About 20 years ago the Internet was a fairly unheard of new concept, with quite limited options for the average Joe who wanted to check it out. Even 10 years ago there were still skeptics who though that it wouldn’t be around for very long and they could have not been more wrong had they tried it on purpose. The Internet’s become the go-to place for everything, from cooking recipes and knitting patterns (although, in all fairness, you can do the latter in Excel just as well) to plans for world domination and bomb making. It’s a wealth of knowledge and product available for anybody with a stable connection to look up and everyone and their grandmother is using it. It’s the newest drug to hit homes and mobile devices and, just like a drug, once you’re hooked you need more and more to get your fix.
On the other hand, this content didn’t just spawn itself and it took what became an industry to put it out there. Websites sprouted like mushrooms after a rain and from the get-go there were guidelines for what to do and what to avoid. No decent developer would ever create a website that’s full of glitter and fat ponies for a corporation that sells accounting software unless the client requested it and was a 12 year old girl, a highly unlikely scenario.
Building websites has become an art, with sought-after artists who deliver stunning work but also charge accordingly and some companies or individuals couldn’t afford it. The need for a tool to create simpler designs arose. And then another. And another. The downside was that they were still rather on the complicated side and required some previous knowledge but this has since been resolved, the tools have had a lot of the functionality subsumed into widgets that users could choose to have or just let them in the virtual shed.
Right now there are two options available for someone who needs to have a project online for others to view. The costly route of hiring a web developer and somebody to program the back-end of everything, guaranteeing a quality return for the investment or taking the low-budget, ‘scenic’ route of creating it on your own and being able to see exactly what goes where.
A website builder that you could use is Imcreator, one of the most recently launched sites that can help in creating a site in a short period of time and with decent results. As it proves, it’s a very user friendly tool, with features that could be used not only by web designers, but also by someone who doesn’t have any clue about programming or web design.
Build your own website using Imcreator involves 3 steps:
- select a template from the ones already available;
- customize it anyway you want, depending on the purpose of the project and the material available – texts, photos, videos, all with just a few clicks;
- put it out there by pressing the Publish button.
Getting the hang of it seems to have never been so easy and, at the end, if you’re good, you can have twice the return for your time investment: a website you like and a first-hand look in the belly of the online beast.