Creating A Website – Not as Hard as Expected

I have spent the last two days creating a website.  I can’t believe I just typed those words.  That is a statement I never expected to make.  As the owner of a small business, I needed a new website that I can easily update.  This website needs to include a calendar, blog, map, comments, picture slide show and quite a bit of description.

Since I am an avid Google users and love Google docs, Picasa, Google alerts, Gmail, Google Maps and all things Google, I naturally turned to Google to create a website.  For a only $10 I was able to buy my domain name for one year.  Then it was a matter of finding the template that best met my needs.  This is a vacation rental website, so I found a beautiful template of a home in Zanzibar and just started replacing their information for mine.

Now they didn’t have all of the pages or gadgets I needed but adding pages was simple and once you clicked on insert there is a whole selection of items you can add to the website including, slideshows, text boxes, calendars, maps, photos and much more.

If you are looking to build a website, send me a note.  I would be happy to walk through my successes and frustrations, hopefully saving you hours of angst.  Even though it was a bit frustrating at times, I had several moments of extreme pleasure in knowing that an older dog can accomplish new tricks.

To see my results go to: www.atropicalbreeze-capesanblas.com

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