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Looking for PC program that creates websites

Posted on 03/27/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT by George from New England

I have found myself losing business left and right because of the evolution of the internet.

I am looking for a simple program that will import an existing webpage, allow the user to edit and change components and then publish the modified page back to the web. I am willing to pay for something that is proven and can be trusted.

All the different platforms and their different video and audio codecs are driving me out of business. I constantly get contact emails saying they cannot see my video and yet it works for me in Chrome and Firefox.

I welcome a freeper that is a website programmer to contact me by freeper email.

Thanks for listening.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: codec; incompatible; software; video; web; website; websites

1 posted on 03/27/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: George from New England

actually I’d appreciate people commenting and directing all of us to good web based programs in general for constructing/hosting. I’ve had all sorts of advice over the years, and am in the process of redoing my webspace.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: George from New England

I’ve just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dreamweaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind...


3 posted on 03/27/2014 9:06:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Katya
Post your videos at YouTube then link to YouTube, opening a new browser tab.

Top 10 best website builders:

http://www.top10bestwebsitebuilders.com/?kw=free%20websites&c=34422524437&t=search&p=&m=e&adpos=1t1&dev=c&devmod=&mobval=0&a=2020&gclid=CIyf2rSMs70CFVJffgodfR4A0g

4 posted on 03/27/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: George from New England

There are a bunch of Free website hosting companies.

I assume you have tried GoDaddy ?

BTW, what type of business is this ?

Can you send a link to your current site ?


5 posted on 03/27/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Katya

Pages I had years ago still load but videos won’t play on many of the platforms.

Big outfits like YouTube will serve out webpages to operate properly on all the newest platforms. Those of us with simple html pages are left in the dust. It could be an iphone or ipad or Android or a slew of others. There’s gotta be programs that create code that senses the browser platform and make the pages and videos created serve properly.

On video files, might be
.avi
.mp4
.ogv

Audio might be
.mp3
.ac3
.aac

Much of the video/audio codec confusion is due to lawsuits and copyrights. Tablet manuf have to make things different or they get sued. In turn the website creators have a mess to deal with.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Katya

Post 4. I agree.

I wonder if your video is in Flash? A lot of moblie devices don’t recognize flash. I made a slide show in Flash for site and leanred this the hard way.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Zeneta

My site is
keepsakevideo.com

Started in 1996.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

You should get Dreamweaver CS6 and if you have time study how to use it, it’s amazing program but you would have to have some understanding of HTML, Css, Javascript, but what it does is show you how a website will look on all those browsers plus mobile devices before you publish it. There are free lessons all over the place on how to use it.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 9:13:21 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: George from New England

Good luck on that.

When you find something or someone ... whatever you do ... always make sure you’ve got the iPhone and iPad market covered - because they (by far) use the web more than other similar platforms and they have money to spend and tend to spend more of it.

When I go to a company and find that they cannot design a website to cover iPhone and iPad, then I know that company is not worth wasting my time on. I never bother coming back to them, again.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 9:14:16 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: George from New England; everyone; Jim Robinson

If everyone will contact me via email (here at this site) and Jim approves I will give you a contact (not my company btw) that can do any and all website designs and maintenance. Am a fan of the owner, btw. The company is located in NC. Jim send you a ping for full disclosure.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 9:15:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: George from New England

Try Wix.com...I use it and the website builder is a simple program to use...and free! You may transfer your domain name there.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 9:16:04 AM PDT by dunblak
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To: CommieCutter

My brother was telling me last week someone came up with a program that converts Flash so it can be played on mobile devices. I have to ask him again the name because I wouldn’t mind that at all. I’m fed up with having to convert everything to MP4 videos today or use Javascript or 10 billion other languages. Flash is awesome, you get video and sound in a very small file plus you can program it for customer interaction but nooooooo, Apple had to say to hell with Flash being the biotches they are.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: George from New England

Seamonkey!


14 posted on 03/27/2014 9:20:00 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

For over a year now I have 3 version of everyone of my video files.

I have
.ogv
.mp4
.flv

And I still have more feedback of ‘not able to play.’ than play.

And its wastes 3 times the data storage space and rather useless.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:05 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I just tried to run the videos from his site and my andriod phone won’t run them. I bet it is Flash. Cant check source code from phone, or don’t know how.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:35 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: George from New England

bfl


17 posted on 03/27/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: George from New England

I use yola.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 9:25:35 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: George from New England

I don’t think you can go wrong with mp3 and mp4.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 9:26:04 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Katya
actually I’d appreciate people commenting and directing all of us to good web based programs in general for constructing/hosting.

Stay Away from Bluehost. They suck

Simple uploading files using FTP, something most other web hosters had perfected by 1996, is such a freaking constant hassle with Bluehost.

20 posted on 03/27/2014 9:29:45 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: George from New England

http://www.adobe.com/products/contribute.html

True WYSIWYG web authoring
Enable content authors to see the results of their edits and additions instantly with enhanced CSS rendering, without writing code or knowing HTML. Contribute immediately updates edits to XML content and Spry widgets.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I know. It was a bad experience for me. I went out of my way to teach myself how to make a slide show with Vectorian Giotto amd after it was completed I uploaded the site on a family members Ipad and it was blank space where the show should have been. Lol


22 posted on 03/27/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: George from New England

godaddy.com....great reliable Inexpensive hosting

http://godaddy.com

the left wants you to boycott them...

http://breakupwithgodaddy.com/


23 posted on 03/27/2014 9:36:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: George from New England

If you find a good one, you might want to send it on to Kathleen Sebelius.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’ve had a lot of trouble with godaddy


25 posted on 03/27/2014 10:14:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

sorry to hear that.

Administration stuff for hosting?


26 posted on 03/27/2014 10:16:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

very unstable sites, email outages, connection problems.

I also use bluehost. Have some problems but the pain of changing everything keeps me there.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 10:17:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Thanks.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: George from New England
It's best to write the code yourself. I use notepad++ in Windows and Gedit when I write it while using Linux. I resist big expensive programs like Dreamweaver that lock you in to using their product forever.
29 posted on 03/27/2014 10:31:21 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

“It’s best to write the code yourself.”

Been doing that since 1996. Doesn’t work anymore. I have to know how and when to redirect to separate pages for different platforms. This changes from year to year now, how does one keep track. I’m from the school that if it isn’t broken, then leave it alone. But today, the web is designed to break compatibility left and right. What’s one to do but use a program designed to stay current and migrate pages as the web platforms change. Video/audio codec changes are killing me.

btw: I hate Adobe and have avoid them for years. Have you ever used Sea Monkey and Composer ?

“SeaMonkey’s powerful yet simple HTML editor keeps getting better with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and delete of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers. For all your documents and website projects, Composer is all you need.”

Can I accomplish anything there?

Thanks.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England
WordPress wp hosting: Arvixe. They are fast, cheap and so far, reliable
31 posted on 03/27/2014 10:38:47 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: George from New England

Yeah I know what you mean, it’s a huge pain in butt. I have no idea why they didn’t make these mobile devices flash compatible. I guess cause Steve Jobs couldn’t extract 10 billion or so from Adobe.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: George from New England

Someone told me what they have now is a “substitute flash” for mobile, they forget the name as well, but what it is, is a program like Flash but you pretty much have to learn how to use it as an entirely new program, but it runs the same as Flash. For example say you want to put a movie or program animation in this program you have to go through all this crap to learn how to use it and they charge a ton for the program and $3000 for lessons. Real niiiice. That’s why they made Flash incompatible: $$$$$$ I made an animation a few weeks ago for a guy who wanted it to work on mobile so what I did is convert it to .Gif animation which works on mobile but of course there is no sound to go with it unless you play a separate sound file while its playing which is fun because there is no way in hell the sound will match up with the animation


33 posted on 03/27/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: driftdiver

Tell me about it, I registered a domain name with them a few months ago and ONE day later I was getting emails from India asking me to let them do my website and every other kind of junk mail. Never again.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 11:28:12 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: George from New England
I used one a few years back called Page Builder. I used it to create nice ads for eBay though I also used it to create whole webpages.

It will import the HTML for a webpage and you can then edit it...but you should know at least some very basic HTML. The more the better. It does come with a large variety of canned macros so you can pop things in like images and links, etc. without knowing how to format those in HTML. It can also show you what the page looks like within it's own browser so you can switch back and forth between the webpage and the HTML. That makes it easier to find mistakes before uploading your page to your server for publishing.

Have a look for it on Google. It might work for you. I've heard Coffee Cup works well also.

35 posted on 03/27/2014 11:30:24 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: George from New England

The best solution is WordPress.

You can do it yourself. It’s easy.
It runs on free software:
- Apache server
- PHP
- mySql database

There are numerous themes you can buy or create or modify. You want to change, just swap the theme and you don’t have to do your site over.

It is a “CMS” (Content Management System). So just like editing a document in MS Word, you can edit your Wordpress site yourself and publish it with a click.

IT guys will try to sell you on Drupal, Joomla or others - but take the word of Google Guru, Matt Cutts - he said, “Google likes Wordpress”.
Enough said. The guy in charge of Google SEO tells you to use Wordpress. IT guys hate it cuz you don’t need them usually.

You want some new functionality? Get a plugin. Boom it works.
You want people to be able to like it or comment with Facebook? Just add a ‘plugin’.
Want to hide your email from spambots? Add the Hive Enkoder plugin. Done.
Want a nice contact form? Add the Contact Form 7 plugin. Done.
Want to sell stuff from Amazon? Yep. There’s a plugin.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: George from New England
PS - what you describe is already developed. A program that lets you visit a site as a browser, then you edit the site.

It's free and it's called "Amaya". It's put out by the W3 organization - the guys in charge of web standards.

I would not recommend this.
I built a site with that and it's old school - sort of like how they thought things would develop online in 1999.

The new way is via content management systems. The best is WordPress unless you are building a portal or wiki.

For most companies, WordPress is fine. CNN and other major sites even use it, so why do you need to pay more and do more work?

-------------------------------------------- In case you want to read more...
www.w3.org/Amaya/
World Wide Web Consortium
Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.

37 posted on 03/27/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: George from New England
Square Space

Wix

Wordpress

38 posted on 03/27/2014 3:33:09 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: George from New England
WordPress.org
39 posted on 03/27/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: George from New England
Hi George. If all you want to do is make basic web pages to place on a server and know little HTML, then WYSIWYG (WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet) is the way to go. I have found the best one (and i tried many) is OpenOffice or LibreOffice, both almost completely the same.

All my web pages here (yes, i am glad God made colors) were made using this.

Simply open up a new document, write all your text, created tables if wanted, change border size and colors of both page and table and cells, rearrange text, change font and size, etc. and save it as hrml (web page) as index.html

Then make other pages, saving and naming them as one lower case title, and create links to them. The link is your host company followed by forward slash and the name of your page, as here . You make a link by selecting the title of the link, then going to Insert>hyperlink>Internet and placing the name in Target.

The cheapest web hosting i have found for business is http://www.freehostia.com/

40 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Nateman

My fingers are far too stiff to write code in notepad (i use w32pad) even if knew html. So as i said above, i use OpenOffice/LibreOffice. You just made a formatted doc and save it as html. You can also view it as html and edit it as such therein.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 7:05:41 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

My NUMBER ONE problem is serving video clips to devices so they play. The varying platforms create the problems.

A program I need MUST sense the viewing platform and select the necessary video file for that device. Most of the freely available programs do not do that.

Or if I can find a web programmer that can demonstrate that they have already make pages with videos that play on all platforms.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 7:16:00 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

I just link to YouTube, which will also provide the code to embed it, which i have not tried yet. As time goes on, html5, not flash, is what they want to use.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 9:19:49 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

I’d love it if it were that simple.

1) My videos would play on my webpage with youtube putting my competetors ads on top!!!

2) Some of my videos have pieces of copyrighted songs.


44 posted on 03/28/2014 10:04:13 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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