Weebly: A Site For Beginners
Easy is Better
Weebly Is Easy
Are you like me? I couldn't stomach the thought of trying to learn HTML and CSS. It was way over my head. I wanted something that allowed me to click on something and add it to the page -- no codes and no fuss. I searched for these easy, free websites and found a site that immediately appealed to me. It was called Weebly.
Like some of you, I entered online writing knowing nothing about it. did not know how to set up a hyperlink, insert a photo, or even save pictures on my computer! You might even say I was a complete Luddite when it came to technology. Therefore, when I started searching for a place to host a free website, I wanted it to be very easy to understand.
I liked Weebly because it offered an interface where I could simply drag my wanted elements unto the page and they would stay there. I now realize that this capability is called "WYSIWYG." or "what you see is what you get." I love WYSIWYG! It made so simple for this non-technical girl to put things together.
As I explored the site, I noticed other features that I liked, too. Here are some of the elements of the Weebly platform that I really appreciate:
- Access to 100's of free photos with an automatic photo credit at the bottom of your page
- Ability to include videos from YouTube
- Monetization through Google Adsense. You place ads where you want them and you can change the colour and size. (Weebly retains 50% of the ad revenue.)
- Blogging feature
- Built-in SEO Features
- Divider feature that allows you to decide the size of your columns
- A Contact Form
- A Feed Reader
These are some of the characteristics of Weebly that I find helpful. As a beginner who has gained a bit of experience from Hubpages, I loved that there were all these things available for me to try out.
Concentrate On the Writing!
I Can Concentrate On the Writing
I started on Weebly to find a place to share my writing and my blogs. I then thought I would try a website about cats. I am still a complete novice compared to all those "computer geeks" that actually studied it in school and know how to throw around terms like metatags and autobots with ease but ... for this Luddite, I'm doing pretty well. I like my Weebly because it's easy and that allows me to focus on what I like best: writing and designing the pages: the creative stuff.
The Tech Guy Might Not Approve!
Weebly Works For Me
Now, to a seasoned pro, my fondness of Weebly may seem ludicrous. There are other sites, much more advanced and competent at handling your website creation needs. And I am sure there are others. I am not saying Weebly is the very best, technically, and the most professional. I am saying that it's easy and it meets my needs.
I don't know anything about WordPress. For now, I am sticking with Weebly and Blogger, where I don't have to learn about plug-ins and code. I get frustrated with too much technicality and so Weebly suits me. I even recently upgraded to Weebly Pro, which allows me to create up to ten different sites and gives me some analytic data. If I can get any of the sites built up, I will consider switching to my own domain, which will cost me $39.95/year.
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I Recommend Weebly
If you are looking for a place to create a simple website without much fuss and without spending anything, you might want to check out Weebly. I recommend it over Yola, which I also tried out briefly, simply because I find the interface easier to use.
Although I have now upgraded to pro, you can sign up completely for free at Weebly.com. I would never recommend anything I didn't believe in it, and I am recommending the Weebly service for those that are looking for easy, like me.
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