If you’re looking for an easy to use web design software that won’t take you a couple light years figuring out how to operate, then keep reading. Today we’re going to go over a few things you should keep in mind when looking for an “easy to use” web design software.
WYSIWYG is the acronym for What You See Is What You Get. It’s a system that allows for non-technical users to design and build web pages without knowing any HTML. The most common web design software that uses WYSIWYG technology is Microsoft Frontpage, followed by Adobe Dreamweaver.
While these types of web design software can help the non-technical user to create a simple website, the learning curve for more complex websites will likely turn off many non-technical users.
2. Web vs. Desktop Software
We’ve already talked about software such as Frontpage and Dreamweaver, these are considered to be desktop software because you download it to your personal computer and install it on your hard drive.
These days we have the option to also choose web based software that resides on another computer other than yours. One of the most popular examples of this is a product called SiteBuildIt!
Web site design software that is web-based will typically be pretty easy to use, but they can also be somewhat pricey considering they usually charge a monthly or yearly charge to use their software or “script”.
3. WordPress CMS
WordPress isn’t a web design software. It what’s called a “content management system” (CMS). So why then am I mentioning it in this article? Because you can create a pretty technical website/blog without knowing a lick of code.
Since WordPress is “open source” we all have the luxury of benefiting from the hard work 1,000’s of programmers put in to create specialized WordPress plugins that make it easy for the average joe to bring cutting edge functionality to his web site or blog.
Another benefit to WordPress is that you can easily change the “design” of your entire web site or blog simply by changing out your “theme” with the click of a couple buttons.
In conclusion, it’s important to keep in mind that while there are many “easy to use” web design software solutions one could use to create his or her own web site, you’ll need to examine your own situation to determine which solution is right for you.
If funds are limited, but still want unlimited possibilities, I would look into WordPress, but hey I don’t need to tell you twice, right?