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What's a good web design software?

By ansh1993
Jan 7, 2011
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  1. could anyone tell me which software is good for website designing ???
    and where can i make my own blog and how am i supposed to put a forum box so that i can get feedback from people who visit my website ... and how can i also come to know whose visiting my website and from which country .
    thanks in advance ...
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Wordpress is generally fairly well regarded for blogging, and content related sites, I even use a Wordpress install for my personal website, as it makes adding new pages and changing things a doddle.

    As for who's visiting, that sort of information will be available from your hostings admin panel.

    Its pretty easy to install on your web server/web hosting as well. I use it for several sites of mine.
  3. bobbygeorge

    bobbygeorge TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Hey.

    Dreamweaver to my knowledge is the handiest software to use. You can simply drag and drop, rather than spend ages writing code.

    Go here for more info:
    http://www .adobe. com/devnet/dreamweaver.html

    Or here for 1 of many tutorial videos on website design using dreamweaver:
    http://tv. adobe. com/watch/learn-dreamweaver-cs5/new-features-in-dreamweaver-cs5/

    As for your other questions, if I was you I would just type the exact question you want answered into google. Rarely fails. :)

    Sorry can't help more, but I am not a designer.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Dreamweaver is good, but some purists despise the way it sometimes badly formats html tags. I don't mind it personally, and sometimes use it myself to quickly edit big html pages, though I always check the html afterwards. For the novice though, you can't really go far wrong with Dreamweaver.

    Personally, there is no substitute for learning at least some html. However, with Wordpress you can edit and create using a WYSIWYG* editor, which effectively formats the text on page as you see it, and then fills out the html for you, so you can create the page without resorting to html coding.

    Another very good site is: http://www.w3schools.com/ - It contains a fantastic amount of information and tutorials to help you learn, and even includes editors for you to try out html code.

    * WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get (think of a page being created in MS Word, rather than being created in Notepad with pure html).
  5. bobbygeorge

    bobbygeorge TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Useful post Leeky, will take note myself here :)
  6. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Addict Posts: 1,060   +20

    I have built several sites with Serif Webplus software. The older versions are a free download, you will need to register with them though. This works as 'drag and drop' or 'what you see is what you get' and it does include FTP so that you can upload your site to your own webspace. It appears it can handle 'Blogs' as well. (You may have some space with your isp, or you can buy a domain name and more web space). If you want to try their 'starter' software, to find out if you like it, http://www.serif.com/web-design-software/
    But as mentioned in the previous posts, Dreamweaver is considered as good as any, professional quality, and price, or you may have included in Microsoft Office, their web software called Frontpage, which might do what you want. Like most things, you get what you pay for !
  7. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 107

    thanks people .. but is html necessary ( i learned it when i was in 7th grade ) ???
    and any other references ???
    thx in advance
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +315

    use your browser View Source for that answer . . .
  9. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Addict Posts: 1,060   +20

    I made my first website with a program called 'NVU' which is still available for free. But there is a new version that has just become available;
    http://net2.com/nvu/faq.html..... It's now called 'Blue Griffon'..... A working up to date download is at;
    http://www.bluegriffon.org/freshmeat/nightlies/latest/
    Download the version called~ setup-bluegriffon.exe
    * These programs are 'drag and drop' types, or it is possible to edit the html also.
    ** It's not essential to know any html, but if you learn, (or know) just the basics, it makes it possible to tweak the code to improve the output as you want it to look.
  10. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 107

    thanks , will try ...


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