The World Wide Web, also known as the Internet, has become within the past 20 years the main form for self-expression and communication in the world. Anyone can create a store, display artwork, or talk to other like-minded people within seconds, as long as he or she has a web site to do so. Especially with website design software!
Building a web site has gotten easier, creating new and simpler ways for the average computer user to pinpoint exactly what they want visually to accomplish without necessarily having to know HTML coding, the language of the Internet. Just by searching through Internet search engines, any user can find software acceptable for their needs and skill level.
Certain sites and companies offer software with prepared templates ready for any user or group to adapt to their own personal needs. The template option is by far the easiest to build for those who have very little skill in web design. The user just picks which layout fulfills his or her needs best, fills in the required text and that’s it. Images can be changed or moved around with the click of a mouse; however, most of these sites are targeted toward business owners.
One could try adapting the template for personal use, but generally all the add-in information requires knowledge for businesses only and since the software is generally not free, an individual might want to search elsewhere for web building and design software.
Another option for web building software is through more marketable and well-established name brands. The software sold through these sites is generally more expensive, typically around $200, but the control over the design and set-up is flexible. The softwares are interactive, demanding more time and effort on the hand of the user in order to create exactly what he or she wants for the finished project. Knowledge of HTML and binary coding is a plus, but not necessities anymore with many of these design softwares.
For those who wish to learn HTML while building a web page, some software offers a split screen option in which half the screen is the HTML and the other half is the design of the intended user. As the user adds or changes the design, the coding changes as well giving the user opportunities to see how he or she changed the desired outcome. Experienced builders and designers also have the option of creating the site strictly in HTML.