easy wysiwyg web app db for office football pool

hello Im not a web developer or database guy but I want to build my own nfl football pool website. This is legal in California before anyone says anything.

I'll need to build a site that would track players scores over the whole season and allow people to log in and submit their football picks every week and determine the winners etc.

Anyone know a wysiwyg site building software that will do that for me? Prefer something that would run on windows but Im flexible.

I did some searching but nothing good was found.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Rather than building a whole web site, you could just do this with Google Apps (Sheets, specifically).

Google Sheets allows you to create simple web forms that submit their answers as rows in a spreadsheet and then you can determine winners from there.
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WAMSINCAuthor Commented:
I have a group of people that are used to logging in to a site, but that site is always having problems. Thanks for the suggestion but I would prefer an actual website people can log in to and participate
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Set up a free site on wordpress.com, then?  The free version should allow you to do most of what you want to do without worrying about programming/scripting.  The domain name would take the form of http://username.wordpress.com/
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WAMSINCAuthor Commented:
Ive already registered the dot com. I work in network operations so Im not afraid of learning a little I just dont have a lot of time to become a web guy. It sounds like there is not any kind of software out there like Frontpage that will do this for me ?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Okay, now we're getting more specific...

FrontPage and its WYSIWYG ilk have largely been abandoned in favor of content management systems that allow non-web-guy users to deploy a site without needing to know the workings of it.  You pick a theme, add your content, and go.  That's usually the best option.  If you have the domain name registered, you could download stand-alone WordPress from wordpress.org and install it on hosting you control (PHP and a database required).

Those people who still code by hand tend to use IDEs or just complex editors (Sublime) but few of these are WYSIWYG and none of the really good ones are free.  Expression Web may work for you as the spiritual successor to FrontPage.  Dreamweaver is still out there with a 30 day free trial.  Outside of that, CoffeeCup is still available and should be free.

The middle ground are "web builders" such as Wix or SquareSpace but those are SaaS and not free.
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WAMSINCAuthor Commented:
ok well you can tell how long its been since Ive even looked in to this...you have given me a lot to go on thank you!
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Yep, the landscape really changed starting around 2012 or so.  WordPress, Joomla, Drupal all released major versions that improved how less-knowledgeable users could create their own sites.

That, combined with the rise of builders/managed-hosted services like WordPress.com, SquareSpace, Wix, Bloggr, Tumblr, etc. really killed the market for WYSIWYG tools.  That market was circling the drain for a long time anyway, with only Dreamweaver managing to stay sort of relevant and intact...

One other I forgot to mention is FlatPress:

http://www.flatpress.org/

It's a CMS but does not require a database to work.  Stores all of its info in flat files.
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WAMSINCAuthor Commented:
all good stuff thanks again. The only real dealbreaker is the ability to have formulas to add up scores on a weekly basis and total it up at the end of the season
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
That's not really difficult with basic scripting.  Exactly how you do it depends on the platform you end up working on but storing user choices and performing calculations is well within the range of PHP, ASP, .NET, and Javascript applications...
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