Overview

In the past, programmers were so important that web designers could not do without them. However, this has changed and now, web designers can build websites without necessarily needing the help of web developers or needing any coding skills. This was made possible because of web design softwares, also known as web builders.

What is a Web Design Software?

Also known as web builders, web design software is a program that helps amateurs in building websites. There are two main types of web design softwares, classified based on the user’s skill level. There are simple web design builders and professional web design builders.

Simple Web Design Software

These web builders are designed to help you create websites even without any knowledge of HTML or coding in general. Here, there are two main categories; template editors and WYSIWYG editors.

Template editors are pre-designed website skeletons that only need content to be complete websites. This is the best approach to web designing using web builders because it is very easy to use and you can have a ready website in the shortest time period possible. The only shortcoming is that the template is rigid in terms of style and layout.

The other type of simple web design builder is ‘What You See Is What You Get’ (WYSIWYG). This web builder uses almost the same concept as template based websites only that in WYSIWYG editors give users the freedom to design preferred layouts using ‘drag and drop functionality.

Some of the most popular yet simple web design softwares include Wix, Moonfruit, Squarespace among others.

Professional Web Design Software

As the name suggests, professional web design builders are designed to suit the needs of users who have basic knowledge of HTML. This application is ideal for experienced designers and developers who are building new websites from scratch.

With this application, you may choose to use HTML editors like Notepad++ to view and change HTML code directly. These web builders also combine WYSIWYG functions for attractive and aesthetic web designs. Examples of professional web design software include Adobe Dreamweaver, CoffeeCup and so on.