Creating a Website

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BigMacUBC, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. BigMacUBC macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Hi guys, I want to learn how to create a website and was wondering which software you guys would recommend? I've been looking at RapidWeaver and DreamWeaver. I've never designed a website before and will be learning as I go along.

    Thanks for any advice!
  2. Isair macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2010
    San Francisco, California
  3. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    Alternatively you can learn from the ground up, teaching yourself (or doing a course on) HTML and CSS, then moving on to things like PHP and Javascript.

    Depends which route you want to take:

    • RapidWeaver will let you put up a nice website, probably (or at least based on) one of the themes that comes with it.
    • Learning to code it yourself will mean you can put up a nice site using nothing more than a text editor, maybe some images and an FTP programme, and the design will be entirely yours.

    Both are perfectly good options depending on where you want to go with it.

  4. Shaneuk macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2010
    I second this. It's best to learn HTML and CSS. Here's a good website to help you learn.

    It's quite simple, I haven't got around to learning PHP and Javascript yet, so I can't comment on how easy that is to learn.

    But yeah, learn HTML and CSS, that way you'll be able to design your website exactly how you want to.

    If you decide to code your own site, I can help you with the coding if you need help. Cause I need more experience.
  5. davids8477 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2008
    As a beginner why not use IWEB? Its on your computer.
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    On top of what they're saying you might want to use Wordpress, Joomla, or one of the other content management systems.

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