Thanks so much!
Jan told you about one of the best programs out there from what I read. Not only is it expensive but has a big learning curve if your starting from scratch ... there is Lydia.com which is like online classes at whatever pace you choose, i reccommend to at least check it out if your going to attempt the software.
Anyway thats my 2 cents
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The new way uses a CMS - Content Management System. You install this on your web host, and totally build your website online. Other than a photo editing program, no programs are really needed. Best of all, updating and keeping your website fresh is quick and easy. And a constantly updated website keeps bringing eyeballs back!
I use Joomla! because it is an open source CMS, VERY configurable and free. No expensive programs to buy, no proprietary files to corrupt or loose. No company to go out of business or get sold. It has a bit of a learning curve, but anything involving web building does. I have built many websites with Joomla! (I'm a web developer). You might also take a look at Wordpress. It is used to build blogs, but can also be configured as a traditional simple website. I've used it a bit, and it is nowhere near as robust as Joomla!. But It is a bit easier for a novice.
Both of the above CMS examples are mature, and there is lot's of online help. When I first went this route, I was worried about everything being "in the cloud" and therefore not safe. There are precautions (backup anyone?) you can take to lessen this. Besides, I had to rebuild several websites long ago because I couldn't find all the files! As long as I'm backing up, I trust the cloud... a tad more! LOL
Wow, thanks SO much for the information everyone! I have lots to learn obviously! And I will certainly have questions along the way, I really appreciate all the help here. You guys are amazing!
Will be back for more help soon.
For just starting out, I would recommend Yahoo. They have a free sitebuilder that is very user friendly. This is where I was able to gain experience on my own and branch out.
I would also recommend Coffee Cup software. Double U Double U Double U dot coffeecup dot com
I have used the Photo Gallery and FTP programs. Very user friendly with Yahoo. They have good support as well.
You may email/pm me if you have more detailed questions.
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http://www.microsoft.com/expression/pro ... nformation
And sometimes for templates we use:
Training and Free Templates for Expression web:
I suggested the software to a friend, she bought it, and she was up and running in no time.
I used Joomla to knock up my own slideshow sites, http://www.mypicturelife.co.uk/ and http://mydvdwedding.co.uk/
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go take a peek at my Blog......they are so easy to make.
It's a wysiwyg designer that converts the created site to html files and then uploads them.
It's very inexpensive and easy to learn with a lot of templates.
What it isn't, is an html editor, which means you can't import templates from outside the program.
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