Dreamweaver Too Complicated? Go Live and Frontpage Too Steep a Learning
Dreamweaver Too Complicated? Go Live and Frontpage Too Steep a
I think that some web design packages have too steep
a learning curve. That’s why I want to tell you about a product
that I’ve just reviewed called XSitePro. Here is a brief summary,
and you can see the full review by using the link indicated at the
end of this article.
I was looking for something more versatile than a lot of the lower
end website building software such as Web Easy Pro, and Web Plus,
yet with a good deal of the functionality of the higher end products
such as Dreamweaver and Frontpage. As I needed to start quickly
I didn’t want the steep learning curve that these higher end
Quite by accident I came across XSitePro. At first I was nearly
dissuaded from taking it further, because I was presented with a
one-page sales website which the software authors put out.
Personally, having spent a great deal of time, recently, researching
web products, the one page sales letters deter me from going any
further, as I have subscribed to several, and always been disappointed.
I also dislike parting with money before I ‘touch and feel’
a product, and particularly like to download a fifteen or thirty
day demo, which was just not available.
Erring on the side of caution I posted a request on the Warrior
forum, and asked for advice as to which website development software
I should opt for. More replies were positive about XSitePro than
any other, so I subscribed and downloaded the software, putting
faith in the promise of a 365 day refund.
I was certainly not disappointed and initially completed the tutorial,
where I constructed a ten page website in around 11/2 hours. You
can view the website completed in the tutorial by going to the web
page indicated at the end of this article.
XSitePro is feature rich and I have picked out my 12 favorits.
XSitePro optimizes each page to rank well with the search engines
and gives suggestions as to what tasks you need to carry out, to
bring this about.
The ‘Help’ functionality is very good with on-screen
pages supported by ‘Index’ and ‘Search’
facilities. There is ‘Context Sensitive Help’ throughout
providing immediate help relating to the function you are currently
performing. ‘Online Help’ accesses a ‘Knowledgebase’
of frequently asked questions with the ability to ‘Submit
a Ticket’ if the answer is not found.
Using a ‘Template’ principle it is possible to make
amendment to all pages by making alterations to the template. Therefore
if you want to change text, site colours, logos etc. on all pages,
this is easily achieved.
The Multi-Page Creation Wizard provides a quick and easy way of
creating the infrastructure of a new site, or adding whole new branches
to the infrastructure of an existing site.
You can simplify your web creation tasks using the valuable To
Do Report automatically produced by XSitePro. The software produces
a checklist of suggested actions still needed for each page so you
never forget to carry out essential tasks.
Two mouse clicks will introduce Google Adsense ads to your web
pages bringing about another income stream.
Powerful functionality immediately available which includes pop-ups,
pop-ins, link pages, automatic sitemap, page import, scripts, redirect
pages and much more.
The software comes with 163 website templates included, making
website creation even faster and easier.
Built-in Article and Product pages which are of considerable benefit
to internet marketers.
No knowledge of HTML needed, making it also a beginners tool. If
you can use Microsoft Word, or similar then XSitePro is for you.
Print out an incredibly detailed report that tells you exactly
what you need to do to each of your pages, which means you can make
sure that all your pages are exactly right before you publish them
to the Internet.
Easily add a links page to your site that looks great and is easy
to update, which means you can benefit from a reciprocal linking
campaign (i.e. exchanging links with other sites).
In summary we found it to be easy to learn, intuitive and we were
able to produce results fast.
About the Author
© Paul Lewis 2006.
All rights reserved. Reprints welcomed with article and resource
box unedited. See our completed web pages using the XSitePro web
page tutorial. You can see detailed functionality, screen movies,
tutorial samples, free e-books and much more by visiting our XSitePro