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    Back in 2008/2009, I self-developed my own little website for our "cottage industry" business. I did it with NetFusion Objects, version 8. It's time to overhaul the website, but I really want to look at a new software. It would need to have 3 things going for it:
    1.) it has to be WYSIWYG - I am totally HTML ignorant (and too old to learn a new trick)
    2.) I have to be able to download my current website to the new software and edit it page by page (the thought of completely rebuilding the site from scratch is a thought more than I can bear - but I will if there is no other option)
    3.) it has to be compatible for uploading with Netfirms, my site hosting service.
    Can anyone suggest a good Web Design software that can meet the above 3 items. My website is www.brandenburgstorehouse.com if you want to take a look at what I have going so far. Mostly I am just going to add more pages and change existing photos and text. I want to keep the look the same. I checked into NetFusion Objects 12, but the reviews for it for a freshman designer like me are not good at all..... thanks for helping out a little old lady!

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    Oh, One more thing..... the laptop I use has Windows VISTA on it.... so that is another concern for any recommended Web Design software....

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    Not familiar with that, been using dreamweaver since forever it seems and was never in the market for another software package. That being said, I quit using the wysiwyg view about 6 years ago so...

    DW can probably do what you're looking to do.

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    DW will work with Windows 7, so it should work with Vista as well. My father-in-law uses it for his site. I normally would recommend that you run screaming from it, but in this case, I'm thinking you'll want to make an exception.

    I will say this, though...you're never too old to learn something. If you are, you may as well stick one foot in the pine box because the other one's about to follow it.
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    Sorry, last post was cut short before I could finish. Was gonna say something similar to Games comments about learning. Never to old to learn, only too old to care about learning.

    I looked over the site, if you wanna try something with wysiwyg, you should look at komposer before dropping a lot of $$$ on DW. Komposer is free, not sure if it has an FTP built into it, but I'm sure any simple FTP program could be used to pull the files and put the new ones up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webzarus, post: 229510
    ...not sure if it has an FTP built into it...
    It does. And yes, I used a WYSIWYG once upon a time. We all gotta start somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Roe, post: 229513
    It does. And yes, I used a WYSIWYG once upon a time. We all gotta start somewhere...
    Seems like everyone used WYSIWYG at some point.... Why didn't I use one lol. I just jumped straight into hardcore coding.
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    Back when I started, there were no forums or discussion boards about this stuff.

    Everything was pretty much static, since there has to be a HTML 2.0 to even say HTML 1.0 , I guess I was learning with HTML 1.0, Netscape navigator was king ( and you had to pay for it ), IE was the new kid on the block, and beer.com had just been registered ( I found out about that about 2 years later ), so that's why I jumped on the wysiwyg wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webzarus, post: 229524
    Back when I started, there were no forums or discussion boards about this stuff.

    Everything was pretty much static, since there has to be a HTML 2.0 to even say HTML 1.0 , I guess I was learning with HTML 1.0, Netscape navigator was king ( and you had to pay for it ), IE was the new kid on the block, and beer.com had just been registered ( I found out about that about 2 years later ), so that's why I jumped on the wysiwyg wagon.
    Lets just conclude that its MUCH easier for new designers and coders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Yurlov, post: 229526
    Lets just conclude that its MUCH easier for new designers and coders
    Easier, yes. Better? Not so much...
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