[wr_row][wr_column span=”span12″][wr_text #_EDITTED el_title=”need a professional designer to create a standout” text_margin_top=”0″ text_margin_left=”” text_margin_bottom=”0″ text_margin_right=”” enable_dropcap=”no” appearing_animation=”0″ css_suffix=”” id_wrapper=”” disabled_el=”no” wrapper_padding_top=”0″ wrapper_padding_left=”0″ wrapper_padding_bottom=”0″ wrapper_padding_right=”0″ wrapper_bg_color=”” wrapper_bg_opacity_slider=”” wrapper_bg_opacity=”100″ wrapper_border_top=”0″ wrapper_border_left=”0″ wrapper_border_bottom=”0″ wrapper_border_right=”0″ wrapper_border_style=”solid” wrapper_border_color=”” wrapper_rounded_topleft=”0″ wrapper_rounded_topright=”0″ wrapper_rounded_bottomleft=”0″ wrapper_rounded_bottomright=”0″ responsive_hide=”no” ]It’s a myth – you don’t need a professional designer to create a standout, stunning site. In fact, with the help of diverse template galleries and drag-and-drop design tools, it is easy to broadcast your voice, in style, with just a few clicks of the mouse. If you’re making a website, the first step is to find a reliable application that will do the job with ease. We’ve taken the top web building applications and given a detailed descriptions of them. . iWeb/EverWeb EverWeb Their are many applications available these days for building websites. One of the easiest web building applications I think I have ever come across was iWeb. Yeah I know what your thinking, another apple nerd. Ok the cats out of the bag, but this baby was so easy to use. You could just drag and drop images in. When you were finished designing and tidying up your files it looked like a CMS because iWeb did generate php files and lots of them. The sad news is that Apple have stopped developing iWeb. The first version of iWeb was announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 10, 2006 as part of the iLife ’06 suite of digital lifestyle applications. All iWeb websites hosted on MobileMe disappeared if not hosted elsewhere. Apple provided instructions of how to move iWeb sites to another host. In a New York Times article David Pogue shows replacement options for MobileMe services, including iWeb. His suggestions were Jimdo and Weebly. Another alternative to iWeb recommended by MacLife magazine is EverWeb, offering a very similar user interface and functionality. “If you’ve been seeking an iWeb replacement or are simply new to the whole website design thing, EverWeb is both a worthy successor and a good first step toward building your own web presence. Dreamweaver   Dreamweaver Dreamweaver is great for creating website designs, but if you want to build a site that’s more than a collection of static pages, you’ll need a content management system (CMS). At the core of a CMS is a database that stores articles, blog posts, user data and other information. A CMS also includes features for configuring the website, posting stories, dynamically generating pages and doing pretty much everything else that we expect of a website. By and large, these are big, complex beasts that require a considerable investment of time to install and maintain. Joomla Joomla Joomla Joomla is an easy to update and maintain CMS. In addition, the setup and configuration are quick. Templates can be customised. For designers the Joomla CMS offers added benefits, which include: not having to have any coding experience and the implementation of a template is as quick as installing as Joomla itself. All aspects of Joomla are quick and easy, they are intuitive to use One of the benefits of Joomla is that users can edit and add web content from the public view. Even if a web site has been created for nontechnical users Joomla makes it easy for them to add or edit content using the front end of their web site. In order for users to contribute to the site user registration and design access levels need to be enabled. Drupal Drupal Drupal Drupal is a content management system which allows you to create and maintain many different types of websites without needing to know any coding languages. Solutions for content management struggle to balance flexibility and simplicity. If a solution is too simple, it can only be used for a single purpose; if it is too flexible, it may be too difficult for newcomers to learn. Drupal is designed to be the perfect content management solution for nontechnical users who need both simplicity and flexibility. It accomplishes this through its modular approach to site building. Unlike other CMSs, Drupal isn’t a prefabricated toy truck, but rather a collection of wheels, windshields, axles, frames, etc., that a toy maker can easily connect together. With Drupal, a maker could create a toy truck, but she or he could just as easily create a toy airplane, submarine, or robot. For this reason, Drupal may be described as both a content management system and a content management framework—one system that strives to have the strengths of both, without their deficiencies. WordPress WordPress Wordpress

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home”. Wix Wix Wix Wix is a free, user-friendly, website building platform. We help our users to create amazing, professional looking sites, which can be updated and edited with the greatest of ease! No technical skills are required and sites are 100% search engine friendly. We offer a wide range of site templates or you can build your site from scratch. Weebly Weebly Weebly Build Easily with Drag & Drop. Anyone at any skill level can build a fully-functional website with Weebly. Simply drag and drop images and text and publish when you’re ready. Whether you’re a beginner or professional, the interface is fun to use and there is no coding required. Showcase your business with complete eCommerce features including SSL checkout on your domain, shipping and tax management, coupon and discount codes, filtered search, and one-click integrations from the Weebly App Center.

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