Drag and drop modern website programs?
October 25, 2015 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Now that I've gotten a new domain (thanks guys) I want to modernize and streamline my website. I basically want a single page with ' click to expand' photos that looks good on a tablet. Think a nice restaurant website. I have no idea how to do this, my incredibly creaky HTML skills are at least 15 years out of date, and template / design for you sites like Squarespace all want a hosting bundle package. I just want something drop-dead simple that will export an index.htm file at the end. Does this program/service exist?

I have an anicent copy of Dreamweaver I'm not looking forward to opening ever again but it's on the table. Also by 'drop-dead simple' I mean literally a child could use it.
posted by The Whelk to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Check out my website, it's in my profile. I went with 15+ yr old html as a front page and all my sub-pages are just tumblr, which is free and does just what you want with images. Why not just do a re-direct to something like that?
posted by sexyrobot at 8:32 AM on October 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

Hacker News liked this static site generator when it was posted recently.
posted by nicwolff at 8:50 AM on October 25, 2015

I think these templates do what you want- HTML 5UP! .
Jessamyn's site is a nice example of one of these templates in action.
posted by cushie at 9:47 AM on October 25, 2015

Glad you found a solution to your site problems!

Do check out Tumblr as it's free, easy to use and can be used with your own domain. Here is a one page theme you can buy.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:28 PM on October 25, 2015

My home page is also a HTML5UP! template. They are incredibly easy to use. Simply download one that has the look you want, then edit the source code as needed. Basic HTML skills are all that you will need. Then move the HTML file to your server.
posted by COD at 12:37 PM on October 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

I would combine one of the HTML5UP templates that cushie linked with a Lightbox plugin for its gallery functions.

Tumblr themes are kind of a huge pain in the ass to modify, so if you (e.g.) don't want people to be able to click into the individual posts that can be a little tricky to pull off if you're not confident editing the template.
posted by Phire at 8:40 AM on October 26, 2015

Response by poster: I am currently looking at Webflow cause It looks like you can opt-out of a lot of things (I don't need hosting, i just need a template). Now I just have to ...relearn everything. (Or pay someone, I'm getting to that point.)
posted by The Whelk at 3:39 PM on October 26, 2015

Response by poster: I ended up using Squarespace after I realized the reason it wasn't working was because I was using an old version of Firefox. So, behold, the brand new Leavittalone.com
posted by The Whelk at 5:48 PM on December 13, 2015

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