Happily, developers also build plugins that you can use that require little more than an understanding of where to paste links in the code.
In Step 3, you can watch an interview with developer Bri Hermanson, who has shared 11 of her favorite plugins. They'll let you create animated slideshows, paralax effects, maps and more.
Search Engine Optimization (S.E.O.) is a series of practices that try to get your website to appear high in search results.
The data shows just how important high search rankings can be, although it's important to remember that people will also come to your site through social media and direct communication.
If you sign up for Google Analytics, this free tool will let you parse data about who is visiting your site in real time.
Social media wants to be everywhere. So it's no surprise that Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Reddit make it easy to put their widgets onto your site. You can usually find out how by searching for the "Developers Page," or using the links above.
Google Fonts continues to grow with new open source serif, sans serif and novelty fonts.
One of the first sites she worked on in 2008 was for the fashion designer Zac Posen. She programmed a CMS that let voters submit pictures to website on Election Day. The site was so novel that CNN did a story.