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Old Sep 10, 2009, 05:33 AM   #1
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Other web building tools like iWeb?

I'm using iWeb and MobileMe to host and upload a site I did with my domain and it was nice, easy and fast. But I'm not sure I want to pay $100 just for that. Is there any other similar tools I can use? I'm new to all this, thanks
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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RapidWeaver is pretty good. I think it costs $79, but it has a wide range of plugins to customize to your needs.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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Of course, if you use RapidWeaver (or any other tools for that matter), you'll still need a place to host the website. MobileMe is expensive if that's all you're using it for.

There are numerous hosting companies out there that will host small low-bandwidth sites for $5 / month. There may be free ones too, but I haven't researched that recently.

If you just want a blog-style website, you can always go to WordPress.com.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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So rapidweaver is like iweb but then i still need to host my site right? any other tools like rapidweaver for less money? thank you for your help. im downloading the trial now.
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Sandvox ($57/97) is similar to RapidWeaver ($79). The main advantage over iWeb ($79) is that it (for now) still supports Tiger on PowerPCs in addition to Intel Macs. It publishes to MobileMe or to other hosts via FTP. iWeb requires Leopard. However, I must admit, iWeb designs are more polished than Sandvox.

Freeway ($79/249) uses a different approach for developing Web sites. Dreamweaver ($399) is another tool. These have steeper learning curves.

Once a site is within one of the template-based programs, it is easy to switch from one design style to another. However, the applications are not interchangeable; you can't switch from iWeb to Sandvox or visa versa without entering all the data and images again. Considering the time it takes to build and maintain a site, within reason, initial cost for the application should not be your primary concern. Find something that works well and is easy to maintain. Demos are available.
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Sandvox ($57/97) is similar to RapidWeaver ($79). The main advantage over iWeb ($79) is that it (for now) still supports Tiger on PowerPCs in addition to Intel Macs. It publishes to MobileMe or to other hosts via FTP. iWeb requires Leopard. However, I must admit, iWeb designs are more polished than Sandvox.

Freeway ($79/249) uses a different approach for developing Web sites. Dreamweaver ($399) is another tool. These have steeper learning curves.

Once a site is within one of the template-based programs, it is easy to switch from one design style to another. However, the applications are not interchangeable; you can't switch from iWeb to Sandvox or visa versa without entering all the data and images again. Considering the time it takes to build and maintain a site, within reason, initial cost for the application should not be your primary concern. Find something that works well and is easy to maintain. Demos are available.
Thanks for your help!
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 03:48 AM   #7
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Moonfruit has some nice options:
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