Website Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Grumpyman, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Grumpyman macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2013
    I have ordered my first Mac!

    I am now looking for some web apps (presumably in the Mac App store?) that will let me create and manage a fairly simple website. Any suggestions?

    I already have a domain and a simple site made using godaddy's website builder (yes i know.....I won't use that product again in a hurry) and will change to just hosting with a view to managing the site from the Mac.

    I am old so I know how to hand code HTML and am semi-familiar with the technical side. What I know little about is the latest tools and technologies that are used on the web today.

    So i'm after something complete but not a full pro app.

    cheers :)
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd look at Sandvox or Rapidweaver

    The latter is a bit more complex and has a higher learning curve but gives you more flexibility with the use of plug-ins. Please note that its at release 5 and they're getting version 6 ready.

    I think for a simple website Sandvox is the better choice.
  3. Grumpyman thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2013
    Thanks for reply and apologies for posting here, I didn't spot the Visual Media section of the forum.
    Sandvox looks perfect :)
  4. Grumpyman thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2013
    noddy question but mentioned version numbers... if I buy version 5 will i automatically receive v6 for no extra charge?
  5. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    Have you given some thought to using a text editor for creating websites? I have been creating websites using nothing more than a text editor for many years and there are some advantages:

    • More control over the content
    • You learn morein a D.I.T. environment
    • You're able to troubleshoot problems yourself due to number two

    Granted, there is more to learn when doing it yourself versus using a website builder, but the benefits are more rewarding.
  6. Grumpyman thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2013
    thanks but been there and that. just want a simple solution for building a simple site.
    Actually interested in Rapid weaver but i wont shell out for v5 if v6 will cost another chunk on top.
  7. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I haven't tried this but it looks promising.

    They aspire to be the replacement for iWeb. A little pricey perhaps.
  8. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits

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