Agreed about Wix. It is very easy to use (although I have only used Dreamweaver otherwise, yes I am technologically challenged) and it has lots of great options. Affordable, too, if you want to upgrade from the free version.
Thanks for all the tips. I just want to play around with site building for our "next" farm. My webmaster is fine, but lacks creativity and I always feel like I'm "bothering" her to make updates!! I'll check some of these sites out!!
I use webhostinghub and I'm not sure I would recommend them but I have no comparison to others since this is my first website.
(If you want to look to get an idea, it's the pitchforkchronicles). I also have a thread started asking for advice and many of the posters have pointed out what they don't like about the website, so that may help give you ideas about what people like/don't like.
I have very basic computer skills so I end up using the tech support a lot. I will tell you that the music they play when you are on hold is horrible!!! (yea, I spend a lot of time on hold).
This is me in a nutshell currently. I've used various GoDaddy services for years, but have just plain had it with their advertising. Seriously, enough is enough; if I'm such an insignificant part of their advertising demographic that they market stuff that I find abhorrent, then I'm outta there. Am shopping around for a 1-stop website/email provider.
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
I use Google Sites for my classroom website. All you need is a Gmail account. Very easy once you get the hang of it...there are tons of youtube tutorials out there with lots of great ideas! Completely free.
If you want to own a URL (without a '.wordpress.org' or 'weebly.com') you'll have to purchase the URL, and I recommend godaddy.com. For basic website editing software, weebly.com is the easiest that I've used and from others. It's also free, whereas godaddy's editing software costs money if you want more than two pages.
I definitely want my own URL...I've checked and my choice is available. Do I have to pay for/register the URL before I create my site?? It may take months to build!!!
No, you dont have to pay for the URL first, you just won't be able to publish what you build to the internet. I use webhostingpad to buy and host my URL. They are as cheap as godaddy but with better customer service, IMO.
For building websites, I second the person who said you can get Microsoft Expressions free. It's excellent for web building and is what I use.