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Sure, you can easily create a Facebook page or a blog, but why not build your own bona fide website? These website-building tools and services make it simple to do just that.

There's any number of ways to build yourself a Web presence. You could simply create a Facebook page, or maybe a Blogger, Posterous, or Tumblr blog (you can read our latest Best Free Blogging Sites for more details), or even an Amazon selling page. But for a Web presence that's truly your own, you need to build your site. This gives you complete control over its look and functionality. You can offer files for download, custom-designed image galleries and slideshows, and money-collecting capabilities from PayPal and the like.

And it doesn't have to be hard. Both Web-based and installed software solutions that making and hosting a custom website a snap are at your service. The Web-based services we looked at—Google Sites, Homestead, and Webs—are, of course, the simplest options available. There's no software to install, and getting your site hosted involves nothing more than the click of a webpage button.

CoffeeCup Visual Site Designer and Adobe's new Muse (codename) product are installed software, but they're nearly as easy when it comes to getting the site you created in them hosted. But for a permanent Web presence with either of these you'll need to pay a monthly fee.

That's not the case with all the site-builders we tested: some of them offer free service. Both Google Sites and Webs will let you build a site and host it forever for you, as long as you stay within specified storage and bandwidth usage limitations. For Google Sites, if your site content grows beyond 100MB, you'll need to sign up for a Google Apps account, at $5 per user account per month. Webs offers free sites up to 40MB storage with 100MB monthly access bandwidth, after which you can pay $3.75 a month for a Starter site that bumps those up to 5GB and 400MB. Among the Web-based builders, Homestead was the only without a free option, though you can try it for 30 days free.

The Web-based site builders vary in the degree to which they give you customization control over your site's design and the ease in doing so. Google Sites is the most limited in this respect, keeping you tightly within set templates—you can't just place Web content wherever you like on a page. Webs offers a bit more control here, with the ability to add "content boxes" that offer a degree of flexibility. Homestead is the most flexible here, letting you draw content anywhere you like on you page.

For a greater degree of freedom in creating your site, though, you'll need to install software. Both CoffeeCup Visual Site Designer and Adobe's Muse offer easy ways to get precise with placement of page content. Apple's iWeb is pretty restricted to templates, and is going away next year, with the advent of iCloud. For the ultimate in control over design, you'll need a software tool such as Adobe's Dreamweaver or Microsoft's Expression Web. These offer both rich design tools as well as code editors for the underlying HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but of course they require a lot more expertise than the entry-level products mentioned above.

But if you just want to get your site designed and hosted in the simplest and fastest way possible, check out the reviews below to find out which best suits your purposes.

Adobe MuseAdobe Muse
Free beta.
No rating—pre-release software.

Muse is probably too simple for a serious designer at this point, but it doesn't offer enough handholding for the amateur who wants to build an attractive custom site. The tool nevertheless effectively fills a gap between DreamWeaver and Webs for those who don't want to deal with HTML but want more control over design than template-based site builders offer.

CoffeeCup Visual Site DesignerCoffeeCup Visual Site Designe



If you need a site that goes beyond the cookie-cutter layouts you'll find in template based easy site builders, CoffeeCup Visual Site Designer is a simple, inexpensive installed software option. But too many of its options involve paying for additional CoffeeCup services.

Google Sites 

Google Sites is a simple, free, Web-based, template-based, site builder and host, with good tie-ins to Google Ads and services like Docs, Video, and Maps. But competitor Webs offers more control over site design and a better interface.


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Homestead offers an intuitive, simple site-building and customizing interface with precise control over page element size and position, along with a good selection of communication and income-generating tools. A drawback compared with the other Web-based site builders is that there's no free version.

Free. $3.75 a month and up for larger sites.

Webs can get you a good-looking, feature-rich site online in maybe the easiest way possible. It offers more customization than Google Sites or iWeb, but not as much as Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web. But then again, those come with a far steeper learning curve.


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