30 Mar 2017
Updated 15 April 2017
Abandoned this in favour of WordPress
Screen shot of my Index Page
I have been wanting to create a custom website for my Family History for a long time . By custom I mean every thing how and where I want it not a predetermined one from a template . A long while ago I had Dreamweaver on a PC but have since lost those coding skills . Instead for this I have been looking for Mac WYSIWYG software to do the job .
Here is a list of those tried :
- SeaMonkey Composer 2.46
- BlueGriffon 2.3
Were the more successful ones Blue Griffon lacks video turorials for the upgraded version and SeaMonkey similarly.
In case you are wondering all the online web production places including Google Sites , offer only very limited choices and capabilities. Not suitable to my mind and the Genealogy sites all have high monthly fees and sell access to your to others 🙁
I created web pages with both in the WYSIWYG Blue Griffon uploaded correctly to my GoDaddy site whereas Seamonkey NOT . This may be a problem on my side with folder within folder for content 🙁
The site will have thousands of HTML pages generated by a GED to Web software to provide dynamically linked charts and lists for Genealogy data so I need to get it right !
Now the GOOD NEWS !, I found and have free trial of Quick & Easy Web Builder 4 running .
Download here: http://www.quickandeasywebbuilder.com/index.html
It looked intimidating initially , but once I read the basic intro it soon began to make sense . I have graphical mind so laying out a test page to trey every conceivable “Tool” in its tool box and learning that much like Apple’s video editor FinalCutPro X every thing changes to suit your needs via the ” “Inspector” panel – just click on an object and then look at the inspector panel and change as needed – Pretty darn simple 🙂
There is a very good 225 page Manual available through the “Help”. I have found no YouTube Video Tutorials for this the current version . Personally , I think this is the missing ingredient, and that the developers are remiss in not providing this support for beginners , at $40 this a terrific piece of software . With video beginner support it would soon achieve a higher level of utilisation and Sales.
Now back to Q&E Web Builder projects
I will blog again on how I went about planning the the site layout and will announce its launch when done .