Creating a Website Part 1: The Idea

I have been thinking for a while that I want to create my own website. At the moment, I'm using Blogger with a pre-existing template which I've just recoded to personalise it, however as much as I do love Blogger, there are limitations on what you can do. So, I want to build my website from the ground up so I can make it whatever I want. This is not going to be an easy process, there's a lot of work that goes into making a website, and although I have attempted to learn code before on websites like Codeacademy, there's still so much I have to learn. Which is why I wanted to document the process, mostly for myself so I can see how far I've progressed, but also it might help anyone else who wants to make a website but doesn't really know where to start.

I have an idea for my website. I want to create a really minimal, clean look. I want it to have just one home page with 3 buttons: About, Work, Blog. So when you click on about it will take you to a page with a brief description of who I am and what I do. When you click on work, it will take you to a page with all the films I've made on, displayed as thumbnails with a short synopsis next to them, so you can see what they're about before you watch (they'll be links in the synopsis to watch the films). Finally, when you click on blog, it will obviously just take you to the blog! I want to continue blogging as I am now, but I just don't want it to be the first thing you see when you first visit my website. That's why I'm venturing away from Blogger because it is a blogging site, so no matter what you do, the blog is always going to be the main focus point on the site and it sometimes looks quite cluttered. You may have noticed that I've got rid of most of the links from the menu bar, so there's only 3 tabs now. I want to start stripping everything back and making it just really simple and clean.

So that's the idea that I'm starting with, it may change during the process as I learn new things, but thats why I'm documenting this. The next step from here is to start working through the tutorials on Adobe Dreamweaver and making a start on learning the code!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have ever created a website from scratch, or know anything about Adobe Dreamweaver, then feel free to leave some tips or advice in the comments!

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