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    Question Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    hi,

    i am looking for a website builder that is good and user-friendly especially for newbies.

    please give some comments on them too.

    a friend is recommending sitebuilder cx ( www.sitebuildercx.com ).

    is this a good and user-friendly website builder for newbies?

    your views are deeply appreciated.

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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    Welcome to the forum, dreambuilder.

    Did you check out the price for Site Builder? $299 per year for a single server license, and $199 per year thereafter seems very steep to me. You can buy Dreamweaver 8 for $399 and never have to pay again unless you want to upgrade to a new version.

    I don't use any sort of site builder software myself. I'm a hand coding nut, but I just think you can do better for your money than Site Builder.
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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    Sitebuilder is not really something that a consumer would purchase. Its target audience is web hosting companies who would install the software in order to help gain new customers.

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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    There really is no substitute for hand-coding your site.
    If you use a site builder, they range in price from "cost-free" to "re-mortgage", and see a nice tool/effect/gadget on someone else's site, chances are you can never use it ...

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    Smile Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    Hi,
    personally i'd go for dreamweaver. Its user friendly for beginners as well as being packed full of other gadets and gizmos for more advanced users and on top of that there are the extensions available. If you want to learn to hand code your sites the code is color-coded so its easy to read or you can simply drag and drop images etc onto your web pages in the design view. There are extensive help sites available online (as well as here of course) and the price may seem a little heavy but in my opinion you get your moneys worth!

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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    i am a user and basically don't know anything regarding html and programming.

    this is why i am looking for an easy website builder for newbies.

    i need a wysiwyg builder that is user-friendly for newbies but still good enough.

    sitebuildercx is an example.

    tq.

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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    I'd suggest picking up a couple of freeware ones (via google search) to play around with, and also to remember that you may already have one ...
    eg. M$ Office can build webpages, as can many other suites that may have come with your PC.
    As Dave pointed out, Sitebuilder isn't an editor you buy, it's a package you install on a webserver as a provider to enable your customers to build a site. It looks quite good, but doesn't do the job you asked about.
    On the other hand, if you're trying to promote Sitebuilder I don't have a problem with that, just be more open, and post in the correct forum!

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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    Thanks for the comments.

    No, I am not promoting SBCX.

    It is just that there is a host I trust that bundles SBCX in their package.

    That's why I am asking others who are more knowledgeable.

    Can't get it wrong if I ask the right people like the ones in this forum.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Please recommend a good, user-friendly website builder

    i would recommend NVU which is a free wysiwyg website maker/editor. I use Frontpage to make my websites which does cost but has alot of features.