Stiqr is a service that allows you to create entire web pages using simple drag-and-drop. You can create your whole website from scratch, or you can using Stiqr to enhance your existing website or blog. It’s dead simple to use and can be useful for people who have no clue how to create websites as well as advanced web developers looking for a way to spice things up without re-inventing the wheel.
Stiqr™, the industry’s first and only website modification platform-as-a-service, delivers on-demand site editing tools and applications to your site without any coding on your part.
Setting Things Up
The same goes for most other website setups. Just paste the code somewhere near the closing body tag. In some cases, this may require you to use an FTP client to edit your existing page or upload a new page.
Once you’ve pasted the code, the hard work is done. Simply navigate to that page in the browser and hit Shift+F2 on your keyboard. This will start the Stiqr signup process, set your password, and activate your page for editing.
Once you’ve done that, you can add elements to your page using the menu across the bottom. Currently, you can add text, shapes, images, set a background, and insert random blocks of HTML. Just recently, they also introduced the ability to add applications, so you can include someone’s (probably yours) Twitter stream and insert a fancy photo gallery.
Each element or “Sticker” can be resized and dragged around on the page in edit mode. I think this is where the true power of Stiqr comes into play. Putting page elements exactly where you want them is probably the biggest pain when it comes to web design.
Stiqr is free during the beta period, so you might want to sign up ASAP before that changes. Play with the Stiqr demo to get an idea of what’s possible and also check out the extensive two-part tutorial over at MakeUseOf.Category: How-To | Tags: stiqr, web design