Web Design Software


Web Design Software

In this section, we will be focusing on using web design software to create a website.

In our previous website design lesson, instead of web design software, you learned about using a web page template to create your website.

If you missed this lesson, please ensure that you read it prior to continuing with this website design lesson.

In this lesson, we will continue with another website design option you can use to design your own website – using web design software.

Types of Web Design Software

Web design software will enable you to design your own website without having to learn any HTML coding. It may be a software program you install on your computer, or it may be a software program that resides on a web server and is accessed through a web browser.

Here are some of the more popular web design software options:

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor

A WYSIWYG editor will enable you to visually create a website by either dragging and dropping or clicking on options within the software.

This type of editor provides a great way to edit a web page template without having to know HTML. By using a combination of purchasing a web page template and an HTML editor, you can build your website in no time at all.

Here are a few of the more popular HTML editors:

DreamWeaver

Coffee Cup

PageSpinner (Mac)

Website Building Software (Online)

A website building software can be installed on your own web server or provided by a company for a fee. This type of web design software is accessed through a web browser and will enable you to create your website online without any knowledge of HTML coding.

An example of this type of software is WordPress. WordPress is a free software program you can install on your web server that will enable you to create a beautiful website or blog almost instantly.

Some examples of a web design software program you can use to build your site from start to finish without having to install it on your own web server is Site Build It and Wix.

If you’d like a complete guide that will assist you with everything from keyword selection to uploading your website, Site Build It will definitely be your best option. Another great thing about Site Build It is that no other purchase is necessary, such as web hosting, etc., as it is all included.

If you’d like to simply select a template and edit it right online, you may want to give Wix a try. You can set up a free account and get started creating a website within a matter of minutes. What’s more, your site will be hosted free.

If you’re comfortable with optimizing your own web pages, installing the web design software on your own server, WordPress is a great option.