Tools for amateur web designers

on Friday,March 11,2011 20:03


It's tough to understand the ins and outs of web design without the right design degree, but even if one hasn't gone to college, it's possible to get a start on any web project with a few simple software programs, according to Business 2 Community.

The first method is marking up screenshots of a certain website with a marker. Print out the page and scribble design ideas out onto the layout in order to better illustrate one's ideas in a tangible way. The tool known as Markup.io is specially designed for this process.

Finding a way to sketch out ideas onto the computer - much like one would ordinarily scribble on a napkin - can be another effective way to get the rough concept down. Framebox.org provides software for amateur web designers who may not have the code but have the big ideas.

Likewise, examining a site's layout can be made easier with Wirify.com, which removes colors, fonts and images from the page and strips it to its bare bones.

Web design is a lucrative field - being able to incorporate interactive media or images can be a great skill that is in demand by many different businesses who are looking to make a website more attractive to customers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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