Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:09 PM
OK, I'm going to open Pandora's box by asking this question. What is the best web design software upgrade for my particular need?
1- I am well versed in using FP 2000 to work several church websites that are currently published online. I am computer and software literate. But in a self taught environment I do not wish to spend the time to learn a complicated program without a manual or a detailed help menu. That is because Church = Non-profit = Mostly volunteering.
2- It is important that new software isn't so complicate that I can't teach an "assistant WM" to do what I would do with it.
3- I've ruled out website builder programs in favor of website creation programs. The former category is easy to use and easy to teach, but they limit one's creativity in doing a web page. It's "do it my way or else."
4- WordPress looks to be easy to use, but it appears to be more for Blog site use than doing "real" websites. I have also researched WebEasy Pro. The advertising looks good, but I don't believe everything I read until someone else verifies it. I have looked into Expression software, but it appears that I could just go with FP 2003 so as to have an easier learning curve.
5- Cost is an issue. Somewhere on the south side of $500. The farther south the better, but one gets what they pay for.
6- The program needs to be WYSIWYG. I can do HTML, but the aforementioned 'assistances' won't be able to do that.
So to sum this all up: I need a step up from FP 2000, that I can learn fairly easily, and then train someone else to use.
I appreciate any advise.