Web Design Software

Web Design Software

Anyone who wants to learn more about web design will find the following article full of golden information. When you are first starting out, it can be hard to determine what you need to learn. This article spells it all out in detail so you can quickly pick up on the basics. Keep reading to find out all you can.

Business Considerations

If you are going to build a website, it must have its own domain name. The domain name is what people use to find the site online. If it is simple, catchy, and makes sense when applied to the site itself, it will be easy to remember and people will be able to visit your site. Choose a name which carries keywords about your site, such as “SandysContestBlog.com” or “BuildaSiteWebDesign.com” so that people will know what you offer when they see your domain.

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Learning to use web design software is important when creating websites. BuildingWeb Design in HTML is time consuming and difficult, while a program can do it all for you easily and through a graphical interface. Learn how to use these titles by reading books, checking out how-tos online or taking a class. You may find they offer you tips and tricks you couldn’t have picked up on your own. Learning in a class allows you to network as well, talking to others who want to learn and potentially offering you partners who can teach you more than you already know.

Computer Platforms

Web design can be done on any computer, but testing requires you to have access to a variety of devices. There are some sites online which emulate devices, such as iPad Peek and iPhone Tester, but there is nothing like seeing it on the device itself. It is recommended that you design the site on a desktop or laptop computer, but that you test it thoroughly on tablets, cell phones and other computer platforms, such as OS X and even Linux.

Domain Name

If you plan to make this a career, there are business considerations you also have to make. For example, do you know how to find clients? The best way to advertise yourself is online as that is where you plan to work. You can post an ad on Craigslist and link it to your own web site. Make sure your site is good looking and promotes you as a skilled designer.

Graphical Interface

As a career, web design is great, but being able to offer other services is what will set you above the competition. Learn to build social media pages with full branding, and understand what online marketing options are available today. If you can provide your clients with a full suite of services, they will pay you to do it all.

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Now that you know the basics, you should start to learn about HTML, CSS, JavaScript and all of the other more advanced topics you need to understand. There are more articles just like this one available, so search them out and continue to read. The more you know, the better you will be when it comes to web design.

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24 Responses to “Web Design Software”

  1. William M Reply

    What Are Some Successful, Well Known Websites Created In Dreamweaver Web Design Software? I want to know of any well known websites that are now established as massive web companies that were created in dreamweaver web design software. Answers would be be much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Dreamweaver is just a program used to write the code. It’s not really obvious if it was used to create a site. If it was a framework, like Joomla, or WordPress then that would be different. But because it just writes code, it too hard to distinguish between Dreamweaver, or just notepad. And if they are a big and successful site, they would take out any tags that might identify how the site was created.

      The short answer is, you’ll never really know.

  2. Knight Reply

    WHAT IS THE BEST WEB SITE DESIGNING SOFTWARE? What is the best web designing software? And can someone tell me a site to download that software for FREE.

    • If you want it free then Nvu is your best option.
      It’s open source.

  3. James Reply

    What Is The Best Way To Make A Website For Your Business? Should I learn how to code html,php,Java,etc? Is there a web design software that most site builders use? I know that there are a lot of different programming languages out there – This makes it difficult to decide where I should start. Please help. Thanks in advance.

    • For someone who is considering developing a website for their own business and want to do it by themselves, I always suggest WebBuilder 8. WebBuilder 8 is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web builder. It’s a drag and drop program – meaning that you click on what you want to add to the page – and simply drag the (image, text, etc.) with your mouse to position it anywhere on the page you need it to be.

      No HTML, JAVA, CSS etc. needed. The program writes all the code for you.
      http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/index.html

  4. Ashik Reply

    Which Is D Best Software For Web Page Designing? Yes.im totally new here ,nd i want some honest ans

    • If you don’t know, you are new to web design and what you are probably looking for is a software that will replace the need for web design skill and knowledge. Really, web design is an art and Norman Rockwell could probably have created a masterpiece with by smearing mud on a canvas with a leaf. The tools really don’t matter; it’s the results.

      I code PHP and CSS mostly by hand.

  5. DC Reply

    What Is The Difference Between CMS And Web-design Software?

    • Jumping off from What MCE has stated Yes CMS is Content Management System, Many of them are template based, but require those templates to be formated into the CMS being used, Much of the “Web Design Software that I have encountered is Great for What is referred to as a “Static” web site. What “Static” is implying is that each “file” or Page” is not intended to change. Many of the features of current web sites aren’t automagically build into the entries of a CMS or at least the option to allow visitors to use them.

      Another way to state the difference between the two would be to look at the web design software as it it were a plastic surgeon And the CMS as the skeleton of the web site as a whole

  6. Kool_vicky35 Reply

    Web Design? Where i can Find Best Web Designing Company Pakistan?

    • Well We are Designers From Pakistan Which Is Bestage Web Design Company Pakistan

      Web Designing Company Pakistan – Search engine Optimization Pakistan – Flash Web Designing Company Pakistan – Software Development Pakistan – Web Marketing Pakistan http://www.NizarDesigners.com

  7. Knight Reply

    WHAT IS THE BEST WEB SITE DESIGNING SOFTWARE? I want a very good web designing software with the following features.
    1. Must be able to create graphical web sites
    2. Must be free to download.
    3. Since im a beginner to web designing, it must be easy to use.

    • In response to your question, I suggest you to use Notepad/Kwrite/any text processor first of all! Use HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and simple/basic things like that, just with a text processor. You should not become dependent on specific software to design your web pages. Once you know how to do everything but yourself just with a text processor, start trying other software to design pages. By the way, USE FLASH for banners or things like that, so that your site can have a good look. But do not create 100% Flash sites. It is not a good idea, for many reasons, but I will not go into details about it because it is not what your question is focused on. See you.

  8. Abuelita Reply

    What Is The Easiest Web Design Software? I don’t have experience in web design, but I want to learn to build professional web pages. I know some html, but not much. Is there a cheap, easy to use and professional web design software that I could use easily without paying a lot? Am I asking for too much? Thank you!

    • I have been coding HTML for about 6 years. Started with Notepad as my editing program. Have recently decided to take some formal instructions in coding HTML and CSS. Notepad is the ONLY editing program permitted for the class. So it is back to Notepad.

      However, years ago after doing 2 web sites I finally started using HTML-Kit, a free program from http://www.htmlkit.com/ It will require that you know something about HTML tags and code structure.

      There is no software that will produce for you professional appearing web designs right out of the box. It will become necessary for you to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, php and perhaps more.

  9. Knight Reply

    WHAT IS THE BEST WEB SITE DESIGNING SOFTWARE? I want a very good web designing software with the following features.
    1. Must be able to create graphical web sites
    2. Must be free to download.
    3. Since im a beginner to web designing, it must be easy to use.

    • In response to your question, I suggest you to use Notepad/Kwrite/any text processor first of all! Use HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and simple/basic things like that, just with a text processor. You should not become dependent on specific software to design your web pages. Once you know how to do everything but yourself just with a text processor, start trying other software to design pages. By the way, USE FLASH for banners or things like that, so that your site can have a good look. But do not create 100% Flash sites. It is not a good idea, for many reasons, but I will not go into details about it because it is not what your question is focused on. See you.

  10. Anonymous Reply

    What’s The Best Web Design Software?

    • That depends on your skill level and what you are trying to accomplish. You don’t actually need any specialized web design software to create web pages, it just makes it easier. If you’re just working on one site that is simple, there are a lot of simple solutions. If you’re just working on one or two site, software like Dreamweaver and Expression Web is expensive and has a steep learning curve as well, they are intended mainly for people working as professionals or with many sites to manage. If you want to design visually there are tools from Coffeecup, Xara, and NetObjects that make it easy that cost less money as well. There are plenty of free online services that let you create web sites as well.

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  11. Dadundada Reply

    Is Swish Good Software For Web Design? I am not sure is a should get this or not and I am not sure if it will be compatible to import to my hosting website. I am looking to get a site with http://www.justhost.com. I am not sure if the software would be worth it.

    • Well JustHost supports one click installs of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and a lot of other software. You could also use their built in web builder. You can use swish, of course, but I don’t recommend you to create a flash website. It’s a lot harder for Google to index your website if it’s in flash, so people won’t be able to find it by searching through Google (or other search engines) and it’s pretty important.

      As for your hosting choice, JustHost is one of the best, they offer a lot of tools to help you build your website so you can use that until you learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

      Also check out one of these hosts: http://www.tophostingpicks.com
      (they all have the same or better features than JustHost)

      iPage has the best offer right now.
      Their standard price is $84/year ($6.95) but they have
      a 50% sale, one year of hosting for $42.00.

      Their plan includes:

      Unlimited disk space
      Unlimited bandwidth
      Free domain name

      Price: $42/year ($3.50)

      They have one of the most popular hosting platforms, which currently hosts over a million websites. They’re also one of the oldest hosting companies, founded in 1998.

      They include a free point & click online site builder so you can create a website without any programming (easily, just by drag and drop).

      They also have a great custom control panel with OneClick installs of all the popular software like WordPress, Joomla, Forums, Chat, Galleries, Online stores and a lot more.

  12. Joe Smalls Reply

    Can You Change Web Design Software? So I’m “interning” for a non-profit organization to help out with their website (design, maintenance, etc.).
    Well, since they’re non-profit they had a tech sent in for free to initially set it up, but the guy had no real interest in web design so they ended up with a messy site. And the only person who I’ll be working with has no clue what to do whatsoever. Now, the name of the program eludes me at the moment (WebMaster or WebDesigner) but I was wondering if it’s possible to switch design software(to like WordPress) or extract the code and rewrite it (my only experience with web design) and how. Thanks for any replies and help, total newbie here.
    Thanks guys, the program is actually called Web Page Maker (can’t believe I forgot that). Would it be that problematic if I edited their code with another tool then had them check and upload it through WPM(Don’t have at home)? Once uploaded you just download WordPress and can modify/update it just like that?

    • Hi,

      Here’s a link to the free version of the super Microsoft Expression Web 4.

      It will take care of all your web design needs, however, just like the embedded formatting codes in Microsoft Word documents, designing with one program then importing it to another may be problematic.

      If you say it’s messy, why not save the elements you like (logos, photos, etc.) then start over with Expression Web?

      If my answer helps you, please vote me Best Answer.

      For further clarification of my answer, if needed, contact me directly.

      At your service,
      Hugh

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