I know the least of anyone on this forum, and that's guaranteed! So bear with me.
I want to start tinkering with building a website. I've read some forum posts here, and from what I've gathered, I need the following:
(1) A web or text editor.
[INDENT=2]I read that this includes software such as Adobe CS4 or 5 or Dreamweaver. I purchased Adobe Contribute CS3 about five or so years ago, but only used it to edit a website that was designed by a web developer. [/INDENT]
[LIST=1|INDENT=1][=2]Is Adobe Contribute the type of software I can use to build a website?[
=2]Do you recommend Dreamweaver over Adobe Contribute? Or is there another that you recommend?
[/LIST][INDENT](2) An FTP client.
[INDENT=2]I am totally clueless about this. My only experience with an FTP is when I send audio or video to someone via "YouSendIt" or "SendThisFile," etc.[/INDENT]
[LIST=1|INDENT=1][=2]Which FTP client do you recommend?[
=2]What is the main difference in the FTPs you purchase and the free FTPs?
[/LIST][INDENT](3) A graphics program
[INDENT=2]I'm assuming that everyone would recommend PhotoShop. [/INDENT]
[LIST=1|INDENT=1][*=2]Does anyone know where I can buy PhotoShop at a reasonable price?
[/U]I've been Googling, and I found Template Monster
templates. Does anyone know anything about Template Monster? Do I simply buy a template and then use Adobe Contribute to edit it? If so, is there a limit to the amount of editing I am permitted to do? In other words, can I change the layout if I so choose, or am I limited to only inserting and editing text, photos, etc.?
When I am viewing the Template Monster templates, I see notations just below the template samples that read "Full JS Animated Template," "CSS Full Site Flash," PSD Template," "Responsive Web Template." If I'm not mistaken, I believe I saw one on there at some point in time that read something to the effect of "WordPress Template." I don't know anything about WordPress, but I had the impression that it was software designed for blogging. Can WordPress be used to build or edit websites? Also, what is "CSS," "PSD," and "Responsive"?
Are there free templates, comparable to what Template Monster provides, that I can download and play around with?
If I buy a domain name from GoDaddy, does that mean that GoDaddy is the "host" of my website? Does that mean that GoDaddy is reserving a room for my website to reside, as the hostess? LOL. I apologize for such elementary questions, but, like I said, I know absolutely nothing!