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Easy webpage builder?

by provoko / March 5, 2004 9:33 AM PST

I'm looking for an easy webpage builder. Something like trellix's on-line browser based builder, but off-line.

Trellix is great, but it's on-line and watching my browser refresh after ever little thing I do is time consuming.

So anyone know of an easy webpage builder?


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Re:Easy webpage builder?
by Dale Johnston / March 5, 2004 2:51 PM PST
In reply to: Easy webpage builder?

There are plenty of webpage creation programs, but nothing comes easy with them. Sure you can choose anything from the simple drag and click of 1st Page 2000, to the more sophisticated HomeSite and Dreamweaver. However, what good will it do you when things don't turn out right?

Could you study the code and fix it? All such software makes mistakes, no matter if it was free or cost hundreds of dollars. You need to know the basics, so you can at least understand what went wrong even if you don't always know exactly how to put it right.

I suggest you learn basic HTML so you can at least understand what processes are taking place to display your pages, and how they work. There are plenty of good sites with simple to follow tutorials, but HTML Goodies is one I see recommended quite a lot.

So in direct answer to your question, the web builder I recommend is your own brain, filled with a little knowledge. It may not be the easiest to use, but if employed properly, it's the best. Happy

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Re:Re:Easy webpage builder?
by provoko / March 5, 2004 3:12 PM PST

Thanks for the inspiring speech, but I know a little HTML and I don't really want to learn anymore. I know the basics, but I don't want to sit there typing out each thing. I feel like I'm making pasta from scratch when I could just buy it from the store.

I've used trellix a long time ago when it was free to use on your computer, but they got rid of that program and they made a browser based webpage maker. Which is great, seriously. But the problem is that each little thing has an edit button and the page refreshes every single time I edit something. You could imagine what it's like when you're editing a table that has a 144 cells and you have to click edit on each cell just to fill it out.

I just want an easy program that lets me edit a webpage without too much trouble. If someone made a program like that they would make a fortune.

If 1st page 2000 is that program then I must have missed something when I tried it out. I'm gonna go back to that program and see what I missed.


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Re:Re:Re:Easy webpage builder?
by Sovereign Forum moderator / March 5, 2004 6:44 PM PST
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Re:Re:Re:Re:Easy webpage builder?
by provoko / March 6, 2004 2:13 AM PST

Thanks for the link. Through that link I found what they were called, visual html editors. So I went onto cnet, typed that in, and found a bunch of them.

I downloaded like three of them and found one I really like called Actual Drawing. It feels a little clunky, but it's all I need. I can add tables, insert pictures into the table and links, and edit anything in the site on the fly.

I wanted to try the demo you showed me, but I didn't want to go through the trouble of downloading macromedia trial and adding KTML.

Anyone have any other suggestions like the program "actual drawing?" Thanks.

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Concrete5 & Wordpress
by InMotionHosting / May 3, 2013 1:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Easy webpage builder?

I know this is an older post, but for anyone else that finds this I recommend Concrete5 or Wordpress.

Concrete5 is really easy, and the Add-Ons are well-tested which can help you avoid compatibility issues.

Wordpress takes a little longer to learn, but the amount of available Plugins/Addons are immense. This lets you customize your site many different ways.

I hope this helps,

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