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Best website creation tool?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Aku Aku, May 4, 2011.

  1. Aku Aku

    Aku Aku Newbie

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    I'm an absolute n00b in the field of website development, and at the moment I plan on creating a website. Obviously this is creating some problems :p

    Anyway, originally my site was simply going to be a self hosted blog - using wordpress or blogger etc. At the moment though I'm having second thoughts, I've used dreamweaver before and have some knowledge of how these things work - I'm also a perfectionist and learn things pretty fast - so it wouldn't be a disaster if I tried to create my site this way.

    I'm just wondering what people would advise me to use? HTML and CSS aren't my strong points; although if the benefits of using these greatly outweigh those of using WYSIWYG software I'd be open to giving them a shot.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. TheSuperSensation

    TheSuperSensation Regular Member

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    Use xsitepro, you can find it in the member download section..
    Really a decent tool, currently using it to build my 1st site..

    Good Luck :)
     
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  3. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    if your going to go for a blog, i really would just use WP its the best thing.....save you time. blogs in html just sounds like a bad idea
     
  4. BrandonTillman

    BrandonTillman Registered Member

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    I heard xsitepro is the shit...if you want to develop a free one and easy try wix dot com. I personally used a few times just not my cup of tea but can be some help to you if you looking for a start.
     
  5. Maxi1

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    If you want to use wordpress, then you can create relative nice looking themes without any coding skills with the help of artisteer.
     
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  6. Aku Aku

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    Yeah sorry I didn't make that clear - my site was never going to be a blog. I was just planning to use Wordpress to create my site as I figured that'd be the easiest option. It'll actually just be a simple website comprising of a few pages, images and ads.
     
  7. Aku Aku

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    And thanks for the advice :D

    I'm going to download Xsitepro and give that a go :)
     
  8. pilgrim

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    I agree that Artisteer's worth a go as well, I've used it. Very quick, and easy to revise the site once it's up.
    It really is a question of pushing some buttons and a wordpress site pops out the other end!
    It's also on the forum, so perhaps have a look at both.

    I meanwhile will have a look at the other recommended one... ;)
     
  9. Maxi1

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    It is on the "Do not share" List...
     
  10. pilgrim

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    Oops, apologies, didn't realise as I bought it (the latest beta has vertical menus and flash which I wanted)... back to plan no. 1 :D
     
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    OK so despite Artisteer being on the No Share List - would you still seriously recommend it if I could get my hands on it elsewhere? How much easier would it be to use artisteer than to design everything from Xsitepro?

    Thanks again :)
     
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    Dreamweaver is all you'll ever need.
     
  13. pilgrim

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    Haven't used the Xsitepro, but from dreamweaver myself, and I couldn't believe how easy it was with artisteer. Try the free one, the worst that can happen it you'll waste about 5 minutes of your time (as that's how long it takes to knock out a pretty decent site :D
     
  14. Aku Aku

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    Plan of action: download Xsitepro and Dreamweaver, try the free version of Artisteer, ?????, profit.
     
  15. DebtFreeMe

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    Personally, there isn't much that you can't do with Wordpress, I have yet to see anything on the front end (i.e. for user experience) that can't be done in WP, and nearly everything can be accomplished with a simple modification to the CSS of existing themes, and some plugins.

    Just my thoughts.
     
  16. Maxi1

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    Seems like a plan. If you do follow your plan of action in order: DonĀ“t give up at step two if it is confusing you (Dreamweaver), at step three everything will lighten up again :thrasher:
     
  17. trustedfire9

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    kompozer easiest tool , Dreamweaver is the best .
     
  18. Hyperion

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    Just install WP, there are so many free templates out there that there is really no need to create your own.
     
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    Find a website that you like, rip it and edit it with Dreamweaver.
     
  20. hellokitty

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    do not make in plain HTML. I use php, and split the php like header, content, sidebar, footer, etc. Use php includes.
    That way if you want to update just the header for example. All you need is to edit the header file instead of going through many html files.