I would highly recommend Freeparking and their CreateASite web builder tool. I personally had not had any web design experience, and this was my first time using this particular software and designing a site from scratch. I found it very easy once I familiarised myself with the software. The site is not live until you are happy with it, so playing around with layouts and images is easy. If you are comfortable with the Microsoft suite or getting around other software packages then you should have no problems designing a site, it's really easy as there were lots of layouts and formats to pre select from. The hard work is really in the text content itself - this site makes the design and layout aspect itself easy and even offers some options for text content to get you started.
One of the best things I found with this whole experience was the support from the help desk. I had a couple of questions and the assistance was excellent and thorough. I was having issues through a fault at my own end, however the support desk continued to patiently work with me until I had it resolved. As many of us know, we can find it very frustrating when something doesn't work how we think it should! But the support I received helped minimise my stress. I also found it very easy to change things and alter the layout etc - I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to layout and visual consistency with formatting etc. Having a professional looking site is important for a business image, and I found this site excellent for getting our site to a professional looking level that I was comfortable using.
When the North Shore Vintage Car Club needed to upgrade their website, the key was to find a system that was flexible, easy to use, affordable and also provided a good looking, user-friendly site. Freeparking offered that and their CreateASite system was the perfect tool for the job.
With an intuitive interface, easy image handling and text editing and simple step by step instructions, the new site was created quickly and is now able to be administered by people with little technical knowledge. The site looks great, is always up and has received very positive feedback.
Paul Janssen (BSoc Sci Hons)
I found CreateASite very easy to use, very easy to get a professional web site appearance from using the tools provided. I was able to upload my own pictures easily, it did not take me very long to build the site and I am very pleased with the results, I would defiantly recommend it to people starting their own business or thinking of having a new web site for an existing business. Customer help/service is only a phone call or an e-mail away if needed.
Nick Searle MIPENZ (Struct), AMIStructE(UK), MTDS, MNZSEE, IEng (UK), CPEng
Freeparking delivered a website solution for our business when we had a very short timeframe and a small budget. Picking a suitable website template was easy with so many appropriate options available. Uploading imagery, content and deciding on colours was smooth sailing and we had our website up and running within a week. We are very happy with the result and will always consider Freeparking for future website solutions.
CreateASite was really simple to use. I loved having a big choice of colours and design elements - and even though I was using a template, I've ended up with a site that looks unique and original, with great functionality. It's an easy way to get an online presence without the designer fees!
The ‘Create-a-Site’ couldn’t be simpler to use. The choices are simple and clear. I found the tools easy to figure out and work with. Loading and placing images similarly was an intuitive process – just point, click and it’s done. I completed the initial design in about four hours; writing and fine tuning the words took a little longer, but the editing and changing was as easy as working in regular documents. I’m really pleased with the result, and with the fact that I can duck in and make a couple of changes as and when I want to.
The people on the end of the phone at Freeparking gave me a couple of good hints when I spoke to them – specifically saving me money as I had been advised I needed to make the site ‘mobile friendly’. Guess what – it already is with ‘Create-a-Site’.
All in all I’ve got just the amount of control over the website content and control that I want, and can change almost anything at the click of a button.
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