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    Transferring windows based website to mac?
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    Question Transferring windows based website to mac?
    Newbie here.

    My club has a website that was created in Site Builder and is currently hosted by Yahoo. Our current webmaster is resigning and I offered to take on the responsibility IF it is compatible with MAC.

    I use MAC and based on my research, Site Builder is Windows based and I can't edit the website.

    FYI this website is pretty basic. Informational only with a few PDF downloads. No shopping carts or other fancy stuff. www.DeltaDressage.com

    Here are my questions:

    IF I have to re-create the website with a MAC program, can I upload it to Yahoo without having to transfer hosting services? (I am looking at using rapidweaver or sandvox because they have templates) I can't seem to locate information on their site about this. I guess they really just want you to use Site Builder.

    Yahoo is charging ~$12/mo for the hosting. I am showing a lot of other hosting services that are cheaper. Is it worth the hassle of transferring to save a little money? I think we purchased the domain name from Yahoo, but it has been several years so we are not committed to a subscription. According to their agreement, we can transfer domain names to other services. I am sure we will have to pay a release fee.

    Thanks

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    Transferring windows based website to mac?
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    Mac-Forums members can get a discount with Dreamhost for webhosting. Probably a much better deal than Yahoo...

    http://www.mac-forums.com/member-discounts/68692-dreamhost-webhosting-discount-mac-forums.html

    All websites (except for some FrontPage created sites) are compatible with Macs. You just need to get the files on your machine and then you can edit them with the HTML editor of your choice. If the editor doesn't have built in FTP, you can download an FTP client like Transmit to get your files to your host.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    You just need to get the files on your machine and then you can edit them with the HTML editor of your choice. If the editor doesn't have built in FTP, you can download an FTP client like Transmit to get your files to your host.
    Okay, you lost me here. If I get the files to my computer, will I be looking at HTML code? Can these be converted over to a template type like rapid weaver or will I have to edit HTML? I don't speak HTML at all. I will need the drag & drop style.

    I have a website dummies book but it is really ancient from the 90's.

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    Transferring windows based website to mac?
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    It depends on the program you use to edit them. Dreamweaver has a design view which is fairly point and click, iWeb may be able to do this for you (I haven't used it).

    I generally use Coda which is all hand coded HTML so I'm not too familiar with WYSIWYG editors, but I know they exist. Hopefully someone else can stop by and answer that piece.
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    Transferring windows based website to mac?
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    I would use something like rapid weaver or dreamweaver (you may want to consider the open source Nvu - its free and fairly capable)

    http://nvudev.com/index.php

    I would just copy the content (text images links) from the old site and completely create new pages, avoiding any of the nasty code from Site Builder

    Then you will have a clean compliant site that will work in all browsers

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