The Web has been growing pretty rapidly over the past decade, and now it’s growing faster than ever. Everything from websites to desktop software to mobile apps need to access the web in one way or another to provide additional functionality. Hundreds of websites are made each day. This means that web developers and designers are in much greater demand than ever. This opens up possibilities for you to take up web designing and earning money. You won’t need any programming experience whatsoever. You just need to have the right artistic skills, and you can create awesome website using website building tools!
Easy website builder tools
There are lots of tools available for beginners to start designing websites without any real technical experience. Some of these are the “build-it-yourself” types of websites. These websites have tonnes of themes and templates you can choose from. They act as plug-and-play solutions, meaning you just have to choose a theme, and the website will be up and ready for you in no time at all!
Such websites usually have a drag-and-drop interface, or something that is just as easy to use. You just need to visually design all aspects, such as width, content placement, colors etc without worrying about the code. Some of the best website builder tools include;
Moonfruit comes with dozens of website templates, plus some other business templates you can choose from. If offers a free trial period in which you can set up your website. And if you like the service, you can pay for the hosting and stay with them.
Webs is totally free! Another great website builder service. This is the first one I ever came across. You can create really stylish web-pages with it. However, you will get a sub-domain for your website, such as yourSite.webs.com. You can pay to remove the .webs extension.
Wix is another service that gives you lots of themes to choose from. It is just like Moonfruit and offers lots of website building tools you can easily use, including eCommerce features such as shopping carts etc. It comes with a trial though. You can choose to opt out of the trial, or stay in by paying up.
Besides online services that let you create your own website easily, you can also use a good WYSIWYG web editor. WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get. And quite literally, you can create web pages and elements simply by using such visual editors. They have interfaces much like MS Word, with many other advanced options and of course, web editing and coding tools. Here, we move up the complexity level. But this level is fairly easy as well. It just requires you to get acquainted with the user interface, with a little understanding of the basics such as HTML (although not mandatory). After that, you can create websites right away!
Here are a few good WYSIWYG web editors you can look into
Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the best web editor I have come across so far. Although it is not free, it is a lot better than other paid editors. It costs around $300, but provides excellent tools for designing a web page easily. It is really easy to use, and provides great help while coding. However, you can totally use it even if you have no coding experience.
Kompozer is another great open source web editing tool that you can install on Mac, Windows or Linux. The best part is, it’s totally free! And is almost as good as Dreamweaver.
This is the best editing tool available for Mac. It costs a lot as well, almost as much as $1,000 :(! But it is a fully functional, very easy to use software, and provides all the tools and features you’d expect from an editor of this price.
Learn Web development!
And finally, there’s the much more rewarding option. You can learn web development yourself and create your very own, professional websites from scratch! Learning web development will also get you projects and jobs from freelancing websites.
Web development isn’t difficult, if you have the aptitude for it. It is interesting actually. And it will get you so much more money! To learn more about where you can learn web development, read the following post.
If you need any help regarding these softwares or services, feel free to ask us. All the best 🙂