Always mark files that must be opened in an external program with an icon. Many sites host PDF files, and less commonly, DOC files, that must be opened in Foxit Reader and Microsoft Word/OpenOffice, respectively. These files should be marked with an icon representing the file type, and a link to download the appropriate viewer if the user does not have it.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that creating a website costs thousands of dollars. For each pricey, popular, useful web design tool, there exists one of equal usefulness that costs less. Sometimes the free and open sources for web design software, will give you very similar results. Using open source programs can lead to a lot of savings.
And so from that clumsy beginning, making use of the product, and working on it when I had the time, and completely at my own pace, I managed to learn the rudiments of web designing. I borrowed books from the library to supplement my knowledge. I learned basic html language, color notations, picture editing and other simple steps. The websites that I created were so very crude.
All three companies offer trial versions that you can download and use for a month and, as far as I could tell, they were all full working versions. To say ‘point and click’ is really an understatement, because these three programs are so easy to use, it’s more like just playing around in Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.
Selecting the right template for your site is key. With website building sites offering such a large selection of templates tailored for businesses, portfolios, bands and events, it is important to consider the one that will format your content appropriately.
Adding widgets to connect to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook will not only look smart and dynamic but also show visitors that you are aware of networking sites and are already active in promoting your business on the internet.
The line-height property sets the distance between lines. Make sure that when designing your website, you take line height into consideration as you want your pages to look correct across multiple screen resolutions, not just the one that you are designing it on.