Not everyone wants to hire a company or avid programmer to make their website for them. Some of us would rather tackle it as DIY project, whether merely for the challenge, or simply because we can’t pony up the cash necessary to hire a fully-fledged professional. Choosing among the best website builders isn’t easy though. The features can be varied, and … [Read more...] about Want to build your own site? These are the best website builders to do it with
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Etsy’s just made it easier for its sellers to build their own custom websites with the launch of a new tool called Pattern.The feature comes in response to seller requests for such a service, according to the online crafts marketplace.“We know from our research that more than a third of Etsy sellers are interested in opening a commerce site of their own, but … [Read more...] about Etsy launches build-your-own-website tool geared toward sellers
Google’s Project Ara generated a lot of buzz when news of it first broke, and for good reason. The idea of a modular, upgradeable smartphone base you’d buy once and keep for years sounded promising. The product, however, has encountered real-world constraints which have restricted it to a niche appeal, and the pilot run is now limited to specialized vendors in … [Read more...] about Build your own tablet: Spanish company ImasD promises click-together parts
The Linux OS lacks an effective yet simple checking and banking tool.There are money-management tools for Linux users, of course, but most full-fledged offerings are overkill for monitoring spending patterns and balancing financial accounts. In general, Linux financial applications are either too complex to use without an accounting degree or too simple to be truly useful.For … [Read more...] about Build Your Own Simple Linux Banking Tool
Gaming desktops come in all shapes and sizes. From the pint-sized powerhouses to the giant machines built for storage and stability, there are too many ways to put it all together, and while some choices are wacky, few are outright wrong, if they fit the user. Which brings us to our weekly reader poll. When it comes to gaming desktops, do you like to build your own, pick one up … [Read more...] about Reader Poll: Build your own gaming desktop, or let someone else take care of it?
Custom Web and mobile apps, once the exclusive purview of large companies with vast resources, have become a common hallmark of successful small and midsized businesses. Externally, apps can offer deeper engagement with customers through online and mobile access to useful tools and information. Internally, they can help workers communicate more effectively with highly … [Read more...] about DIY dev: Should you build your own app?
Creating content online and getting your message out into the world is easier than ever before. You can find many tools that let you create beautiful websites, both personal and business-oriented, without writing a single line of code. And if you're already using simple Web design tools, you may be able to take your projects to the next level with some of the more advanced … [Read more...] about Create Or Improve Your Own Websites Using These Great Tools
Voice and natural language systems are an important step toward making our digital servants serve us on our terms. We went from punch cards to green screens to GUIs and eventually to touch-based, palm-sized, location- and context-sensitive computers in the form of smartphones (not to mention those annoying smart-car panels). Now we have Apple’s Siri, … [Read more...] about How to build your own Alexa-like personal assistant
This summer GeekTech told you about a cool felt tip printer, which was made out of Lego bricks. Now another hacker has come up with an even more advanced Lego printer, using a three Mindstorm NXT bricks and nine NXT motors. A 3D Lego printer!The printer, dubbed the MakerLegoBot, is made from a giant 2400 Lego bricks and uses a Java application. You submit a MLCAD file (that's … [Read more...] about Want a 3D Printer? Build Your Own With Lego
In the past few years, website building software services have grown in ease and quality, and it's now possible to make a simple, inexpensive business website by yourself. However, even the best website creation program alone cannot guarantee an excellent business website.As a designer, you need to know the basics of building a good website and the common mistakes to avoid. … [Read more...] about Building Your Own Business Website? 4 Mistakes to Avoid