How to build a website for free

Building a website used to be an expensive endeavor, requiring you to hire a slew of web developers, web designers, back-end coders, and database experts. You also needed to pay for website hosting, email servers, and domain registration.

Nowadays, you can build a website and publish it without spending a penny. The best website builders enable you to design and edit an entire site without touching a line of code.

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Websites are written in HTML code, but with a website builder, you’ll rarely need to touch it (Image credit: Future)

Step 1: Understand your options

Even if you’re not able to spend anything on a new website, you still have a few options. You could write every line of code yourself in a tool like Notepad++ or an IDE (Integrated Development Environment), like CoffeeCup HTML Editor. Then, you can upload your website to a free hosting provider. Some of

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E-LEARN Act would provide free internet to all students during COVID-19

Thousands of New York students have been attempting to learn online without internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic, but new legislation seeks to change that.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Shelley Mayer that are looking at the camera: State Sen. Shelley Mayer is education chair of the NY state Senate.

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State Sen. Shelley Mayer is education chair of the NY state Senate.

The E-LEARN act, announced Tuesday by Sens. Shelley Mayer, D-Westchester, John Liu, D-Queens, and Pete Harckham, D-Putnam, would provide free broadband access to every student and school in the state for the duration of the pandemic. That access would be funded by internet service providers.


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“We are not complying with the state constitution,” Liu said. “The New York State Constitution requires us to provide a sound basic education for all of the school kids in the state of New York. In this day and age, that is impossible without quality broadband internet access. 

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What is Google Sites? How to use the free website-building tool

a group of people sitting at a table using a laptop computer: Google Sites offers an easy-to-use interface for creating simple websites. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images

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Google Sites offers an easy-to-use interface for creating simple websites. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images

Google Sites is Google’s free and easy-to-use website building tool.


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While the look or feel of Google Sites may not be quite as evolved as a Squarespace website, there are a few benefits to using the service if you want to create a simple and functional site.

For starters, it’s completely free. There’s no limit on the number of sites you can create as long as you stay within the 15 GB storage limit on your Google account.

A version of Google Sites has been around since 2008, but there have been significant updates along the way. Google is currently phasing out older sites — called “classic Sites” — in favor of the newer version of the website builder. If you’re a longtime user with an older site, you’ll

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Arcos Offers “Vent Navigator” CDS Software Free for Six Months to Support COVID-19-Associated ARDS Treatment

MISSOURI CITY, Texas, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Arcos, Inc. announced today it would provide six months’ free use of Vent Navigator™, a new Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tool for patients suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), to users who sign up at by March 31, 2021.

“Given that the influx of COVID-19 patients is stretching critical care resources so thinly, we decided to offer Vent Navigator for free during this time to support critical care professionals,” said Chris Meador, President and Co-founder of Arcos. “Vent Navigator provides evidence-based recommendations for lung-protective ventilator settings, spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs), and extubation.”

Features and benefits of Vent Navigator include:

  • Embedded protocols and complex decision trees, including ARDSNet and PALICC guidelines and SBT criteria
  • Recommendations for ventilator setting changes in PEEP/FiO2, as well as tidal volume and inspiratory pressure, based on ongoing blood gas test results
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Fisher River Cree Nation gives students free laptops and internet access for online learning

a person in a blue shirt sitting on a desk: Grade 12 student Koby Wilson is one of 230 students in Fisher River Cree Nation who received a laptop and MiFi box for online schooling.

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Grade 12 student Koby Wilson is one of 230 students in Fisher River Cree Nation who received a laptop and MiFi box for online schooling.

Fisher River Cree Nation is making the transition to online learning easier by giving students in the community a free laptop or iPad and internet connection device.

“It’s a great thing… because not every family actually has the money to afford a laptop,” said Grade 12 student Koby Wilson.

Wilson is one of 470 students who attend the two schools in the community about 170 kilometres north of Winnipeg. He works part time at the local restaurant and is a councillor for Fisher River’s junior chief and council. 


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During the first few weeks of the school year, students were given paper homework packages. 

In October, the Fisher River Education Authority received an order of 230 Toshiba laptops which were given to

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250,000 disadvantaged kids will receive free internet this winter

The National Foundation for Educational Research estimates that children in England are at least three months behind in their studies due to Covid-19 restrictions – with disadvantaged pupils among the worst affected.

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In light of this, Vodafone has announced plans to supply free internet access to 250,000 children across the UK, in order to help them access school work from home, catch up on lost learning during the school holidays, and allow them to continue their education if they are required to isolate.

The programme – called the ‘Vodafone schools.connected support’ – is available to primary and secondary school children in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and schools can apply for the programme now.

How does it work?

Schools around the UK can order data SIMs through the scheme to give to pupils who are finding it difficult to access their education from home

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Bandsintown Announces LIVE Free Programming for the Week of November 16, 2020

Bandsintown is the global hub of live streaming and live music discovery.

In addition to Bandsintown LIVE’s regular Tuesday and Wednesday programming, “Glenn Gould’s Uninvited Guests” takes over the channel this Thursday.

“Uninvited Guests” is a modern interpretation of classical music blending recordings from renowned pianist Glenn Gould with lyrics and melodies from present-day artists. The collective of artists assembled by Billy Wild includes Gabriel Pick, Ro Joaquim, AARYS, Your Hunni, Chief Awuah, and DopeFa$e, who have infused classical music with electronic, pop, and hip hop beats.

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Global new artist showcase curated by School Night, Tom Windish and Bandsintown.
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Sling TV Black Friday deals: Free Android TV streamer or free month of service

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This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

One of CNET’s favorite live TV streaming services for cord-cutters, Sling TV, has busted out its Black Friday promotions. The two deals, available to new customers only, are a free month of service or a free Android TV streaming device.

Here’s the details:

  • New customers who sign up for one month of Sling Orange and/or Sling Blue ($30) or Best of Spanish TV will receive their second month of service for free.
  • Alternatively, new customers who prepay for one month of Sling Orange and/or Blue can get the AirTV Mini Android TV streamer for free (an $80 value). I haven’t reviewed the AirTV Mini, but it appears to be similar to both the TVision Hub and the TiVo
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What Is PlayStation Plus (PS5 And PS4): Price, Free Games, Deals, And More

If you’re new to the PlayStation ecosystem–either on PS4 or the new PS5–you’re going to need to be familiar with PlayStation Plus. A subscription service introduced several years ago, PlayStation Plus is required to play the majority of online PS5 and PS4 games, and you also get a few different perks and bonuses for having an active PS Plus subscription. The biggest perk is the monthly free games, which let you build up a collection without needing purchase games outright, should you so choose.

Whether you’re new to PlayStation or just need a refresher, here’s everything you need to know about PS Plus to help you decide if it’s right for you.

What is PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus is Sony's online membership for PS5 and PS4 owners.
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s online membership for PS5 and PS4 owners.

PlayStation Plus is an optional service similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold that provides subscribers with access to online gaming. If you want

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Nimble Supports Entrepreneurship for U.S. Veterans with Free CRM Software to Help Them Grow

Nimble offers a free year of its award-winning CRM to empower job seekers and entrepreneurs who have so graciously served in the United States military

Nimble, the simple smart CRM built for Office 365 and G Suite teams, announced today that it is offering a free one-year license to all veterans and active-duty members who have served in the United States military.

Our Nimble team admires and respects the loyalty, dedication, and sacrifice of the U.S. service members and wants to support their entrepreneurship goals. Nimble believes that the skills gained from military service are the perfect foundation for business success, as well.

Nimble is Proud to Serve United States Military Service Members

“I strongly believe that discipline, hard work, quick problem-solving, and decision-making that the brave men and women of our U.S. military gained through their years of service are the perfect skill set that makes them great entrepreneurs,”

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