If you have come upon this page by chance, kindly note that it is a work in progress, one originally set up to hone my skills at web design.
What began as a lark, using Apple's own iWeb software to create a website for my wife's business, has morphed into a desire to learn proper HTML, CSS and better web site creation. iWeb, while an elegant tool for layout, produces inelegant code. A savvy programmer will wince at the notion of a separate CSS file per web page, since it defeats much of the point of using CSS. Yet that is precisely what iWeb does.
I started to learn the HTML basics, but I still craved a tool that favored visual design over coding. The web is, after all, a visual medium, and I enjoyed the basic art of layout: choosing how to arrange fonts, colors, images and blocks of text on the screen. This was the charm of iWeb -- if one bypassed all templates and used it as a design tool proper. Unfortunately, coding remains a clumsy way to realize forms on a monitor.
Casting about for a replacement, I eventually alighted upon the rather awkwardly named Flux 3. Created by The Escapers, a software team in England, it offered a system of design that, while primarily visual, forced one to think in terms of proper coding. Those moving outside the boundaries of iWeb may find it a relatively steep learning curve, but that is the price of greater flexibility in design options.
More on the software anon.