Hello, my friend!
You must have heard of many website creation methods, such as WordPress. However, in my experience, you must go through multiple steps before your website becomes up and running. This blog post will guide you to publish your First Website within 60 seconds or less! Furthermore, you can create this website for free forever and use it as online public documentation for your Engineering project or seminar.
You would require the following 🙂
- An email ID
- You have a laptop computer with an internet connection and a web browser
- 60 seconds!
I will walk you through the easiest one (that I know)!
All steps within 60 seconds
Let’s start and finish these steps in 60 seconds or less! If you see any other options to select or modify, leave them all with their default values or settings. You can modify all of them even after your website building.
Go to Google Sites – https://sites.google.com/new
- Log in with your email id there
- Click on Create New Site, the plus button after login.
- Edit your website home page by using something as your website name, such as Hello World!
- The text will be visible inside the page, not on the URL.
- Publish your Website by clicking the PUBLISH button.
- The Website Builder will ask you to choose a URL, choose something. This demo website is created for learning, don’t worry too much, and give some random names or words.
🎉 Congratulations 🎉
With that, you have created your first website for free in 60 seconds!
You can share your website address with your friends or go back and modify your website to look even better before sharing.
For this tutorial, I have created a demo website, and you can see it here: https://sites.google.com/view/how-to-make-a-website-free/home
Why should every engineering student have a website?
Standout from the crowd! With a personal website, it is proof of knowledge that you have explored the steps and created a website of your own. The steps we have gone through are pretty basic, and indeed, you can explore other options for creating websites online for free.
A personal website can be beneficial for various reasons. Here are some benefits of having a personal website:
- Your College Project Website: A personal website created by your project batch mates, you can publish all details about your project’s requirements gathering to working prototype. This will look more professional when you approach a Job Interview.
- Centralized online presence: With a personal website, you have a single place where you can gather all your information, such as your resume, blog posts, projects, and contact details. It serves as a hub for your online activities and provides a convenient way for people to access your information.
- Professional credibility: A well-designed and informative personal website adds to your professional credibility. It demonstrates that you take your study or projects seriously and have the skills and knowledge to showcase your achievements and expertise.
- Networking and opportunities: Your website can attract potential employers, collaborators, or networking opportunities. It allows people to discover your skills and interests and can lead to job offers, freelance projects, speaking engagements, or partnerships.
- Online portfolio: If you work in a creative field such as design, photography, writing, or development, a personal website acts as an online portfolio. You can showcase your best work, provide detailed descriptions, and include testimonials from friends.
- Blogging or sharing expertise: If you enjoy writing or sharing your knowledge on a particular subject, a personal website can be a platform for blogging or publishing articles. It helps you establish yourself as an authority in your field and attracts an audience interested in your expertise.
- Personal projects or hobbies: A personal website allows you to share your projects or hobbies with others. Whether it’s a blog about your travel adventures, a gallery of your artwork, or a showcase of your DIY projects, your website becomes a space to express yourself and share your passions.
Remember to regularly update and maintain your website to keep it relevant and engaging. It can evolve as your skills and interests change.
First published in Collegelib: July/07/2013 – How to make a website for free, in 60 seconds.