Visual Site Designer read/import...

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I'm looking around for possible alternatives for web site building, but I have a very extensive site already.

Can VSD work on an existing site? Or import an existing site? It's currently been built with MS Expression Web 4.0 (no Front Page extensions) and doesn't use any thing particularly fancy (well, it does use Dynamic Web Templates to maintain style consistency).

Thanks for any guidance
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This would be a no, You can however put snippets of code from your original site into HTML boxes in VSD so you can keep some of your original content. I would how ever take a look at rebuilding from the ground up.:)
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Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
This is my personal site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
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glad I downloaded the trial - will not buy it
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Hey Eddie, Are you talking about not buying VSD, or something else? VSD is a dying program. It's fantastic for building simple static web sites but responsive is the new wave. CCs new RLM and RSD programs are 'top notch' and the way to go now. Have you looked at them yet? You should!

RSD (Responsive Site Designer) is not being released to the public yet, but will be soon. It will allow you to import layouts from RLM and finish off and publish the site without having to use the HTML Editor. Though you can still do it that way.

Have a look at RLM. There is a free trial.
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