Artisteer is a very easy to use template creation software. Most content management systems are covered under the software, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Blogger, and HTML, in addition to others. What makes Artisteer to simple and easy to use is the fact that it is a completely drag and drop interface, meaning that its user does not need to have any knowledge of coding at all. Artisteer does not only take care of all of the coding work, but it also comes pre-packed with a lot of pre-made designs and templates that you can use 'right out of the box'. You also have the ability to alter these pre-made templates as well, making it very easy to build websites quick.
I first decided to purchase Artisteer back in 2010 when I was beginning to become interested in website development. At that time I was making Joomla based websites, so naturally Artisteer was the best option for my needs. Using Artisteer, I successfully built a couple of websites with Joomla but sort of fell out of favor with it after a while. This all changed when Artisteer 3.0 was released, it was then that I decided to go ahead and start using it again. The upgrade to 3.0 was not free, I had to pay for it, but I am very happy that I did. One of the greatest enhancements that was made to the Artisteer platform in version 3.0 was the changes made to their image and design library. The new options in 3.0 are excellent as well.
- Artisteer creates a new template with the click of a button
- There are many layouts
- The software comes with predefined color schemes
Artisteer is a great Joomla 1.7 and 3.0 template creator. Artisteer 3.0 introduced greater WordPress and Joomla 3.0 template development capabilities, but it also included excellent updates for other forms as well such as HTML. One of the top updates to Artisteer made in 3.0 is the addition of a bigger and better image and template design library. There are so many new images (backgrounds, headers, etc) than before. There is such a great number that you may find it hard to even browse through all of them let alone actually use all of them.
Besides Joomla this software also works with Blogger, Drupal, DotNetNuke and WP.
If you need a tool to make a customized website or blog, than Artisteer is perfect for your needs. If you are still on the fence about Artisteer, there is a free demo available for download. The trial version of the software is unlimited in terms of usage time, but any template or website created with it will have a watermark on them (essentially making them useless). In order to have the watermarks removed, a user must purchase a full version of the program. However this is the perfect way to try out the software and see if it fits your needs.
For webmasters and internet DIY's, Artisteer represents one of the best options out there in regards to website creation software.