gets straight to what all those technical terms and elaborate acronyms really mean. If you have any suggestions for us to add to the dictionary let us know!
Free mini guides
Below are a selection of guides to help you with specific elements of building and managing a website.
• Instantly speed up your WordPress site
• Create a background drop shadow effect
• Create rounded corners with one image
• Create scrollable content
• Create super fast navigation using a single image
• Setting up and running your own affiliate program
• 45 Search Engine Pay Per Click Tips
• Setting up a Blog
• Setting up a Google AdWords account
• Using negative keywords
• Writing an online survey