10 Nov 06 8:51 pm
If you're used to using dreamweaver, switching to XSitePro maybe frustrating unless you're willing to sacrifice control over layout and source code tweaking.
While XsitePro has lots of great features geared toward Internet marketers looking to build and optimize sites fairly quickly and easily, it does have limiting factors that not-so newbie web designers would want to get rid of or improved.
From MY OWN experience, the layout and source code is a pain in the dernier to work with. What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) isn't at all like that at times. If you just use the preloaded templates and leave all layout settings at default then maybe you won't have any problems.
However, even then I still have problems when changing fonts (face, type, size, color) from the graphical interface. Sometimes it changes in the WYSIWYG editor and sometimes it doesn't.
So guess what I have to do?
Yep, go into the source code to manually tweak it. And it's a nightmare in there with everything bunched up together! No used to white space and color coding at all.
You could say that looks doesn't matter if you're making money, right? Hehe...then there's no point in formatting anything if looks doesn't matter.
Anyway, this is just a minor thing, but it frustrate the heck outta me that I spend more time fixing what XsitePro can't do right.
I'm pretty sure this is a simple thing to improve or correct on the programming side. I've emailed their support about it but I never received a response. Hey, maybe I'm the only one with this problem.
Anyway, I'm not sure if they has a fix for this or any other changes since but that was my experience when I used XsitePro. I see lots of great looking sites using XsitePro so maybe I'm the only one with that problem.