Expert Web Designers Use Webydo, Here’s Why (sponsored)
If you are a designer searching for a more professional solution on how to create websites for your clients and manage these projects, then we have good news for you. There is a way where you won’t have to jump through loops and take any extra steps in your website design process and production, but simply speak with the client, design and publish. Yes, we are telling you that you can do all of this without having to hire a developer or write a line of code.
Let us know take a moment now and introduce you to Webydo. This professional online website design platform is already being used by more than 50K professional web and graphic designers who have published more than 112K websites to date. The community led design platform is growing at a rapid pace, and is picking up significant media attention for their pro design features, attention to detail and user satisfaction.
Webydo’s software is created in such a way that it will allows designers to focus on their designs, while the platform automatically turns that graphic into a fully functional website. Webydo’s design studio looks and feels something like that of ‘Photoshop’ or ‘InDesign’ so creative professionals will be able to immediately begin working without having to struggle through learning a new platform or feel insulted by a DIY template generator.
Not only being able to create a website, but allowing for designers websites to be completely responsive in nature with cross platform editing and cross browser capabilities, combined with the professional features, sets this website creator apart from the competition. Let’s take a look at some of the unique characteristics of this platform.
Designing Your Website, Getting Started
Webydo lets you design right in the browser with a high quality professional web design features that provide you full control over all the design elements. You can begin with a blank canvas containing no elements and allowing your creative side to take over. You also have the option to begin from one of Webydo’s readymade design inspirations or take one of the basic layouts and adjust them according to your design brief.
Drag & Drop
As I said Webydo is intended for designers to create high quality professional websites for their clients. Hence Webydo has left no stone unturned in making website creation a breeze for designers who don’t know coding or who wish to eliminate this step from the website creating process.
The drag and drop feature of Webydo allows you to drag and drop elements anywhere on the canvas you want and Webydo will ensure that that element appears properly on the website.
Smart guides and snapping refer to the temporary snap-to guides that pop-up when you are moving elements on the canvas. This helps, especially newbies, to know what do different elements mean and where should they be placed for good overall design.
As the element you are moving will approach the corner of another it will snap and stick to it like a magnet. This ensures that the two elements are in perfect sync and the edges of one don’t appear to be higher or lower than the other.
Cross Platform Code
A survey revealed that the number of people who own a smartphone is larger than the number of people who own a toothbrush! Leave the question as to why that is for dentists to worry about.
What you should pay attention to is the fact that if your website is not using responsive design i.e. if it does not respond and adjusts well on different devices then you are losing on millions of users.
The HTML code that Webydo generates automatically is a cross-platform one and is updated to the latest industry standards. This ensures that the website will look well on all browsers (read – Mozilla, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) and all devices (read – iPhone, iPad, Android, laptop, etc.)
Thus Webydo lets you create a responsive website with without jumping through the ringer.
Advanced Design Features
Webydo’s software where designers design websites comes with advanced designing features so that designers won’t find any difficulty in producing what they want on the screen.
These features include a grid generator, smart guides and snapping, layers window, text caption for pictures and galleries, the option to design high quality forms, adjusting corner radiuses and other properties of elements such as fill, shadow and stroke. That should be enough.
Build Your Brand
In order to be known and remembered you need to display your company name and logo in as many places as possible – not only helps with brand awareness, but also to prompt a more professional image.
Webydo lets you achieve that by fully rebranding the system so that you can push your brand identity front and centre. You can add your logo to your client’s login screen, your dashboard, and your online design studio and into your client’s Content Management System or CMS. These things ensure that whenever your client logs into his dashboard he will see your logo which will help your branding.
Finally, we must encourage you to join the design revolution and be part of shaping the future of this design platform by adding your suggestions to Webydo’s Participate page. Here, designers are deciding what should be added next and enjoying as they watch their suggestions turned into a reality.
Webydo is worth checking out. Go and take a look at the website and then let me know what you think in the comments below.
Published February 13th, 2014 by Brant Wilson