Build your Website

A quick guide to putting together a website for your business, portfolio or blog, without touching code

Step 1: Choose your Website Builder

Weebly

Weebly provides an extremely simple but comprehensive drag-and-drop website builder. We built the original version of this site on Weebly, which you can see here

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Wordpress

Wordpress is the bottom line in website builders, with a built-in blog and a gigantic ecosystem of plugins, themes and support.

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Webflow

The best choice for those who want maximum control over their content-driven website. Webflow has a steep learning curve, so start with their video tutorials

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Step 2: Find a template (optional)

Weebly Themes

Weebly provide a variety of free themes to choose from, for all manner of website types. Although free, the themes tend to be basic or minimally-designed

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ThemeForest

ThemeForest is the go-to site for Wordpress templates and is especially useful if Webflow themes are too expensive or Weebly themes too basic

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Webflow Themes

Webflow's own theme store lets you preview and change themes before you buy them. These themes are super high-quality and often include a few variations

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Step 3: Choose a name, register a domain

Shopify Name Generator

One of the best name generators out there, even though you're not building an online store. Choose your name and skip the Shopify signup

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Business Name Generator

Still one of our favourite tools for figuring out a company name. BNG even shows domain availability to help you make a quick decision

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Launchaco

Beautiful and startup-style suggestions for names. Good if your website is aimed at a techie audience

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Step 4: Get a Logo

UCraft

One of the simplest logo designers out there, with scores of minimalist and modern icons. No sign-up necessary!

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Launchaco

They do more than just names - select a few preferences and a randomised logo is generated for you - Doesn't get easier than this!

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Manypixels

The big guns - This service isn't cheap, but they'll produce something custom, quick and beautiful - like the NoCode logo!

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Step 5: Add Key Plugins

AddThis

Social is one of the best ways for a website to grow - AddThis provides a clean sidebar to let your visitors share their current page on Twitter, FB and more

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GetSiteControl

GetSiteControl provide a suite of surveys, forms and pop-ups to help you engage with your audience. Their optional live chat feature is a handy add-on

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Tuemilio

Newcomer Tuemilio lets you add a simple email collection and wait-list to your website. Perfect if you're launching a product and want to add viral marketing

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Step 6: Launch!

Zapier

Zapier helps your website do more, by connecting up your other tools. You can connect Mailchimp to send your website users to your newsletter, for example

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Canva

Canva lets you create stunning designs, even without any previous skills - Perfect for your social media promotions

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Google Analytics

Getting people to visit your website is one thing, but knowing how they use it is key. Install this to see which pages your visitors click and the sites they come from

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