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    Website Builder

    I have to build a website for a class I'm taking, and I really don't want to learn HTML or anything. Does anyone have any suggestions for a free "drag & drop" type site builder? I have used Homestead in the past, but I see now that they charge after a 30 day free trial. Yahoo's looks OK, but I don't have any experience with that one.

    Suggestions?



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    Re: Website Builder

    Does your ISP provide you with a free website? I know mediacom does.

    A quick google search brought up this, have never heard of it though, but maybe skim it and see.

    Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog

    Or this.

    Freewebs.com - Free website, free hosting, free webpage - Make a web site with photo albums, blogs, videos, forums and more!


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    Re: Website Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Does your ISP provide you with a free website? I know mediacom does.

    A quick google search brought up this, have never heard of it though, but maybe skim it and see.

    Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog

    Or this.

    Freewebs.com - Free website, free hosting, free webpage - Make a web site with photo albums, blogs, videos, forums and more!
    Yeah, I had just checked out Weebly a bit ago...it seems OK; not as good as the pay sites, but not bad for a basic website. I'm considering it.



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    Re: Website Builder

    You can create something in microsoft word and save it as an HTML file. This usually will create the ****** you need.


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    Re: Website Builder

    Oh, and I think my ISP (Qwest) provides free website space, but then what should I use to create the site? i.e. what's easy?



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    Re: Website Builder

    Have you ever heard of KompoZer? I use it with my Mac (but it's cross-platform). It can be done with tables or CSS if you know it.



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    Re: Website Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    You can create something in microsoft word and save it as an HTML file. This usually will create the ****** you need.
    Ugh. Creating web content in Word and saving as HTML is brutal if you ever want to manipulate the HTML code yourself. Word adds a whole bunch of proprietary junk to the code that increases the file size and adds a lot of unnecessary information.

    How advanced does the website need to be? Really, the best way to do it is to build the site from scratch with code. But, if you don't know what you're doing, it could take awhile.



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    I know the full mozilla suite has/had one.

    I guess it sort of depends on what you need the website to do...


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    Re: Website Builder

    If you're not looking to learn HTML and just want something that takes care of much of the work while leaving the content to you, you can try a drupal hosting service

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    I won't vouch for any of those sites, but they might be worth following up on.



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    Re: Website Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post

    How advanced does the website need to be? Really, the best way to do it is to build the site from scratch with code. But, if you don't know what you're doing, it could take awhile.
    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I know the full mozilla suite has/had one.

    I guess it sort of depends on what you need the website to do...
    It doesn't need to be real advanced. It's basically going to be a mock-up of something I might make after graduation and getting a job in the field. It won't be used by anyone but my professor and classmates.

    I'm still hashing out what I will be putting on it, but I'm guessing it will mostly be using links to other sites, and maybe podcasts, videos, etc. It's for kids, so there might be games, activities, etc.

    I'm not looking to get too involved, because I'm sure I don't have to in order to get a good grade. It's more to just introduce people to the technology of building a site. There's no way I can learn any sort of advanced coding to get it done in two weeks, and I'm sure that I'm not expected to.



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    Re: Website Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    You can create something in microsoft word and save it as an HTML file. This usually will create the ****** you need.
    this just made my head explode. please don't do this, you will thank yourself later



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    Re: Website Builder

    I use Adobe GoLive which is a nice app. I don't have to tinker with the HTML for a basic site but you will have to tinker with the formating and various features with HTML editors to make things look right.


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    What class is this by the way. There was/is an English class that teaches building websites. I think it was English 313. Pretty good course but the strange thing was that when I took it the prof said I was one of the very few IT majors that he'd ever had. Most English or design majors are required to take the course, for me it was an elective.


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    Re: Website Builder

    I just use microsoft frontpage for mine

    New Page 1



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    Re: Website Builder

    Try google page creator.



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