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Pitchman101
09-23-2009, 06:48 AM
Whats the best web design software on the market for a newbie to work with?. Easy to use. Self explanetory, wont get thrown through my window at the end of the day!.:dontknow::biggrin:

Scandiman
09-23-2009, 01:30 PM
As you've apparently discovered, web design isn't as easy as you'd like it to be. There aren't easy answers to many of the questions that arise, especially with mobile dev. Have you looked at site.mobi? It might provide some useful tools for your mobile dev.

coast
09-23-2009, 10:11 PM
If you hire someone to build the site, or use something like site.mobi, you can update the site's content with Adobe Contribute. I really like it, it's very much like Microsoft Word. I use it a lot on sites that are not wordpress, like http://Leucadia.mobi but the drawback is you can't change any of the header information and it won't let you see the site's code. You can get a trial copy from Adobe's website and decide if it works for you.

gogo
09-24-2009, 06:23 AM
Whats the best web design software on the market for a newbie to work with?. Easy to use. Self explanetory, wont get thrown through my window at the end of the day!.:dontknow::biggrin:

Hi I'm not clear if you mean a general program for creating sites, like Dreamweaver, or a CMS (Content Management System) like Wordpress, or a tool that creates sites like site.mobi or mobisitegalore ?

Do we have a master list on this site of site creator programs - mostly free - like site.mob? If not, maybe we need one, and any user feedback - lots of people are looking for this stuff.

Pitchman101
09-24-2009, 06:50 AM
I'm really not looking to be a developer per say. I just want to access existing sites and make changes as to remove,install ads, possibly alittle reformating but I'm currently content at having the experts handle What they do best. I just think that for small changes,I would like to not have to bother or pay someone like Dave,( OK! Dave) to make ad submits or deleats when I think I should be able to do little things like this myself.
Eventualy I may do more but my plate is full and would rather designate to the experts.
So the question is in ragard to simple redesign as I mentioned. Nothing fancy. Just a program a carpenter can figure out.:laugh:



Hi I'm not clear if you mean a general program for creating sites, like Dreamweaver, or a CMS (Content Management System) like Wordpress, or a tool that creates sites like site.mobi or mobisitegalore ?

Do we have a master list on this site of site creators like site.mob? If not, maybe we need one, and any user feedback - lots of people are looking for this stuff.

gogo
09-24-2009, 06:58 AM
So the question is in ragard to simple redesign as I mentioned. Nothing fancy. Just a program a carpenter can figure out.:laugh:

Yes but it depends what you want to modify - do you want to work on the code or do you want a WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get - interface - and how was the site created in the first place? If it is using a CMS there is a simple hopefully idiot proof interface for editing content, but then editing code for it is not so simple.

If you create all your sites in Wordpress you get familiar with it and able to edit your content easily.

Pitchman101
09-24-2009, 08:14 AM
Thanks GOGO.
Lots of help. now I now what to do.



Yes but it depends what you want to modify - do you want to work on the code or do you want a WYSIWYG - What You See is What You Get - interface - and how was the site created in the first place? If it is using a CMS there is a simple hopefully idiot proof interface for editing content, but then editing code for it is not so simple.

If you create all your sites in Wordpress you get familiar with it and able to edit your content easily.

ChessCentral
12-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Hi folks,

Web design software for newbies - just what I need! Hoping for a WYSIWYG editor (no code skills) to make a site which I'll host myself.

Site.mobi appears to be MobiSiteGalore - and that's plenty good for info-based low maintenance sites. Sites without shopping carts probably. I made collectiblecoins.mobi there, and I can fix typos (and get rid of that made by MobiSiteGalore on each page :smile:) and minor stuff.

I'll certainly check out that Adobe tool mentioned above.

But I really need a design tool good enough to handle shopping carts (PayPal/Visa/MC), accept ads, work with "apps & widgets" - like I know what those are - RSS feeds, etc., etc.

Of course I'd work up to all that - info sites first & on to fully commercial. But the tools, the tools!

All tips appreciated, even a point to some other thread I haven't found yet.

Thanks in advance!

benflippin
12-15-2009, 12:17 AM
my 2cents = Joomla

ChessCentral
12-18-2009, 07:53 PM
Maybe you're right about Joomla, as I just noticed their MobileJoomla (mobilejoomla.com) coming soon.

J. Van
02-14-2011, 10:10 AM
Here's the download link for Mobile Joomla: http://www.mobilejoomla.com/download.html?download=true

Here's the website: http://www.mobilejoomla.com/

For those of you new to this, the Mobile Joomla software is downloaded to - but NOT installed in - your PC.

First, Fantastico must be installed in your C-Panel. Fantastisco is an auto-installer script that is available with certain hosting packages. Then the Joomla (v1.0.13 or better) is installed through Fantastico in your C-Panel.

To see how this is done, see: Installing Joomla using Fantastico (http://www.goodwebpractices.com/joomla/installing-joomla-using-fantastico-on-hostmonster.html)

Next, through Joomla you download and install MobileJoomla.
Here's the instructions: http://www.mobilejoomla.com/documentation/12-getting-started/40-installation.html

For a list of Hosting companies that use C-Panel click here: https://netenberg.com/fantastico.php