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40K Professional Designers Are Disturbing The Web Design Industry. Here’s How They’re Doing It (sponsored)

by chris

on January 29, 2014

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The traditional way of creating a unique website involved two steps:

First, the client would hire a designer and ask them to design the website in some software, typically Photoshop. The designer designed that graphics as per the instructions of the client. The advantage of using Photoshop and working with an image is that if anything goes wrong, it can easily be fixed.

Second, the client would then need to hire a developer who would convert the image into a living and breathing website. The developer would write the code, make any final changes necessary, set the links live, buttons, hover effect, etc.

Developers take a big bite out of the pie as they are usually paid higher than most designers. Plus this can be a long and tedious task and generally consumes most of the profit.

Webydo

is shaking up this old model of design and develop by putting the designer front row center.


 

Webydo is a high quality web design platform that allows professional designers to create HTML websites, without writing a single piece of code. Using this online software, designers can create & manage an advanced HTML websites with a friendly built-in CMS for the website owners. Webydo is built by designers, for designers, and uses an intuitive design platform with Photoshop-like features, keeping the designer in mind the whole time.

Webydo offers an abundance of premium features, discussed below, we’ll go into more detail about what’s setting this unique website builder apart from the rest of the market.

Focusing On The Design

Webydo lets designers focus on what they do the best – the creative aspect of website design, while Webydo will do what it does the best – generate a W3C validated code. This means that while the designer is designing their website in Webydo, the system will automatically keep generating the code in behind the scenes. Therefore, designers are completely independent and won’t require the assistance of a developer to produce the code, since Webydo does it for them.

When the design is completed, the designer can quickly publish the design along with the code, so the designer and client can enjoy the final product live online.

Cross Platform

The code generated by Webydo is cross platform, responsive based. This means that your website will run equally on any and all devices whether it be on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. In the present day, this is increasingly more necessary. Statistics have shown that the number of people who own a smartphone are greater than the number of people who own a toothbrush! You don’t want to miss out on these millions of users, do you?

Professional Design Features

Webydo offers designers advanced features so they can intuitively begin their creative process without a hitch. Offering professional features such as the grid generator, smart
guides and snapping, layers window, text caption for images and galleries, the ability
to design sophisticated forms, set corner radiuses and other elements’ properties such as fill, shadow and stroke open up the creative window for designers to run wild.

The image above below some screenshots taken from a site created with Webydo.

E-commerce

Webydo allows for an easy integration of the Ecwid e-commerce widget, which is the new and mobile friendly solution that’s capable of accepting payments from a wide variety of merchants, with a lot of stock control, media rich category and descriptions of products. This e-commerce feature provides the designer with complete flexibility to let her creativity shine and so that she may design high quality online shops for her clients.

Roadmap development is being determined by a 40k community of professional designers

The development of Webydo’s features is decided by Webydo’s devoted community of designers. Designers are actually setting the roadmap for development. Webydo states that they believe in radical democracy and want their designers to own the platform and shape Webydo’s future. Following the request of the designers, more features are added and voted on directly on the Participate page, where Webydo’s team takes these suggestions and makes them a reality for their designers.

Go and check the site out, try and

design a website

with it and let me know what you’re thoughts in the comments below.

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