There are some awesome website design programs available online and I have just given you a few of the ones I like to use. I hope you find them useful and perhaps you could share in the comments below some that you find helpful.
This page will give you a few ideas to build interest and make your web page more appealing. I hope you find it useful.
With Bensound you can add some royalty free background music. There are a range of musical pieces to choose from and you can set it to play automatically or to continue playing.
Here is a link to Bensound. Bensound
Jaaxy for Keyword Research. I have already written a review of Jaaxy and you can see it on this website. However Jaaxy is a tool you will need to use often when you are writing content. It will help you find the best keywords to get traffic to your site. Jaaxy has a free and a paid version . The other great thing about Jaaxy is that you can earn a little extra income by referring others to it.
If you would like to sign up to Jaaxy , hit this link and you will be on your way Jaaxy
Canva is another awesome tool . It is relatively free to use but some images are copywrited and for those there is a small fee, usually only $1 US. If you don’t pay for the images they may have a water mark on them which is not a good look.
Here is an example of one of my own Canva pieces
You can experiment with different formats, styles of writing and colors. You can also choose to have a background or border or you can leave it transparent as in the third image. Its a lot of fun to play around with and get creative in producing your own spiffy images with text added.
The best way to learn how to use Canva is simply to have a go, pay around until you are familiar with all the little tricks, you will be really surprised at what you can do.
Here is another one I did in Canva, It is so easy to use and if you have a creative bent you can make some amazing banners and posts.
Here is a link for Canva Canva
Sometimes when you are writing about something you have found on the web you may want to take a screen shot of it to insert in your post.
I use Fireshot, because I find it easy to use. There are others to choose from . You simply download the tool and add an extension to your web browser so that it is always there ready to use.
Here s a video explaining how to use Fireshot.
A link for Fireshot: Fireshot
This is another fun tool to jazz up your site and give it a little more life.
Here is a sample of what you can do with Flaming Text. This is excellent for creating a stand out logo for your site
Logo Design by FlamingText.com
Everybody loves music and videos with music assigned to them can really enhance the viewers experience.
These are short to the point and great for promoting your website. Here is a sample of a video I made with Promo.
These can be great to use on your header or in a Facebook post.
Here is a link for Promo Promo Videos
Gif mania is a great little tool to sign off on your email ., blog or web page with an animated signature.
You can be creative to work out a signature that aligns with the theme of your post.
- Sign up with gif-mania, it is free but I know they appreciate some support if you benefit from the tools. http://www.gif-mania.net/animated-signatures/
- Choose create signature
- I find it easiest to choose the figurine first then go back and create your text then font and color.
- Click on add to favorites
- A permalink will appear below. Use this as a link for your page or
- download the image and save as a gif image
- Locate where you want it to appear on your page and select add media.
- Choose the gif you have saved and insert into post.
Gif Mania link: Gif Mania
If you have fund anything useful on this page I would really love it if you could leave some thoughts below.
Perhaps you have some other useful tools you could share as well