What You Need to Know to Make Your Own Travel Website

by Julia on May 2, 2018

Making your own travel website may sound like a daunting task, but given the right time and effort, is not as difficult as you might think. At the end of the day, the process of creating a travel website is no different to creating any other website, except you know the theme you want it to have. Here’s all you need to know to make your own website.

Research

Before making your site, it would be a good idea to do some research into how you want your website to look. This is as simple as visiting other travel websites and seeing what catches your attention. Make sure to focus on the User Interface mainly but also other elements such as the color scheme, images, and font and other design choices. After this, you will want to come up with your own logo and site name and pick the domain name you want, which will be the URL for your website. In other words, what people type into the search bar to get to your site. The domain name then needs to be purchased which may be free with the website builder you use or purchased from domain name sellers.

Decide

Now that you’ve gotten an idea of how you want it to look, it’s time to consider how to actually go about producing the website. Method one would be to learn a few programming languages to make it yourself, which is the hard way but gives you some useful and transferable skills. Method two is to hire someone else to make it for you since you already have all the design ideas, it wouldn’t take too long and gives you more customizable control for a larger price. Method three, which is likely the best way to make your own website, is to use a website creation software or app to make it yourself without learning programming. This involves a decent amount of time and fewer customization options or individuality, but for a much more affordable price.

Develop the Site

Depending on the method you chose to go with, the development of the site will be different. Assuming you elected to make it yourself, then you will need to learn how to write in CSS 3, HTML 5, and other languages such as JavaScript, which can all be learned online. The more likely option is that you chose to use a website builder which is much quicker and cheaper, while still giving you most of the same options. To begin with, you will need to pay for the features you need on your site and pick the right template that suits your liking. Afterward, you will fill out the content of the site, insert the features you want such as images, sort out the UI and website navigation, and polish it up until you are satisfied.

Test and Publish

After creating the website, it’s now time to test all the features to make sure they work as intended. Don’t forget to try it on different browsers and in different window sizes like Tablet and Phone view. After testing is done and you’re sure it works, simply publish the site and it will be available for all to see!

It has never been easier to make your own website and now is a good time to have one. If you are intending to start up a business or simply want a blog to post your stories, then we hope this guide helped you on your way!

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