Building Your Own Website from Scratch

With YouTube going trigger happy with the ban and demonetisation, it’s time for content creators to abandon the website and create their own. You’re just going back to the pre-YouTube era, where different content creators had their various sites. If you don’t feel adventurous, but would like to try out building your website, you can go to companies like that can assist you in making your site.

However, if you feel like making your site independently, then that’s fine. Pre-YouTube era content creators created their websites and blogs. The best part of making your website is that you’ll be in control with what’s on it. No one can pull your content or directly demonetise your content immediately or without going straight to the ads’ owners.

Your Rules

Beyond content, the design will be your responsibility, so it helps if you know a bit of web design. If you’re not running transactions on your website, then basic HTML5 and CSS3 are all you need to know. Here are other tips to get you started:

  1. When creating your site, always decide on the design first. If you have a brand or a logo, you may try to create the design centred around that logo. Try not to over-decorate your website’s theme, especially when you have videos on display. Also, don’t use high-resolution images as thumbnails if you have some gallery.
  2. When trying to create your themes for your website, try using an already made one on the internet and customise it for your use. That can help you cut time and let you be familiar with how the codes work. And instead of settling on one layout, you may create other layouts that you can use. For example, you can create a design you can use on ordinary days and layouts for special occasions and holidays.
  3. Remember to apply responsive design when planning the layout of your website. If you did No. 2, those layouts may already have responsive design CSS codes. Learn about them and try to apply your settings. After making your design responsive, try to test how your layout will look in any device you can try out. Alternatively, if you don’t have a suitable device, try using a browser, like Google Chrome, that has “developer tools” capable of displaying portrait mode. As soon as you think you have the right layout, you may try to use it.
  4. As soon as you deploy your website, you can start improving it. Don’t be shy about trying out new software whenever possible, especially when it’s free. Paid software has always been good, but there are a lot of tools out there that are better. Improve your knowledge further by checking out other web designer’s blogs as well as videos and guides out there.

And that’s it. Hopefully, you’ll get that website up in no time at all, so you can handle your content without worry and interference from others.

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