Web design is basically internet graphic design, which means that professional web designers should ideally have experience in both art principles and in some programming principles. This being said, there are some web design software advancements that can make web design more simplified in both aspects. Let’s look at some of the newest web design software available.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
The Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 simplifies the art and technology involved in web design. With tools, templates and tests specifically made for visual website designs, the art and technology meld with intuitive tools. Also an excellent tool, the Live View Navigation allows users to preview the website before publishing. The diagnostic tool available also allows the web designer to test the content for compatibility with browsers and operating systems across the board. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop, the Dreamweaver CS5 has much more flexibility with images uploaded from Photoshop. Also boasting a CSS box model, a web designer using Dreamweaver will be able to use CSS without reading code.
Web Studio 5.0
Another web design software program that may be appealing to a web designer or home user is the Web Studio 5.0. Offering easy page layout, drag and drop applications and video tutorials, the Web Studio 5.0 is very user-friendly. The workspace is clean and intuitive, and the Master Page feature allows users to make changes to the master page that then appear in all of the pages, offering a cohesive website design. Designed more for home users than experienced web designers, the Web Studio 5.0 may be the perfect starting point for a home business or beginning web page designer.
Advancements in web design are making it easier for home users to design a winning website through intuitive, user-friendly tools. As the need for code knowledge and art principals lessens in the future, web design may become even easier in the future.