One of the core, underlying principles of our new version is the need to separate the content – text, images, maps, forms and more – from the styling, and put that styling in the hands of every user more easily, especially when creating a new site. While Photoshop-equipped designers have always been able to swap out themes behind their content, users of our pre-made themes had to choose a theme and got the sample content that came along with it. No longer.
We’ve simplified the new site creation process down to a single screen, where you’ll progressively build up your new site to get you as close as possible to your end site, quickly.
First pick whichever “theme” you want – which will define the overall colour, style, fonts and more. Don’t worry – you can change this theme at any time in the future, without losing any of your content. Even better, most themes will come with a few variations of colours and styling for various sections, and you’ll be able to mix and match colours and fonts as you like.
Then, pick some pre-made pages. We’ve got a library of these available – at first general types (ie, home, about, location) but an increasing number designed specifically for your needs. Choose which pages you’d like to start with – you can add or remove more later – and you’ll be prompted to enter some basic information to customise your site just for you.
Finally, let us know if you’d like to buy a domain for your site, check out the preview, and you’re ready to go.
Check back next week for some more information about editing and styling your site to get it looking just the way you like.