I’m looking for recommendations for easy-to-follow instructions for very basic web design. I’ve dabbled in it in the past, but quite a few years ago, and I never reached or aspired to a professional level. But technology changes quickly, almost as quickly as my memory fades.
I know some of you out there are web designers, and I’d welcome any advice you have, but if you don’t feel like handholding, just a recommendation for a book or a website would help – preferably a website that isn’t trying to sell me a thousand dollars worth of high-tech software.
Here’s the backstory for any who are interested. The Democratic Party in my county has a website that has been maintained for several years by a volunteer. The site needs to be updated, but the volunteer does not seem to be willing to provide access to anyone else, and the current design is quite uninspiring. I’m not sure we could do better, but I’m hoping to get some recommendations that will at least give us a start. Since we’re working in a very red county here, we have barely enough funding to cover domain name registration and hosting fees, so we definitely can’t afford Dream Weaver. That’s why I’m looking for something that will help a group of beginners to put together something that will at least pass for a professional website. And it’s been so long that I don’t remember how to go about uploading – is this usually something for which the hosting service provides tools?
Any information would be greatly appreciated!