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I'm to old to have learned any html in school. I tried reading books on it and, although it seems simple, I just can't seem to get it right. Anyone have suggestions for web publishing programs that put everything into html for you? I don't need anything fancy, simple templates will do. And free preferably.
 

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I still use an old copy of Netscape Communicator to make very basic pages. It is a WYSIWYG editor and does tables and such but doesn't offer templates or style sheets etc. Best of all, it was free and creates very simple html. I have found iWeb to be difficult for non .Mac sites. Whenever I export or save to a non .Mac service I have to check all the links and rename some items (very long, numeric names) so that things flow properly.

If it's simple sites. Try getting your hands on Netscape 7.0.

Good luck.
 

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Oh, just suck it up and learn HTML - you'll be glad you did! There are lots of good books on the market to get you started. After you learn basic HTML, you'll find that it's very useful to know, even if you graduate to a WYSIWYG program like DreamWeaver or GoLive.
 

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hey right on thanks guys. I'm going to mess around with these and see what I get. I'll post a link to my site once it's looking somewhat decent.
Before you start, you might want to take a look at this app ( Rapid Weaver) Im surprised no one mentioned it yet, there might even be a trial download on it. and the pricing isnt that bad.

http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/
 

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Oh, just suck it up and learn HTML - you'll be glad you did! There are lots of good books on the market to get you started. After you learn basic HTML, you'll find that it's very useful to know, even if you graduate to a WYSIWYG program like DreamWeaver or GoLive.
Yep, even back in the late 90s when I was designing pages using *ahem* Frontpage *ahem* Express *ahem, I still used HTML to put in mouseover image changes and white pinstripe lines. Think of it as using Garageband to throw in a quick tune, beat, and demo recording, but using the complicated but powerful Logic Pro to finish it up.
 

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Sitegrinder. Never used it myself. I read you can do the layouts in Photoshop and it'll do the coding. Myself, I took some night courses in Dreamweaver and got my certification. You'll be amazed how much you can absorb in a classroom with your peers.
 

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NVU is a very good program for doing basic stuff. If you like templates, I would recommend Apple's own iWeb or Webpage Maker, which I used a lot when I started making websites.
For more advanced users, a CMS (such as Drupal) should do the job: it's free, easy, extremely poweful (PHP) and is highly customizable.
Hope my post will help you!
 

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Another good alternative (if you don't want to learn HTML) I've heard of is Sandvox, it's US$50 and has a free demo. I think that it is very similar to Rapid Weaver.
 

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Sandvox is a lot like Rapidweaver. I prefer Rapidweaver however -- I felt it was much easier to get going in Rapidweaver.
 
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