OverviewBefore making my website, I must first researchseveral website creators in order to choose the bestoption.I selected three website creators: Weebly, Webs, WixI will analyze aspects like how easy it is to use the site,what sort of effects I can create, the appearance andmany more.I decided to do this because then I would be able tounderstand a bigger range of web tools and also allowme to create a better website after.
1) Weebly The first website I tried was “Weebly”. I created a free account. My first impression was that it was very user- friendly and I learned to navigate around the website quite fast. It is also free to use.This website I also watched this video It was very easy to sign up, all I neededcreator is also before starting and it was my email address and a password.free to use. was fairly easy to follow. The process was also fast.
I then selected a website name. I named it: http://shoppinghongkong.w eebly.com (This is a sub domain under Weebly) I really like this toolbar Weebly created for users to edit their website. It is definitely user-friendly and everything is organized in categories so navigation is quick and easy. I can add the features I mentioned in my objectives. (e.g.This is the main editing web Photos, videos etc.)tool on Weebly.
For anexperiment, Idecided tocreate the mainbanner of thewebsite. Weeblyallowed me tosimply insert aphoto into thebox.
Overall Comments on “Weebly”1. My favourite aspect is the editing of the website because the toolbar is very easy to use and efficient.2. The themes provided from the website is also very diverse.3. The navigation of every page on the website is organized well so this allows it to be user-friendly too.4. A disadvantage is that sometimes the “box layouts” are slightly restricting to users. You may have to stick to the box constraints (i.e. like when I was inserting the picture)
Once again, it is free Similar to Weebly, theto create and use the creation of the websitewebsite. 2) Webs was very easy.Second, I tried to use “Webs”. At the first stage, it was still very easy to use so I found itsimilar to Weebly. I was attracted to try using “Webs” because it mentioned that thewebsites look professional which is one of my objectives.
Unlike Weebly, you select different pages to edit “Webs” also has a usefulseparately. This is good as everything is kept tidy but it can toolbar that is user-also become overwhelming as you have to save separately friendly.too.
One of the aspects I foundvery useful from “Webs”was the widgets I could add.There was a huge range oftools I could add. Forexample, Subscribing to thewebsite, music players,search bars. Clear sidebar and headings Although I liked many aspects of “Webs”, I really did not like how there would always be an advertisement at the top of my website. This immediately distracts my users and does not give off a professional image.
Overall Comments on “Webs” 1. The web tools provided are useful and diverse. 2. In particular, the widgets provided will help make my website more interactive for users. 3. The pages are edited separately therefore, it can be more organized. 4. Unfortunately, I strongly dislike how an advertisement is placed as the header of my website. This is not attracting to my users and appears unprofessional. These are two exact opposites of what I previously stated in my objectives.
Like the previous twowebsite creators, 3) Wix Unlike“Wix” is also free to the otheruse. two websites, “Wix” allows you to edit by dragging and dropping. I thought this would be more user- friendly so therefore, I decided to try using it.
The editing tool pops up as a new window, allowing you to preview you website well. Immediately, you can publish and advertise your website through social networking sites like facebook and twitter. This is very useful asThe best aspect I found about “Wix” was I can reach athat resizing and moving photos was very broader rangesimple and quick. It was a great web tool. of users faster.
Out of the websites, “Wix” toolbar seems to be the most simple and plain. However, contrary to what I thought, Simple editing was very it was not clear but harder aspects actually very like widgets were not. user-friendly as I found it difficult to find all the features I needed.Pages were editedseparately but stillunder the sametoolbar. It becamequite complicatedwith all thedifferent arrowsand sub-sections.
Overall Comments on “Wix” 1. The “dragging and dropping” feature is very useful when inserting and editing photos. 2. However, the toolbar is confusing for users as you only get simple features presented clearly. Multimedia like videos and maps are harder to input. 3. It is beneficial that “Wix” is closely linked to popular social networking sites like Facebook.
Conclusion & Final Choice Now that I have finished researching three different website creators, I will now base my final choice on the analysis done in this PowerPoint. Although I liked aspects from all three, I believe the most user-friendly website creator is “Weebly”. I can edit freely with the toolbar and I also discovered several forms of multimedia which I can add. (E.g. Google Maps, which is very important to my tourism website) I also felt that “Weebly” would help me achieve many of my objectives. For example, bright colours, pictures, specific layouts for each page, good navigation, professional.