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Static HTML Websites with the amazingly easy to use, BLOCS

Static HTML websites are still around and, in my opinion, they are very very good and also can be extremely eye-candy!

So there comes a time when you get the need to build a simple website with not so much content in it and you'd like to avoid platforms like Wordpress or a CMS in general. In such case, your option is to create what is called a static HTML website. Static means that this site will not contain dynamic parts like an auto-generated blog, or selling capabilities via a dynamic cart, it will mainly contain text, images and other "things" packed around a beautiful shell, all of it being written in and rendered by HTML.

I need to build a static HTML website easily

To do that, you would need to open up a text editor and start writing many many lines of HTML, CSS and JavaScript code to make your website both beautiful and also functional. In our days, you can avoid this "painful" ( at least for the newcomer to web development and design ) process. Tools such as BLOCS can help you avoid this by providing a visual, very easy to use and understand, editor, with drag-n-drop capabilities, which ultimately will build your design into a fully-working, ready to be uploaded website.

Get to know BLOCS

It all starts with a new project, after you install BLOCS and open it up, you can create a new project as shown in the image below and you will then be driven to the next main screen.

So clicking "create a new blocs project" will drive you to the next screen, which is the main screen on which you will start designing your site :

You have a header, a main content area and a footer, as usually, most website designs do. To add an element to your header area, click inside the header area and select one of the available elements to add to your header, which will be repeated onto every page on your website :

In this screenshot, we selected a navigation element which after your add, you can click and configure to your editor's right sidebar. Then you can add the first main content element :

After you add your first main content element, if you hover over the bottom part of it, you will get a blue + button which if you click, you will be prompted to add another main html element. This way you can have i.e. a slider on your homepage and below it a features like or more content-oriented html elements like the ones above. BLOCS provides you with a vast list of options which you can meet in many website designs and at the same time standard across the web right now.

Then you can add your footer elements :

You can then preview your design on your browser and check out how it looks :

For more information you can visit the BLOCS website


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