The Best Resources for Creating Incredible Weebly Websites
There are so many amazing resources out there, but the problem is they're very hard to find. We've outlined the best resources we've come across for creating Weebly websites.
As a fulltime web designer, these are some of the resources that have helped me personally. I use Weebly for some projects where customers want to edit their own websites. The resources that I 've outlined below have helped me greatly.
NOTE: In each title is a link. Click on the link to visit the website.
1). Luminous Themes - www.luminousthemes.com
You may have seen these folks before. They create high quality premium Weebly themes. They are by far the best resource for creating Weebly websites, because they sell Weebly themes that impress and are packed with features. Their themes are very well priced ($29 USD or so) and look incredible. All of their themes are also responsive, meaning that they are mobile friendly. This is important because it not only improves the experience for your mobile visitors, but it also helps you rank higher in Google since Google favors responsive websites.
Their themes are very easy-to-use and require no technical skills. All you need to do is pick a theme that you like from www.luminousthemes.com, purchase and download it, then install it into Weebly with just a single click. From there, the theme can be customized just like you'd customize any other Weebly theme.
2). Online Icon Generator - www.flaticons.net
This is an awesome tool! In modern web design, icons are extremely important. They add a sense of professionalism and user-friendliness to a website, and can communicate important aspects to users visually. As such, its important to have .png icons in Weebly. Problem is, many royalty-free icons are very expensive (we're talking about hundreds of dollars).
However, there is a quick and easy solution. There is a website called www.flaticons.net. This is an online icon generator. It has a wide selection of royalty free icons which you can customize right in your browser, then download and upload into Weebly. Plus, they're all royalty-free, so you can use them in any project you'd like!
3). Beautiful FREE HD stock images - www.unsplash.com
Virtually every web designer on this planet has heard of unsplash. Its a website with countless of beautiful, HD stock images which you can add to your website to spice up your designs and add more imagery. All of the images are completely FREE to use for both personal and commercial projects!
It's such an amazing resource that even Weebly themselves use it in their professional image gallery. However, unsplash updates its collection far quicker than Weebly does, so visit unsplash for the latest submissions.
4). Free Online Picture Resize - www.picresize.com
These relates to #3. An idea website is one that loads fast, and a website that loads fast is one that's composed of images that are just the right size. Large images take longer to load. Although #3 (unsplash.com) is an amazing resource, its images are very large (we're talking above 3000x3000), so the image loading times are very high.
However, there is a solution (as always!). There is a website (www.picresize.com) which will automatically and instantly resize your images, as well as add effects. You can also do batch resize where you resize many images all at once.
5). Create Beautiful Graphics - www.canva.com
Canva is an online cloud-based graphics design software. Its completely free, and so are the layouts, but certain images and elements are paid. Its very easy to use, and you'll be making beautiful text-based graphics in no-time. I use Canva for making the images with text on this blog! Canva lets you make fancy Twitter and Facebook headers, posters, blog graphics, inforgraphics, and more!
If you're one of the folks who use the Weebly for iPad app, then you'll be pleased to hear that Canva has a very capable iPad app as well! This means that you can make a fully-featured website on your iPad with the Canva and Weebly app!
So there it is! My top 5 best resources for making Weebly websites. Hopefully, these will help you a ton. They've really helped me in regards to making websites and they're all online-based, making your life a lot easier.