Best alternative to XARA for web design?
Posted on 2013-01-06
I need to make a web site which is relatively static but hopefully good looking, though I realize a lot of that is up to me! I bought Xara Web Designer MX Pro, and found it fairly easy to use, but I keep having issues and find their support to be terrible. Even their forum is difficult to use, and takes a very long time for postings to show up. The documentation is rather odd, and some controls are duplicated within the environment.
I do need to allow for user input (a list of document numbers and to have a shopping cart that can handle PayPal. I looked in EE for Xara postings to see if there is much support here, and found that the earliest posting was a year ago, most are several years old, so I think everyone has moved on. I tried using WordPress and could get nowhere for a CMS program; great for blogging I guess, but not for a static web design.
So, what is recommended in the range of complexity, ease of use, and price alternatively to Xara? Portability to Android and iOS would be a plus, but not required.