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Yahoo! SiteBuilder

A Good Small Business Site Builder

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Yahoo! SiteBuilder

Yahoo! SiteBuilder

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About Yahoo! SiteBuilder

Yahoo! SiteBuilder is a tool to allow customers of the Yahoo! websites to easily build and maintain their web stores. It's very easy to use, with a lot of pre-built templates that can generate a site in minutes. There is no access to the HTML in this tool and it can only connect to the Yahoo! sites. But this tool is perfect for the small business owner who needs a website but doesn't want to learn HTML or web design.

Target Market(s): Small Business Owners or Newcomers to Design

Review last updated: November 1, 2011.

Yahoo! SiteBuilder Latest Review

Yahoo! SiteBuilder Version: 2.6
Score: 99.5
Percent: 30%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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Yahoo! SiteBuilder Technical Details

Operating System(s): This is an online editor for use in a web browser.

Yahoo! SiteBuilder Features

  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Page preview
  • FTP or Site manager
  • Search and replace
  • Edit images
  • Multimedia functions
  • Additional CSS assistance
  • Save snippets of code
  • Free templates
  • Free scripts
  • Form wizard
  • Ecommerce tools
  • Upgrade discounts or freeware
  • No limits on free or trial version
  • Can only FTP files to the Yahoo! hosting service

What’s Missing from Yahoo! SiteBuilder

  • Text editor
  • HTML validator
  • Accessibility validator
  • CSS validator
  • XML validator
  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Mobile device preview
  • Mobile scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Write XHTML documents
  • Color coding
  • Tag completion
  • FTP or Site manager
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • Special character tools
  • Can edit JavaScript
  • Helps with Ajax JSON, or jQuery pages
  • Can edit CSS
  • CSS 3 properties and selectors
  • CSS3 media queries tools built-in
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Database connectivity
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Google sitemaps
  • Spell checking
  • Writes to blogs
  • Photo gallery builder
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)
  • Customizable or extendable

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Full price: Free

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User Reviews

 1 out of 5
Web Easy Pro, Member THEFACTS

TERRIBLE Run from this product. It has no support for it. It is cheap because people buy it and get frustrated and place the disc on the shelf and plan on dealing with it later. The WORST !!!!!!!!!!!…More

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