As a template based program, Website Tonight has the basic code pre-written for the internet. Photos and backgrounds are also setup and ready to use. All you have to do is start adding content such as pictures, logos, text and links.
Is it really that easy? This is were some gray area comes into play. If you know how to build a website and have used programs in the past, yes it’s that easy. If you are new to website building then you have a learning curve to go through, just like every activity you’ve ever undertaken.
Let’s take a look at the process of building a website with Website Tonight and the things you’ll need to do to be successful.
First, study the program. Yes study. Website Tonight comes with may help files and guides to answer ever basic question a person can have. If you have never built a website you probably don’t know what “navigation” means or what a “content block” is. These are basic CMS (content management system) functions of Website Tonight. Before you get into trying to make everything look pretty, you should know how to make everything function properly on your website. So read the help files, read the guides and get yourself educated about the task you’re about to embark on.
The next stage is planning. Every project has to have a plan, a website is no different. You’ll need to know how many pages your website will have and what colors you want to use. Your pages will need to have titles as well as content, photos, logos and links. Plan and prepare all this ahead of time. Opening Website Tonight, picking a template and then staring at it will not get you a great website. Write all the content for each page, take the necessary photos and have them ready to upload, get the graphics ready and know where all the links are going to go.
Planning and knowing what you want to accomplish, then gathering all the necessary parts will get you a great website. Once you have everything together, you can begin to add the elements to Website Tonight that accomplish your plan.
The layout for each page can be adjusted, photos can be uploaded and inserted from the Photo Album, content blocks can be added for graphics and placed where you planned for them to go. The process goes pretty smoothly. You’ll have to look up some “how to” information from the help files, but if you’ve prepared everything in advance you’ll have a professional website in a short amount of time.
When you’re done adding all the content, placing all the pictures and adjusting the pages to your liking, you’re all done. Website Tonight includes hosting so all you have to do is publish it and your website is live, ready to receive visitors. You’re not done though. After you see your website online there will be changes to make, there always is. Make your changes in Website Tonight and publish again. There you go. The best way to work with Website Tonight to build a professional looking website.