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Creating your own website is one of those things most people think about, but rarely execute. Perhaps you never got past the ideas stage, or were scared off by your first glimpse at html. The good news is that it's not nearly as difficult as you think - especially with the right online tools at your disposal.

So, what does it take to create a simple-to-maintain website? Here's our guide for beginners.

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A typical part of morning routine—right after the “really?” side-eye I toss at my smartphone alarm—is checking to see what’s new and good on a few subreddits I care about. Imagine my surprise this morning when Reddit started shooting out various error messages whenever I tried to pull up the site.

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It gives me no holiday cheer to report that humbug.com has no associations with the holiday season—nor marleywasdead.com, alas, but I’m sure that’ll get swept up if someone ever decides to make another animated version of A Christmas Carol. (Pixar?)

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The World Wide Web is officially old enough for us judge what it's produced. That's right, it's time for the world to start building a canon of the most significant websites of all time, and the Gizmodo staff has opinions.

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Scottmorrison.com.au - the official website of Australia's current prime minister - has been brazenly purchased by an internet prankster for $50. It appears the PM's social media team forgot to renew the domain name.

The site has since been stripped of all content and now plays the punk ditty ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ on a loop over a picture of Scott's smiling face. Wow. Just... wow.

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There was a time when building a website took a lot of expertise. You needed to be part coder and part graphic designer if you wanted to DIY. Or you needed some money so you could hire someone with those skills. But today, creating a nice website for personal or business use is far easier.

Platforms like Wordpress or Drupal make it easy to create sites and apply your own designs. But they still require some coding and other skills to get the most from them. That's where GoDaddy's Website Builder comes in. It lets you create a free site that looks great and offers a decent range of features for no upfront cost.

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Online commerce is moving from being purely transactional into a more service-driven mode of operation. That means customers won't just visit your online store or service expecting a simple exchange of goods and services for money. They will expect to be able to ask questions and receive a prompt response. Facebook Messenger is becoming a key communication tool for many businesses so the news that Facebook has made it easier to integrate Facebook Messenger into your website is welcome.

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Many of the world’s top websites routinely track a user’s every keystroke, mouse movement and input into a web form – even before it’s submitted or later abandoned, according to the results of a study from researchers at Princeton University.

And there’s a nasty side-effect: personal identifiable data, such as medical information, passwords and credit card details, could be revealed when users surf the web – without them knowing that companies are monitoring their browsing behaviour.

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Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be a coding prodigy to build your own website. In fact, with the way DIY web building tools are progressing, you don't need to know a single line of code to create your own page online. Take Blocs 2 for example. Powerful and easy to use, Blocs 2 for Mac is a visual web design tool that lets you create beautiful, modern websites using an intuitive, code-free interface.

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Many of us created two versions of our websites back in the day; a regular desktop version and a mobile version. Using some fancy code, we pushed mobile devices to a m.version of our sites while everyone else went to the regular www.version. But with the advent of responsive sites, we need a way to move all our "m." users to the new, responsive site without breaking old URLs. Google has provided some guidance on doing that.

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Thanks to what I assume was an issue with someone's company card, Samsung forgot to renew a potentially dangerous domain, leaving it to be purchased by Anubis Labs chief technology officer and nice guy João Gouveia. According to Motherboard, the domain associated with Samsung's S Suggest app "ssuggest.com" was seemingly abandoned, giving Gouveia (or any hacker) the opportunity to purchase it.

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If you cut your chops on the web during the era of hand-coded HTML websites, then you definitely know that the most important part of a good site are the GIFs. How else would you notify your readers that your site is still "under construction"? GifCities helps you find those GIFs from the old World Wide Web.

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There is a website I used to visit on a daily basis that has recently adopted pop-up ads and when they're displayed on the mobile phone, it cripples my ability to view the main content. How I hate pop-up ads. Google seems to understand my consternation because it has just announced that websites with intrusive pop-up advertising will be demoted in its search engine rankings. Here's what you need to know.