When we would think back to the 90s, we remember the web-development of these times appealed to Flat Designs and visiting a site was strictly aimed at business. Nothing fun at all to keep you hanging on web pages. Unlike building a responsive appealing looking web page to engross your imagination as we have today, flat design was only meant to forward messages and nothing entertaining than the bland text, dull numbers and that’s all!
Below are trendy web trends to jig up your memory.
One thing only we can confidently say of websites today is similarity; all looking alike suggesting they were constructed by the same responsive website builder, but No! It is so because people are able now to arrange their websites thanks to the utilizing of responsive website design builders like WP and Themes.
Below are several patterns that help website similarities:
The use of animation in web building to bring your ideas alive and tell the story has also facilitated making website standout.
Here are types of animations groups:
The applying of active response icons and buttons has improved website UX and interactivity. Clicking the LIKE or social media buttons has vastly improved website responsiveness and engagement with users.
The material design gives your website's environment true life experience.
Modern web building now has to do with responsive design as a main benchmark. It gives the ability to keep your user on a site for conversion and sale. Capacity to have your web pages appear visibly on all internet enabled devices is the major criteria of responsive web development.
The season of web building for techies is over; building a website today is a question of knowing and following established steps as outlined below:
You need a web host to provide you with space to their server to retain your website resources like pages, documents, images required for your web-site.
You need to have at your command a website with an unique name for it, which is termed as a domain name. It's written like - www.yourname.com – and showcases your website address on the internet.
Web planning means making steps and decisions necessary to put up your website, like the kind of site suitable for your business.
Site building involves bringing using a web building tool to create and design a website that is best for your business.
After building by yourself a nicely looking site, it's high time to go live. Publish your website to put it online.
The final and ongoing activity in your site is maintenance: to continiously renovate and refress your site's pages in order to attract and engage more visitors.
Website technology is growing, so are the Design and Development tools; below a few to know.
Many web builders are on the market, but I find the ones listed below as top on my list, including Mobirise.
I have discussed quite a mouthful web building applications, but Mobirise is here to give you relief if you doubt your ability to build a website.
Mobirise is an offline web building tool runs on Windows, Mac, and Androids. It is starter friendly software useful for creating basic websites, landing pages, personal services promotion pages.
Mobirise is a WYSIWYG a bootstrap 3 web building application easy for a newbie to building mobile friendly websites.
Before using Mobirise, download and install a free copy of the software. Go here to download.
After a successful installation, locate and click the application launch icon on the desktop.
Mobirise comes with friendly visual user interface tools called blocks to build your web pages; it’s a pick, drag, and drop tool to create relevant pages.
Mobirise menu is simple, just only a few panels and buttons to navigate and click.
Clicking the addition sign (+) button, on the bottom right side of the screen, pops up the block panel, these blocks help to build your website pages, as you drag and drop. Select your preferred block from the pop-up panel, drag and drop in the work area and adjust accordingly using appropriate block settings.
You can change attributes for each block, like font color, size, and link to another page or website. You can clone existing page to save valuable time when you need an additional page sharing similar attributes.
When you add the pages, they update automatically. After you are have created your first few pages, preview your site in a browser to see how it looks.
After editing creating and editing hit the publish button, in the upper-right part of the screen, to publish your website. There are two choices to publish: either publish to a local folder, FTP server or Google Drive.
The majority of Mobirise users see it as the perfect tool to build their websites; mostly business people who need a minimal website to host their businesses and promote their services.
Using Mobirise comes with familiarity with the application; with time, more improvement will come to improve the application for sweeter user experience. Yea, I can tell that’s the way it goes.