Software for building and maintaining websites

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Tim Pruitt, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Tim Pruitt

    Tim Pruitt New Member

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    I would like to purchase a user friendly software for building and maintaining websites. I have the website on freewebs but would like to update and rebuild my old website. I have some computer skills but am a long way from being an expert. Can you recommend one? I have MS Front page but hate to begin using it when it is no longer being made.
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Maybe we can take this to off topic, because I really need this info also. I asked on another forum and their answers didn't even make sense to me, so I need a kindergarden website class!!! I have a website, and can get the files...ok fine, then what do I do? I want to be able to change and add things on there myself without waiting.

    I do have a website creator CD...which with my new computer I had to get Katie over her to show me how to put a CD in!! She can vouch for me that it wasn't easy :) Vicki
     

  3. leslieh

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    Tim, Vicki,

    There is a software called NVU. It is a free download, or at least it used to be free. I think it still is.

    My then 11 year old daughter used it to put together a website for her 4-H club. She has no web building knowledge.

    It used a "what you see is what you get" kind of like a word processor. Or you can switch it to build you page with http language.

    You might check it out before you spend your money.

    http://nvudev.com/index.php

    Have fun building your site. But it is sooooo time consuming!

    Leslie
     
  4. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    Hey Leslie.....can you give us a web site that is running and has been built using this ? I'd really like to take a look at a finished product if at all possible.
     
  5. leslieh

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    I'm afraid the only one I know of is my daughter's at
    http://www.freewebs.com/kidsnkritters4h/index.htm

    And I see that she hasn't updated it in a while!

    We tried this because it was "affordable" :biggrin and we had nothing to lose by playing with it.

    Sorry, I'm not much help to you.

    Leslie
     
  6. Sondra

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    I went to their website and looks like it hasn't been updated since 2005 and didn't see any free download but maybe that was just me.
    Here is another free one to check out.
    http://www.bluevoda.com/
     
  7. Narrow Chance

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    I tried Bluevoda once... waaaaaay over my head. That's not saying much.. :rofl

    I just bought a block of sites from Tripod.. and I love the web design stuff they have. I can actually understand it.

    Rett
     
  8. Ashley

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    Sitespinner is an excellent program. It has a 14 day free trial.

    You can go to http://www.virtualmechanics.com/products/spinner/

    Also can get it from download.com , where you can see all the really great reviews.

    It's not a text oriented program like many are (like frontpage), so it's very free, you can be creative, and they have very helpful forums when you have a question.

    Here are examples of what I have done with it. I keep things pretty simple, but you can do nicer ones than these with it.

    www.naturespets.com
    www.ozarkherbal.com
    www.icog7.org
     
  9. NubianSoaps.com

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    Ashley so if we got this, we could edit our exsisting website on this? We wouldn't be starting all the way from scratch? Vicki
     
  10. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

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    I don't think you can import existing sites into it. You would have to recreate them in order to be able to edit them with the program, so yea that's a snag. Unless they have changed that. You can copy and past text and images into it in an editable form, but a whole site at once, no as far as I know.

    For a simple website like yours it would really be easy. If you had a big cart program and stuff, that would make things more tedious.

    I was looking to redo my site anyway, so it was fine for me. If you aren't having to do a bunch of code (like purchase buttons etc.) then creating one from scratch is not hard. And once you have it in there, it's really easy to edit your site.
     
  11. NubianSoaps.com

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    So to edit the site I have I would need to have the same program that B I L L uses? Vicki
     
  12. Patty13637

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    I think bill uses front page . I tool 2 classes and still cannot do it . I am going to see if adult ed is doing the classes again.
     
  13. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    You can edit some webs with MS word too. I have front page and think it is pretty easy course I don't have a web page now.
     
  14. Tricia

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    I use the Macromedia products with Dreamweaver as my html editor for page development. Not cheap but I've used it since the product first came out so at least I'm just paying for upgrades.
     
  15. Sondra

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  16. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

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    Yes, but you only have to buy it once.
     
  17. leslieh

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    I went to look at the NVU site and see that they have changed names.

    Here is the new version:

    http://www.kompozer.net/

    As far as starting over from scratch, you shouldn't have to in any of the programs.

    I would think that you could just copy the http language for your original web page and then paste it into your new web program.

    Leslie
     
  18. I use and like FrontPage 2003.
    Becky
     
  19. Sheryl

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    Ohhhhhh I so need a new software for building website. I have Yahoo for my web site host and use their site builder. I think it is one of those that they call WYSIWYG. (what you see is what you get) Of course I have dial up and that doesn't help a thing. My site had been mess up for over a week and this is not the first time. I've been tying (between sewing) to update my site and it is making me pull my hair out.! I can't get new pics to upload. I have contacted yahoo and got their "screw you response" ARRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!

    I have been searching and searching for a new host. Have found several, but didn't like their site builders cause you had to use their templets and I want to load my own stuff, but have to use a site builder program cause I don't know html.....there has to be a good answer somewhere out there in cyber land.....I think I go bacf sewing......

    Sheryl
     
  20. hallelujahdairy

    hallelujahdairy New Member

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    I have cable and use yahoo with their site instructions and also with the yahoo site builder. Here is one I did for an investigations site http://www.menardsinvestigations.com I also use to make a site for a friend and she took it over with very little skill and she did her site with the site builder. She has dial up and yes it will take longer to upload things, such as pics. Her site is http://www.sandrockacres.com

    If I can help in any way please let me know.

    Lori