help to build a website

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Firstly, I would like to build a clothing/shoe website for a small, but growing online business. I would like a website that has easy access to hundreds of products with all relevant information at the customer`s fingertips. A good example of the kind of website I would like to build is www.9goods.com or www.warestrade.com. Both of these websites can give you a good idea of what I hope my website will be able to do.

Secondly, while I have some experience using computers for my online business, I do not have any experience building websites.Please can your company be of help and how much does it cost ?
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Posted 9 years ago

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Please see my answer to you on this thread: http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...
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It does help to have some computer knowledge or at least know your way round the interface. Yola is great for those that are not HTML minded (like me) to be able to create great websites - your limit is your own creativity and this is why Yola is so versatile.
I normally begin mapping out my website on a scrap of paper, making a simple map of the pages and which pages link to which etc. Once I have done this I tend to give myself the same number of sheets of paper. These represent each page of the new site, on each piece of paper (page) I make notes of what the webpage needs to achieve. If it’s a gallery of your shoes then you need to suitable arrange your shoes in such away that is going to be appealing to your customer.

Once I have done this step I normally choose my template to best suit the vibe of the website.
Start from the homepage and fill in all the links and install the map of your site, it does not matter about content just yet as long as all the pages are in place and are successfully linked from your homepage.

Using the notes from your original bits of paper begin filling in each page with the content. It maybe a good idea to refer to your competition to find out how they are doing things, the trick is to improve on what they are doing not to directly copy them.

Remember to start small and think big, think creative and have fun.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks Stewart! You have given a great answer that goes very well with Emmy's post, here: http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...

Mind if we borrow some of these tips for our tutorial?
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Stewart Scott

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Many thanks Monique I would be honoured!
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Emmy

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Those are some great tips! Thanks for letting us use them in our tutorial!
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henok negash

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how i biuld my website
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi Henok,

I would recommend that you start by taking a look at the information we have on one of our support pages: http://www.yola.com/customer-support. We have divided areas of Yola into sections and you would probably find it helpful to start with this one: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...

If you have any questions, please let us know.