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Noob question: What is best web page software?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jroc1111, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. jroc1111

    jroc1111 Newbie

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    Hey there,

    I am just starting to get into affiliate marketing and have been direct linking with limited success. I would like to start trying to build my own simple landing pages. Can anyone recommend a good web development software for a beginner such as myself? Frontpage? nvu? Joomba?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. macmastermike

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    depends on what you want to do. if you want to have easy-to-setup sites and lots of plugins: go for wordpress or another blog software. also blogger.c0m can be a good start for fast installed landing-pages.

    if you're more "pro" you maybe go for a real html editor (but you should have some experience in html and a programming language first). i prefer dreamweaver cause i like the good syntax highlghting and the php integration and eclipse for bigger projects.

    this question is really hard to answer as you'll find as many answers as posts in this thread... you should try some software on your own and find out what's best for you. there is no single solution. but if you're a complete beginner i suggest using something like wordpress or another free blogging tool
     
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    If you are just starting out the XsitePro is the way to go. Be warned, there is a leaning curve.
     
  4. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Dream Weaver (great)
    Microsoft Expression web (ok)
    Notepad++ (ok, good for simple edits)
     
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    Another super easy option (easier than Dreamweaver or even XSite) is Kompozer.

    It's free. You can download it at:

    Code:
    http://kompozer.net/
    It's basically a WYSIWYG editor for HTML pages. It's the updated version of NVU (which is no longer being developed or supported).

    A super-easy, online tool (also free) is Weebly at:

    Code:
    http://www.weebly.com/
    With it you can create simple website, download and post them to your own host. Or you can let Weebly host them for you for free (with some limitations).

    There are also some landing page generators. Search the BHW download section for those.

    Blogger.com and WordPress.com are also free, easy ways to get started and can be adapted easily for use as landing pages. Same goes for Squidoo.com and HubPages.com (with limits on affiliate links).

    Joomla is a bit more advanced and unnecessary if all you're looking to create are some basic landing pages. It's a full-blown CMS (content management system). Even more advanced than WordPress.

    Hope that gives you some ideas.
     
  6. innocent

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    I think for most people getting into site building, Wordpress is the best option. I'm sure most will disagree but there is a big learning curve (and cost) of other programs. While using Wordpress sites, monetized as you see fit, learn Dreamweaver. For me, Dreamweaver is all that I need.
     
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    bhwjim Newbie

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    For a beginner, I'd say go with wordpress.com, it's highly customizable, if you need some sort of function, just go to the plugins (extend) page :)
     
  8. Rusky

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    basically i use Dream Weaver, for me its user friendly and easy to use as well
     
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    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    for me my vote goes to joomla - it has a steep learning curve but its worth it in the long run...
     
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    i've never tried joomla, is it easy to learn?
     
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    Joomla is very easy to learn. If you decide to go with it I can point you to a great site for templates.
     
  13. squiggy22

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    Joomla is easy if you already have some tech skills. Otherwise it can be pretty rough going at first.

    WordPress is easier to learn.

    Both can be a bitch to install if you don't have a host account with Fantastico to walk you through the install. Without Fantastico you need to know how to create a MySQL database, edit config files and some other stuff.

    If you haven't done that before, start with something simpler like Kompozer.
     
  14. twinkle88

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    Try NVU if you are a noob.
    Its the coolest software:

    There is a video tutorial also, the software is free to and easy to use. I use this s/w to build my landing pages sometimes.

    Link:
    hxxp://net2.com/nvu/

    Remove xx and replace tt.
     
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    If you're a noob, you want to use a CMS. WordPress is fine but bloated, and designed for blogs not landing pages. The best CMS right now, especially for BH stuff is Frog CMS.

    http://madebyfrog
     
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    wordpress is bloated? where???
     
  17. Gangsta

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    You got my vote for xsitepro. Once you learn the ins and out of it you should be able to put up a page in no time. It has several templates to start you off. I think until you learn more about wordpress or html its a good start.
     
  18. peter1988

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    Try this

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/36405-get-web-page-maker-latest-version-wysiwyg-create-upload-web-pages-minutes.html

    What you see is what you get...

    very good for the newbies without programming knowledge...

    copy and drag...very simple..
     
  19. vivalafeva

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    go with dreamweaver, some of the best software out there
     
  20. peter1988

    peter1988 BANNED BANNED

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    Dreamweaver is a very good software..but still need some IT knowledge to use it effectively...