If you are a business, you know you need a website. You don’t have a computer but you want to build it on your iPad. Is it possible? Can a website be built completely on your iPad, or do you need to purchase a laptop or desktop computer just to build a website? Don’t run out and buy that computer just yet. Building your website on your iPad is possible and actually very easy to do. There are many iPad apps developed just for the task of building a website.
I personally like to start the process by gathering my thoughts and sketching a rough design of how I want my new website to look. I get an idea of the colors I would like to use and the layout this way. This can be done simply by pen and paper, or you may wish to use an iPad app for sketching your ideas. Visit the app store to find a variety of sketch apps that can be used for this task.
Once you have decided how you want to design your new website I recommend using the very popular Webr app to build your website. Available on iTunes, Webr allows you to quickly and easily build a website without worrying about coding. You simply download the app and follow the easy steps to build your own website from your iPad. Webr is so simple anyone can use it even if you have no knowledge of website design.
Start by downloading the app to your iPad. Add a title to your site. Then add your content. Choose between text pages, blog pages, and even add a photo gallery. When you are happy with the content of your site choose one of the 8 themes provided by Webr to design your site. Themes determine how text, blog posts, and photos will appear on your site. When you are happy with your theme choose the background color and fonts to meet your needs. It really is that simple!
Of course one key component of building a website without an actual PC, would be selecting the right tablet for the job. There are tons of different kinds of tablets available. There are definitely sites out there that look at and compare tablets, and to make the best choice you will definitely want to shop around. You should be looking for a modern day tablet with all the bells and whistles. You certainly don’t want something that will be out of date within the next few months. Building websites, even with a tablet and available apps, still uses quite a bit of computing power. Although we specifically discuss the iPad in this tutorial, any modern day tablet should work to build a website.
I really love the fact that Webr allows you to integrate your social networks straight from the app. Add links to your Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ profiles. You can also add an RSS feed to your site, and those who are more SEO savvy can add metadata as well. Publish your website, and you’re done. Building a website from your iPad couldn’t be any easier.