If you want to attempt to
your own web page design, you need to be familar with office software.
If you are, count on it taking at least 100 hours to get reasonably
proficient with web page design software. This assumes you want a professional
looking, sharp design.
The software options worth
looking at are:
Ultradev4 - Macromedia software is used by professionals to help
design web pages. This package includes the web page design component:
Dreamweaver, the graphics component: Fireworks, and Ultradev, for more
advanced interconnection with databases. Use of Macromedia (or at least
the Dreamweaver/Fireworks combination) is recommended.
Frontpage - a cheaper alternative to Macromedia, but with much less
capability, although easier to learn with. It suggests components and
procedures that may not work with non Microsoft systems, where as Macromedia
is more sensitive to compatibility issues.
Good package to start to
get the feel of what is involved.
Dont expect to get
useful manuals with either of these. Best to browse the software books
section and read the user recommendations at Amazon
or look at our book summaries.
If you do not want
to develop your own website, then we can do it for you. Please contact
us to discuss your requirements,
large or small.