While you don’t need to be a professional website designer to build a website on Strikingly, it would help if you dabbled a bit in webpage design to create a unique website and make your page stand out. You want to put your personal brand on your site and make it reflect your own style and image. The best way to do this is to explore the many webpage design tools that can help you turn your free website template into a professional looking online space.
Clueless about mixing and matching website colors together? Coolors.co is a color palette generator that can help you create a color scheme for your website. Upload your logo or an image peg that to start off and this web app can generate a number of different color palettes that you can use for your own site. You can also adjust the colors even more by temperature, brightness and saturation until you’re satisfied with the results. Once you’re okay with the combination, simply input the color palette’s hex code into the styles editor on Strikingly.
Infographics, charts and graphs can be great additions to your website content. These visuals supplement the text content and make it easier to understand. Canva is a good webpage design tool that you can use to create interesting infographics, presentations and website banners. You can even use this tool to create social media image posts because it comes with built in templates that following sizing standards for various platforms.
Here’s a web design tip: customize the social media icons in the color that suits your branding with Strikingly’s Lucky Icons. Simply enter the hex code for your logo colors and generate the most popular social buttons in this shade. You can also use the embedded color picker if you have a different shade in mind.
Here’s another favorite webpage designer resource for web icons. Flaticon features an extensive library of vector icons that you can use on your website. Use them as buttons for the feature list section of your site or as resource for infographic elements. The service features free downloads although you can sign up for a Premium account to get access to even more professional looking icons.
Pexels and Pixabay
If you’re looking for royalty-photos to add to your site, Pexels and Pixabay are good web resources. It has a good selection of images you can use on your webpage design free of charge. One is not necessarily better than the other though as some of the images in their collection tend to overlap. You might find a lot of gems in their galleries if you look hard enough.
Strikingly Website editor
If you’re looking to create a unique website, you don’t really need to look further than Strikingly’s own website editor. It offers a number of webpage designer tools that you can use to customize the look and feel of your site. You can create custom color schemes and upload your own fonts to the editor to reflect your company’s branding guidelines. It also has an integrated image library for popular website icons and dozens of options for stock images that could go on your site. You can also make minor edits to the brightness and contrast you’re using on your website through the editor’s built in image editor. This ensures that your banner image, for instance, does not take away focus from the text overlay.
Feel free to play around with the site editor’s many features. Add a gallery section or two for showcasing photos of your best works. Add custom social media icons to make your website unique. The possibilities are endless.