Best Program for Easy Website Development?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by andreab35, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Hey guys!

    I work for two auto dealerships managing their websites. I use a host through Host Gator and it comes with two free online website builders: Site Studio and Site Builder.

    However, the templates they provide are not too professional to suite an auto dealership. I would like it to make it more advanced in style.

    On Host Gator, they do have Flash templates and other templates for free that are perfect for the two websites I manage. However, I don't have the required software, like Dreamweaver, etc, and I don't want to pester my boss to get software like this that can cost a pretty penny.

    My question is- do you know any free, website builders that can build a nice website for an auto dealership? I have iWeb, but that's only used for MobileMe users, correct?

    Anyways, I appreciate on whatever help you can provide me!
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    iWeb sites can be hosted on most web hosts since iWeb 2. You just have to publish to folder then upload the folder.

    From the sounds of it, you aren't a coder, you want something to let you just point and click. That limits your options, especially if you want it for free. Rapidweaver is a typical suggestion (not free). Take a look through the stickies in this forum (also linked in my sig) to see some other software to take a look at. You'll be hard pressed to find a free option that you like and doesn't require any coding.
     
  3. Daringescape macrumors regular

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    I'd say it sounds like you need to hire a web designer/developer. Designing an effective website isn't just a point and click venture, it helps to have a professional do it.
     
  4. Scooby_Doo macrumors member

    Scooby_Doo

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    Yes, you should look into getting a web developer to help or look over your work. Are there any Universities nearby? Perhaps a student would like to work on it and use it as a portfolio piece.

    Having said that I agree with angelwatt, one of your best bets might be RapidWeaver. It does cost money but not much (I think around $80), which in this troubling economic time might be hard to get the company to pony up for, but could be well justified with a nice site and increased traffic. Consider downloading the demo.
     

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