VANCOUVER — A year ago, I spent most of my time writing about how you can build a web site with a handful of well-designed, clean HTML and CSS files, and I loved it.
Now I’m a fan of the new, slick “Vancouver” web design package, which is designed to help designers navigate the ever-growing web landscape.
It includes several of the most popular web development tools, and includes some freebies like a free copy of Adobe Illustrator.
You’ll find the VWC package on the VANCOM website, where it is listed as a free download, and you can get it for $19.99.
It is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and ChromeOS, with other platforms to be added in the future.
I think this package is fantastic, and it is a great example of how to leverage your own expertise to create a more attractive and functional web site.
You can add images from your favorite photo hosting sites, or use them as your logo, or even add some fonts and a logo.
You might even want to add a splash page to your site that displays a picture of a person with a heart.
One of the key features of this package, as I’ve said many times, is the ability to save your pages as PNGs or GIFs.
If you want to save these as vector files, you can do that as well, but you’ll be missing out on many of the best-known image formats.
You’ll also get the following features: One free Adobe Illustration license for you to use as your design assets; A free copy and unlimited license to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of applications, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and other products, including the popular photo editor Inkscape.
An online video tutorial with examples on how to create and use the package’s built-in web design tools, including Illustrator and InDesign.
It’s great to have that online, as you can access it on your own website, and also through the Vancom website, or from the VBC app for Android and iOS.
You will need to register your account on the website, which I recommend you do, but it’s free and it’s easy to do.
Free access to the following services: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrators, Inkspot, InVision, Illustro, Ingrid, InviStudio, Kuler, Triton, Trebuchet, Inking Studio, VLC, and the VBAC website.
A list of popular websites, including Google and Twitter, to keep you updated on the latest news on the city and region.
Two free copies of Adobe Photoshop CS6, the latest version of the professional software, and a free Adobe Acrobat Reader (for Mac) or an Adobe Acropolis Reader (Windows) for your mobile device.
Access to Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Illustrations software.
View and edit your portfolio with all the features of Photoshop and Inkspace, plus the ability add new images to your work as you create them.
Customize your website to fit your personal style.
Add a custom header image to your page to stand out from the rest of the page.
Support for all major web standards like HTML5 and CSS3.
Option to save and import images from popular photo hosting and photo editing sites.
Download the new Visual Composer plugin to create, edit and share custom web designs.
More freebies, such as a copy of Photoshop CC, an Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 preview, and Adobe Acrylic CC, and one free copy for your iPad Pro, iPhone, iPod Touch or Mac.
Plus, a free PDF viewer for iPad.
Finally, a number of useful tips on how best to use Adobe Illustrative, Illustration Pro and InVision CC to create custom web pages.
This is a fantastic package for a professional web designer.
The best part is that you can use your expertise and experience to create the most beautiful and user-friendly sites in the world.
If your website doesn’t have any HTML or CSS, but is built around a template that looks good and works well, you’re probably not going to want to buy the whole package, but if you do have the time and money, this is a good way to make your site look good.
I’ve also included a link to the VEC web design packages in my article on the best web design software, which you can download for free.