Hello to you too
You mean Notepad++ for sure... else I would have to call you masochist and torture lover
I mean that Notepad does the work but there's nothing like syntax highlighting, the possibility of creating your own macros and, of course, Zen coding. I'm sure that you forgot to add "++" when you wrote it
We all hope so... I mean that we all hop that you're sites are user friendly... mine always are :shifty:
knowledgeable web designers? where? The most knowledgeable person that we have here is not a person but a bear... @TechnoBear ; has indeed proved to be smarter than the average bear... and than the average person (that's easy though)
Hmmm. Normally is the other way around
Men! they always ask for more sigh
I know I'll sound a bit repetitive but I would suggest WordPress for this. Is Joomla worse than WP? No. Is Drupal or Magento worse than WP? No. But from all CMS's (and right now WordPress is much more than a blogging platfom) is probably the one easiest to use and with the shortest learning curve.
Are there any other (blogging) platforms that you could do the job? Yep, certainly there are hundreds of them... but I would still go for WP.
WP strong point is its modularity... and it is its weakness, I'm afraid. Themes can be bloated with lots of (un)necessary plugins but if you choose rightly your plugins and your theme, you'll have your site looking gorgeous, up and running in a breeze (ok, a few hours or days, depending on complexity)
Also, there are so many people developing plugins, themes and everything you can think of for WP that you can be quite certain that you will find what you need. Other platforms don't have such a variety of already-done stuff.
Do you mean that it is not a proper package because you bought the domain in one place and you host somewhere else? Changing your hosting or not will depend on the number of visitors you receive and the stress/work load your current server is receiving. You willk now that by measuring downloading times
If you feel more comfortable by having everything with the same provider, then go ahead. But often buy the domain in one place and the hosting somewhere else, depending on prices, services provided, reliability and needs.
If you're happy with the service, your page loads fast, and everything goes fine and dandy, I don't see the reason to change. Once you're successful, you may have to think about changing to a computer for your site only (dedicated server) or even the cloud (one or more computers that will look like one supercomputer in your panel)
Everyone wants everything for yesterday :lol:
Since you have asked for my permission, I will kindly and generously allow you to put your link if necessary. In this particular case it isn't essential because you're problem is our problem (no, we're not such a good friends right now... I don't mean that your problem is really mine, only that I've already faced the same problem :p)