Build Your Own Website

by Darren Collins
Saturday, 10 August 2002

Having a web site professionally designed and maintained costs a lot of money. Unless your organisation is huge, like the Smith Family or the Salvation Army, you simply won't have the budget for it.

But that doesn't mean you can't have a web site.

CityDesk is one of the easiest to use applications available for building and managing web sites. Once your site is set up, it's as easy to use as a word processor. You just click a button to create a new article, type in the article contents, save and click on Publish. CityDesk uploads the new article to your site and updates other pages that depend on it, such as index pages and "what's new" lists.

The best part is CityDesk's price - free for up to 50 pages, or US$299 for the Pro version without any limits. I recommend you start with the free version to decide whether you like it before spending any money.

The only tricky part is the initial setup of your site, and that's where I can help. I've designed a generic CityDesk file that you can download for free (for non-profit use) and customise with your own content. All you need to do then is give it your server address and the appropriate logon details, and your site will be up and running. The whole process should only take a couple of hours.

If you're still not sure what CityDesk can do for you, have a look around this web site. Everything you see was built using CityDesk.

To learn more about CityDesk, check out these other articles I've written, or download the CityDesk Demo video (2 Mb).

If you'd like to download my free CityDesk template and get started building your site, see the Getting Started article.


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