Help! Tired of looking for newbie web page builders

naauao

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Spent 3 days looking for a web site creator that was:
-Inexpensive
-Made for a novice like me
-made for mac

Give me some help everyone as I have intel dual core 20" mac and want to put up a decent web page for my small business without going in to debt for software or some expensive company because I want to do it myself, yet understandable. Googled a bunch of sites for "How-to-build a website using html" and some suggested just using MWord that I have on my computer already. Lists of software please and why. Thanks in advance everyone!:confused:
 

MacBoobsPro

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naauao said:
Spent 3 days looking for a web site creator that was:
-Inexpensive
-Made for a novice like me
-made for mac

Give me some help everyone as I have intel dual core 20" mac and want to put up a decent web page for my small business without going in to debt for software or some expensive company because I want to do it myself, yet understandable. Googled a bunch of sites for "How-to-build a website using html" and some suggested just using MWord that I have on my computer already. Lists of software please and why. Thanks in advance everyone!:confused:
iWeb as part of the iLife suite is great. Dead easy to use and for what you get in iLife it is WELL worth the price.

EDIT: Why? It is drag and drop simplicity, has loads of templates to get you started and integrates seamlessly with iPhoto, iTunes etc.
 

GilGrissom

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RapidWeaver. Great program and can grow with you when you start to learn more and more. If you get advanced it is a good starting block for HTML and CSS. However you don't have to worry about that right now...for a complete beginner, RapidWeaver is so so easy and great to use, just like any other iLife App. Has iLife integration, just like iWeb, and you can get more themes to make your site look amazing.

www.realmacsoftware.com
 

HelixOmnimedia

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Any other suggestions on Web Page builders for newbies?

I've tried the free downloads for both Sandvox and RapidWeaver - but both don't have enough themes for what I'm looking for.
I've also got and tried iWeb, but it's not really great for customising a lot of things., meaning that you can only change the basics.... unless I'm not using it write.
Any Suggestions?
 

MacBoobsPro

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HelixOmnimedia said:
Any other suggestions on Web Page builders for newbies?

I've tried the free downloads for both Sandvox and RapidWeaver - but both don't have enough themes for what I'm looking for.
I've also got and tried iWeb, but it's not really great for customising a lot of things., meaning that you can only change the basics.... unless I'm not using it write.
Any Suggestions?
Check out my sites in my sig. They are done in iWeb. I think you will be quite surprised what can be achieved.
 

dalvin200

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i second rapidweaver.. it's great..

re: your comment about lack of themes

if you go to their support forums, there are plenty of 3rd parties who develop great themes - not just realmacsoftware themselves.

have another look and it should fulfill your needs :)

if not, some of the 3rd parties can make you a custom theme too..
 

HelixOmnimedia

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stuartluff said:
Check out my sites in my sig. They are done in iWeb. I think you will be quite surprised what can be achieved.
WOW:eek:
I guess I have no idea what I'm doing in iWeb.
Any pointers for a newbie?


if you go to their support forums, there are plenty of 3rd parties who develop great themes - not just realmacsoftware themselves.

have another look and it should fulfill your needs
I will have another look through, I'll tryout the themes before I consider buying the full version of Rapidweaver.

THANKS
 

MacBoobsPro

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HelixOmnimedia said:
WOW:eek:
I guess I have no idea what I'm doing in iWeb.
Any pointers for a newbie?
If you dont want it to look like all the other iWeb pages out there, start with a blank page instead of a template.

Have an idea in your head about how you want it to look and fire away. It is actually quite a powerful tool. I dont know one bit of HTML.

Also keep things simple too. Dont add stuff you dont need.
 

HelixOmnimedia

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Jul 26, 2006
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stuartluff said:
If you dont want it to look like all the other iWeb pages out there, start with a blank page instead of a template.

Have an idea in your head about how you want it to look and fire away. It is actually quite a powerful tool. I dont know one bit of HTML.

Also keep things simple too. Dont add stuff you dont need.
Thakns for all the pointers. I'll give it a go...
Now all I need to get now is a .Mac Account.

I have a question; I've got a "virtual production company" much like Monster Zero Productions, well smaller and i send out the "scripts" via e-mails... but with a .Mac account can you pick your own address? like: helix.omnimedia .co.uk Or will it be a one that Apple.Mac assigns?

I'm really sorry that this a veered of the original question/topic.
THANKS
 

crees!

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naauao said:
some suggested just using MWord that I have on my computer already.
:eek:

Never, never, NEVER use Word to create a website/page. If you know your HTML and take a look at what Word generates you'll just have a heart-attack. Go with the suggestion people here have offered about cheap/free software to use. I use Photoshop/Dreamweaver/etc to design and code my sites, but that's me.
 
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