Web Design Tips - Creating a Template

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Tips for how to create a website template. If you want to hire a UK web designer, then please Neogain. http://www.neogain.com/

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Web Design Tips - Creating a Template

  1. 1. <ul><li>Web Design Tips – Creating a Template </li></ul><ul><li>Carrying on from ‘the processes of design a website theme or template’, this article goes into detail about some of the areas mentioned in the previous article. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to a hire a UK web designer, please contact Neogain. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Using MockFlow to design the layout. </li></ul><ul><li>MockFlow allows you to quickly put together a mock layout for your website design. It is a feature rich service, which I won’t go into too much detail here. </li></ul><ul><li>However the service has both free and paid options, even the free version is incredibly helpful and is worth using. </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully it will save you time on your next web design project. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Getting started with MockFlow: </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up at their website. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Choose from the various options, such as creating a layout from scratch. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Design the mock layout, which can be simply dragging and drop, then adjusting the size of the components. </li></ul><ul><li>4. You can then export the code to a HTML file. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Now MockFlow is far more than mentioned above, but even for the most basic of mock layouts, you can see it is only a handful of steps, which you can take quickly to produce a HTML file ready for your next stage of designing. </li></ul><ul><li>Using gedit or Notepad++ plus to edit code. </li></ul><ul><li>For linux users there is the incredible gedit and for Microsoft Windows users Notepad++ whichis even more feature rich. </li></ul><ul><li>Both show syntax highlighting, making coding your CSS, HTML, PHP or other code a breeze. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Using your own development server. </li></ul><ul><li>This is often the area novices trip-up over, which is neglecting to setup a development server. </li></ul><ul><li>Often instead using FTP to continuously upload code changes, images etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Hammering your FTP server is never wise, but also is a slower way to design and develop. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Why not check out our server articles to help you? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Windows development server setup’ and ‘Linux development server setup’. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Using the GIMP to edit your images. </li></ul><ul><li>If your wallet doesn’t extend to buying Adobe illustrator or Adobe PhotoShop there are alternative applications you can use. </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps not as feature rich, but for basic web design, software packages such as the GIMP can be a huge help. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Enabling you to easily resize and edit those images such as logos, photos and similar that your client sent over. </li></ul><ul><li>Plus the GIMP is great at helping you optimise your images, making them load faster. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>You will be amazed how just making a few changes to how you design, could speed up your projects, plus improve the overall quality of work. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>If you want to hire a web designer , please consider Neogain. </li></ul>

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