How can I maintain the website on my own? Print

I would like to maintain the web site on my own. How do I go about doing it?

There are various options for you to maintain your own site. In fact, we encourage you to do so if you have web publishing knowledge.

a) If you would like to edit the text on your web pages, we provide web based interface for you to do so at the Cpanel. All your files are stored at the file manager >> www folder

b) For more advanced editing of your documents which include the design elements, we suggest that you purchase a web publishing software. For beginners, you may consider Adobe Contribute or Ms Frontpage. For higher levels, you may want to get Adobe Dreamweaver.

Below is a list of publishing software that you can consider:

If you are going to develop / maintain your own website, we will come to a decision of which software to use. In that past, we normally need to consider 2 options – Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Frontpage. But Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue Frontpage. Instead, they come up with 2 new software releases - Office SharePoint Designer 2007 for the enterprise information workers and Expression Web for the professional Web designer.

Adobe Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver 8 was the industry leading web development tool, a preferred choice for professional web designers and developers. But for novice, it may be too feature rich and complex. The latest version is Dreamweaver CS3. The price for a new purchase will be USD399 and USD199 for upgrades from previous versions. The new release includes CSS tools, Ajax components for building dynamic user interfaces, and intelligent integration with other Adobe software.

Microsoft Expression Web
This new software was introduced by Microsoft as a replacement of its formal Ms Frontpage. There is a 60 days free trial and new purchase will cost USD299. Existing Frontpage user may upgrade to Expression with USD99.

CoffeeCup HTML Editor 2007
More suitable for novice web designers and amateurs, this software offers powerful functionality and a straightforward and compact interface, with a generous 30-day trial. Retail price is USD49, much lower cost than Dreamweaver.


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