Question to Web Site Developers

Started Jan 19, 2003 | Discussions thread
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Duncan Burt
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Question to Web Site Developers
Jan 19, 2003

Firstly, apologies if this post is deemed to far off topic, but there is a link (pardon the pun) to Fuji photos.

I want to get two web sites up and running in he near future as part of my aims for 2003, one being related to my Fuji S602 photos, and maybe other useful links and the other a more professional based thing related to my work in Quality Management. The one I want to get working first is the Quality Management site.

Now to my question, how to get started. I have gone out and bought a book on web site design and creation for beginners, but it is either too basic or too disjointed for me to get going with what I want to do. I guess I’m too impatient to read the whole book and try and apply the theory manually. What I have seen on some satellite TV show some time back in the distant past is a software package where you can design the look and feel of a web site in a kind of preview window and then convert the view if you like into html code. What I am trying to say in a round about way is that I have designed a home page in MS PowerPoint, by adding a logo gif, then adding some link buttons and some text. Now the question is - is there a software package that I can do the same thing as I do in say PowerPoint then get it to create the html bit.

The home page I have designed in PowerPoint looks like this

Now I know that you can save a PowerPoint file as html, but after searching some newsgroups, this does not really work unless 1. you have IE, and 2. it just displays a PowerPoint slideshow.

So am I being unrealistic in being able to design a web page in this way or do I have to just plough through a book of html code and try and work it out from first principles, or is there an easier way to achieve the end result. As I say, maybe I’m just impatient, but I seem to remember seeing something like this in the past and I can’t believe than in this internet age, there is not an easy, graphical, drag and drop wysiwyg solution to creating web pages.

Any ideas, pointers, advice or just criticism greatly appreciated

Thanks for reading this rather long thread

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