Website Design Platforms


  • Pitcrew

    Figure I would try and solicit some information from others. I am looking for a website platform to design a website for a project I am working on. I have looked at Wix, SquareSpace, and have taken a peek at Webflow.

    Are there any other platforms I should know about? Anyone have any experience with them?



  • @FiranSurvivor

    I know next to nothing about website design, but I'm almost sure that this is what Adobe Dreamweaver is all about. I got questions about it all the time, and it supports design across multiple browsers and platforms, so you can check PC, tablet, mobile, etc.


  • Coder

    @FiranSurvivor I don't know what you're building, but you could also just get a template and tweak it. Places like theme forest and wrapbootstrap have a bunch of pre-rendered templates.


  • Pitcrew

    I actually really like those templates and will give them a look.

    My project I guess would be close to a blog if anything. I want to make a platform to publish a on going series of short stories, fake interviews, audio clips, and photographs, that chronicle the outcome of a global cataclysmic event as if the author(s) are living it. (Or have survived it and are looking back) Think uh, World War Z, but not Zombies.

    But I don't want it to look like a blog. I want it to look like a real website, a website that someone living in this world would visit. Kind of like some Augmented Reality Games that movies and video games do these days for marketing.


  • Coder

    Take a look at ghost. It's a new blogging platform that's pretty light-weight, blog-focused and very clean. It also has a number of themes and plugins, with more introduced fairly regularly.


  • Pitcrew

    @Glitch said:

    Take a look at ghost. It's a new blogging platform that's pretty light-weight, blog-focused and very clean. It also has a number of themes and plugins, with more introduced fairly regularly.

    I'll give it a look, thanks.



  • @Derp
    I used Dreamweaver a decade or so ago... Is it still a Thing? Have you used it recently? Like it?
    Planning on getting my own art website up in a year or so, so just starting to look in to things.



  • @thebird

    It is still a thing, I don't know enough about website design to use it, so I can't tell you whether or not I like it. :) I can tell you that it remains very popular in the professional design community, at least from what I've seen.


  • Pitcrew

    I'm using Dreamweaver right now! To build eblasts for work, but. It's definitely still in common use in various industries. I wouldn't know how to use it for real beginners, though.



  • @Roz
    Yeah,.definitely debating what route I want to go. I know some things, so I'm not totally beginner, but it's definitely been a long while since I've tinkered. I really want something fully custom, and know you can hire people, or something, so I'm considering that too >>
    But I imagine these days there's things like GeoCities still around? I feel I'm dating my internet knowledge... Lol
    Anyway! I shall check out the links further up in this thread too, thanks for starting it OP!



  • @thebird

    See if your instutution has business access to Lynda.com. They have all sorts of tutorials on these things, ranging from absolute beginner to professional designer. I'm actually kind of addicted to it for Excel stuff. I've learned so much.



  • @Derp
    As in, a college with access? Is that a college thing? I do not know this.... "more school" <<



  • @thebird

    Some businesses have it, too. Continued learning is a thing that lots of the big names are pushing for, and something like Lynda is usually a worthwhile investment. It may not, but if they do, then use that stuff to its fullest. It's solid gold.



  • @Derp
    I'll definitely look into it. Thank you! :D


  • Pitcrew

    I will say Dreamweaver's a fucking memory hog. Every time I have to open it it's like, okay maybe I'll go get a drink across the street and it'll be ready by the time I get back.


  • Pitcrew

    @Derp

    Excel is good. Excel is life.

    Seriously Excel skills should be taught in school. Same with learning how to do your taxes...



  • @FiranSurvivor

    I'm actually kind of peeved that they made me spend time learning useless shit like geometric proofs instead of this. I definitely have not had to ever use a geometric proof pretty much ever, and there are tons of other ways to teach deductive reasoning. Excel is a thing I barely knew anything about in school, and oh look. Now that I'm in college, this shit is all over the place, along with statistics shit that I also learned nothing about.

    I feel cheated. But Lynda makes it better.


  • Pitcrew

    @Derp

    I come from Journalism School and Law School. I learned zero technical skills and only recently learned Excel at my current job. God damn does it make everything easier. Now if only I didn't flush 3 years of my life and 120k down the toilet to boast about my excel skills.

    headdesk

    For Lynda, are there specific videos you can point out for beginners? I might try a free trial but I don't want to go swimming through a 1000 videos trying to look for the right one.



  • @FiranSurvivor

    Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. should be taught in high school. As a test of patience.

    Edit to add: For Excel? Or for Dreamweaver?


  • Pitcrew

    @Derp said:

    @FiranSurvivor

    Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. should be taught in high school. As a test of patience.

    Edit to add: For Excel? Or for Dreamweaver?

    Aw. Judicial opinions. I remember when I thought Id be reading those as a lawyer...

    Dreamweaver.