I kind of inherited the job of maintaining the web site for our church. We use Network Solutions and the software seems really clunky to me. I don't have anything really to compare it to, I have put together some small personal web sites using both Google Sites and Microsoft's Windows Live sites. Using Network Solutions is really the first commercial, that means paid, software.
I am always the office geek, I know how to do a lot of things on the computer, very good with all Office software and also photo and video editing. I am pretty sure I am using the software correctly, it just doesn't work that well. I mostly use an older desktop computer running XP but I also have tried it on a newer laptop running Windows 7 and I run into the same problems.
Like I mentioned Network Solutions, they use Image Cafe, seems clunky, lots of mouse clicks to get to where you can do something. Formatting isn't consistent and a lot of times after I have put together a text box, I will go back to change one thing and all the formatting changes when I save it. I have set default formats, Arial 12 for a regular text and when I save a text box, it will sometimes change it to Times New Roman 10 and take out the extra returns between paragraphs. Also, sometimes text will get "locked" as bold and there is no way it will un-bold. What I have done is copy everything, delete the text box, copy it to Word, edit it and then copy it back to a new text box. Like I said, clunky.
I have no idea what is involved if we change companies or if what I have is the best out there but I have a hard time believing that. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.