I must admit, I’m addicted to CMS because me and my staff can manage and maintain our clients a whole lot easier than with traditional xHTML/CSS building of websites.
What would normally take hours to make changes, we can now make in seconds.
The hardest part of learning a CMS is getting into the mechanics of templating. I made the decision to refuse using pre-built templates and opted to learn how to customize the CMS.
Once you overcome that obstacle, whatever CMS you use will probably be your niche!
I’ve used squarespace before and whilst it can produce something that looks OK, it feels like a “paint-by-numbers” artwork. and I found it very frustrating to do anything beyond the basics.
As Ronald said, if this is for you personally than that isn’t much of a drama, but I think folk being charged for this could get quite upset when they realise that it is so damn simple to build. Also anything out of the ordinary is just out of reach.
and the code produced is horrible – truly horrible
Thanks so much for the good reply. I am putting up a fairly simple site and am very pc savvy, yet I have not kept up with web design in a few years and I dont have the time to learn. I understand I cant expect too much from a drag n drop platform. I was just hoping to find something thats easy to learn so that I can have a functional website compatible with all platforms. I will look into the solutions you mentioned. Thanks again for your time!