What is a good app to create a website?

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  1. mmarc

    mmarc Member

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    I need recommendations on a good OSX application to make a website? Something like MS Frontpage. I last made a website 6 years ago using MS Frontpage so I really have no idea of other alternatives now especially for a Mac.

    Thanks
     
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    Have you tried iWeb? :)
     
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    iWeb. easy web creation for a mac user.
     
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    Like iWeb, Freeway 5 is easy to use as well!
     
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    is iWeb compatible with blogger.com?
     
  6. nydge

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    Can I ride-on to this thread? :)

    Is there a 'free' site to host my created website? Care to share any suggestions?

    TIA
     
  7. Roman

    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    I doubt because iWeb creates the entire website, with HTML and links and everything.

    You'd really be better off looking for hosting and uploading your site there.
     
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    Yup, agree!
     
  9. macjerk

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    You can use DROPBOX to host your iWeb files.
    Just save your iWeb file to any folder inside Dropbox and Use www.dot.tk to rename your web address.
     
  10. nydge

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    Thanks, will try it later. :)
     
  11. donalyza

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    What's your plan in creating a website? Is it a blog? If yes, I would suggest to use WordPress self-hosted site but it doesn't limit to blog only. With the use of several plugins you can create your own e-commerce site and more...

    If you want a "free domain", try co.cc because it has a full DNS support and no ads! But personally I would suggest to get your own domain. You can get as low as $5.99 per annum (Php250-500)..
     
  12. pochiman

    pochiman PhilMUG Addict Member

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    where does one avail of iWeb amigos?
     
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    It comes free with every Mac, as part of iLife.. ;)
     
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    pochiman PhilMUG Addict Member

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    even with iLife 08 on Leopard 10.5? i'm currently out and left the Mac at home so i couldn't check.

    gracias!
     
  15. donalyza

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    @pochiman: just go to spotlight (the magnifier) on the top right hand side of your screen and type iWeb... if its in the list then you have it. ;)
     
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    Yup, it's bundled with iLife, even earlier than '09.

    As for the TS, you may also want to try MobileMe as your Web Server, it has a two-month trial period too.

    I got my domain name for $9.99 a year at GoDaddy.

    Click my signature link below, as a sample of iWeb+MobileMe setup. I'm no professional, just a hobbyist. ;)
     
  17. donalyza

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    @Phil: is your site under MobileMe Web Server?
     
  18. philpangandian

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    Yup. I think it has 20gb capacity. 10gb if trial version. It's more than just a web server though. :)
     
  19. Kryptonian

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    Are you just going to create a static website? If so then you can just use iWeb.

    If you will create a dynamic website then you can use:

    Editor: Netbeans 6.7.1
    Web Server: MAMP
    Programming Language: PHP
     
  20. marckie

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    I can vouch for this... I made our website using this method.
    http://pvgap.tk
     

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