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Apr 04, 2003, 05:49 PM
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What software do you use to build your club websites

Just trying to get someinfo on the most user friendly software for building websites. I am working on one for my club but the program I am using is very limited in what I can do and I would like to use something else that compatible with a web page stupid user

Leonard Perry
Apr 04, 2003, 06:05 PM
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I use a standard text editor. I have never been happy with any of the gui builders.

If you build web site right you can keep the coding and maintenance down. Then it is not so hard.

I have used php in my web site to keep down the amount of coding needed. PHP allows you do server side includes. So for example all my web pages have the same header with menu. The code for that is in one file and is used by all the other pages. So if I want to change the menu. I just update one file.

www.tailboom.com is my site. Check it out and let me know if you have any questions. I wrote all the code for the site except the gallery.

Apr 04, 2003, 07:16 PM
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Mike Taylor's Avatar
M$ FrontPage...
Apr 04, 2003, 07:44 PM
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BillH's Avatar
notepad works nicely too, learn to do it by hand.
However, I gotten so lazy, I just use front page as well.
Apr 04, 2003, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I have been using yahoo page builder but I cant use fingernails so I have to make the pics smaller to get them on the page, then you cant view them full size.... I picked up Dreamweaver MX but it is a little more intense than page builder and I was hoping there was something out there that was real easy to use. My site is www.peninsulamodelers.com
Apr 04, 2003, 08:40 PM
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You might consider installing a gallery and using that for your pictures. It automaticaly creates thumb nails etc for you. All you have to do is create the ablmums and upload the files. it is very customizable. That is what I used for my gallery. It's free to boot

My gallery

Gallery page
Last edited by DarkHelmet; Apr 04, 2003 at 09:19 PM.
Apr 04, 2003, 08:41 PM
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If you're simply looking for something to build a photo album with thumbnails, Irfanview works for me.
Apr 05, 2003, 04:07 AM
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Macromedia dreamweaver has a cool feature called templates. Simply, you make a template, and then spawn as many webpages from it as you want. The cool part comes in when you want to change something...the software will go through each of the pages based on the template and change all of them for you.

You still need to know html though, since the WYSIWYG editors sometimes do some funny things.
Apr 05, 2003, 09:08 AM
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Well based on your comments and in talking to others, I guess I cant remain stupid forever and will learn HTML and take the time to go throught the DreamWeaver learning curve. Thanks for your input.
Apr 05, 2003, 10:16 AM
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A great reference for us mere mortals is "HTML for Dummies".

I use Homesite for my website but my (80-year-old) Dad swears by MS Publisher for his EX-POW site (WWII)...

I can tell you knowing a little about HTML or at least having a code reference is a BIG help!
Apr 05, 2003, 06:10 PM
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Gary Retterbush's Avatar
Try NetObjects Fusion 7; it is probably what you are looking for.
Apr 06, 2003, 03:49 AM
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FrontPage is the easiest.

It is WYSIWYG, and this is a must, unless you want to learn HTML, Frames, and all kinds of things.

It has more features that most users will ever need. By the time you will need more feature, then a new FrontPage version will have them.

Anyway, whatever you choose, it must be WYSIWYG. There are like 4-6 good options for this, at reasonnable price.

You can see a frontpage like website made entirely with it at http://plawner.net/

It takes no time to build/maintain as I have no time for anything that would require too much work.

Apr 06, 2003, 03:59 AM
I ment to do that!
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http://web.tampabay.rr.com/sparksrc 100% Microsoft FrontPage.

Stupid simple, period.
Apr 06, 2003, 04:18 AM
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Does anyone actually know a good site that's come out of a WYSIWYG editor?

For all of you people using notepad, I suggest you use something like 1st Page 2000 in Hardcore mode instead. It's free, and is at heart a text editor, but has features like tag colouring that make coding *much* easier.

Apr 06, 2003, 04:39 AM
I "plant" trees (balsa)
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How do you define "good"?

Both of my sites are with Fusion (now in version 7).