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    Hey i was just after some advise! I already have a website and a domain and hosting etc- but im looking to revamp the design of it.

    Previously we have used Dreamweaver which is great but it seems such a faff to change and add things. We're looking for a package with templates and the like. We've been looking at buying Mr Site but not sure what version, and also is it the best package just for design- any thoughts would be great!

  • #2
    I have the bog standard Mr Site, bought it for about £20 from Staples.

    I love it, I like that you don't need to know what you are doing, it has the shop pages, with bits for the pics, descriptions etc, and also works with paypal.

    I did design my own header, but I did that in photoshop, it was nothing fancy.

    I have also added analytics to the site, so I can track who is coming from where and what they are looking for (it's quite interesting to see what phrase they are using in Google to find you!)

    Hope that's enough info for you, I'm not sure if I need the Pro version or not, will maybe hang on, I still have about 6 months till I need to renew.
    www.jos-beaded-designs.com

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    • #3
      Mr Site

      I agree with Delta on this one, Mr Site is a great piece of software if you want to revamp your site quickly in no time at all.

      I have recently designed my friends webiste for her using Mr Site Pro as it has the site boosting tools to help your google ratings.

      I have no webiste knowledge and I managed to do hers on my own.
      It comes with a step by step guide too. My husband is a web designer so he does my sites for my companies so I leave it to him. I reccomend this site if you want to do it on your own and fast and cheaply.

      Hope you get it sorted.

      Clare x
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      • #4
        I like how you did the makeover for your friend Clare! I see quite a few of you use Mr Site, so I'm keeping it in mind for future projects.

        Gail
        Gail x

        My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          I have just changed over to Mr Site from Bravehost and, although I am still in the process of building my site - so far I am pleased at the simplicity of it all! If you don't have time to spend on designing your own from scratch, it seems ideal.
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          • #6
            Serif do really good web hosting software - you can download free software or you can pay to upgrade it.

            It is really simple to use and has different templates to work with.

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            • #7
              I'm just about to set up my own website, and after looking around & using some of the recommendations on here, I have decided to go for Mr Site, it seems a very good price and gives me what I want.
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              • #8
                I'm not allowed to create links yet, but I found a good e-commerce site builder that's 'free' but you have to pay commission on your sales. It's not a lot though and you don't pay a thing unless you sell. Might be good for those who can't afford to pay out straight away?

                Gail
                Gail x

                My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Hiya

                  My site is designed using Mr Site. I do really like it. Only think I'd say is to make sure your photos are 50kb, otherwise they will take ages to load and like mine did last night, disappear!
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                  • #10
                    Mr Site wasn't for me, there is no aftersales advice what so ever and you need to check your site regularly as they often mess up links, i ended up selling chair covers for a while. I gave them 2 years but when I had customers phone me up to ask me where my site was that was enough.

                    Also although cheap it is time consuming to amend things and unless you like html codes it can be difficult to jazz it up a bit - it used to take me hours to try and make it better. I have switched to doyyourownsite, which is £58.99 has great aftersales service, they responded to all my silly questions in the same day. I build my site over 3 weeks which was free and haven't had to do much else since as the linking system is brill.

                    If you are going with MRsite in my opinion there is no point in the more expensive version-its cheapest on Amazon I think. Also if you don't register your domain name seperately if like me you decide to jump ship you will have lost your business name.
                    Last edited by jenig12; 19-11-2008, 06:56 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks - that's worth knowing.

                      I'd already decided to buy my domain separately and as I'm not sure how well a website will work for me, I've decided to go with a cheaper option to begin with and then if I feel it's worth spending a bit more money, maybe look around and change then.

                      Thanks again
                      "Human beings, who are almost remarkable in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so" - Douglas Adams


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                      • #12
                        I've looked at doyourownsite, and like what I see - a lot! The one I mentioned earlier has a 30 day free trial, so if anyone wants the link you can always pm me. You probably have heard of it anyway.

                        Gail
                        Gail x

                        My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jenig12 View Post
                          Mr Site wasn't for me, there is no aftersales advice what so ever and you need to check your site regularly as they often mess up links, i ended up selling chair covers for a while. I gave them 2 years but when I had customers phone me up to ask me where my site was that was enough.

                          Also although cheap it is time consuming to amend things and unless you like html codes it can be difficult to jazz it up a bit - it used to take me hours to try and make it better. I have switched to doyyourownsite, which is £58.99 has great aftersales service, they responded to all my silly questions in the same day. I build my site over 3 weeks which was free and haven't had to do much else since as the linking system is brill.

                          If you are going with MRsite there is no point in the more expensive version-its cheapest on Amazon I think. Also if you don't register your domain name seperately if like me you decide to jump ship you will have lost your business name.
                          I was thinking of going with mr.site. I am currently with another provider but have heard good things about mr.site, do you think 'do your own' is better value then? I have just downloaded the free trial and it looks good. I may go with them instead but as i already have a domain name and email through my other provider am i able to keep them the same? I have spent alot on advertising so dont want to confuse everyone! But I am very keen to buil my own and spend less!
                          Dee x
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                          • #14
                            Hi Dee

                            It did me ok for 2 years so can't totally slate it but when comparing the support I have had from doyour own site really with Mrsite I found that I was pretty much on my own with regards to the building. Also them messing up my linkage really was the last straw for me. There is a mrsite forum, have a look at what some of the members say about it.

                            However Mrsite is very cheap and lots of people here are very happy with it.
                            If you want to see my site let me know, it is only up a few weeks so still needs work but it may give you some ideas.

                            Jen
                            Last edited by jenig12; 18-11-2008, 10:01 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Jen,
                              That has helped, and the renewal fee doesnt sound like you're saving much compared to doyourown. Whichever i choose they will be much cheaper than what am paying now, mine were gonna charge £50 just to add a contact me page! This is something i really need as I feel many people find it easier to just ask questions, and with alot of my work based on comissions, this would really help. I have already started with the free trial and am finding it good, there are some things i know i can't do without a professional but i think i'd be best doing it myself! I would like to take a peek at yours if that's ok, please pm me! Just so i can get an idea of how it could look compared to the one i have now. Thankyou! Am also worried about telling my website peeps i don't need the site anymore!!!I just can't afford it!x
                              Dee x
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