Website Development on the Cheap

August 30, 2011 –

An interesting question came into Homepreneurs Twitter page this evening from follower Pink:

“Hi I was wondering if you have any tips for me. I have an idea for a website no home computer at moment just iphone but I am determined.”

This is probably a more common issue than one might think.  Many people have great ideas, but with limited resources to make them happen.  We’ll take this post to address her concerns and see if we can help:

1) Many web development applications are available for the iPhone.  Do a Google search (GIS) for develop a website using iPhone; millions of hits will come up.  I’d suggest looking only at the first couple of pages of results.

2) Check out the iPhone apps available from the iPhone store.  Applications like Microsoft Office 2010, Keynote, and Quickoffice are examples of application that may assist webpage development.  The Apple store has thousands of other possibilities too.

3) Depending on one’s financial situation, consider hiring a freelance programmer.  Websites like www.guru.com, www.elance.com, and www.odesk.com have programmers that are looking for work.  Prices range from $15/hour to $100/hour at first glance.  Be careful hiring these people: get the project scope in writing, ask for references, and schedule project progress review dates and times.

Finally, if the iPhone is not satisfactory for development, use computers available in public libraries and colleges.  Open source software – Kompozer comes to mind – is free and provides a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor.  Many free open source templates are available for free and or minimum cost.  Templates save time in designing and constructing a website.

I hope this information is helpful, Pink.  If other readers have alternative suggestions, please add them and I will gladly update this list.

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs.

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.

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2 Responses to Website Development on the Cheap

  1. Johnmaurice says:

    Hi friend I want to design my personal website,please anyone can help me or suggest some resources.

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