What is the easiest software to build up a website?

by aridz 186 replies
I think Kompozer is the easiest software to creating a website. Do you know any ada software which is free and downloadable easier to use other than Kompozer?
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  • Profile picture of the author jemmachris
    For me the best way to build a website is by customising a Wordpress theme
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  • Profile picture of the author bjhfootball
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    • Profile picture of the author sarahdaniels
      Originally Posted by bjhfootball View Post

      wordpress,it is simple
      i would like to know more about this. I have been wanting to write a blog using wordpress but I;m having trouble on installing this.:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author genius007
      Originally Posted by bjhfootball View Post

      wordpress,it is simple
      WordPress is best but it is not software but it is CMS (Content Management System).
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  • Profile picture of the author Technista
    The Style Master CSS editor creates very nice XHTML compliant websites. Not free, but has a 30-day fully functioning trial.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aare
    i agree with wordpress + free themes, since there're more than 1 million free theme on the net. but, why don't u outsource it? since you can pay about $10 for a simple xhtml + css
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  • Profile picture of the author Bernardo56
    I also would vote for Wordpress, since it is really easy to customize and to maintain. I also work with Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
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  • Profile picture of the author 24kWing
    I use XSitePro and love it. I think what ever program you choose you need to take the time to learn it inside and out.

    Just my 2 cents.....
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    • Profile picture of the author weezee
      Have anyone ever tried Zen Cart, My first site I ever built was a Zen Cart, back in 2005 when my merchant host site got so high I couldn't afford it. Wordpress and Zen Cart are My sites, they are the easiest for me. I tried Joomla, and Drupal but couldn't get the hang of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author tittbit
      Originally Posted by 24kWing View Post

      I use XSitePro and love it. I think what ever program you choose you need to take the time to learn it inside and out.

      Just my 2 cents.....
      24kWing
      is xsitepro is free
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  • Profile picture of the author BasilInc.
    Wordpress without a doubt
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  • Profile picture of the author lilyadams
    I would vote for WordPress and solid WP template. WordPress just launched 3.0! Now is the time to hop aboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reverb
    I use WordPress for some sites, and Dreamweaver (not free) for others. Though I've never tried it, I've heard good things about NVU. On their FAQ page it says "Nvu is designed to be extremely easy to use. This makes it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML, CSS or web coding." Maybe it's worth a try - and it's FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Durham
    I have been a hand coder for many years but after working with WP lately there is a lot to be said about it.

    Here is a WP site I just did for a country music band that uses All "Pages" (not posts) for it's content.
    Hoosier Highway - Country Music Performance Band - Book this Country Music Band for your next live event

    Here is one that I am currently working on for myself that uses all "Posts" for the site. (Except for the Home Page that uses a "Page" for content)
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    Even though I did a lot of modifications it would have taken much longer to program in the functionality from scratch. Not to mention importing over 1500 pages worth of data and having it render correctly.
    One thing is certain, you never want to reinvent the wheel imho.

    I guess it comes down to what the website will be.
    Do you want a bunch of cool gadgets and plug-ins?
    Then WP is the way to go.

    If the site is static content then notepad+ and a little html knowledge will work fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author smith.jones159
    Microsoft visual studio 2008 is the very best software for web designing. VS 2008 brings along the Split view which allows us to view both the HTML source and the Design View at the same-time, and easily make changes in any of the views. As shown in the image below, as we select a tag in code view, the corresponding elements/controls are selected in design view.
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    • Profile picture of the author KathyK
      Originally Posted by ocsSEO01 View Post

      joomla CMS is easy to customize, Joomla! is an open source content management system platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets as well as a Model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework....
      You know, if I didn't know that Joomla is an open source and free CMS, I'd suspect you of being an affiliate of theirs. Ok - you're a fan - but cut/pasting their stuff really isn't what you need to do. Tell us in your own words why you like Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiemNguyen
    Komposer and Wordpress are two of the easiest one to use. I haven't try Nvu but also heard alot of good thing about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author crbedd
    For building a wordpress site, what's recommended or used--the admin panel or a site builder like site builder. If a site builder, what's recommended? Sitebuilder was recommended to us by our hosting service, but we are having difficulties and now wondering if we should go back and work with the admin panel. What do you suggest?

    Thanks, Randy
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  • Profile picture of the author KathyK
    I'd go back and work directly with wordpress. Sitebuilder isn't really made to work with wordpress, no matter what your hosting service thinks.

    As to what to use, it really depends what kind of site you want. WP is kind of overkill for a 3 page site. Komposer/Dreamweaver, etc will do fine for that sort of thing.

    If you are going to end up adding posts/pages often, WP is the way to go. (Unless you need a serious BIG CMS - in which case, Drupal and Joomla are the two big freebies)
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    • Profile picture of the author crbedd
      Kathy, Thank you! about using wordpress and not something else.

      Randy
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  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    wordpress would be a good choice...its easy to learn and navigate
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  • Profile picture of the author BryanComm
    I use the program:
    1) My free web site builder
    2) Dreamweaver
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  • Profile picture of the author Chima Niro
    What about filezilla? works well for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author stephsmith
      Dreamweaver is the best software for website design. i am also using Dreamweaver.
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      • Profile picture of the author oscarte
        Originally Posted by stephsmith View Post

        Dreamweaver is the best software for website design. i am also using Dreamweaver.
        I completely disagree. Dreamweaver makes horrible code. The closest I've seen to handcode HTML quality is Flux and Sitegrinder
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    • Profile picture of the author hilhilginger
      Originally Posted by Chima Niro View Post

      What about filezilla? works well for me.
      I knew filezilla is a FTP manager.Not the web builder.Please clarify how do you use filezilla to make websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author oknoorap
    Use dreamweaver to build themes

    wordpress is powerful blog-cms system

    so try it..
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  • Profile picture of the author drewgrantt1
    Well...There is a software I used when i was Newbie a program called wix to build my first website and that time I didn't know how to use html. All you need to do is pick a theme you like and then drag and drop different things onto it until it looks how you want it to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Love2KnowU
    Hmm, okay, so I'm looking to sell [religious themed] t-shirts. Do any of these sites offer shopping carts or do I need to use another service with them? What are the price points of using these software programs?

    Also, what if I'd rather not bother with all the [labor intensive] website building? Who would you highly recommend i.e, 'outsourcing' [that won't break the bank]?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kev_K
      Wordpress all the way. If you don't have hosting, you may could find someone to build one for you relatively cheap...I may even be willing to do something like that . Let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author 24 by 7
    I haven't tried Kompozer yet, but i will. I uses frontpage/dreamweaver for creating website, both of them are easy.
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    • Profile picture of the author narkissajohn
      I think without any doubt Wordpress and ASP.NET are easiest software to build up a dynamic website.
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      • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
        Originally Posted by narkissajohn View Post

        I think without any doubt Wordpress and ASP.NET are easiest software to build up a dynamic website.
        I will agree that both of these are top notch options however they are mutually exclusive. You can not do anything on a Wordpress site using .ASP.net because Wordpress is built With PHP and any Windows server running thr .net framework isn't going to have any idea what to do with a PHP page. and visa versa any Linux server running the apache web server and PHP interpreter is going to be clueless about any aspx page
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  • Profile picture of the author pollock22
    you can use dreamviewer, photoshop, illustrator, Microsoft expression. I think it would be great for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author pmrc
    My vote goes to wordpress, especially if you are newer. As long as you dont choose a theme that has so many options your head spins you should be alright!
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  • Profile picture of the author keyuria
    Vodahost. Too good. It is just like Microsoft Word. Drag n Drop and the site is ready in minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdollarz
    go for wordpress.. you can build a cool site in less than 30 minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author hireava
      Originally Posted by webdollarz View Post

      go for wordpress.. you can build a cool site in less than 30 minutes.
      WORDPRESS is great!
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      • Profile picture of the author Vanfenix
        I've used Joomla for years, as well as Wordpress but I found that Wordpress is more formalized as a Blog with extra modules, and I found Joomla to have a lot of extra source code. Both are good as you have an excellent community.

        I'm a web-developer of 15+ years, and My customers really wanted to be able to edit their websites easily and quickly - so I designed my own CMS which allows unlimited pages, comes with a drag and drop interface, easily upload movies, images, etc. Took me about four years and half a house, but now I can offer my customers a complete mobile compatible website for free.

        Joomla offers the same thing, except what you've got to do is install the modules and then update the modules on a regular basis. That's one of the problems with it - also it's very difficult for someone that's not extremely web-savvy to use. Wordpress is simple to use if you're looking to run a Blog. But again it's not a web-engine it's a blog. but it's a good place to start if you're just starting out.

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  • Profile picture of the author earplay
    Dreamweaver is great, i use it because you can use other graphic software that integrates with it easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGlobber
    Dreamweaver & Photoshop FTW..

    Play around DW using ready made templates and learn some CSS. You ll soon see that the results you ll achieve using DW are far better than any other software.

    As for Photoshop you dont need to know everything to get started. Some pretty standard buttons will do most of the jobs for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Leader
    Originally Posted by luklesin View Post

    I think the easiest tool is Serif Webplus 4, I really recommmmend you to try. You will not regret. Also you don't need to buy it you can download it using torrents...
    You are in the wrong forum to suggest stealing. It's people like you
    that stops me from releasing some of my software to the market. If
    I had a ban button, I would have used it here!

    Glenn
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    • Profile picture of the author Revolves
      Originally Posted by Glenn Leader View Post

      You are in the wrong forum to suggest stealing. It's people like you
      that stops me from releasing some of my software to the market. If
      I had a ban button, I would have used it here!

      Glenn
      I understand your feelings. However, there are a lot of good guys out here too who would honestly buy your software. So, don't hold back on any of the software just because a few people will be pirating it. Rather, think about the good guys who'd benefit from it.

      And I agree with you on the ban button thing!

      Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author subz3ro
    absolutely dreamweaver (not free) , but sometimes i use wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author battery4laptop
    I recommend wordpress or zen cart.
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  • Profile picture of the author samloy8
    Ewisoft Website Builder easiest, most powerful website builder software that you can use to create a website. It is perfect for beginners and professionals. Make sure your Internet presence known. Website building software programming work hard for you and your entire website offers freedom to create.
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    • Profile picture of the author maggytwin
      If you live near a community college that teaches HTML and web design categories, you can look into having a student make a website for you. Would probably not be too expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
    Wordpress is not web development software. It is a blog software. Basically a website in a box. Dreamweaver is a web authoring or development software though a pretty poor one. This site NET2rd Home was built using Microsoft's Visual Studio Express edition (FREE) It is the best authoring software you can get. The site began as an empty file, i.e. no pages, no template, empty directory. You have to build everything yourself. Wordpress on the other hand starts with a basic site design/layout, complete with navigation and all sorts of widgets. For most people here or people interested in internet marketing building a site from scratch can take a lot of time. Time that could be better used marketing your site. For this reason I would recommend something like Wordpress. The site is already built, all you have to do is customize it to your needs.


    BTW the net2rd site was never finished and I haven't done anything with it in a very long time but it doeas serve as an example of what I'm talking about here.
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  • Profile picture of the author robgee123
    I dunno why eveyone likes WP? I think it's WAAAAY too complicated!
    I like to use Weebly which is simple drag n drop software that has all the bells n whistles.

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  • Profile picture of the author nsdoi
    Hello.....

    If you are a begging to design a website then i would recommend you HTML and if you know basics of web designing then try PHP or ASP.NET
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  • Profile picture of the author logoonlinepros1
    Basically two software is very important to design a web site one is photoshop for creating layouts and template and other is dreamweaver to set HTML.
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  • Profile picture of the author ago
    Wordpress.....choose the template you like & you're on your way. And If you have BASIC HTML, you can turn it into a selling machine.

    Hope it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author seo_submission
    wordpress, Joomla are these two good for website creation and there are unlimited themes available and display with your choice.

    You can edit Yourself which is very simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimba
    If you're talking about making a static coded page in the same way Kompser does, There are a few more free WYSIWYG editors around that are decent.
    Trellian Web Page and Sea Monkey by Mozilla.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clara James
      In my point of css is an excellent stoneware to develop a website. It will really help in design website. I have visited many sites which design their website with the help of css.
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    • Profile picture of the author thatsme
      WordPress! But keep in mind, ALL WordPress sites are not created equal. As for example, with some Free WP themes there can be a problem with security flaws in the design. You need to be aware of this, and if at all possible have a designer/coder to evaluate and treat if needed...
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    • Profile picture of the author Just Lookin
      Wordpress is OK but I use Xsitepro for all of my sites.

      There are a lot of Xsitepro websites that are ugly and cumbersome but it does not have to be that way, Xsitepro can do just about anything especially since the 2.5 upgrade.
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      • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
        For ease of use and getting the job done quick with lots of flexibility, I would go for either Xara's Web Designer 6, or Serif's WebPlus X4. I use both. Shop around and you can get either at a pretty good discount.

        WordPress is superior in combination with some good plugins IME, but it may not be the best tool for every site. I'm also looking at hooking up with iThemes Builder, looks like a nice product for website development. I also use Flexsqueeze for WordPress, which is great product for WordPress marketing sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author JDiNozzo
        Originally Posted by Just Lookin View Post

        Wordpress is OK but I use Xsitepro for all of my sites.

        There are a lot of Xsitepro websites that are ugly and cumbersome but it does not have to be that way, Xsitepro can do just about anything especially since the 2.5 upgrade.
        I totally agree, the recent upgrade to v2.5 has included many features common to the Internet today, including Facebook and Twitter social media plug-ins that can be added in a matter of seconds.

        Plenty of new website templates, which have always pleased me. So far, I haven't needed to design my own as the ones provided have more than met my needs for a professional-looking website!
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        • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
          my vote goes to XsitePro - really simple and it packages up your entire site, unlike wordpress. For example one of my hosting services went belly-up and I am going to have to re-create sites somewhere else. With XsitePro it is just a matter of changing the nameservers, then upload from XsitePro - that's it.
          With wordpress you also have to constantly backup (and in this case move) a separate database which if you don't have then you are SOL. That's the way I understand wp works, anyway.
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          • Profile picture of the author dgibbs57
            Originally Posted by Matthew Shelton View Post

            my vote goes to XsitePro - really simple and it packages up your entire site, unlike wordpress. For example one of my hosting services went belly-up and I am going to have to re-create sites somewhere else. With XsitePro it is just a matter of changing the nameservers, then upload from XsitePro - that's it.
            With wordpress you also have to constantly backup (and in this case move) a separate database which if you don't have then you are SOL. That's the way I understand wp works, anyway.
            Hey I totally agree, I have enjoyed using XSitePro 2.5 especially some of the new features such as the Facebook Like button which was a nice addition. Looking forward to building more new websites with the new version.
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          • Profile picture of the author JDiNozzo
            Originally Posted by Matthew Shelton View Post

            my vote goes to XsitePro - really simple and it packages up your entire site, unlike wordpress. For example one of my hosting services went belly-up and I am going to have to re-create sites somewhere else. With XsitePro it is just a matter of changing the nameservers, then upload from XsitePro - that's it.
            With wordpress you also have to constantly backup (and in this case move) a separate database which if you don't have then you are SOL. That's the way I understand wp works, anyway.
            Gotta love XSitePro for what they offer. Been enjoying their latest update from a few weeks ago, and I honestly feel that my sites have improved thanks to the update. The added social media features and better optimization make for a great designer for any skill level.
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    • It really depends on how quick can adopt to the interface of a software. Wordpress, Joomla, & Dreamweaver are easy to use. Give 'em a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author arcadiasmith
      I think wordpress would be it.. Plus its free and updated regularly.
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    • Profile picture of the author msforum01
      practice a lot with hand coding ( HTML, CSS, PHP etc ).
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    • Profile picture of the author nsdoi
      Hello............

      If you are a beginner in website development then you should go for a HTML other wise i would suggest ASP.NET 2008..............
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    • Profile picture of the author Bob Phantom
      Dreamweaver or Kompozer

      Always better to code website by hand though
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    • Profile picture of the author malinky
      I use Dreamweaver to code my site but may have a look at the SEA Monkey program. I also use wordpress as a CMS for my sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author tephoz2001
      Wordpress is easier to download and easier to optimization seo
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    • Profile picture of the author samson2327
      I would definitely go with Wordpress and try a new free Wordpress Affiliate Theme from Matt Carter. It works very well. Just sign up to his blog at mattsmarketingblog.com and I am not an affiliate!
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    • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
      I thought bluevoda was easy until I met Wordpress at first I thought it was super complicated then I realized it was the bomb. It is a program that is sent from the heavens.

      Also the best thing about wordpress is that you can work on your site from anywhere...That's what makes it special.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vixxen
      I love Dreamweaver - have been using it since 8 and it was a Macromedia software. Only things I don't like that Adobe has done is that they immediately stop letting you get the older versions off their site once they update AND their customer service stinks compared to what Macromedia used to offer.

      Haven't gone all the way to cs5 as I'm still on cs3 - not sure if I'm wanting to upgrade yet.

      Still have a bunch I'm still learning on cs3 - really wish they'd slow down on making updates. Some of us slow pokes are having trouble keeping up...
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnJD
      Wordpress wins!
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    • Profile picture of the author eXacta
      For ease of use I don't think you can look much past Artisteer, it's a complete CMS design suite, simple to use and you can export your template in Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress and Blogger formats - It comes with a great range of highly customisable templates or you can build your own from scratch.

      I've also had alot of success with XSitePro which again is loaded with customisable templates, it has a really usefull SEO analysis feature to help you get the most out of your site before it goes live.
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  • Profile picture of the author ambrosevilly
    Hi friends ,
    I think just software is not enough to design a new website .We also should learn basic items to develop a new website.you can search free software to design a website and just for help.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kev5
      1. Wordpress
      2. Headway Theme
      3. Coda FTP client (really recommend it for Mac users)
      4. Photoshop
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Peterson
      I have been using Wordpress and XSitePro. I think my favourite website design software has to be XSitePro simply for the ease of use and stability.They also have great customer service and if there is anything that you get stuck with whilst making your website they always seem to respond really quickly!
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    • Profile picture of the author drewellis082
      It is the very most beneficial software for web planning. VS 2008 contributes along the Split view which appropriates us to horizon both the HTML source and the Design View at the same-time, as well as well build exchanges in any of the views.*
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    • Profile picture of the author drewellis082
      If you do not have hosting, you may could determine someone to construct one for you comparatively cheap...I may even be leaving to do something like that. Let me know.
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    • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
      My vote is for WordPress as it is easy to add to or edit. All you need to do is find a theme that you like that is easy to use and there are lots of free and paid themes around and lots of YouTube videos around with tutorials.

      Tip: if your site comes out looking like everything is misplaced then check your widget area as you might have accidentally put widgets that belong in the sidebar in your header area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rozanne
    You'll find many alternatives for CMS. In my opinion word-press is more suitable for blogging, but if you are planning to launch e-commerce based web site then you should consider other CMS options such as Magento, Zen Cart, and OScommerce.
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
    Wordpress.....select the template you like & you're on your way.

    Best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author bbboy484
    The best easiest software to build any site is CMS (content managing system) software. There are many CMS out there : Wordpress, Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal, XOOPS, Zikula, Mambot and a lot more but the best three that most people find popular and easy to use is Joomla, Wordpress and Drupal. For me I think Joomla is the best and the reason is:

    1. Easy to use admin panel.
    2. Easy component, plug-in, module and theme install or manage.
    3. There is lot of free and paid extensions available for Joomla in the JED.
    4. Most of template design for Joomla is well professional and you can find thousand of the freely on the internet.
    5. Joomla is so widely use that you can find information regarding Joomla almost anywhere. You can also hire someone to help you in develop your site easier.
    6. Joomla is also secure but there is one drawback of joomla is some of its extension use a lot of memory.
    7. Joomla have a built in user management which is not that good right now but it will be better once version 1.6 release.
    8. Joomla also have a good built in SEO function (SEF rewrite). It's not that You rather want to get an extension call Joomsef which work a lot better then the built in function.

    Hope this will help you in choosing your CMS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Stonehocker
    Wordpress for SURE! But if you want to do Ecommerce - I would do Claim the Web Cart - Super Easy to use - Very Powerful - Very SEO Friendly - and they give you a free integration to InfusionSoft!
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  • Profile picture of the author jslee
    I use frontpage and add on wordpress blog. I change my blog designs on frontpage not on the blog panels. Next I would love to learn to make 3D websites. I think they would be cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfieclinton
    Java scripts software is the easiest software for making website. It is very great and a nice software also used by many of the web designers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Phoenyx
      hi there.

      Has anyone tried Xara? I used it to build a few sites and its really easy to use. It works a lot like Photoshop as well so it helped me to navigate the program and design the site because of my Photoshop background. It's not free software, but you do have a trial period, and its actually inexpensive if you compare it to Dreamweaver's pricing. After designing the imagery I wanted to use in Photoshop, I merely imported it all into Xara and et voila. Plus, it allows you to add all sorts of widgets as well from media to social networks to shopping carts.

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  • Profile picture of the author ukprize
    wordpress is the best as far as my experience is concerned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaththie
    You can use CMS software to build a website. There are lots of open source CMS software are available on internet such as Joomla and Word press.
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    • Profile picture of the author kbsamurai
      Well, it all depends on what you want the website for.

      Personally, I prefer the freedom of a good old text editor but being a crazy Mac person, I use Taco HTML Edit ( Taco HTML Edit - The premier HTML editor for Mac OS X )
      and CSSEdit ( MacRabbit - CSSEdit - Web 2.0 in Style )

      I love RapidWeaver
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      I've used Weebly to create quick easy free websites for small businesses, landing pages, etc. the fact that I can make JQuery work there, and easily customize their templates by editing the the HTML/CSS is really nice. They also now automatically format for a mobile layout.

      and for a big project, Joomla, if necessary. Drupal has a steep learning curve and while powerful is a bit like Linux in nature.

      but since recently working with iThemes Builder, and some great plugins including a mobile plugin, I'm slowly being won over by WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeremy2011
    Dreamweaver is the best software to build a website.. Many web hosts support FTP int his software.. So you can use this software, you can create website easily..
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  • Profile picture of the author commerce cat
    I'll add my vote to WordPress as a CMS but as for web development software - I use Espresso and CSS Edit on Mac.

    On PC, I really like Award-Winning NoteTab Text Editors and HTML Editors as a web editor

    Also Virb › Elegantly simple websites has been getting a lot of press for an easy online hosted solution
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  • Profile picture of the author msforum01
    try Wordpress.....
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  • Profile picture of the author web.tech
    I like Adobe Dreamweaver to building the website. It is more accurate and simple to operate.
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  • Profile picture of the author taibee
    wordpress - free theme
    simple ang low cost for your demand
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  • Profile picture of the author imediazone
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    The simplest software to build a site would be blogspot and wordpress, you can have a blog installed in less than 5 mins
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  • Profile picture of the author iwtmmo
    If you mean online site builder, I recommend WordPress.
    For offline HTML website creator, I highly recommend Dreamweaver.
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  • Profile picture of the author bricebrokie
    From my point of view dreamweaver is the best software. I am also using this and also it gives much beneficial results. It contains also many of the advanced features for designing the website.
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    I use dreamweaver its quite easy for designers you can pretty much build a website with a minimum knowledge of coding
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  • Profile picture of the author mike-seo
    No matter which one you choose, being easier , you need for sure an WYSIWYG . The rest involved code.
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  • Profile picture of the author twmaffun
    Originally Posted by aridz View Post

    I think Kompozer is the easiest software to creating a website. Do you know any ada software which is free and downloadable easier to use other than Kompozer?


    You should try a Flash website Builder. It is A4DeskPro. Moreover, it is possible to use dreamviewer, photoshop, illustrator, Microsoft expression to design your website.

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  • Profile picture of the author emma11
    Hello friend,
    Now i am using Adobe Dreamweaver and its really a wonderful software. I am sure it will very helpful for me. Thanks for sharing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Depends what you're going to use the site for:

    If it's just a salesletter page with a link to a payment processor (something you're selling via ClickBank, say) then a simple HTML page is all you need. You can build one with free software like NVU and put together the header and graphics yourself using software like Photoshop or hire a designer to do it for you.

    If you're putting together a blog or an article site then WordPress is the way to go. For anything else I'd use a CMS program like Joomla. The great things about these last two programs are:
    • They're free
    • There are lots of (mostly free) templates
    • Most hosting packages include them, and they can be installed with just a few clicks.

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  • Profile picture of the author pratik999
    Dreamviewer and photoshop works for me. But with wordpress you can create web sites very fast because the themes are available.
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  • Profile picture of the author leons0133
    The easiest software to build up website is Dreamweaver and photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick
    If you are thinking of developing websites in the long term, then better learn HTML and CSS and code stuff the way you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author donnan
    If you are looking for a good blog backbone. Wordpress is the go.

    But for ANY other type of website. Don't go past JOOMLA. It is by far the most user friendly versatile content management system out there. You won't find better. It has stacks and stacks of free templates/components/modules and plugins that will make your site do whatever you want.

    Certainly take a look at it before you decide on anything. joomla.org

    I am not in anyway affiliated with the site. I just love it and build most of my websites with it.
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  • Hi,

    I think you can use Content management system for developing your website.There are lot of cms available.You can use Drupal, it'll be fine.Drupal is a CMS that is written in PHP and it is used by many different types of Drupal website services as their as a back end.However the Drupal CMS is SEO Friendly it can’t do better in the search engines, by adding few modules in your Drupal sites, your sites can easily get higher rate in search engines. In other words, Drupal makes it easy to practice good SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author MathewStone
    wordpress is very simple and easy for beginners and the other software i usually used for websites is Microsoft Expression web
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  • Profile picture of the author kooldesigning
    I noticed these are priority wise
    1)- Wordpress
    2)- Dreamweaver
    3)- Joomla
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    • Profile picture of the author kbsamurai
      Originally Posted by kooldesigning View Post

      I noticed these are priority wise
      1)- Wordpress
      2)- Dreamweaver
      3)- Joomla

      Wordpress, you can get up a blog up in minutes, for a regular website, you are better off spending some money on premium themes, some of the plugins can be very useful including for SEO. Very popular these days.

      Dreamweaver, as someone that did a lot of programming with this back before Macromedia was bought by Adobe, I can't recommend this to anyone that doesn't already know it. It's got a lot of legacy gunk in it and it produces really old fashioned html code. Sure, use it if you are on a corporate team like a friend of mine that's part of a team that handles the websites for a major airline who has the money to buy the top support package. But for someone just starting out in freelance, really? you would recommend this big overgrown mess ?
      Much better off to go with something free like KompoZer or perhaps Nvu. Really better off using some of the elegant HTML/CSS editors out there to produce good clean reusable code.

      Joomla's only saving grace is that it's easier than Drupal which isn't saying much. Most often useful for sites with thousands of pages and with non-tech people adding content regularly. Yes, it's free but there is a learning curve and you are really better off to get going quickly by spending some money for premium themes like those here Joomla Templates, Drupal Themes, WordPress Themes and phpBB3 Styles - RocketTheme (not an affiliate link).


      just my two cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author donnan
    Joomla, Joomla, Joomla, you can't go past it!

    It is very user friendly, has lots of free templates/components/modules and plugins you can use to make the simplest of sites or the most complex.

    I try and build all of my sites from joomla now. It's the best. I am not affiliated with the totally free software in any way.
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  • Profile picture of the author FMLLC
    Wordpress seems to be easy, but there are some stability issues. Drupal is nice for some types of building, with not too much of a learning curve.

    Dreamweaver makes everything easier as well
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnclave111
    I would like WordPress and Dreamweaver
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  • Profile picture of the author jackenarnold
    From my point of view Dreamweaver is the best software and also beneficial in many ways. I have seen that many of the web developers are using dreamweaver for their daily use. Also it contains many of the advanced features which are much beneficial for your work and also makes it easier.
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    • Profile picture of the author kbsamurai
      Originally Posted by jackenarnold View Post

      From my point of view Dreamweaver is the best software and also beneficial in many ways. I have seen that many of the web developers are using dreamweaver for their daily use. Also it contains many of the advanced features which are much beneficial for your work and also makes it easier.
      I couldn't disagree more. Have you looked at Dreamweaver produces ? tables everywhere. When I view the source of a website, I can immediately tell if it's the dated html crap that Dreamweaver produces. The only reason many web developers use dreamweaver is either the company they work for bought or they don't really know any better or just because it's been around a long time and they are used to it and too lazy to learn something better. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author shafiqwork
    expression web is easy software for websites
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  • Profile picture of the author Nauman K
    my vote to wordpress..
    but if you want simple static website of 3 to 5 pages.
    then outsource your project you will get a very unique design and attractive website from $50 to $100.
    and I think that's fair enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author icekid
    try this all waptreakz.wapka.mobi or waptreakz.tk and see 4 ur self my own created site
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  • Profile picture of the author suke
    If you want to custom wordpress themes, you can try Artisteer.
    But if you want to buy good WP themes, I recommended themeforest.net
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  • Profile picture of the author valen42
    Hello,

    Web Page Maker is the easiest product that I have found to create basic websites. I have tried a lot of products, but they are too complicated or fiddly. They're ok if you want to be a website designer, but if you have a business to run as well, then sitting in front of a PC all day playing with things like Word Press will eat all your time. Just depends really on what you want to do and how you want to best use your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author indianartist
    still photoshop and dreamweaver is the best softwares for web designing.
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  • Profile picture of the author tropotan
    homestead is very good
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  • Profile picture of the author SviP
    I would also as most here recommend WordPress. If you would go little more complicated (and more customizable) then take Joomla or Mambo... Or ofcourse if you need just some plain html then Dreamweaver or simmilar program and some template...
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  • Profile picture of the author candyfist
    Yea I would have to say anything that deals with drag and drop. Wordpress can be a bit buggy if you use your own host.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeedoAquino
    If I may jump in. I'd choose WordPress any given day. I've tried both Joomla and Drupal and as far as my experience goes, the learning curve is a bit higher compared to WP. I recommend WP for the following reasons:

    1. Ease of use.
    2. Extensability and versatility.
    3. Community and support.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBaxter
    I preferred Microsoft Expression web with programming language php/mysql
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  • Profile picture of the author eramedia
    I always go with Wordpress as it is so easy to use. I make custom themes using Artisteer and a bit of photoshop usually... Not as visually pleasing as some premium WP themes, but good enough...
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  • Profile picture of the author Evren
    I vote for Wordpress because I'm in love with all the user friendly themes & plugins. At first I used free themes but when you try just one premium theme you can never go back
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    I wish all the people posting in this thread would be able to make the distinction between a HTML editor (a.k.a. website building software) like Dreamweaver and a CMS = content management system, like WordPress.

    You guys, just display your total ignorance when not being able to see the difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      I wish all the people posting in this thread would be able to make the distinction between a HTML editor (a.k.a. website building software) like Dreamweaver and a CMS = content management system, like WordPress.

      You guys, just display your total ignorance when not being able to see the difference.

      The lone voice of reason in a baron wilderness.
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  • Profile picture of the author wbdzgnr
    i think wordpress is still the fastest and easiest
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  • Profile picture of the author pc101seo
    Dreamweaver CS will do for me, and also Adobe photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Hughes
    Wordpress is far easier to use than Joomla or Drupal for a beginner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daave
    Wordpress is the easiest one, you should go for it.
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    WordPress and WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmarsh12
    Manage many sites easily. Dreamweaver makes it as easy as possible to toggle between sites you are working on. If you build websites for a living, this ease of switching up projects is a definite must.If you do edit any code, there are tools on Dreamweaver that help to correct any mistakes in the syntax. There are so many great features in Dreamweaver that you would not get in ordinary html editors.
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  • Profile picture of the author RenuC
    Newbies mostly prefer WordPress. It's user friendly and totally easy to understand. It can be used for a blog or even for a regular website. It's major strength is in the fact that it's very simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author rbrtst
    Wordpress, depending on your needs. Wordpress isn't a full-fledged CMS, but has CMS like capabilities. If you've seen similar sites built on Wordpress, give it a go...learning WP and how to customize it is a valuable skill in your tool belt. Beyond that...I normally recommend some custom PHP I've never been a huge Joomla/Drupal fan (actually stay away from Drupal at all costs - too big a learning curve and dev time and not worth it IMHO).
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  • Profile picture of the author Nirude
    Wordpress and Drupal.
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  • Profile picture of the author gokulvikas
    Artisteer is the best way for creating websites.

    No knowledge required.


    Originally Posted by aridz View Post

    I think Kompozer is the easiest software to creating a website. Do you know any ada software which is free and downloadable easier to use other than Kompozer?
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  • Profile picture of the author steven300
    Word press or joomla are realy good for this kind of work
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  • Profile picture of the author cherryberry
    for designing it is photoshop and for coding it is dreamweaver. But also when we know something, it becomes easy for us, difficult is what we don't know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Smith
    I use wordpress but I also custom design using Adobe Fireworks and exporting to HTML and CSS. I then go into Adobe Dreamweaver to further edit the content. Very easily done with Fireworks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Rob
    Wordpress With No Doubt Is The EASIEST of All!!

    But When It Comes To Downloadable Software- BlueGriffon is The Answer!
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    Aside from Dreamweaver and PHP, I add Drupal
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    (tips hat)

    Word Press, Dreamweaver, (Frontpage when I am feeling nostaligic), Firebug or whatever Mozilla add on that looks handy in the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      For me the easiest software for building a website is by far Visual Web Developer which is free from Microsoft and easily the most powerful and robust IDE
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  • Profile picture of the author pratap295
    Following are some easiest software for building a website:-

    Summary List of Different Software Options
    =Online Software=
    Joomla : Open Source (free)
    Drupal: Open Source (free)
    Wordpress: (Free)
    Bizideo Wizard: Free & Pay Versions
    WYSIWYG: Generally Free

    =Download Software=
    Dreamweaver : Buy
    NVU : Free :
    FrontPage : Buy
    Blue Voda
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  • Profile picture of the author balajim
    Try Joomla. I am using Joomla since 3 years now and it is simply superb. AND it is also free of charge!
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  • Profile picture of the author gstalin
    Originally Posted by aridz View Post

    I think Kompozer is the easiest software to creating a website. Do you know any ada software which is free and downloadable easier to use other than Kompozer?
    Hi, There are many software available on the internet. I have tried many of them. So far the best I have seen is dreamweaver. But it is not free or cheap. You may not need this software of you use wordpress / any other CMS software.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sohel Parvez
    dreamweaver for those want to build easily.
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    • Profile picture of the author nancyviliums
      To build up a website Visual studio is a great software.It is a great software that also offer template and one can easy can build a website in a few days if he is comfortable with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cgboy
    the adobe muse and edge in the upcoming new release would worth taking a look :>
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  • Profile picture of the author tocktik
    Go for the wordpress

    It is the easy and best way to build website
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  • Profile picture of the author odehfehr
    There are many different types of software available to build up website. but all of that wordpress is a best option to create own website. wordpress provide the many tools which help us to create attractive website.
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  • Profile picture of the author victoria11
    Dreamweaver is considered one of the best software. It is really easy to customize and to maintain.
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  • Profile picture of the author puedall
    Whether you go with Kompozer, my personal favorite, or WP, which is blogging platform, you will still need some good tutorials on both.
    They are both very easy to use and user friendly, but you will need to learn.

    And by the way NVU is just an old name for Kompozer.
    You can simply go with free websites like wix, drag and drop.
    However, if you want to own content on your site and blog i recommend that you build your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author kan969
    Kompozer is the best as far as i know.
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  • Profile picture of the author jekabest
    Joomla is an easy software for building website.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianwilson085
    it matters how complex a website you want. i used websitebuilder that is with my host company. it was pretty easy. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
    I think most CMS such as wordpress, joomla or drupal is far more easier than using a HTML editor. Plus the finished product is far more better and easier to maintain. I used Kompozer originally before going onto Joomla design and well once you are over the first hurdle of menu creation and template design its straight forword and easy to design. Programs like Kompozer are kind of out dated and are liable to be outdated a few years from now.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopicSpan
    It's been mentioned once or twice in this thread, but if you are COMPLETELY not technical, then use Weebly. You really can't go wrong with it
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  • Profile picture of the author jaasmit
    If you just design a web site or a web page then you can do that by dreamweaver.
    Or if you want to set a whole site using a tool then you can do that by using wordpress or joomla.
    These both are very strong cms.
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  • Profile picture of the author rreagan32
    Ton of suggestions here...and I've learned that there is a difference between a content management system and website building software...but I haven't learned what the difference is. After viewing this thread, I'm still confused about which way to go for creating a professional website.

    Let's say I want a site that has pages with information and links, but I also want to be able to sell products. What is the best option? Keep in mind that I'm new and relatively inexperienced. I need something that's simple enough to learn and modify, but still strong enough to present a quality website. Is it Wordpress, Joomla, Dreamweaver, or what? Is it necessary to combine any of these in order to get everything I want or can it all be done with one or the other?
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      Originally Posted by rreagan32 View Post

      Ton of suggestions here...and I've learned that there is a difference between a content management system and website building software...but I haven't learned what the difference is. After viewing this thread, I'm still confused about which way to go for creating a professional website.

      Let's say I want a site that has pages with information and links, but I also want to be able to sell products. What is the best option? Keep in mind that I'm new and relatively inexperienced. I need something that's simple enough to learn and modify, but still strong enough to present a quality website. Is it Wordpress, Joomla, Dreamweaver, or what? Is it necessary to combine any of these in order to get everything I want or can it all be done with one or the other?
      Yeah, what you're looking for is Wordpress. Design software like Dreamweaver requires that you know how to code webpages. And if you plane to get very tricky it means you need to be able to do some programming. Wordpress has a huge support community and you can get a lot of very tricky plugins that do a lot of very high end stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anita Clark
    The easiest I have seen is WP. With free templates galore you can be up and running very quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaasmit
    What is komoposer???
    Does it work like wordpress or joomla or it is anything that has no matches yet???
    Can you give some examples of this kind of work???
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  • Profile picture of the author ubaid12j
    I'll recommend wordpress. Wordpress is free along free themes and plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author jakebvs85
    Yep, Word Press theme is the best way and the fastest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adelina A
    Yes, there is an additional software that you can use TemplateToaster. You can easily design fully responsive themes as it supports Bootstrap 3 features, themes generated with this tool will be SE friendly, it automatically generates source code for you. It's not free, but you may try its free trial version before buying after getting satisfied, you may buy its full version.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali Technologies
    I will vote Wordpress from begainer to expert level...
    We do high end php custom software development but we always use wordpress for front end.
    Its easy and SEO friendly...

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dessie Miller
    Hi, you may try template-toaster. Its a designing software that helps to create fully responsive themes for multiple CMSs like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Prestashop. It supports bootstrap 3 features, themes made with this tool will surely be SEO & Mobile friendly. I have used this software and it worked great for me. It's easy to download and simple to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Internetum01
    You can always use WordPress free themes and plugins.
    There is also WYSIWYG, it is pretty simple to use just drag and drop, plus you get to learn codes using this software so as a beginner it would be advantageous to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraDLaurean
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    Wordpress & magento are the simple open source cms which help to create your website very easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author lifeofwade
    Wordpress and Joomla would do for you but Joomla needs some extreme tweaking so go for Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Eliza Lodewyckx
    For me the best one is Web Force 5... probably most of the people never heard about this CMS, but I'm pretty sure that if you guys give it a try... you´ll be addicted with the power and simplicity of this system. Web Force 5: Top Website Design Company in Australia
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  • Profile picture of the author kmjyoti
    I use Wordpress because it is very easiest software to create a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nupur1
    I think WordPress is a easiest way to build up website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    Wow so many votes WP is the best for me by far, you can get plenty of free and cheap themes. But if you only need 1-3 pages or so, Dreamweaver is easier to get your head around.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnAdam1
    WordPress is the most easiest option for users having zero programming skills. For developing web applications for hobbies, WordPress is a good option but it is advisable to not use WordPress for developing professional website. While developing WordPress applications do not use outdated plugins because outdated plugins are the cause of security vulnerabilities in the WordPress applications.
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  • Profile picture of the author daronch
    No doubts about it, Wordpress is the easiest. If you're in doubt, then register for a free sub-domain on Wordpress.com to test out and get used to the Wordpress platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevordd
    I use the help of some free website templates and Webstarts website builder. It is very easy, you can do some basic websites this way pretty fast and you don't have to pay any money for it. But if you need some more reliable and complex websites, I would not recommend this method
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