Creating a basic website with no or little coding knowledge?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gusping, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    What is the best web design programme if i want to design a basic website without knowing any coding? However i could learn the basics if needed. I have no plans to actually make the website go 'live' so it's more of a creative task for myself. As i have a Mac could i use iWeb?

    Thanks
     
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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    Rapidweaver is well liked and easy to learn.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    iWeb has been discontinued.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i still have it on my mac though so surely i could still use it?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    You could if you organise your own domain and web hosting.
     
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    SrWebDeveloper

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    iWeb will teach you bad habits. That's not an opinion, it's a fact as I've spent years on this forum helping users with iWeb proprietary/annoying issues not common on other platforms and IDE's. And who wants to learn on a deprecated product, that's just not sensible if you need to research something or run into trouble.

    I share the advice to use Rapidweaver which has a nice GUI interface for respectable WYSIWYG and preview (although no product is perfect, so always test in a real browser). Rapidweaver also will allow you to test concepts as you learn more on the back end over time, with no need to switch to a new product, i.e. you won't outgrow Rapidweaver rapidly, pardon the pun. ;)
     

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