After determining your site’s goals and audience, Megabite will help you to choose a color palette, imagery, navigation structure, and personal style. Starting with a layout design schematic, you’ll know what your site will look like before getting into the development stage.
Most sites are developed using a Content Management System (CMS). One of the more popular CMS is WordPress. Some might be familiar with wordpress.com, which is a blogging software. Though somewhat customizable, you don’t host the code. Which means you have less control over how it looks and limited functionality. WordPress.org provides the software that is installed on your own hosting system. It has developed from a blog-based system to a highly functional content management system, storing your information in a database.
The programming language used for WordPress sites is PHP. Many independent developers have written code to extend the functionality of Wordress, with themes and plug-ins. Some are free, some are paid. If you want a shopping cart on your site, you can use free software to get it going, but for it to be fully functional you will end up having to purchase a few plug-ins.