What Are Some Good Home Inspiration Websites
The best personal websites I've ever seen (and how to make yours)
They say that a stranger's soul is incomprehensible, but we can't entirely agree with the statement.
Most of the time, we just want to ignore the obvious and pretend it's too personal or something.
In fact, a human soul is not as dark as it seems. It is always ready and even ready to reveal its secrets to the familiar. Typically, web community members with their own websites are open to communication, socialization, and other things like this. Also, personal websites serve as a kind of virtual resume for their owners. Most of the time, when you're as sharp as a needle when you see someone's website, it's easy to say more about the website owner than he / she was trying to say.
Note - Also check out the tutorial below to learn how to create a great personal website like this one.
Notable personal website examples that I like
Here is the list of my favorite personal websites. I've recorded the main design elements of the site in .GIF so you can get more details. The sites are ranked by the time I discover them - it is by no means a ranking.
1. Nick Jones
2. Jim Ramsden
3. Vladimir Strajnic
4. Gary Le Masson
5. Juliana Rotich
6. Pascal van Gemert
7. Daryl Thornhill
8. Anthony Wiktor
9. Adam Hartwig
10. The beast is back
11. Tony D'Orio
12. Sean Halpin
13. Todd Henry
14. Gary Sheng
15. Anthony Mychal
16. Joshua McCartney
17. Lewis Howes
18. Pharrell Williams
19. Ali Wong
20. Albino Tonnina
21. Ellen S Riley
22. Simon Sinek
This is how you can create a fantastic personal website yourself
Are you inspired and wanted to create your own personal website? Cool! Let's go over the things that you need to do. There are basically only 3 steps to launching any type of website -
- Get a domain name and a web host.
- Build from scratch or with a site builder.
- Add content.
1. Get a domain name and web host
Your domain is your identity on the Internet. This is how people find you and the name others pass on. You need a good domain name for your personal website. Most people use their own name as the domain for their personal website. others might go with something catchy or useful. Here are some suggestions and free domain name generators in case you need help.
Next, you need a good web hosting company to host your personal website.
When we talk about web hosting we are basically referring to the company that leases computer servers and networks to host your website. There are four types of web hosting services: Shared, VPS, Dedicated, and Cloud hosting. While all of these hosting acts as a storage center for your website; They differ in storage capacity, control, speed, reliability, functions and features as well as in the requirements for technical knowledge.
If you're new, just start cheap and go with an affordable shared hosting provider.
These days I am using NameCheap to register and manage all of my domain names. For hosting personal websites, I recommend using Hostinger Single - mainly because they have the cheapest single website hosting (starting at $ 0.99 / month) and an easy to use website builder.
2. Build from scratch or use a website builder
Once you have the website domain and hosting ready, the next step is to do the website yourself.
There are many considerations in web design, but as a beginner my advice is to take baby step.
Try to spend something and get it on the internet. Fine tuning and modification can be done later after learning your skills. An easy way to design a website is to use a WYSIWYG web editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver CC. Such editors work like a normal word processing program and allow you to design your site visually without dealing with too many technical details.
If HTML and CSS are not your thing, or you just want a simple personal website for your interview, then perhaps a drag-and-drop website builder is a better choice.
Most web hosting companies offer a free drag-and-drop site builder. If the site's outlook or interface is not particularly important to you, these free tools can help you create a working personal website in half an hour. Alternatively, you can skip the web design process by using a paid all-in-one website builder like Zyro, Wix, and Weebly. The best part about these paid tools is that they are made for non-techies. They're usually easy to use and come with hundreds of pre-made templates. You can simply choose a pre-made design and apply on your website with just a few clicks.
Here are some examples of websites built with Wix:
For those unfamiliar with a website builder, I recommend reading these tutorials on our website:
3. Add personal content
I can't really teach you what kind of content to add to your personal website, but to help you brainstorm - ask yourself these questions -
Always remember that for personal websites, you are the brand. Take this seriously and send a consistent message across your branding. This can be in the form of your site logo, business cards, or even an email signature.
However, don't worry as these are things that can be easily (and quickly) done with any of the good branding tools out there.
frequently asked Questions
There are many options that you can choose from to create a personal website for free. Zyro has a free account that you can use the website builder with, while 000Webhost has free web hosting available.
Personal websites aren't really a necessity, but since they are a great place to share more about your passions and preferences, there is the potential for them to get commercialized and make some money.
The best thing about creating a website for personal use is that whatever you want it to be yours. Some ideas of what to share are a personal blog, some examples of your work, information about things you are passionate about, or even your own personal branding.
A well-crafted, professional profile can help you stand out from competition in recruiting forums. Aside from the freedom to fully customize it, you'll also show initiative and basic HTML knowledge in building the website.
It depends on what you plan to use your website for. A résumé is out of the question as a recruiting aid, but personal details such as addresses and contact numbers should be edited.
Summary: which one is your favorite?
Do you like my collection Which one seemed the most creative to you? What do you think is most important about personal websites?
Please share this post and your thoughts on Twitter (tag me at @WebHostingJerry). Hope this compilation will help you create your own personal website following all modern trends.
About Jerry Low
Founder of WebHostingSecretRevealed.net (WHSR) - a hosting review trusted and useful by 100,000 users. More than 15 years of experience in web hosting, affiliate marketing and SEO. Contributor to ProBlogger.net, Business.com, SocialMediaToday.com, and others.
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