This week I was contacted by a business owner who wanted me to make their Joomla website template responsive. I took one look at the code to realize that it had been made with Artisteer. What gave it away? Code-bloat… and the fact that the original creator had used his name in the CSS tags.
And then today, a question was raised on Linkedin… “Who uses Artisteer to build templates?” The responses have been interesting to say the least, and prompted this post.
“… Web design automation product blah blah blah…”
The Artisteer website boasts the following:
“With Artisteer YOU immediately become a Web design expert, editing and slicing graphics, coding XHTML and CSS, and creating Web Design Templates, Joomla templates, Drupal themes, WordPress themes, DotNetNuke skins, and Blogger templates all in minutes, without Photoshop or Dreamweaver, and no technical skills.”
I couldn’t resist adding my own 2 cents: