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Re: Total Novice Needs HELP!
Greg

    On 7/03/07, Jill in GA wrote:
    > Our principal announced to our faculty during Post-
    > Planning that we all must produce our own personal website
    > by the beginning of the next school year. I am a total
    > novice with web design, but have years of experience in
    > print design. She did not specify a certain program to
    > use. We are to have it designed and our technology
    > teacher will publish the sites on the school system's
    > server.
    >
    > Suggestions on software would be appreciated. I would
    > prefer a user-friendly program, but I don't want it to be
    > cookie-cutter either. I don't mind reading hundreds of
    > tutorials in order to make the site look savy.
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Jill
    >
    > PS --- I teach 10-12th graders.If you want to spend money, get DreamWeaver. If you want to spend less
    money, there are several OS specific things you could use. Since I don't know
    what platform/OS you are using so I will give you some opensource suggestions
    that will work on almost anything. The nice thing about Open Source apps is
    they are free. Teachers tend to like free ;-)

    Since you said you're a novice I will stay away from the apps (like arachnophillia)
    which colour code the html but not much else. You can certainly give that a
    look-see though.

    NVu is very easy to use and works "sort of" like FrontPage (though NVu makes
    cleaner code). KompoZer is supposed to be an updated Nvu but I am not sure
    how much different it is. Searching those names should get you to the page you
    need.

    Remember too, you will need to create graphics but since you say you have a
    background in print, I will assume you have the apps for graphic creation.

    Greg