Would you like a new online presence? All you need is an idea, some text and a few images or videos. And Sites, our modular website system.

You can try Sites for 30 days free of charge. Click on ‘TEST SITES’, enter your e-mail address, and you’re done. To start, select a category and sub-category, then define titles and subtitles. Clicking on ‘START SITES’ takes you to the home page. Choose between ‘Standard’ and ‘Expert’ at the top. With expert, you have more creative freedom; however, you should have some prior knowledge about web design. For example, in standard mode, you can select the colors from a pallet; in expert mode, you have a greater selection and are able to define colors using hexadecimal code in conformity with the corporate design. In standard mode, Sites supports you with proven standards.

Designing is easy
Designing the pages is a piece of cake. First, click on the ‘Design/Layout’ tab and select the template you like under ‘Design’. You can choose between more than 100 templates. Once you have selected a template, you can individualize it and adjust the colors and fonts to your style.

Concentrate on the content – and leave the layout to Sites

As soon as the design is clear, attend to the content. Sites suggests a navigation that you can adjust at any time. Roll over the menu item you want to change with the mouse pointer and click on the wrench (edit) or the trashcan (delete). It is just as easy to adjust content and replace images using drag & drop or expand the functionality with widgets. There are more than 30 small programs at your disposal in order to integrate, for example, a photo album, a contact form or different social media platforms.

Finally, you can edit the settings, such as titles, keywords and descriptions, so that search engines can find your website. And with just one mouse click, you can optimize the website for mobile devices, such as smart phones or tablet PCs – which is important since more and more people are surfing on the go.

This is just a short overview. Take a look at the casa-bella-vista.ch website, which our intern designed in just an hour. You, too, can do this – and much more.

Concentrate on the content – and leave the layout to Sites

Sandro Bertschinger

He didn't find computers very interesting for quite some time. An Amiga 500 as a games machine was the high point at that time. Computers began to move into his focus with the advent of the internet and the possibility of building cool websites. In 2001, he crossed paths with an internet company by coincidence.