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Best alternative to XARA for web design?

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Mike CaldwellFlag for United States of America asked on
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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.

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