Review of Artisteer

Here a quick review which will help you to decide whether you should be buying Artisteer or not.

About the software

For those who haven’t heard about Artisteer, let me give a quick introduction. Its a software for designing quick templates for publishing platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Blogger, DotNetNuke etc.

Website : http://www.artisteer.com

Price: $129.95

Advantages of the software

  1. Easy to use
  2. Ready to use templates
  3. Very good designs to choose from
  4. No programming skills or knowledge of CSS or PHP required
  5. Hundreds of designs to choose from
  6. Solves the problem of paying for theme customization for your website

Disadvantages

  1. The price or value for money – Paying $129.95 for just a theme is not feasible
  2. The software is not for one time use. That means its for those who are already in website designing. Thus the advantage of no programming skills or knowledge of CSS of PHP is ruled out. This software just help the developers to automate the process of website development.
  3. Well I don’t know whether its true or not but I did read in many forums that themes designed with Artisteer is slowing down the website. You can search on Google to read about such instances.

Conclusion

I will suggest that the value for money is not good for Individuals. But for developers I say go for it. Again for individuals who want a good design for their website, I think you can get far better design and customized theme for such a price. Again if you like a particular template of Artisteer then you can always get a premium theme or a good theme framework like Thesis or Prototype(Hybrid framework) to look like the Artisteer template. It can be done because I have been doing this conversion for quiet sometime now.