You probably already know that to facilitate web design work, we can use help software such as Dreamweaver, Frontpage or if you want to free it, you can use KompoZer. These software are usually known as web authoring software. However, to make a beautiful web design, you still need other tools. What I mean is software to manipulate images. Yes, Dreamweaver and his friends cannot manipulate images. What I mean by image manipulation here is to change the image that we will use on the web site, such as resizing, cutting, changing colors or even combining several images to make them look better.
All that can only be done by software that is used specifically to manipulate images. And of course the most likely thing you hear is Adobe Photoshop. Besides Adobe, I’ve also used Macromedia Dreamweaver several times and lately I tried an open source image processing software called GIMP. I try to apply this site. Please look to find out what GIMP can do. Although the filter is not as complete as Adobe, but for beginners is very sufficient.
Well, generally the steps taken when I design a web site are like this:
• Creating web template design drawings using GIMP
• Cut the image according to its area (eg headers, menus, body, footer, etc.).
• Arrange the pieces of the image back on the web site using KompoZer.
• If my web site is a dynamic web site, then the next step is to insert PHP codes into the resulting web site from KompoZer.
If your web page has been completed, you can proceed with the steps to create a web site on the internet.
Ok, hopefully this brief explanation can be useful at least giving an initial description of how the process of designing a web page in general.