Drew Lehman on 28 Aug 2015 18:32:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] How to Design a Great Web Site

I tend to use Joomla or Wordpress and templates to get a basic site up
fast.  You can then search for and find free templates for both
platforms.  It also makes it easy to allow someone else to maintain the

On 8/28/2015 8:08 PM, Casey Bralla wrote:
> I've been tasked with quickly designing and deploying a web site for my local 
> political group.   I run my own web servers, so I don't have to pay for 
> anything.
> I'm reasonably proficient at creating static web sites, but this one has to 
> look more elaborate and "modern" than I am able to do without lots of grunting 
> and cursing (wow! css is confusing and aggravating!).
> If I were to buy web hosting services for $50/month, I could simply do a pull-
> down design from the hosting company and get something that looked 
> professional pretty fast.   However, I am too stubborn and too cheap to use 
> somebody else's web hosting when I've got all these megacycles sitting idle in 
> my basement <grin>.
> I've played around with a few HTML programs like Kompozer, but they don't seem 
> very nice.  I'd like to use Drupal, but I found it too confusing to master 
> quickly.   
> Ideally, I'd like to find an on-line design tool that will generate the html 
> and css files and let me download them to run on my server.
> Anybody got any suggestions?   If I can't figure this out by this weekend, 
> I'll probably go the expensive route.
> TIA!

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