If are reading this and think that the design of your own website for a Parish Council or other small organisation is something that you could undertake yourself. Or if you have someone in your Parish that you think may be up to the task. I would be more than happy to give you free advice.
The requirements for such a venture are quite modest and the skill level of anyone who is prepared to put in some time on the project is well within most the have used a computer.
What you will need
Apart from a computer you will need the following free software:
- A text editor - I use Notepad++
- An ftp agent - I use FileZilla although you could use the ftp facility provided by your Hosting Service.
Your computer will come with all the other tools. This includes a Web browser or two, File Manager (Folders/Explorer) and image/photo software, I still use the basic Microsoft Paint program (You may have to hunt for this on a new Windows computer!)
The choice of computer is up to you, an Apple or Windows machine is preferrable as I don't know what free software is available for Chromebooks for example. You could even use Linux if you are so inclined????
I will post screen-shots of some of the processes if there is any interest.
If you would like to design your own Parish website