A Guide to Building a Great Looking Site for Free

Although money is usually required when looking to make a high quality, professional looking website, you can create a perfectly good site for free with the tips and tricks in this post! Read on to build a quality website that you won’t have to pay for:

Make a Website Plan

Before you set up an account on a free site, decide what you’re going to focus on. You need to collect information, pictures, and write some text beforehand, so you know what your idea is an feel comfortable in the process. Are you going to use photos/artwork on the site? If so, you need to make sure that they’re royalty and copyright free. Also, deciding what you’re going to focus on beforehand will allow you to select the best platform to build your site.

Use Google

Use Google to perform a search for free sites and compare some of the choices. When using a free service, your site will be supported by advertising, so bear that in mind. Look for sites that have features and services that may be able to help you further too, especially if you suspect there’ll be a time when you want to start paying for your site.

Once you’ve set up your account, write down your password and username. This is essential: many people forget their username and password minutes after they’ve signed up to a site…we’re all guilty of it!

You can now use Google to find images and graphics that will go well with your site. You’ll need permission, and remember to give linkbacks crediting any original artwork or material. Flickr can be good for this.

Find a WYSIWYG Editor

What the heck is WYSIWYG? It stands for ‘what you see is what you get’ and is a great way to be introduced to the big wide world of website creating.

Think About Using Website Templates

A website template allows you to quickly use a design that is already pre made that you can choose a replace the text with your own. Fancy looking templates can be difficult to edit, so select a simple design until you feel more confident with your editing.

More Tips and Tricks

  • Read the site’s rules regarding posting and make sure you follow them.
  • Don’t rush your site; you want to make it yours and give it personality in order for it to be successful.
  • If looking for web hosting, search for promotional/coupon codes to save yourself a bit of cash.
  • There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube that can help you.
  • If you’ve got a small budget to spend on building a site, consider getting professional help from a company like www.ahoy.co.uk.
  • If you get even a small idea for your site, no matter how small, note it down because there’s every chance it could help somebody!
  • Don’t get too attached to some of your ideas – it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to do everything!

There you have it – you can now build your very own site for free!


15 Most Commonly Used Selenium WebDriver Command’s in Java

Selenium 2.0 also known as WebDriver is the best automation tool for web and offers very user friendly learning and impressive work. WebDriver has covered all the limitation of Selenium RC and work on a standalone server. Here is the basic and most commonly used functions of  WebDriver with Java.

Popup Windows and Frames

Popup window handling is one of the must handle things in Automation and Webdriver does is really well. Using the window handle command.

Once action is performed, switch back to parent window.

List Box

Select an item in Listbox using Selenium Webdriver is quite easy, there two way’s to do it.



Right Click

Excel Reader

Read or write data from excel using the jxl or POI, I will prefer POI. Create a property reader file then read the data

Database Connection

To connect to Database using WebDriver with Java, we use DBC(“Java Database Connectivity) API.

Time Outs – Wait

Implicit Waits:


Explicit Waits

alert.accept(); or alert.dismiss();


Table Columns

Drag And Drop

Mouse Over


There are various way to check weather an element is present of not before execution of a piece of code.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Sweet and simple one line of code

Web Elements Finding

These are generic ways to do certain common task i.e.

Id: WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.id(""));

Name: WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.name(""));

Tag Name: WebElement frame = driver.findElement(By.tagName("iframe"));

Xpath: WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.xpath.name(""));

CSS: WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.CSS.name(""));

LinkText: WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.LinkText.(""));

I hope these commands will let you work with Selenium WebDriver like a star. Please leave us a comment and share your own experiences, commands with us.