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mini14 22nd October 2010 18:58

Need Website builder package advice
So.. I've replaced one of my aging webservers with this brand spanking new CentOS/ISPConfig2 server and I must say it's light years ahead of the server it replaced. I'm wrapping up the loose ends now and most of the clients from the old server have been moved to the new one.

I have one client however that is a long time MS FrontPage user -- (read almost computer illiterate!) and so I'm helping her look for a website builder package that she can purchase to use to maintain her website on the new server.

Any leads? I've tested quite a few free demos and haven't found one that I feel would be comfortable for her.

Suggestions appreciated!

mini14 22nd October 2010 20:21

Grrrr... they all SUCK!

I've downloaded and tried a dozen or so and haven't found one yet that was even worth the hard drive space let alone $50 or more.

Maybe I'd have more luck looking for a Vulcan Mind-Meld app so I could use it to transfer what I know about hand coding HTML to her so she could just write and maintain her site in raw code like me ;)

falko 23rd October 2010 14:06

So you basically need a CMS so that your client can maintain her sites herself? What about Wordpress/Drupal/Joomla/Typo3?

mini14 23rd October 2010 14:43

She's already got an existing website built with FrontPage...I'm not so sure about trying to import it into a typical CMS. I never tried doing anything like that...just new sites.

For now, I moved her site from the old server to the new one and I'm doing some basic maintenance for her on it until we can get her squared away.

She's willing to buy a package and actually is paying me enough to maintain the site for her until we find something that will fit the bill. When I find a package that can both import her site without jumbling the code too bad and be fairly simple for her to operate then she'll come over to our place and classes will start ;)

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