Our Web Design Tools

Dreamweaver and Photoshop are
our preferred website design tools

In today’s fast paced business world, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is our tool of choice for creating web pages. Although we could write your website’s code manually, Dreamweaver enables us to quickly design a unique website for your business in a matter of hours, not weeks.

Dreamweaver CS5 not only enables us to create editable templates, the software uses web standard HTML and CSS coding and enables us to work in “live view” mode, as well as check for browser compatibility and code verification throughout the design process among other fantastic features.

If you need us to redesign or complete a website you have already started and the web pages were not created using Dreamweaver, we will start from scratch using Dreamweaver.

Unless you have a content managed website, when adding new content or making minor changes to your web pages, we prefer to edit your website offline and upload the updated files. However, if we need to make online edits of your content we use Adobe Contribute, the editing tools provided by your web host or we make changes via the file manager in your control panel.

Our tools of choice for creating graphics for your website are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. For many website designers, the tool of choice is Fireworks. However, the benefit of using Photoshop and Illustrator is that, in the long term, we can save you money.

When we create artwork for your website, PhotoShop and Illustrator enable us to create or artwork that can also be used for print. This means we can easily use them to create a banner sign or any other print material to match your website. The time we save in not having to recreate your print graphics from scratch is passed on to you as a cost saving.