[HCoop-Help] Fwd: website software for non-technical people

Peter Gammie peteg42 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 07:30:42 EDT 2010

Adam C suggested I ask here instead.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Peter Gammie <peteg42 at gmail.com>
> Date: 12 September 2010 12:03:35 PM AEST
> To: Discussion by HCoop members of issues related to the co-op <hcoop-discuss at lists.hcoop.net>
> Bcc: Timothy Bourke <timbob at bigpond.com>
> Subject: website software for non-technical people
> Hello,
> I hope I got the right mailing list.
> I need to set up a website for my sister's business. It is not large and does not involve any e-commerce, i.e. it's largely an advertising and contact sort of thing.
> If I was doing this for myself I would write a bunch of static HTML pages in Emacs, with perhaps a very shallow templating arrangement. However I'd like to cut myself out of this loop if possible, so I ask: does anyone know of good software for this task?
> What I'd like:
> - standards-compliant output
> - easy to edit content within a fixed layout (I'll do the layout up-front)
> - easy to upload files (PDFs) and pages and link to them
> - secure, but there'll only be a single user.
> - robust and simple (both user interface and implementation)
> - easy migration to some later shinier thing.
> Note the general absence of dynamism.
> A friend suggested WordPress. I have no experience of it but have heard scary things about its guts.
> Adam, can you do this in 10 lines of Ur/Web?
> cheers
> peter
> -- 
> http://peteg.org/


More information about the HCoop-Help mailing list