CoffeeCup Free Web Design Tools: Create your website in time it takes to finish a cup of Joe!

Well the saga continues. In an attempt to deal with my Web site being in disarray, I opted to try a tool I had heard about from my agent. Actually, I was supposed to write a book about this product but I ended up being swamped with TechMentor NYC so I had to pass it up. With a situation on my hands and having the software in mind I downloaded a copy of the CoffeeCup HTML Editor. It was easy to use -- actually just as easy as Expressions Web. I proceeded to design my site and even downloaded a few more free tools from CoffeeCup including the free Menu Builder. As I was going on I looked into some of the tools with a 30 day trial. I tried the Web Form Builder, StyleSheet Maker, and Flash Firestarter. All of the products worked well together and I was able to put my site together. Unfortunately, even with only the straight HTML Web site (after I tried and stripped away everything else), I could not upload the content to the Microsoft Office Live Small Business Web site. Sadly, I am to the point where I need to move my site off of Office Live and to a host that will let me use the tools available for site design. But in the interim, I found a really neat product that -- with the free products and the very inexpensive licensed products -- gave me a lot of freedom to design my site without having to deal with a lot of code, which I enjoyed. CoffeeCup has the option to work in either code or WYSIWYG format. For administrators who have the task of building, maintaining or freshening content for their Web site, CoffeeCup software is an eye-opener, no pun intended!

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