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Old 02-20-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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I want to create a business website for a small business, but I don't know HTML. I'm sure there are some sites out there that allow people to create their own sites and have control of their content for updating, etc. without having to know HTML. I know that will mean a simpler, more novice-looking website, but I just want to get something up and running now.

I have my domain name, I just need hosting and design site suggestions.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: USA
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A program I've found quite useful is Web Dwarf. You can drag and drop pictures onto your page.

It's free and you can download it at download.com.
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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Dreamweaver. Pagemaker. There are a number of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors out there that allow you to create beautiful webpages without any html or coding knowledge. Check them out.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:01 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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I'm going to recommend a different solution than a desktop program. Find a host that offers a Content Management System or CMS. That puts all of the page building power on the server side, rather than on your desktop.

With a CMS host, all you will need to manage your site is a web browser and an Internet connection. You can upload files, edit pages and make new ones from any web browser on any computer, pretty much anywhere in the world.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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Have you looked into Joomla? Joomla!

It does take some time to learn; but not as long as learning HTML would take. Plus it's free. Digging around on the web, there are a lot of templates you can find that will probably give you the "feel" you are looking for. I did my sorority's website ( Delta Gamma Pi Multicultural Sorority Home Page ) in Joomla. Also you can update site content immediately and through a WYSIWYG interface, which is what you are looking for as well I believe.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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I want to create a business website for a small business, but I don't know HTML. I'm sure there are some sites out there that allow people to create their own sites and have control of their content for updating, etc. without having to know HTML. I know that will mean a simpler, more novice-looking website, but I just want to get something up and running now.

I have my domain name, I just need hosting and design site suggestions.
try networksolutions.com

this is the site the company i work for used for their website which i designed. very easy to use.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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If you want just a simple page, you can download PageBreeze, which you can look up on google. It is free and doesn't require html knowledge, although it does allow you to use html if you know how.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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quarkxpress try that
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL and Vero Beach, Fl
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There are some recommendations here that would only confuse you (and most others) to no end. There are a ton of website templates out there - try this site. Then, eduate yourself on a little HTML - no harm in learning a little bit.

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Nor Cal in our future
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Default City Max

Does anyone know anything about City Max. I was going to use this for my website. Good, Bad, Ugly????
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