It high time you  improve your skills in website designing using the best sofwares (both free and commercial ones), visit websites with free java scripts, buttons, Php codes, tutorials and also if possible you can get website templates (It can be for dynamic or Static website) with flash capabilities.

W3Schools.com: Are you interested in designing websites, do you feel your skill is too weak to compete on the market or do you feel you still lack some skills in say html, xhtml or database driven websites? Well your prayers have just been answered. W3Schools website has all the tutorials covering the beginners, mediums and experts in designing the website. Just hit this link w3schools.com and start enjoying.

 

Dynamic Drive website: Well like it goes on their website: “Welcome to Dynamic Drive, the #1 place on the net to obtain free, original DHTML & Javascripts to enhance your web site!” Dynamic drive website has cool scripts that can help you do magic on the website your designing. You can do flashy images, scrolling, photo galleries, cool navigation menus and many more. Of recent the best thing I like on this site is creation of favicons. Well if you don’t know FAVICON : those are small images that appear on top of your browser say when you open up www.yourictmagazine.com the image that appears on the left in the address bar.

AAA Button website: This is another website with exciting tools that can help you design buttons for links within a second. What you need is your sense of style, color match for the website and a summary of words to use as links from the content you have. Check it out for more details AAA Button.
Though I personally prefer java script links or text links than buttons since internet in Africa is still for begging.

Contact Form: Am sure some of you get problems creating client’s contact form. Well with telepro.co.uk website you can fill in the fields that you what to appear in your form and then download the codes and just insert them into your website as per instructions on the website.

Notepad ++: This can has better fuctions than your notepad on the computer. It is open source software. See this “Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.” So download NOTEPAD ++ it and start using.

Macromedia suite: Well this comes with Dreamweaver (designing websites), Fireworks (editing and cropping photos, images), Flash (making flash images) and many more other tools but sofar these are the useful tools. I have to warn you about these softwares, you must have some bucks to acquire one. Visit Adobe products.

Front page Software: This comes from our dear Microsoft. It is old schools software but guess what it still produces brilliant and flourishing websites. Get a demo and try it out if you love it then buy it.

Joomla: Are you in love with CMS websites, you want to try out one but you don‘t know where to start from? Well just hit this button    and download yourself an Open source Joomla Content Management Software (CMS) and start designing a dynamic website today. Personally I use it its really lovely.
You can get tutorials on how to use it.  . If you still face problems just post your questions in our forum we shall be more than happy to help you.

Drupal: Another free and open source Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP that your can download and start using to design dynamic websites. Visit the Drupal website for more details:

Website templates the choice is all yours. Check out some of world’s free website templates like OSWD (Open Source Web Design) and some nicely designed for money. Try Gavicpro .
Incase you need more info on cool tools to use to design your first website. Drop us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Join the ICT Magazine and start posting questions in the forum.