“Website Design is Thinking Made Visual“
It doesn’t matter what type of business you are running or the size of your company, you need a website. People will consider your business as a loyal one when you have a professional website for your business. Designing a website is not that much risky task.
You don’t have to be a coding expert. Nowadays, websites are inexpensive and easy to build. Elementor is a WordPress plugin available for building a website using visual drag and drop editing. In this article, let us see how we can use Elementor for effective website designing.
The free version of Elementor is available with WordPress which has powerful features required to build a website. It includes more than 25 widgets in free version.
Visual Drag and Drop Editor
Elementor offers an easy to use drag and drop widgets. You can build a completely functional website without touching a single line of coding. Here, you will see what exactly shown in your live website page, so designing made easy.
You can pick the widget like heading or image which you want to use in your design and drag it to the section you want. Then you can edit the text by clicking it on the screen and start typing. Editing and Customizing can be done with three tabs provided on the left column when you click on a widget.
- Content – for choosing the content of the widget, i.e. photo if it is an image widget, etc,
- Style – for changing the style of your widget, i.e color of text if it’s a heading or text editor, etc,
- Advanced – for advanced design customization like using an html code, etc.
For positioning and spacing between widgets, use columns and sections – margins and padding options.
Your design is responsive by default, but if you want to customize, you can also optimize it for different devices like tablet, mobile.
You can customize the typography settings, margins & padding, column and section setting separately for each device. You can use the preview setting for seeing how your design looks across various devices like desktop, tablet and mobile.
Templates and Blocks
You can design a complete website based on your creative thought or you can pick a template from library files and start editing it. Elementor offers you templates designed by professional web designers. If you want to pick a template, click on the library icon. Here, you can see three categories namely blocks, pages, my templates.
- Pages – A complete page design, you can pick and add your contents.
- Blocks – These are the individual sections, you can pick individual sections like about your company and add your contents. Finally, you can reassemble your sections.
- My Templates – Here, you can see the templates if you have created anything on your own.
You can also create a template on your own. You can design theme parts like footer, header and assign them to selective pages or entire site.
Website is not just for showing your business profile to the people. It should also help you to collect their information. For example, if you need an email list for marketing, you have to collect it from them. It can be easily done with form widget. You can use different fields like phone number, email, message. It also provides integrations to connect your form to services like Mailchimp, Hubspot,etc.
With Elementor plugin, you can also use codes for bringing the design. You can insert your code in the custom CSS section given as shown below.