20 Apr 10 5:39 pm
I purchased Artisteer about a year ago. It seemed to put together some decent looking pages with very little effort. Overall it is kind of like FrontPage because it is super easy. It does generate less than optimal HTML, but it is nowhere near as bad as the garbage that FrontPage spits out.
However, it does a lot of things incorrectly from an SEO standpoint. For example, the page titles are not shown using an "H1" tag.
It also has a lot of other quirks to the HTML that make it difficult to customize the pages to your own liking. Once you customize a page, all of your edits will be overwritten the next time you export the template from Artisteer.
For the price, it is a pretty useful tool, and they do provide a fully functional demo. The demo however will put watermarks on sites that you export from it. These watermarks will be removed when you purchase a license.