Template-based Web Designing
Site Studio 6 from Effective Studios is a Web designing tool that comes into an arena dominated by Adobe’s Dreamweaver. It therefore has a lot to prove.
During installation, a video tutorial along with a voiceover is provided to explain some of the features. The interface of the program is pretty decent, with big icons on the toolbar.
You can create a Web page using one of the ready-made templates. The previews and the templates are hosted on the Net, so there is some waiting time involved. The problem, of course, comes in when there’s no Internet connection available.
Text styles can be altered, and new ones can be created from scratch. You can add external images into the library of Site Studio 6. Images can be resized for the Web before importing. Multiple colour schemes for projects are available to choose from. If you aren’t pleased with the results, you can manually select colours for the various elements of your site.
There is no way to view the source for your Web pages; modifying the source has to be done using an external editor.
The documentation has plenty of images and steps. You can choose to upload created pages or sites to an FTP server or to a local disk with a click of a button.
The entire program is set around templates, so you don’t have to do the dirty work of coding. It’s therefore very simple software in terms of features, and that’s what makes it easy to use—even those who just use word processing software will feel right at home. The price, however, isn’t very simple: Site Studio 6 Pro is priced at $389 (Rs 17,500). In comparison, Dreamweaver retails at $399, for which you get a lot more, but with a lot of added complexity as well. Site Studio 6 Pro would then be best suited for when what’s needed is software that is quick, hassle-free, and requires no knowledge of—or experience with—Web designing.
Performance : 3
Features : 2.5
Ease of use : 3.5
Value for Money : 2.5
Overall : 3
Contact : Effective Studios
Phone : NA
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.effectivestudios.com
Price : $389 (Rs 17,500)