Is this the best software to purchase for making a reasonably simple website? Which version should I get and do you need fast internet for uploading the webpages to the internet?

geek_dnbaker, Nov 5, 7:30 am

it's rather old...

geek_osymandias, Nov 5, 7:52 am

So which is good and affordable?

geek_dnbaker, Nov 5, 7:55 am

You probably don't need any software at all - a CMS or Blog works for most things

geek_vtecintegra, Nov 5, 10:34 am

'Nvu' used to be good for basic web developing. It has been superseded by 'BlueGriffon' apparently.
Both are free downloads.

geek_jeremy_74, Nov 5, 10:49 am

I want to make a proper professional website, dreamweaver cs4 is around $700-800 on here, is it a worthwhile investment?

geek_dnbaker, Nov 5, 11:05 am

It takes much more than just a software package to make a professional looking website.

TBH you're probably best getting a proper designer to do it

geek_vtecintegra, Nov 5, 11:08 am

What sort of cost am I look at for that? I am wanting to do it on a budget and just want to know if the software is worth the investment.

geek_dnbaker, Nov 5, 11:12 am

Depends on how competent a designer you consider yourself I guess.

geek_vtecintegra, Nov 5, 11:13 am

Dreamweaver is pretty good for small & average spec'd websites.
Thyeres a lot flasher websites around but you need to be able to do pure coding with several languages.
Dreamweaver has several modes where you can do pure code/split screen of code & drag & drop / pure drag & drop.
Lots & lots of tuterials around & even the earlier versions will do a good job of a website IF you put some real effort in to it.
Adobe also supply FREE full featured trails of their software including the CS4 dreamweaver suite

geek_mrfxit, Nov 5, 8:29 pm

DING .. .. .. ..

geek_mrfxit, Nov 5, 8:30 pm

Pi$$ off
Not everybody can run or wants bleeding edge software & cs4 is NOT OLD

geek_mrfxit, Nov 5, 8:32 pm

Also remember that just making a pretty site is not even half of what creating a professional web site is about. You have to know about security, SEO (Search engine optimisation), cross browser compatibility and a lot of other things in order to have a secure, functional and professional web site. The actual layout is only a small part.

geek_sighthound1, Nov 5, 11:44 pm

BlueGriffon appears to be dead.
KompoZer is still being actively developed. Go for that one.

geek_r.g.nixon, Nov 6, 12:19 am

1. Download the demo of dreamweaver, and learn how to use it before committing to buy.

2. No, you don't need a fast internet connection to upload a website.

Your skill level sounds limited, so I'd go with the others and recomend using a professional.

geek_hdmovies, Nov 6, 12:38 am