WebEasy Professional 9 couldn't have been more aptly named, as this website creation software enables you to create dynamic, professional webpages for personal and professional use with total ease. Page layout and navigation is patterned after Microsoft Office applications such as Word and PowerPoint, which many of you are more than familiar with. This TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award recipient is the best website creation software because of its incredibly clever and familiar layout and because of the features and tools included with this website design software.
This web software is easy to use (very easy to use) while still yielding powerful results (very powerful results). You will be able to connect with your customers, family and friends all over the world by creating a site that is accessible to them, with features that are specifically for them, without ever needing to know any kind of programming code.
If you are creating a website for eCommerce reasons, or just for family and friends to see what is going on in your life, WebEasy Professional 9 has the features and tools you need.
This web creation software features many social media integration opportunities, including placing a photo album from your Picasa or Flickr accounts, adding Facebook and Twitter widgets and even adding a Google Map directly to your page. In the main page header, you will see the "Insert Object" tab. This opens up a world of possibilities and connection ideas. In addition to the WebWidgets, you can also add animations, suggestion or help forms, eShop gadgets, such as a calculator, payment calendar, shopping cart and PayPal payment options.
Small-business owners looking to sell merchandise online are sure to appreciate this website creation software’s eCommerce functions. WebEasy Professional provides shopping carts, secure payment processing and integration with PayPal. In addition, the software can help you generate webpages that are compatible with eBay.
WebEasy Professional offers a nearly perfect feature set that allows you to completely customize your site. You can add and delete pages, change links, insert text and alter colors on the site. Moreover, you can edit text directly on the page or replace it by pasting in text. There's nothing more embarrassing than finding a glaring grammatical error on your webpage. Help prevent mistakes by using the built-in spell checker. You can customize your settings and preferences. If you work with technical jargon that may be unfamiliar to a spell-checking tool, you can add your company's terminology to the checker's dictionary.
This software boasts comprehensive multimedia support, meaning you can add audio, video, animation and flash to your site just by accessing the Media Gallery. This web design software also offers convenient automatic file backup, search and replace functions and page transition effects. The latter feature allows you to create special types of fade-ins or fade-outs that appear as visitors arrive on and leave a particular webpage.
This website creation software has drag-and-drop functionality to enhance usability. This function allows you to drag photos, animations, forms, background textures and other enhancements directly from their gallery folders to your webpage. We also love the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface. The WYSIWYG acronym is widely used to describe an application that displays content during the editing process exactly as it will appear when it's complete. The web software automatically generates HTML code that will display your site as you want on all standard web browsers.
WebEasy Professional is one of the few website creation applications we reviewed with built-in "assistants" that help you accomplish specific tasks, such as adding multimedia objects or custom scripts. The SEO Assistant function is among the most powerful. You can enter metadata and strategically place keywords by page, setting up alternative HTML text and adding image tags, all of which will help drive traffic to your site.
Whether you are making your very first website or have extensive web design experience, WebEasy Professional offers web design tools for both advanced and beginning users. With hundreds of templates for businesses, recreation, home and personal use, this web creation software provides customizable templates that are suitable for virtually any type of site and user level. Premade templates allow you to create a site without ever having to write HTML or complicated design code.
The WebEasy application is equipped with more than 600 templates that you can customize according to your design aesthetics and social media connections. Aside from business-themed templates, there is also an array of templates ideal for club, team, non-profit, school and home use. If the majority of your site subscribers are viewing your site on their mobile and smartphone devices, WebEasy 9 has over 20 templates for you to choose from that are specifically designed for mobile viewing.
WebEasy Professional delivers all the graphic imaging tools we look for in website creation software with one exception: a thumbnail creator. The ability to create thumbnails is useful because you can place smaller versions of large images on pages where space may be limited. When a visitor clicks on the image, they can expand the image to its original size.
While it may not have a thumbnail creator, this website creation application does offer an impressive image library brimming with hundreds of images that you can use on your site. If the library doesn’t have the image you’re looking for, you can access additional images from an online gallery. You’ll also find a versatile cropping tool and the ability to resize photos without distorting them.
WebEasy has brilliantly designed the user interface to resemble Microsoft Office's familiar layout. Microsoft Word is the inspiration behind the home screen panel; the editing, object insertion, media library, clipboard, text options and more are all grouped similarly to Word's organization structure. The page navigator is comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint. Like PowerPoint, you can be working on one specific page, but you can also see every other page you will be working on located on the left-hand side of the page. At any time, you can easily navigate away from the main page you are working on, zoom in and out to get a closer look at your work, or see the page as a whole concept.
Patterning the home panel layout and page navigation after Microsoft applications that we use daily is an absolutely genius idea. Although we had never used this particular website creation software before, we were able to find various elements quickly and easily because we use similar applications every day.
Adding YouTube videos to any of your web pages is another favorite feature, not just because it is an excellent way to show new products or help tutorials, but because of how easy it is. You can add the video box to your site and change the size and shape to make it fit with your web design. Then, simply copy and paste the video's ID, which is usually located in the URL. Such an easy process, but one that will add impact to your site.
The website creation tool comes with an interactive tutorial that can be accessed at any time directly from the interface for instant help regarding a specific topic. You can also access online tutorial videos and a help and support section, which covers a large range of topics. We are a little surprised to find that Avanquest, the maker of WebEasy, uses a third-party provider, SoftCity.com, to host their online support options. According to the Avanquest website, however, "official Avanquest Software staff monitor posts, reply to questions and maintain all the support information on SoftCity.com." On this alternative website, you can search commonly asked questions in the FAQs section, or create your own question. You can also enter questions in the email contact form, use the technical support phone number or access live chat support.
Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in web design, WebEasy Professional 9 is easy, effective and efficient website creation software. The software seamlessly bridges the gap between ease of use and advanced, customizable features. With its intuitive screen controls combined with easy-to-follow tutorials and a WYSIWYG platform, WebEasy Professional constitutes excellent website creation software.
Web Easy Professional has an easy-to-use WYSIWYG user interface.
You have to navigate to another site to access help and support options.
WebEasy Professional 9 has intuitive features and great social media connectivity that will appeal to professional and inexperienced users alike.