I don't think there is one, but I would happily hear otherwise.
I know this isn't what you were asking but if you want original design and
layout then you really need to write it in html/css or have someone do it.
If you are going to be happy with templates maybe just altered and adapted a
bit then you could use wordpress or GetSimple or some other CMS.
You can do whatever you want offline with a program like wampserver which
sets up an apache server environment on your local machine for web
Tim, thanks for the reply.
I have actually written two websites from scratch:
http://www.merrisonholmes.com which I'm fairly pleased with, and
http://www.bertcoules.co.uk which I'm not.
I'd like to revamp the second into something more stylish and less bland,
but the problem is that I've now forgotten most of the techniques I once
knew: hence my wondering about an easier approach. The Wix online editor is
exactly the sort of thing I have in mind, but unfortunately it comes with
built-in hosting facilities which I don't need.
I'll continue searching...
Nice. Here are some of my own pages. Not too hard to do and you can have a
blog or a news section and a picture gallery and such stuff if you want. All
You wouldn't have any trouble doing similar. I do it part time
professionally, locally in a small way.
The first two are all my own work. The third I was in a hurry and used a
free 'theme' so I only had to add the content, basically text and images,
and install a news manager plugin and a twitter feed. It's a very quick way
of getting a site up and running and super easy to edit, backup, add pages
etc in the future.
On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:46:35 +0000, Bert Coules wrote:
I've got 1999 on the phone, asking for their questions back... <grin>
Seriously, depending on what you actually want, you're best off just
looking at one of the online hosted blog/CMS tools. Wordpress is probably
the best known, but there are many many others. They're usually free for
basic sites, with ad-removal and domain names as fairly low-cost extras.
All the ones I've seen so far ask for a monthly subscription if you want to
get away from the most basic form of design, which invariably includes an ad
for their service. While I'd be happy to pay a one-off fee to be able to
download the files designed online to my own PC and subsequently upload them
to my own existing domains, I don't really want to make a regular payment
for a hosting service that I don't actually need.
I've used a few web design programs over the years - but not found
anything as easy to use (or as cost-effective) as WYSIWYG Web Builder.
Free demo available to download, lots of templates (if that's the sort
of thing you want) and great support. Less than 50 USD or equivalent.
I migrated all of my client websites to this environment about 4
versions ago - and it was the best month I ever spent!
(and, no, sadly I don't get a percentage on sales!)
a different Adrian!
If you have web hosting that can run PHP and have a MySQL database
(pretty much any paid web host I imagine nowadays) then you can install
Wordpress and use that (all free, and the install is normally very easy)
Though it really started off as a blogging platform, it can be used for
more static sites as well. I wouldn't bother nowadays to roll my own I
There are lots of themes around which can download and play with to your
hearts content. Though they can often look very samey and 'Wordpressy'
with a bit of effort you can make it look less so.
If you want to have a play and see how it works set up one here:
I seem to have run into an early hurdle with Wordpress. The download and
unzipping went fine, but when I try to run wp-admin/install.php, my computer
(running Windows 7) doesn't want to play and says it doesn't recognise the
file type. Since I can display php files in Firefox with no problems at
all, this rather threw me - as did the fact that neither Firefox nor any
other browsers appear in the "select a program" list.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
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