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Old 04-21-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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What's the best and easiest web design software to you recommend?
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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My wife uses Adobe Creative Suite 4. It does EVERYTHING.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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The best website builder for a non techie
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks kevin. I'll check it out.
Hmm NH, so you don't have a software you recommend?
I never said I wasn't technical..
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Well, I use Expression Web, but I don't do really serious authoring or flash, it's not what I make my living from
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The only good web design software is:

Notepad2
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Learn to write code yourself and you'll know more.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Downtown Austin
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I run my website with Wordrpess (free - but you might need to hire a freelancer for $50 to install and set up). There are a ton of free Wordrpess templates, or you can pay someone to design one for you.

Once you get the general template/design, and the navigation set up, it's easy to maintain and it's all web based.

Not for everybody, no doubt, but something to consider, especially if you want to incorporate a blog into your main site.

Steve
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I run my website with Wordrpess (free - but you might need to hire a freelancer for $50 to install and set up). There are a ton of free Wordrpess templates, or you can pay someone to design one for you.

Once you get the general template/design, and the navigation set up, it's easy to maintain and it's all web based.

Not for everybody, no doubt, but something to consider, especially if you want to incorporate a blog into your main site.

Steve
Why would you pay someone to install a simple piece of software that literally takes 2mins to upload, install, and configure it?

I swear people are getting lazier and lazier these days with computers -_- Go learn something about them.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Downtown Austin
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Why would you pay someone to install a simple piece of software that literally takes 2mins to upload, install, and configure it?

I swear people are getting lazier and lazier these days with computers -_- Go learn something about them.
You'd pay someone if a) you didn't know how to do it and/or b) your time is better spent doing income producing things that you do know how to do. I don't mow my own lawn or clean my own house, and it's not because I'm lazy, it's because I earn more money doing other things than I'd save doing my own yardwork and maid service.

We have a lot of 40+ realtors in our office. There is no way it makes since for a 50 year old lady to try to learn how to download wordpress, ftp it to her site, run the install, configure the settings, find and upload and activiate all the requesite plugins, customize a template and navigation, etc.

A hotshot programmer from Rent-a-Coder.com or other freelance sites can do all that in less than an hour for $25. Then the user has a really simple, easy to use and maintain website for less than what it would cost to buy web authoring software.

It's not a matter of being lazy, it's a matter of being smart and knowing when it makes sense to hire someone to do a task versus burning up a whole day trying to figure out something new.

Steve
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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Why would you pay someone to install a simple piece of software that literally takes 2mins to upload, install, and configure it?

I swear people are getting lazier and lazier these days with computers -_- Go learn something about them.
You might want to check with your doctor about having that stick removed from your rear. And I would refrain from posting unless you actually have something useful to add, so far all you've done is waste space.
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