Website Creation Tools
Its easier than ever to create a really nice website without going crazy. You might not even need a web developer! Here are the tools that I use to work efficiently and create better websites. I hope that this helps someone else.
WordPress – More than 25% of websites on the internet are using it. I started using it in 2004 and it speeds up the process and allows even non coders to create a quality website pretty quickly. WordPress is free, you can download WordPress here.
There is so much to learn about WordPress.
There is a great free manual on using WordPress that you can download at Easy WP Guide that I highly recommend for those of you who like to have a book to follow.
Genesis Framework – I LOVE Genesis framework. It is a great way to start using WordPress professionally. The code is safe and secure and they keep up with WordPress upgrades. Genesis is $59.95 and you can get Genesis Framework here.
Studio Press Themes – Because they look good and allow me to put up a nice website quickly. I purchased a developer’s license a couple of years ago and it was one of the best investments I have made. Check out StudioPress 101 here.
Beaver Builder – Its only been about a year or two that I’ve been using Beaver Builder as I was kind of resistant to using a page builder. I felt like I was cheating! But Beaver Builder creates really clean code and has so many nice features, now I don’t know what I’d do without it. There is a free and paid version, I recommend the paid one but you can try it out on their demo site. Check out Beaver Builder here.
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