Skip to comments.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.
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.
I’ve just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dreamweaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind...
Top 10 best website builders:
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 ?
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
Audio might be
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.
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.
My site is
Started in 1996.
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.
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.
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.
For over a year now I have 3 version of everyone of my video files.
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.
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.
I use yola.
I don’t think you can go wrong with mp3 and mp4.
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.
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.
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
godaddy.com....great reliable Inexpensive hosting
the left wants you to boycott them...
If you find a good one, you might want to send it on to Kathleen Sebelius.
I’ve had a lot of trouble with godaddy
sorry to hear that.
Administration stuff for hosting?
very unstable sites, email outages, connection problems.
I also use bluehost. Have some problems but the pain of changing everything keeps me there.
“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?
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.
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
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.
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.
The best solution is WordPress.
You can do it yourself. It’s easy.
It runs on free software:
- Apache server
- 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.
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?
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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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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