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    Default Easy, cheap and effective software

    I just wanted to pass along a recommendation for a supremely easy program for website creation.
    Its called Visual Site Designer by an outfit called CoffeeCup Software.
    Its' aimed at the webpage neophyte, and it is a very easy to use WYSIWYG program thats' pretty much drag and drop.
    If you can work with Corel or Adobe, you'll have no problem with this software.
    Once you buy the program, its' updatable for life, you can add onto it as your needs progress and there is an outstanding user forum just like this one.
    I'm, not affiliated with CoffeeCup, just very impressed by what they offer at a very reasonable price.
    I don't have a business website, as I work for somebody else but I have created sites for a couple of my boats, my latest is www.grandbanks42.com - Boyd

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    Nice resource

    Thanks
    http://www.WoodworkingByErminio.com

    Custom Cabinetry, Furniture ,CNC Services
    Email:Wberminio@msn.com
    914-666-8746 Shop/Office

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    I have used CoffeeCup software before.. its very good stuff. I bought a bundle of programs from them several years ago, mostly for FTP software which I have used plenty. There is no affiliation with them either with me, I am just a happy customer.

    D
    "The best thing about building something new is either you succeed or learn something. Its a win-win situation."

    --Greg Westbrook

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    Default Here's my latest

    Created with Coffeecup Visual Site Designer and Coffeecup PHOTO gallery.
    This is my new business website www.stagecraftfilm.com

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    Boyd,

    The website looks great. Just be sure to take a look at it on a mobile device. I do like the Coffecup software, but did notice that the photo galleries (when I used them a while back) were 'flash' based and wouldn't display on Ipods, Ipads, etc. Also some of my fonts got jumbled as well, though I'd guess that wasn't the fault of the software.

    All in all, it is great software, and very easy to use.

    Nat
    Nat Wheatley
    Plymouth Custom Closets
    www.plymouthcustomclosets.com

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    Boyd, please tell Darryl Schwanke I think that's a beautiful photo of your ship.
    Harold

    Let me DROP EVERYTHING and work on YOUR job!!

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    Thanks Nat and Harold.
    Yes the flash thing is an issue on mobile devices, I do know that CoffeeCup is due to release a major free upgrade to their photo gallery program very soon, perhaps this will be addressed.
    Harold, Darryl is a drywaller by trade but has the heart of an artist.
    The picture shown on the welcome page of our boat's site (www.grandbanks42.com) won him first place in the Pacific Yachting Magazine photo contest.
    I wish I could say that our picture was exceptional but it's actually fairly typical of Darryl's work, he's a very talented guy with a great eye for composition! - Boyd
    BTW - The boat is collecting cobwebs right now, getting the renos done for the new shop is taking up every waking moment of evenings and weekends and about twice as long as I'd anticipated.

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