Building Family Websites

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Family websites are becoming a popular tool amongst internet users. Families are becoming more and more spread out over large distances making it difficult to keep in touch. People have long used the Internet to communicate with distant loved ones through e-mail. Family websites are now being used in conjunction with e-mail to stay in touch with family and friends.

Designing a Family Website

For those that are HTML savvy, software programs such as Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver can be used to design a family website. These software programs are popular amongst both amateur and professional web designers. If you don't have any experience building a website but want to use these software programs, there are plenty of training resources available.

For those that don't want to go through the learning process, there are services on the Web designed just for you. Family website vendors offer software applications that handle the behind the scenes programming involved with building a website. The software allows individuals to easily create a website through simple step by step instructions. This gives individuals without any understanding of website programming the opportunity to successfully build their family website.

Websites built through a family site vendor will become an interior page of the business's main website. Basically, this means that your family website will not have its own domain name; the domain will be something like, sitevendor.com/familyname. The hosting of your site is a portion of the annual fee that family site design companies charge. The remainder of your fee covers storage, maintenance, and support. The annual fee for your family's site will likely be under $40.


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