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    best program for designing websites without learning code?
    had dreamweaver years ago. pretty complicated to use. also tried iweb which I didn't care for (its a little outdated now). rapidweaver was ok but not great.

    are they any other options? free would be nice, but id consider paid if the cost was reasonable.

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    Depends on what you are trying to create. A lot of webhosts have their own website builder applications like Squarespace, Wordpress.com and so on. There are also tools (like Rapidweaver) that you would run locally and then upload to your site.

    I haven't seen many good free tools out there and long term, it helps to learn the underlying language so that you aren't stuck with a specific tool.
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    I got a domain on namecheap.com. they have a build in html editor in cpanel, I may just learn and stick with it. been years since I tinkered with this stuff so I wanted to know if their were better options or not. thanks.

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    If you have an older copy of iWeb, give that a shot. It still works with High Sierra. Although it will likely die when macOS goes 64 bit only.

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    I have iweb 2.0.4.

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    My suggestion would be WordPress. The reason is because I canít tell you how many times Iíve seen someone in the situation where the program they were using suddenly becomes unsupported. There goes the website.

    WordPress has more options than most people think, they just need to dig in a lot more to discover just how powerful it can be. The best part is, when or if your theme you either built or bought and customized, you can drop another theme over top and not lose your site.

    Just an opinion

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    I like wordpress.

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    WordPress is the best option to go with. The number of features and plugins available in WordPress platform does not require coding knowledge to customize.

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    If you have an older copy of iWeb, give that a shot.

    He said he has it, and tried it (#1 post) with an added disgust comment!!!

    BTW: A good webpage developer told me years ago to not even consider using the "no coding" apps unless one also had a decent knowledge of coding, but I don't know if that info still applies these days.

    I would have thought that some apps should have advanced greatly by now, but maybe they also have a steep learning/usage curve.




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    use wordpress and buy a theme or just use dream viewer but you still need to learn little bit codding.
    Last edited by dwayne22; 07-03-2018 at 05:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    had dreamweaver years ago. pretty complicated to use. also tried iweb which I didn't care for (its a little outdated now). rapidweaver was ok but not great.

    are they any other options? free would be nice, but id consider paid if the cost was reasonable.
    lol i still use dreamweaver for some tasks, it was my first IDE if you can call it that, now i work with sublime and brackets mostly. However in response to your question... Adobe Dreamweaver. Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems. ...
    Pinegrow Web Editor. ...
    BlueGriffon. ...
    KompoZer. ...
    BLOCS. ...
    Cevelop. ...
    Sparkle. ...
    Flux... im not going to say what is best, because we all want different features out of our IDEs

    However i must say, even with all i know of php and javascript and laravel framworks, you can pretty much do most things on WordPress with a page builder without know anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    ...are they any other options? free would be nice
    I have the PERFECT thing for you!

    I don't know why more people don't know about this awesome Web site creation program. It's free (some extended features are only available if you pay for them, but they are extremely specialized), WYSIWYG (but there is a built-in text editor if you choose to work with the raw HTML, and it helps you by allowing you to add HTML commands with one click), easy to use (if you know how to use a word processor you will take to this program quickly), and full featured. It's great for beginners and experienced Web designers alike.

    BlueGriffon (free)
    http://bluegriffon.org/

    Free video tutorial series:
    (The tutorial does not use the Mac version of the program, but the program is virtually identical across platforms.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWPj...A9CB299E1DE0EB
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnj6...A9CB299E1DE0EB
    Other free BlueGriffon tutorials:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ffon+tutorials

    BlueGriffon's user manual is commercial (not free), but it's not necessary if you view the above tutorial.

    Now, here's the best thing about BlueGriffon...it can do something that very few other WYSIWYG Web site creation programs can do...it can import existing Web sites in HTML format. Why is that important? Because if you have previously been using a program that is basically a page layout program with an HTML converter on top of it you can only export your existing Web site in either a proprietary format that nothing else can open, or you can export your Web site in HTML format. So, using BlueGriffon you can migrate from any other Web site creation program.

    Even better, you can suck down the raw HTML from any existing site on the Web using something like SiteSucker, and use it as a template/starting point for your project. Basically this means that you have access to an unlimited number of free templates!

    Some tips for using BlueGriffon:

    1. When you first open it, the interface will look terrible. Don't get discouraged. Do this:
    BlueGriffon menu --> Preferences --> General tab --> Theme -> enable "Light"
    The interface will now look world's better!

    2. The sidebar in the program isn't active by default. In the Panels menu choose Style Properties, and you should instantly get a sense of the value of the sidebar.
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    @Randy
    I have the PERFECT thing for you!

    Randy, that's nice and good to know even though I don't need it, but I'm confused about it being "FREE" which it doesn't seem to be from a quick glance at his and macupdate's site:
    BlueGriffon
    Price $88.64usd
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35861/bluegriffon




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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    @Randy



    Randy, that's nice and good to know even though I don't need it, but I'm confused about it being "FREE" which it doesn't seem to be from a quick glance at his and macupdate's site:
    BlueGriffon
    Price $88.64usd
    You need to ignore MacUpdate and do more than have a quick glance at the Web site that I linked to.

    BlueGriffon (free)
    http://bluegriffon.org/

    BlueGriffon is an open source project. There are three versions, and the basic version is free. Unlike commercial software, the free version isn't a demo, it is a full featured product. The two commercial step up versions add very specialized features strictly for professionals, such as the ability to create EPUB's.

    All that you have to do is go to the BlueGriffon Web site and click on "Download" to get the entirely free product. Or you can download it directly from:
    http://bluegriffon.org/freshmeat/3.0...mac-x86_64.dmg
    Randy B. Singer
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    Hi, i know a very good place to make or design your very own websites, without having to learn or to do code, just simly go to www.wix.com.

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