Thousands of website designers are switching to Showit as their platform of choice. Maybe you’re one of them — or maybe you’re curious about becoming one of them.
If you’re thinking about using Showit to design websites for your clients, you probably have a few questions first.
And for good reason! You don’t want to learn a whole new website platform or content management system (CMS) unless you’re sure that you — and your clients — will absolutely love it.
To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of three common questions website designers ask us about switching to Showit.
As a professional website designer, you’re likely thinking backward from site launch: What will the final website look like, and how will I deliver it?
Some platforms make it difficult to transfer your design over to your client. Not so with Showit! We know how important it is to make your workflow easy from start to finish.
Getting started on Showit is as simple as launching a free trial and using our drag-and-drop editor to begin designing your site. We recommend creating your design under your client’s account by getting contributor access to their account, but transferring a design from your account to your client’s account later on is no big deal. Like any platform, the Showit app can take a little time to get used to, but designers tell us it’s the easiest one they’ve ever used. When your design is ready for review, simply send a preview link for your client to review “live.”
Once you’ve received your client’s approval, delivering the final product is a breeze. To launch a site under your client’s account, all you’ll need is access to their Showit subscription and third-party domain. First, you’ll connect their domain by following our step-by-step process. Then, if your client wants a blog, you’ll simply initiate the blog setup. Our team will take care of the rest! If they currently have a WordPress or Squarespace blog, our team will even migrate their content for them, free!
Alternatively, if you’ve created the design under your own Showit account, you’ll just need to share the design with your client, install it on their account, and follow the same steps to launch. (Note: if you go this route, you’ll want to manually add all project media files to the client’s Media Library, so you both have them available for any future changes.)
Once you’ve launched one client website on Showit, you’ll see just how easy the process is — and wonder how you ever launched a site without it!
We know it can be intimidating to try any new program. After hearing about the ultimate freedom and the stunning designs Showit is capable of creating, you might think it’s too “technical” or “advanced” for you.
But that’s the exact opposite of what Showit was designed to be!
In fact, most website designers who have tried Showit say it’s hands-down the easiest platform they’ve ever used.
So, how do you get on their level?
Thanks to resources like these (and, ahem, the ease of the builder itself), learning Showit is quick and painless — especially compared to the steep learning curve of other web and CMS platforms. You will find that using Showit as a website designer leads to true creative freedom!
The best thing you can do to familiarize yourself with the platform is to simply play around with it and have fun!
Showit is likely only one part of your entire website design workflow. If you’re like most web designers, you use a variety of platforms and processes to make a website from start to finish.
That’s why we’ve created a collection of articles on how to use Showit alongside your favorite design programs, including:
Whatever tools and tactics you use to design websites, you’ll find that using Showit integrates seamlessly into your overall workflow as a website designer.
Our drag-and-drop builder makes it a cinch to recreate your design exactly as you imagined it, including unique experiences on desktop and mobile.
Once the site is launched, you can easily transfer the design to your client’s account (if you didn’t create it there in the first place). Then, it’s just rinse and repeat for your next client!
You can even take your workflow a step further by becoming a Design Partner. This can increase your visibility, prove your expertise, and get you more clients as a Showit designer. Plus, you’ll get connected with our exclusive community of other Design Partners like you.
These are just three of the most common questions website designers ask about using the Showit website and CMS platform as a website designer.
To really get a feel for what Showit is like, why not start a free trial today? You have two full weeks to try it out, and you don’t even have to give us your credit card info.
Got more questions first? Learn more about how website designers bring their visions to life using Showit. Go on, get inspired!
JT is the Designer Community Lead at Showit Inc., a Gilbert, AZ based software company creating easy to use tools for custom website design. He was a professional wedding photographer before beginning his design career using Showit software. JT is married to the love of his life Ashley and they currently share their household with two mostly well behaved golden retrievers, Napa and Sonoma.
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