I have tried many editors and Web design tools in my many years as a Webmaster/affiliate marketer, and I have to say that nothing comes close to Artisteer.
Since this site attracts so many beginners with little or no web site development experience, it really is a fabulous option if you want to design your own site with ease.
- Numerous design templates and styling options
- Creates a very current, professional template
- Easily exports into multiple formats (WordPress or Blogger blog, static website, etc.)
- Allows you to incorporate your own custom work (header images, background, etc.)
I was blown away by it to be honest. Most design editors are very limiting and leave you with minimal options, but Artisteer actually gives you a ton of different style and color choices for every element of your site (header, sidebar, menu, etc.)
The only drawback is that it produces a LOT of code. So if you want to edit the HTML, PHP or CSS code directly, it can be quite the task weeding through all the syntax.
Nevertheless, it's a great tool for beginners or people who want a fresh, new design for their site without having to know any programming.
Watch an Overview of Artisteer Below...
Note: In order to upload your site after creating it with Artisteer, you will need a domain and web hosting. Learn more about starting your website here.
How to Upload Your Artisteer Template to the Web
If you used Artisteer to create a static HTML site, you'll need to upload that entire folder to your web host. Learn more about uploading/FTPing here.
If you are using WordPress, you need to upload your folder to your themes directory on your web host that is located at yoursite.com/wp-content/themes/.
Now when you login to WordPress, you can go to Appearance >> Themes and activate the new theme.
Here's a video on how to create an actual WordPress theme with Artisteer.
Creating a Web Page From Scratch
If you want to learn how to build a static HTML website (not a blog) without using any software at all, you might want to check out this tutorial where I show you how to build a 2 column site.
If you have Notepad or any text editor on your computer, you can build your site for free and no software is needed. How cool is that?
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