Why Web Designers Are Switching to Website Builders

Website builders are the perfect solution for creating big-impression websites and landing pages because they allow you to have an online presence legally within moments, depending on the package.

Rather than being restrictive, web creators are evolving to become more and more feature-rich and are the perfect way to build fantastic, professional looking sites with less hassle.

Some of the benefits:

You are using pre-loaded templates which you can then enhance in your own time, saving you a great deal of thought thought but, very importantly, still allowing you the freedom to personalize them to your customer's liking. With a website builder package, you will have access to technical support around the clock. The number of included add-ons available from these packages is growing every day and they can make your websites look more attractive while easier for your customers to use – let's face it, the customer just wants something that looks great and is hassle-free.

Because they are web-based packages, you can access your websites from anywhere around the world as long as you are online. Web builders also give your customers access to statistical information which means that they can keep in touch with how well their business is performing and use the information to target niche markets. You can now also get full HTML access but with automated search engine optimization (SEO) built in; again saving you time and effort. You can easily upload and store your own written documents, images and content to web builders with large amounts of storage space.

The alternatives:

The alternatives to web builders, such as Dreamweaver, can be ridiculously expensive, time consuming and mean that you are tied in to one particular package when designing a web for your customer. What happens when that package is superseded by a better product and you have to re-train to familiarize yourself all over again? They take up enormous amounts of your time and can be rather frustrating to say the least.

Leave yourself with more time to make more money!
Website creators are, therefore, the most affordable, trouble-free method of getting online, promoting businesses and still allow you the freedom to be who you want to be and put your own personal stamp on them. You will be able to generate more more websites for your customers in a shorter space of time with increased levels of success, meaning that you can deliver a consistently high-standard of work and generate more income for yourself.

It's all about becoming more and more efficient in a shorter space of time to stay ahead of the game. Once you have found and used a website creator, you will wonder what you did without one and find new ways to spend your time making even more money! …

Getting Started With User Experience Crafting for Websites

Okay, this is a tough topic, because it involves really hard problems and really easy problems, however I'm not here to tell you how tough it is, I'm here to give you an easy introduction to crafting user experiences.

So, first off, what do we mean by crafting user experiences? Put simply it's what users remember when they visit or use your site. It could be 'man, that site was the coolest' or 'oh, this is so buggy'.

Now, the first order of business is figuring out what you want your users to feel?

Do you want them to leave your site feeling happy? Excited? Efficient? Smart?

Second thing, who are your users? Give an age-span together with professional background. Do you know anyone like that? Excellent, go ask them when it where the last time they felt what you want your website to make them feel.

I assume that you already have a site, now take a look at that. No, really, exit this page, look at yours and return to this. Now.

First order of business, grab all the low hanging fruit. Read through all the popular material that's older than a week and look for obvious spelling-mistakes and sentences that sound strange. Remember, text is the gold standard for communication on the internet at the moment (video is quickly gaining ground though). Also check to see if your articles are up to date, it's usually better to cut than keep something that's stale.

Check to see if its easy to read and pay especial attention to contrast and fonts. Also try to increase the text-size and Google translate it to another language. If it's readable after that you have avoided the worst hurdles.

Also check to see that both images and links have alt-texts (texts that show up when you hover your mouse over them, among other things). Try to keep this text descriptive since it will be read by people with sight-disabilities and when your images stops working.

Last thing to look for is to consider button-sizes and the like. Beginning computer learners tend to use the mouse a lot and buttons and menu's should be an OK size for them.

Now, return to your friends words on what makes them feel what you want them to feel and try to incorporate that into the page. This is where it gets very, very complicated very quickly, but remember, as long as the site is clear, informative and generally works, then you can not go to wrong. …