Website Building Software
A website builder is often confused for a website building software and vice-versa. The tool variety is pretty large, and any professional or non-technical user can download or use such a program online. The website builder is usually offered by a web host company or other software business as a marketing strategy to attract customers. Let’s say that you want to create a website, but don’t want to pay a fortune on it, this could be your chance. Sign up for web hosting with the company, and in exchange you get free access to an online website builder that does most of the job for you. Such a tool does not require technical knowledge on the user’s part.
The website building software on the other hand can be used off line, and it does not require the user to buy something in order to get access to it. The pages created with the program can be use with any host, without any limitation whatsoever. In fact, website building software always costs, yet, it comes with trial versions for the prospect to check and evaluate before making a purchase. Lots of professional web designers use a website building software particularly when they have to design pages for different customers and different web hosts.
Yet, mention must be made that the use of a website building software requires at least basic knowledge and understanding of HTML and CSS (cascading style sheets). The simplest tools available allow you to do all the work with in a short period of time and without any effort whatsoever. Make sure that the program does not also need an image editing software. The easiest tools allow the user to change the picture size or properties right within the work window.
With a website building software you solve the problem of creating shapes and backgrounds, altering transparency or shade. This means, that while with manual web design, a paint program is a must, with a web page building tool, the designing processes loses its complexity and becomes accessible to the layman.
Last but not least we ought to mention the templates and their availability. Some people prefer to start from scratch with web design, while others want to keep things simple and get going with a ready-made template. A website building software should normally include a category of templates for the user to select the one that best corresponds to his/her business needs.