Your website is the face of your dental practice and usually the first thing a prospective patient sees. If you have the DIY mindset and are looking to build your practice’s website yourself, it might seem like a daunting task.
When building a website for your practice, you may have a lot of questions. – What platform should I use? Where should I purchase a domain from? What is my strategy for SEO? While building your website may seem like taking a giant leap into the unknown there are many free tools that will make the web building process go a lot smoother. Here are 5 free tools you can use today to upgrade your site and make your life a lot easier.
- BeFunky (befunky.com)
BeFunky is a free online photo editing tool that can be used to easily crop, resize and optimize photos. Essentially a free, simplified version of Photoshop, BeFunky allows you to easily resize images for optimum site speed, crop and save images as PNG’s and even enhance lighting and colors of images. You can even add frames, graphics and overlays at the click of a button. BeFunky is a must-have for easy photo and logo edits.
- Unsplash (unsplash.com)
Tired of seeing those cheesy, fake-smile, cringeworthy stock photos so many dental sites overwhelmingly use? Well look no further than Unsplash. Unsplash bring stock photos into the 21st century. Browse thousands of free photos that look like something you’d find on Instagram or Pinterest, not a 90’s infomercial. From nature, to dental, to just some good old fashioned candids, Unsplash has you covered.
- Flat Icon (flaticon.com)
Flat Icon is a free database where you can find an icon for just about anything. Need a tooth icon? Check. Yelp icon? Check. Phone icon? Check. Flat Icon has various artists’ icons and icon collections available at the click of a button. Once you find an icon you like, simply choose the color and the type of file you want to download, and you are on your way!
- Juicer (juicer.io)
Social media is key in this day and age, so having a concise social media feed directly on your website should be a no brainer. Juicer is a free tool that will create a unified social media feed that can be placed directly on your site. You get to choose which social media platform(s) you want in the feed and get to customize the styling. Once you do this, Juicer will generate a custom code for you to place on your site which will produce a beautiful unified feed that updates automatically when you post.
- Grammarly (grammarly.com)
Nothing make a practice, or any business for that matter, look worse than a site full of grammatical errors. Grammarly is a free, downloadable tool that is like a spell-check on steroids. Grammarly not only checks spelling, but also corrects a whole slew of grammatical errors you might not even be aware you’re making, or that is too minute fir a simple spell-check to pick up on. We recommend using Grammarly for posting any content, whether it’s for your website or social media posts!
Building a website is no easy process, but with so many people deciding to tackle this project on their own, it’s always good to be up-to-date on the latest tools and tricks in the web world. If you decide you’re not up for the task of going it alone, then check out Wonderist’s portfolio of dental websites at Wonderist Agency.