How To Build Your Website

Mon, 2007-10-01 01:16

Lots of people I know are starting to build websites, and lots more are wondering about moving into what I will call blog software. Sometimes for various reasons I wish I had stayed with static websites and uploaded each page manually, but when I remember the shopping carts and other features I need on various sites I am happy to have kept up with the times.

I use Drupal for everything, even for drop dead simple sites such as this one that would work just as well with Wordpress. I like using and learning a single system, and to me it is easier to enable fewer features when they are not needed. I started out using Movable Type and I was able to expand it in amazing ways. I could have done a better job had I understood a few things better. I am glad I moved to Drupal instead of learning to tweak Movable Type to the Nth degree. The learning curve was about the same, and I was able to join a community of folks interested in blogging plus many things beyond that.

Anything you do will be a challenge at some point. You can pay up front and learn a flexible system, or gradually expand on what you have. It is all good!

Filed under:

By posting a message, you accept that your message and other personal details about you will be analyzed and stored for anti-spam and quality monitoring purposes, in accordance with Mollom's privacy policy. It happens everywhere you go, really. We just decided to tell you about it. :)

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.
  • Avast! This website be taken over by pirates on September 19th. Yarr!
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options