Building a Website? 

March 2013 

I use Squarespace

This article in Lifehacker is a good summary of the three biggies -- Squarespace, WordPress (my recommendation for newbies), and Tumblr. 

How to Find the Perfect Way to Build Your Web Site (for Coders and Non-Coders Alike) 

Adam Dachis 

Building a great web site takes work, whether you love to code or don't know the first thing about it. Several tools attempt to help you solve that problem, but no one option fits the needs of everybody. Here, we're going to look at the best popular approaches so you can find the one that suits you best.

I've built many web sites in my day, and recently I put together several more. In doing so, I found that each project worked best from a certain approach. Some sites made sense to code from scratch, whereas others benefitted significantly from using a content management system like WordPress. Needs vary from site to site, so sticking with the same tools every time isn't necessarily the best way to go. You have to figure out your needs and goals in order to choose the most efficient and powerful tool for the job. In this post, we'll take a look at a handful of popular options, their pros and cons, and why you would pick them to build your web site. 

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