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14-02-2005, 08:03 PM
can anyone surgest any good web site building prorgams
that would be suited for begginers eg something for dummes
have tryed dreamweaver 2004 demo which was good untill
i found out the price

14-02-2005, 08:14 PM
Have you got Microsoft Office (or a part of it)? There is a program included in Office called Microsoft Script Editor. It works quite well as a WYSIWYG or text HTML editor. Filename is MSE.exe (or could be MSE7.exe if Office 2003). I've used it for most of my websites over the years (and thanks to the guys here have recently started using it again from Office 2003 and the slightly different filename).


14-02-2005, 08:21 PM
The first html programme I used was Arachnophilia (http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/) - it was pretty easy to use a few years back but I haven't tried the latest version(s).

14-02-2005, 08:49 PM
Adobe GoLive.

Poppa John
14-02-2005, 09:03 PM
You can do it in XP Office Word. However, being in Wanganui, I was shown the error of my ways by a local Benefactor. I would suggest, however, that you have a go at Word, just to try it & practice. No harm in trying it. I too nearly fell over at the price of MS Frontpage. As was suggested to me, try - atspace.com - for free web hosting. There are heaps of sites in Google, all very confusing to me. Good Luck. PJ

Poppa John
14-02-2005, 09:19 PM
Have a look at the PC World Mag, see top right 'view other IDG sites/ Find the article by Rebecca Freed about web sites, looks interesting. PJ

ps I think it was the 'No pain all gain' or somesuch article. pj

14-02-2005, 10:05 PM
What requirements do you have. Do you want a cuddly WYSIWYG editor or do you want to know/see what you are doing?

14-02-2005, 10:18 PM
Mozilla Composer - lets you create your own web pages and publish them on the web. You don't have to know HTML to use Composer, it is as easy to use as a word processor.

14-02-2005, 10:19 PM
a couple here
HTML Kit did me well for a while

14-02-2005, 10:21 PM
yeah dreamweaver rocks :) ive only used the trail which is only 30 days which is a pitty :( whats the price of the full version in nz?

14-02-2005, 10:31 PM
approx $200 for academic
approx $700 for retail

14-02-2005, 11:04 PM
i am a real beginner at this web building and am finding site spinner pretty cool to use

15-02-2005, 08:57 AM
If you want to build some pretty nice sites in a wysiwyg enviro check out web page maker
I hate to admit to using it now & again to slap up a couple of quick pages when time is against me.
For the price it has some great features for US$39.00
The templates thast come with it are pretty yuk but it's so easy to make your own
It really is the best cheap editor I've ever seen & it's packed with cool features that even leaves some of the expensive editors for dead
Free download, not sure how long the trial is for though

mark c
15-02-2005, 09:17 AM
I'M with andrew93 on this. I'e used Arachnophilia too. Easy to get around and you can use as much html or a as little as you like and it will check your code for bugs. Give it a try.

15-02-2005, 09:21 AM
1stPage2000 (http://www.evrsoft.com/). Not suitable if you don't want to learn HTML though.

mark c
15-02-2005, 09:41 AM
Fair enough FoxyMX, never occured to me somebody wouldn't. It's so easy.

15-02-2005, 09:53 AM
Fair enough FoxyMX, never occured to me somebody wouldn't. It's so easy.
I agree and I highly recommend that people do learn HTML if they want to create webpages but some people just don't want to learn it. :dogeye:

18-02-2005, 04:01 PM
Yup, learn html.
Sure you can make a page without it, but you ned it to modify your page and optimise it for the search engines.

I use frontpage2002, as a base to create my pages then modify the html myself.
I also use topstyle lite for the CSS which is awesome for a free program.

HTML kit, which is free is very good as well for scripts.

I have an early version of Namo 2 on my site http://stuffucanuse.com/downloads.htm free, easy to make simple pages. Links for the other programs are there as well.

Got some webdesign info on the front page you might like as well.

Good luck, ask us for a crit of your new site when you get it up, there are heaps of people around who are willing to help. use my messageboard if you want. :)
Hope this helps :)