Day 1 & Welcome to my Blog

Welcome to my Blog  and its very first entry on the new Stradling Photography website. Although I was delighted with my previous website promoting my wedding photography, I was becoming over reliant on my web designer, Nathan Cramp. Nathan was superb, always willing to facilitate my requests for change but I was becoming very conscious that going forward and the growth of my Kent wedding photography business, the content changes would become bigger and more frequent and would therefore require a more flexible and expedient process. This would either require me doing a crash course in web design and programming or using one of the growing number of website creating programmes. I chose the latter!

In this video I'll show you how to make a website with Squarespace 7, step-by-step. I lead my son through the steps, and he builds the website completely on his own. So if this website is so easy to build that a 9 year old can do it, I'm sure you'll be able to build one too.

There is a lot to choose from in the web building market, some easier to work with than others. With the help of You Tube and reading the various website reviews on the main players, I narrowed my choice down to Wix and squarespace. Wix was a very easy drag and drop website builder and has a wealth of templates to choose from. Squarespace on the other hand took a while to get familiar with. I was, however, attracted to the quality of its pages and the fact that no extra work would be necessary to display the websites pages on phones and tablets. I found the You Tube channel invaluable and must thank Todd and his 9 year old son, Masa, for their instruction and guidance. Basically if a 9 year old, under his dads instruction could do it, then I was sure that I would be able to create one as well.

I am really proud of my site and hope you will approve of its content, style and layout. If you are reading this blog I would love you to have a look through the website and would welcome your comments and continued following.