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    I'm new here, so if I'm breaking any forum rules, let me know.
    Anyways, here is my current site, built with Squarespace:

    Personally, I love Squarespace, and I love how my site looks even more. However, I was unaware their starting costs ($144 initial fee + $20 for domain) are both annual (I thought just the domain renewal was annual). The plan was to make enough money through design work to be able to afford the site, but that didn't work out (business is a tad slow). Now, to avoid paying that $144 again, I am looking for a new site builder that won't empty my wallet, but still be able to produce a quality website. Anyone have any suggestions (besides Wixx)?

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    • #3
      This reply might be a bit late, but you can use a CMS like Joomla!, Drupal or Wordpress. All three are 100% free. You'd just have to pay a hosting provider for the domain registration and some yearly fees for a webhosting package.


      • #4
        RustleMeNot your website is good but there are fewer numbers of content. According to me, you should increase quality content on the website.


        • #5
          Notepad works. Just save the files as CSS, HTML, and JS. Doubleclick and open in a browser (tadaaa).
          Your editor will supply code hints. (Notepad++ maybe, whatever, your choice). Your site probably uses bootstrap (css and js files the site loads by default (before you overwrite them)).

          HTML coding is really um, easy to code yourself while seeing your results. The hosting is the PITA (you can host it all yourself too; no habla that type of net stuff here, that stuff is confusing).






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