While leaving things to professionals is the best idea when you need to make a big corporate
web site or a website for a complex project you are about to start, on the personal level you
should probably consider making your presentation with your own two hands. Not only that the
sense of accomplishment is going to be great, but you are also going to save yourself a lot of
money which you would otherwise give to a professional web designer. In this article we will try
to give you some tips on what you need to look for when picking a software product which you
will use for designing your personal presentation.
The first thing you need to search for is an application which is easy to use. The internet is full of
all kinds of web design applications and not all of them will fit your level of expertise. If you are
a web design layman, search for a piece of software which features less complexity and more
“hand-holding”. Although they are not very popular among professionals, WYSIWYG (What You
See Is What You Get) editors are probably a good idea for you – they will spare you from the
coding part and let you focus on the graphic presentation.
Depending on the amount of creativity you posses, as well as the time you have on your
hands, you might want to consider an app which features templates. Templates are great,
because they can either be used as a starting point from which you will create your own design,
or as a final design solution into which you will be able to import your content and have the
website ready in no time. Content management systems like WordPress offer a number of free
templates to choose from, as well as the ones you pay for, which give you more uniqueness for
a small price.
But templates are not all you should look for. The application which you will use to create your
presentation needs to posses a comprehensive set of features, such as the ability to easily
insert media, links, keywords and tags on pages. One easily neglected feature (and yet perhaps
one of the most important ones) is the ability to backup your work and make sure you don’t lose
your data. Web Design can often be a frustrating experience, and you don’t need to go through
In the end, every good piece of software needs to have comprehensive documentation and an
easily browsable help section. There are many quirks you will encounter along the way when
you start building a web presentation, which is why you always need to be able to consult your
software’s help section and find the answers you need. Pieces of software which don’t offer help
and force you to search for answers online are something that you should avoid, not only when
you are dealing with web design software, but with software in general.
By FigyTech web design agency cape May