Website builder advice!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by karleaglemac, May 8, 2007.

  1. karleaglemac macrumors regular

    karleaglemac

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    First off, I know. I know. There is a forum specifically for web development.

    However, to tell you the truth. I'm looking for the advice from an audience who isn't too entirely web developer savvy; an average Mac user, if you will.

    I'm looking for a good, free website builder program. I recently purchased a domain from Yahoo and they offer Site Builder along with their services. Unfortunately, this program isn't compatible with Macs, and they unapologetically say so.

    iWeb is OK, but I can't justify even $100 to publish my site through .Mac.

    RapidWeaver is fine, but completely too template oriented. I need a bit more freedom.

    Does anyone know of a good, free website building program that I can use?

    I'd like to apologize ahead of time, as I know a "post out of context" can cause an uproar in the forum community.

    Honestly, any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    iWeb is free, just publish to a folder instead of .Mac, and upload from there.
     
  3. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    There are many free or trial version softwares out there. I use Macromedia dreamweaver but it's not free. HTMLgoodies is a pretty good reference site to learn how to build a website.
     
  4. karleaglemac thread starter macrumors regular

    karleaglemac

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    Thanks guys, you are lifesavers.

    One dumb question though. I tried publishing my iWeb site to a folder, entered my domain, and still nothing comes up when I try visiting it on Firefox. I feel like an idiot.:confused:

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  5. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    Did you remember to upload it? You'll need an FTP program to transfer the files from your hard drive to your hosting service.

    Since I'm fairly new to mac, I don't really know of any OSX FTP clients out there...anyone else want to help on that one?
     
  6. Halsey12 macrumors regular

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    Transmit is the way to go for FTP. You can use the free demo, but it is definately worth buying too. 30 bucks, I think?
     
  7. karleaglemac thread starter macrumors regular

    karleaglemac

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