When I hear of a product built to suck the creativity out of my job, I usually scoff and try to hate it as much as humanly possible. But, when Mr. Write (aka Steve Morgan) turned me on to a piece of software called Artisteer, I decided to hear him out.
Artisteer is an automated web design product that instantly creates unique website templates and blog themes. With the single click of a button, you can have a fully designed site in about 2 seconds. While Artisteer does take the guess work out of designing a website, it is still not a sure fire solution to a great website experience.
Content is still king and if a visitor can’t navigate your site and find what they are looking for, what’s the point? As the old saying goes, “You can’t polish a turd.” But, Artisteer can come pretty close. : )
All jokes aside, I think Artisteer is a great tool for someone getting started with web design, or even a seasoned designer, just looking to kickstart the creative process. I could see myself using Artisteer to gain inspiration for a design or even crank out a quick design for a friend or family member.
It is available for Mac or PC and supports Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke, and Blogger driven sites. At $129.95, Artisteer is a steal, especially for the content it creates and the number of platforms it supports. Still skeptical? Test drive Artisteer for yourself and let me know what you think of it.