[SATLUG] Replacement for Xara Webstyle ...
realmcking at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 20:02:29 CST 2006
I gather from the Xara website that webstyle is a program that lets
you pick a template for your site and create web pages using the
template. You then upload all of the pages to your web hosting
provider when you are done, correct?
I would suggest instead of using this tool you use a lightweight
server-side software tool like a text-based wiki (no SQL backend) that
lets you create a flexible theme and then display your pages/media via
My personal favorite for this type of thing is dokuwiki
(http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki). It is a very simple wiki
that uses the filesystem to store the pages, not mysql like a lot of
others do, and it is very powerful in its simplicity and flexibility,
especially the upcoming version, due out in a couple of weeks. I use
it for my website (http://www.mccoyfam.net), and we also use it
internally at work for our group documentation. We are also going to
use it for a high visibility web page starting in about 10 days, so if
you want to see what it looks like with a very nice theme (IMHO, but
then I'm biased since I wrote the thing), I'll announce the URL soon.
My current site uses a very basic modification of the default template
(adding a sidebar), but as soon as the next version is stable I will
convert to that one with a custom theme I'm working on. I'm using
the darcs (read CVS) version with some new plugins that do some really
cool stuff like blogs, little text boxes with rounded corners (using
only CSS, no images!), and image galleries. I'm going to start
hosting it all myself again instead of paying $100/year and when I do
that I'll make the switch to the new version. I'll probably update my
site alot more often, too.....
On 3/3/06, Alex Bartonek <bartonekdragracing at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I dont remember if I asked this or not..but my website
> is written w/Xara Webstyle on Windows..well...problem
> is if I reinstall the OS for whatever reason, I cant
> import your previous projects.. this has happened
> about 2-3 times..well its a pain to redo the complete
> website, photo galleries etc.. is there a replacement
> for this on Linux?
> my original site.. http://www.bartonekdragracing.com
> my soon-to-be new site.. I know..very plain but you
> know..its quick..easy to setup..and most
> important..not windows dependent.
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