Build Your Website With XSitePro
by Marg McAlister
If you've never had anything to do with creating a website before, you probably have no idea where
On the other hand, maybe you've struggled with other programs and got nowhere. Perhaps you have downloaded
site-building software from the Internet because it was free, or tried a 30-day trial of Dreamweaver before buying
- only to find that it's just too hard.
XSitePro website design software makes
website-building much easier than you'd ever thought possible. Why is it so different?
It allows you the flexibility of creating your own sites and header graphics if you want complete
It provides a large range of ready-made templates, so all you have
to do is add your site name and slogan (or logo).
It makes adding and positioning new pages very easy. (You can just copy and paste the page content from your word
XSitePro have made available a really easy-to-use piece of software (XHeader) that is completely free (you can't beat that price!) to
create exactly the header graphics you want for your site.
- Uploading your site to the internet is really simple - you can do it from within the program.
The supporting documentation is nothing short of amazing! You get three downloadable manuals that
you can either print out or keep on your computer. I'd recommend printing out two of them: the
XSitePro Tutorial Workbook (which walks you
through creating a website) and Book One: Essentials (the 'how to' for most of
The third one (Book Two: Tools) is the truly massive (over
1,000 pages) - the ultimate reference, if you need it! (I'd just keep this on your computer
as a reference.) However, the good thing about XSitePro is that it's so easy to use that you
don't need much help from the manuals!
WHEN IS IT BEST TO GET SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT FOR
If you don't have a lot of spare time yourself, or don't expect the content on your website to change much over
time, then you might find that it's best to get someone else to design and maintain your website. You can then just
provide content to be uploaded every now and then.
But if you like the idea of building it yourself - then XSitePro website design software is
well worth a look!
Here are three examples of sites I created in just a few hours with
1. I started by choosing a template I liked.
2. I modified this template by adding pictures that related more to the world of writing to the header graphic, and
by changing the names of the links.
3. Here's a quick site created from a different template. With this one, I simply changed the text - I didn't
have to alter the graphic at all!
4. Finally, here's a site I created from scratch (a blank site). I imported a header graphic that I created from
the templates in XHeader, and chose colours that blended in for the left-hand navigation menu. I added a few pages:
"Home, "Articles", "About Me" and "Writing Services" and checked the box for them to show on the navigation panel.
Then I added a picture to the home page. Including creating the header graphic, this took about 30
XSitePro is surprisingly powerful website creation software. You can build a simple website in just a few hours,
but as you become more confident you can do things like add Google ads to your site or add a search box. You might
just find you become addicted!
Click here to view a video that shows you more about what XSitePro can do.
Click your RIGHT mouse button here to download
a 7-page brochure that tells you more about XSitePro.
Click here to read more
about using XHeader to create your own site header graphics.