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Recommend an EASY template program
Looking for a free template program for small hosting clients
GoNC




msg:4652212
 3:59 am on Mar 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

Can you guys recommend a simple, easy to use template program that I can offer to my small hosting clients?

By simple, I mean SIMPLE! I can install Wordpress, Joomla, etc with no problems, but they're WAY too complicated for the majority of my clients. I'm hoping to find something that will let people build a simple site with a few pages, but that's all.

If it's easier to use than email, that would be great. I offered SiteReptile for awhile, which was actually very good, but just way too complicated for these users.

 

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4652245
 9:42 am on Mar 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

I am not much good as a coder and I have been searching for a simple responsive template for ages. I was looking for one that I could easily modify but all those that are available to purchase seem to be unnecessarily complex. "Buy our template with 18 different home pages, 50 internal pages, 15 contact forms and 600 icons!"

I think is someone produced a simple, well commented template that could be easily modified by people with basic knowledge it would be a winner.

not2easy




msg:4652337
 7:14 pm on Mar 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

A few years ago I found some useful layouts that include some starter css on a site by Matthew James Taylor. They are all free, and some reading around can get you to responsive design using these templates. I would suggest reading the explanations and not just grabbing the free layout zips, just to get a better handle on what and how you can make adjustments. With a little editing, these could be offered to novices, but really, to manage and grow a site, folks need to invest enough time to learn some basics of html/css or they'll not last long trying to make changes and keep things up to date.

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