Pretty sure my web site guy is trying to pull a quick one on me, thoughts?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by MowingMowingMowing, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 522

    That's funny, Turboguy, I also migrated to DW from Frontpage. But Frontpage was about all we had back in the day if you wanted a GUI.

    I'll agree with you on the high price, however, there are so many free and paid templates out there (and included with the software,) and thousands of free and paid tutorials on how to do absolutely anything with it, that I have to disagree on the steepness of the learning curve. But I wasn't really suggesting it; I was merely stating that that is what I use.

    Dittos on Network Solutions. I picked up a hosting account last summer, because they said that Network Solutions was dropping them because they weren't hosting small business accounts anymore.
     
  2. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,966

    Maybe I am just dumb Jon :hammerhead: When I used FP for the first time I played with the tutorial for 2-3 hours and could create websites. DW drove me crazy. I read the first 600 pages of 2 different books and still was having problems. I have found the YouTube tutorials to be really helpful. I wanted to do a gradiant background on one of the sites I am working on and 5 minutes on YouTube and I saw how easy it was to do.

    I will agree there are a lot of templates both free and otherwise that are a great way for someone to start with doing websites with Dreamweaver. It definately is a great program and very versitile but probably more expensive then someone would like to spend to do one website. I do think if someone wanted to go that way they might be able to pick up a copy of DW that was a few releases back on eBay at an afordable price.
     
  3. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 526

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I plan on having him transfer the domain to me, I mean I did pay for the domain. I doubt there will be much of a problem there, we will see. This year I've been using 1 & 1 for hosting and domains.

     
  4. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 522

    Oh yeah, those are a great resource. Sometimes it's quicker to just read a tutorial, but nothing beats actually seeing someone do it right before your eyes.

    What would you suggest for a cost effective, reasonably easy web design program for clients with no background that want to edit their own (after we design them) website?
     
  5. MowingMowingMowing

    MowingMowingMowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 526

    Just wanted to update this... The domain is in the process of being switched over and I switched hosting to my Dad's server (can't beat FREE). I also parted ways with this clown... Lesson learned.
     

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