Re: Anyone found a good web authoring or newsletter package for executive use?
Your latter comments fit the bill more than the former. I am looking to
ease people into using the web as a way to communicate vital knowledge,
where the author has not spent any (recent) time 'programming' or the
like . . . so tends to feel they cannot do it, but is definitely happy
to put in the time to learn in a straight forward way.
If you like . . . what method would you use to get your grand-mother to
document her needle work skills for posterity? (please forgive me for
the presumptions here . . but I hope it sparks further thought from you
and others). We may not have a way to help in this extreme case but
there are lots of people who studied and got uni degrees then went into
'management' and lost a lot of the ability to 'do it for themselves'.
Many have become computer literate to some extent, but could not program
or even write a macro (perhaps they did/could 20 yrs ago).
I really want to help this group.
"Denise Enck" <email@example.com> wrote in message
| "Jim Kelly" <kellwood@compuREMOVE_TO_EMAIL_MEserve.com> wrote in
| news:firstname.lastname@example.org u...
| > Greetings!
| > I have a number of clients with zero programming skills (or interest
| > really) who are clever executives/owners of their respective small
| > businesses who would love to build a website themselves, starting
| > non critical one (eg their family/sport etc) to build their skill
| > subsequent simple corporate site and/or newsletter to send via
| > Has anyone found a web page authoring package that would suit these
| > types of folks??
| > Cheers,
| > Jim Kelly
| you might look into Macromedia Contribute. One of my clients uses it
| update his website by himself, though the "updates" he makes are not
| in the format I would have used. (That is why my name isn't on his
| I haven't used Contribute myself other than downloading the trial
| for a few hours so I had some idea of what he was doing. But it seems
| simple to use.
| However, if you want to build a successful website you either need to
| someone talented, or you need to learn how websites are made, and to
| appropriate tools yourself. WYSIWYG editors are okay for beginners but
| better to just learn it right from the beginning. I mean, if you want
| bake a cake, you can get a box of Betty Crocker cake mix & a can of
| & get a mediocre cake. Or you can bake it from scratch & make your own
| frosting. Scratch takes longer & you need to learn some additional
| techniques, but the cake will be much better & you will have learned
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