Creating Your Own Website

What I would use if I was starting over from scratch

https://www.stackbit.com/ 

What I use right now

 
I used NameCheap for my DNS and routing ($10 a year). I used their Namecheap Logo Maker to build the Logo for this site. I use Netlify for my hosting, as it's free and offers SSL as standard. I use Publii for constructing and uploading the website, its fast and easy to use. For this website I use the Documentation Theme ($30, once off). I track vital site and traffic statistics using Clicky, and use Soundgasm to host my Audios, and Anchor to distribute my Podcast. When I open up a storefront, it will be through GetDPD or SnipKart

What I'd do if I was starting from scratch, now

 
Setting the whole thing up from start to finish would take less than ten minutes. I'd use NameCheap ($10 a year) so my DNS was hosting-provider independant. I'd use StackBit to select any one of their free Themes, then host on Netlify, selecting Hugo as my Site Builder with Forestry.io as my online Content Management System. This would allow me an extreemly fast, mobile responsive site that looks great, can host images and Contact Forms, link to recordings and use SSL. I'd track vital site and traffic statistics using Clicky, and use Soundgasm to host my Audios, and Anchor to distribute my Podcast. When I open up a storefront, it will be through GetDPD or SnipKart

Creating Written Content

I'm looking at writing all my future content in CommonMark-compliant Markdown for maximum ease of moving it around if needed, and because I don't need anything beynd basic formatting, links and headings. For writing that I'll use MarkText, then insert links and images directly before publishing.

 
Depending on the content, it can vary a little as sometimes I'll use Evernote to capture ideas. Generally when I’m writing, I use WorkFlowy for the Outline and Research Phase, Cold Turkey Writer ($10, once off) for the initial draft. I write all my posts and pages in Evernote. Final formatting and adding links is done in Publii before publishing to the site. I'm currently writing a book, and for that I use Scrivener

Macintosh Specific Software Choices

 
If I was writing on a Mac, I'd use OmniOutliner, Ulysses and Bear

Information

 
Choosing a Static Site Generator - https://snipcart.com/blog/choose-best-static-site-generator  

Tools

 
 
Domain Name and DNS Services - https://www.namecheap.com/ 
 
 
Creating a Logo for Free - https://www.namecheap.com/logo-maker/
 
Sketching Post Outlines and Drafts - https://workflowy.com/
 
Hosting of your Podcast - https://anchor.fm/
 
Hosting your Audio Content - https://soundgasm.net/
 
Connecting with Calendar Appointments - https://harmonizely.com/ 

Managing your Email List - https://moosend.com

Online Forms and Collecting Data - https://www.jotform.com/

Web Traffic Analytics - https://clicky.com/ 

Writing a Privacy Policy - https://www.privacypolicies.com/  

Improving Speed and Performance - https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ , https://tools.pingdom.com/ , https://validator.w3.org 

Formatting and CSS - https://www.w3schools.com 

Incorporating Emoji - https://getemoji.com  

 
Selling Digital Downloads - https://getdpd.com/
 
Collecting Online Payments - https://snipcart.com/
 
Selling Tickets to Events - https://www.stickytickets.com.au/
 
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - https://www.semrush.com/ 
 
Screen-sharing and Troubleshooting - https://anydesk.com/en 

Wordpress Specific

 

Static Site Specific

 
Site Builder and Content Management System - https://getpublii.com/