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Thursday, December 15, 2011

3 Best Programs to Help with Your Web Design

Designing a website is a very difficult thing to do. Once you sit down and have a real idea of what you actually want to accomplish, you need to have a handle on the programs you’re using as well. If you aren’t tech-savvy enough to really go in-depth with your tool-set, you’ll be behind with your design before you even started. The most important thing to do is pick the most appropriate programs so you’re not wasting your time. If you’re interested in programs that will appeal to just about anyone, whether you’re an expert designer or just a beginner, this list will help you out big time. 

Adobe Dreamweaver

This program is considered, and has been considered for a long time, as the benchmark by which all web design programs are measured. With an array of tools that appeal to beginners and master designers alike, Dreamweaver is just about the perfect program for anyone looking to design a website themselves. The only downside is that there is a steep learning curve with this program due to all of the tools you need to get a hang of. But once you get comfortable with the interface, you’ll be creating beautiful and dynamic sites like a pro. 
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Microsoft Expression Web 4

Expression Web is the other major web design program on the market. While not quite as popular as Dreamweaver, it’s still a major component of the web design field. While Dreamweaver is great for just about everything besides certain programming languages, Expression Web picks up the slack in its support of the other major programming languages. Expression Web also has a much cleaner interface when compared to Dreamweaver, which may entice beginners. Even though it has less of a learning curve, it is still a very powerful design tool for designing NY Volkswagen websites, for example. 

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Adobe Photoshop

1    You’ll need this program to get professional images and layouts on your site. If you’ve ever done CSS (cascading style sheets), Photoshop will definitely help you design great looking designs. If you’re unfamiliar with how this program works, it’ll take a little while to get acclimated with it, but once you do, it’ll be your best friend. Since you’re developing a great site with some of the best tools out there, you might as well finish the look with professional styling and imaging.

Deutsch: Logo von Adobe Photoshop. English: Lo...Image via Wikipedia

With these programs, you’ll be able to create some unbelievable websites in only a matter of time. All it takes is dedication and a bit of time to learn them. You can check out online classifieds if you need help learning about them.

About the author:

Joe Petchonka has been a writer for over five years, and has written for newspapers, websites and automotive dealerships. In addition to having an extensive writing background and bachelor’s degree in English, he has helped companies develop professional material to help them achieve their goals.

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