Can anyone recommend a good, free website builder?

by LadyL08 20 replies
I need to make a multi page website. I've been using Nvu but if it can I haven't been able to figure out how to make more than one page.

I need to be able to save the file to my hard drive and ftp it to my hosting site. I don't want a combo site builder and host.

Thank you,
Lynne
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    I believe you build your pages one at a time. Or copy the first
    and make changes as necessary, etc. You might want to visit
    HTMLGoodies for tutorials on that.

    Anyway, to answer your question, PageBreeze is free.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Hey,
    i would recomemder Microsoft share disigner but you will need to buy a liences.
    If you want a free one, get Ewen Chia My Free Web Builder
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    You should check out BlinkWeb. It isn't exactly free, but it may be what you are looking for. Also Wealthy Affiliate has a nice site builder called Site Rubix, but you have to be a member to use it. Then there is CoffeeCup. They always have decent HTML editors, but may not be exactly what you are looking for. There is another one called XSitePro or something along those lines.

    I actually don't know of a single site builder that is free. Most will charge you in some way shape or form. The best of the paid site builders is probably Dreamweaver. NVU is probably your best bet at this point in time. Site Rubix is probably your best deal, as it will do what you want it to do, and it will also give you access to some other tools that could be helpful to you.

    ***UPDATE***

    Actually Blinkweb is free to build, but isn't free to download. They charge when you download. Based on that info, I recommend Site Rubix over it, because you get more value with the Wealthy Affiliate / Site Rubix combo than you do with Blinkweb... but you should check them both out to see which works best for you.

    And Microsoft's equivalent to Dreamweaver is Microsoft Expression Web.
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    • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
      With NVU, if you make one page and you want all your pages to look alike, just do this:

      Save the 1st page you made as index.html, then re-save each additional page as - page1.html, page2.html...etc.

      Or an even easier way to make a multi-page website for free is to install and use Wordpress on your site.
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      • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
        Create a new folder and save or place your files within the folder. Then open nvu and open the file(s) from within the program. That'll make linking, linking pages and inserting images a point and click environment.

        Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Originally Posted by LadyL08 View Post

    I need to make a multi page website. I've been using Nvu but if it can I haven't been able to figure out how to make more than one page.

    I need to be able to save the file to my hard drive and ftp it to my hosting site. I don't want a combo site builder and host.

    Thank you,
    Lynne
    Not sure about NVU, but in Dreamweaver, here's how (must be similar).

    You probably have one page made. Take that page, then go to File... Save As... and name it something else like "review.html". This will create your second page. Done.

    To Link them, Close "review.html" and reopen index.html".

    Go to the menu bar, select the text you want linked to "review.html" and point it to "review.html". Done. Now, do the same for "review.html (that is, point the 'Home' link to index.html".

    No need to seek out other options. Just tough it out a bit with NVU. You'll be fine.

    Better yet, let YouTube be your friend!
    Tutorials in NVU:

    YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarod Lam
    Hi Lynne,

    I highly recommend you checkout Trellian Webpage. It has an html editor and ftp software. And it's free. Here's the link...

    Trellian WebPage - Software

    Hope this helps!
    Jarod
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    • Profile picture of the author Chipt
      Great and thorough replies IMO...

      What I do personally is create one original page called 'Template' with all the site elements coded in and save it... and each time I need another page I simply open Template, modify it, and save it as a new page name.

      Once it is linked and uploaded I'm done.

      In my KISS ideology, this works pretty well for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Newsome
    You have a perfectly fine website builder with Nvu. What you have to remember is this: make a page like you want it to look-- save it as "template" Then each time you want to add another page just open the "template" again. But, and this is very important, remember to use "save as" this time and name the new page "page 2", or whatever your page is about, like "Contact us" or "About Me" etc.

    If you forget and hit the "save" button instead of "save as" whatever you just typed into that page will become the "template".

    Just remember when to use "save" (changes to the current page) or "save as" (make a new page).

    When using the "save as" you create a new page and STILL have the "template" to use again for additional pages.

    Hope I didn't confuse you.

    Edited: Dang, sry Chip Tarver, didn't look at all post before responding---Looks like you gave excellent instructions---
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    • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
      If your host has Fantastico, set up any of the modules there for free, like a Drupal site, Joomla or other site. HostGator has this, as do many other hosts.

      Also surf to the main Fantastico website (don't have the URL handy) and see what they offer. Then download your own modules at no charge, like a Wordpress blog or Joomla site script to upload yourself.

      Note: Each script (like Joomla and Drupal) place has its own site, too.

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    • Profile picture of the author Chipt
      Hey, Glenn -

      Not a problem...

      Brilliant minds...

      Chip
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