Michael Zaleski on 28 Aug 2015 18:56:44 -0700

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

Second WordPress, tons of themes that can be easily tweeked.  But security holes come up often in part bc its so common.  You can use wpscan (Ruby) for simple automated tests.

On Aug 28, 2015 9:32 PM, "Drew Lehman" <dlehman@digitatech.com> wrote:
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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