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Things have gotten much easier for anyone who wants to start a website or blog. In 2012, I’d say that most website owners know little to nothing about XML or even HTML. This is because they don’t need to anymore with all the automation and WordPress themes that are available today.
I first got started with my website in 2007 and I was extremely worried that I would have to learn all sorts of computer languages in order to get my website live on the Internet. I didn’t know much about Dreamweaver but I was sure I didn’t want to have to learn something that complicated. It turned out that while I did have to learn some basic HTML and how to go into the back end of my website, it was all a lot easier than I thought it would be.
Now it seems, each year things get easier and easier for blog owners and it has come to the point where absolutely anyone can start a blog. There is hardly any reason or need to learn XML or HTML at all. The great majority of coding issues and behind the scenes work that was once important to start a website is no longer needed and people with very little computer and Internet experience can easily create great looking websites.
It’s not all plain sailing, as although the platforms are definitely simpler other sides of online marketing have got much more difficult. Much of it is to do with how restrictive many areas of the web have got. You used to be able to browse without restrictions but now there are lots of filters and blocks everywhere. I actually was forced to buy a proxy last week so that I could actuyally run my favorite SEO tools and use a few platforms like Craigslist.
There are dozens of free blogging platforms that are now available and nothing more than point and click skills are needed to get started. People can choose from thousands of themes and change their headers and styles within their chosen theme with nothing more than a push of a button. Easy!
So, if you are one of the people who is scared to jump into the world of blogging or having your own website, it is a lot easier technically than you might think. Gone are the days where you had to sit down with a thick computer XML or HTML manual and toil late into the night trying to understand the basics. Now, if you know how to navigate your way around the Internet, chances are good that you also have the skills to put up your own website.