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Thread #103699   Message #2115132
Posted By: Maryrrf
30-Jul-07 - 08:55 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Website Dilemma
Subject: Tech: Website Dilemma
I help run a small concert series. We've been a committee of three, and the jobs were divided up fairly evenly - I did e-mail and publicity, another person handled the logistics of the concert - getting the venue ready, etc. and another one managed paypal (prepaid ticket option available) and kept the website updated. Now, 4 weeks before the upcoming concert season, the person in charge of the website told me he is moving to another state - so I'll have to take that job over. Well I wish I'd known ahead of time because I'd have had a couple of months to sort things out and figure out how to manage things.

Right now we are hosting the website on Freeservers Here it is. The webmaster has been using Microsoft Frontpage, which I used to have on my old computer but I got a new one (with Vista) and don't have Frontpage anymore. I looked into ordering it but apparently it has been discontinued by Microsoft. It can still be found but I really don't want to buy a discontinued software, and I'm not sure it's compatible with Vista.

The design of the website is not too bad, but I would like to redo it if I'm going to be doing the maintenance, and I need something that looks nice and professional but is easy. Some sites have website building tools but I tried Freeservers and they are very limited. The advantage of 'on-line' tools is that I could work on the site from anywhere - including the office because I wouldn't need to download software.
I looked into Mr. Site as recommended by Crane Driver - I though his website looked very nice. But that seems to be a web hosting and editing program - and I already have a hosted site. That said, I'm not married to Freeservers, but I'd like to keep the same domain name. Any suggestions?   Oh and no use suggesting that I learn html - I just don't have time to get into that!