Just installed CorelDraw x7 but no website creator. What's up?
Installed as an upgrade, windows 10, preformed as a typical installation.
Where's Website Creator?
Ok, that worked. >> The website creator I find to be some what lackluster<< I've heard this kind of statement a few times. Where do you find Website Creator to be lacking?
I've used Dreamweaver CS6 to create my website, but am now looking for updated software that doesn't force me into the cloud. Have downloaded visual studio but aps.net is not the direction I think I want to go. I'm working with a static website with no e commerce. Just text, pictures, and some slide show animation. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
If you built a site with this tool, you are forever joined at the hip. You have to use the tool to edit the site. The underlying code it generates is messy and is going to be gibberish to any other tool. You can't import existing html. You are forced to use the templates included. This is a WYSIWYG tool. It is not insignificant to learn. Time spent learning this tool could be better spent studying css and basic html. Divorcing ones self from code in web design is a nice theory. But it is not practical in this age. One must know some of the technology just as a painter needs to know about brushes. This tool aids you in sticking your head in the sand. Nobody uses this tool. You will find no forums, tutorials, examples or other help in general. You will be on your own. Corel should take this thing out back and shoot it in the head. It is the merciful thing to do.
Many CMS systems are php based. You still have to get eye to eye with the underlying code in many cases, especially if you wan't to customize a given template. Using a tool that tries to completely insulate you from ever seeing code can be myopic at best.
david said:Static HTML pages are a thing of the past in that they are largely ignored by search engines, are prone to hacking and are difficult to keep fresh.
I have to disagree with everything you've said here. Many websites are still using 'hand-rolled' HTML. If they're done correctly they show well in search engines (and probably better than a badly formed CMS site). In my experience they're probably less prone to hacking (judging by the number of hack attempts I see from the logs on most WordPress sites) and are just as easy to keep fresh if you know a very basic bit of code and how to use an FTP client.