Web presence

When people google your name, you want to stand out (in a good way). You need them to find an introduction about what you offer, a portfolio with examples of your work, links to various online profiles (github, stackoverflow, social media, etc) and a way to contact you. Take a look at this very minimal example.

There are many services which will enable you to create a web site quickly and with no technical knowledge. WixWeeblySquarespaceWordpress are some of the biggest because they are relatively easy to use, especially for beginners.

If you need a bit more flexibility than what those point and click services can give, you’ll need to buy a domain name, space on a server (‘hosting’), and then install Wordpress onto it. This can be a bit intimidating at first, so if you need help with this contact me.

Some of the most popular hosting companies include

  • Bluehost - they’ve been around forever and are really cheap.
  • Greengeeks - powered by renewable energy. This site runs on their servers.
  • SiteGround - more reliable and still pretty cheap.

Never have anything to do with GoDaddy! Just don’t.