I have to laugh, as I was reading some of the posts many sounded like I could have written them with frightening tales of having large & ancient existing sites, having built them with FrontPage and the Expression Web [I started with a program called QuickSite], and being too old a dog to learn new tricks.
I bought Coffee Cup Site Designer 5 along with the Neutral Pack. I had all kinds of problems with it, both with getting it installed and doing anything with it. Quite frankly, I couldn't do anything. Zippo.
I couldn't get the program out of my head. I badly wanted to use it to attempt modernizing my dinosaur of a site.
I thought being retired and all that I would have plenty of time to spruce up my site, but I find that all that time is spent staring at my screen and getting frustrated. My existing site has been live since 1997. It's old & decrepit like me. I learned on the fly back then, but Coffee Cup is SO very different from what I am used to. No, I don't want a refund, I want to learn the darn program. So far, I have named my "project" and imported all my pictures from my existing site. That's it. I feel dumber than a rock. I realize I will have to do quite a bit of copy & pasting to get anything done as I know this software does not like HTML.
If I could just learn one or two things to get started. Like making a header & footer that will show up on every page. I tried copy & pasting the header from my existing site to a blank page and all I got was the code. My site has hundreds of pages and probably thousands of images, so I am probably better off leaving well enough alone, but when I look at some of the pages on my site they seem so crude compared to modern-day sites.
OK, I vented ... if anyone can assist, I thank you in advance. If not, I have a nice monitor that I can continue to stare at!