Sitebuilder Woes

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Is there anyway I can use the old sitebuilder plus on windows 10? I've been with you guys for years, but this new sitebuilder is TERRIBLE! At least with the old version pretty much everything was on the window at one time. With this new one I can't have more than one of my pages open at a time. I frequently have to update multiple pages with the same content, but now I have to go through this ridiculous process of copy, twiddle my thumbs while my next intended page loads, and then paste. All the page setting options are also gone unless I go through a dizzying array of drop down menus. It may look a lot more snazzy than the old version, but functionality wise it's a total fail.
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HI Steve.I am aware that the Homestead guys can move a website built on the new Websitebuilder to be editable in SItebuilder+  as you still can any site built with plus but you cannot create new website... it has to be in the new builder
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I've had this site for many years so it was already built with the previous sitebuilder plus. The problem now is that version won't run on windows 10, so I'm forced to use this frustrating new one.
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Steve, not sure what's wrong, but I still have a a few websites built with SItebuilder + that I edit regularly along with a new website built with Websitbuilder.. I am on Windows 10 andd not experienced any problems. The older, downloadable,desktop sitebuilder can still run on Windows 10 but Sitebuilder + is an online builder so shouldn't be a problem at all. What problems are you experiencing?, maybe one of the tech guys can offer a solution.
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Was your computer upgraded to Windows 10 or is it new? We can usually get Sitebuilder to run on Windows 10.
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Steve, I have also been with Homestead for many many years. I am a website designer and build sites for other customers plus I have many of my own sites too.  Found that the Homestead tool was not responsive ready, so could not use them for my new customers so I was forced to go to use another tool that we currently use to build our mobile sites. You know what that is.  While on their tool, I was forced to use the website design tool that Homestead now has in place. it took Homestead several years to get online with the responsive technology for mobile but glad they did.
Since I have learned how to use the new technology, I have to tell you I love it now!  It really does make creative website design so easy with the template sections.   I had the opportunity last year to beta test this new tool for Homestead while they were developing it.  Once I signed in I was so excited to see that it is the same type of tool I was using over at the other company but in my opinion, Homestead had some cool features the other company did not have in place.  I still have several websites on Homestead and have been waiting for them to launch the new tool.   It is going to be great.  I have not had the chance to use it yet, but have looked at the templates.  Have a few websites I have to redesign for responsive technology soon.

I encourage you to learn how to use the new tool  and give it a chance as this is the way the new technology is going on all website design tools.  If you want your site to be google compliant, your site must be responsive compliant too and having a separate mobile tool is not compliant for google!  Soon, google will be penalizing websites that are not responsive web compliant. In fact, your site could even be removed according to google or flagged in red. 

I do not work for Homestead or anything like that, I am a long time user just like you.  I know change is hard.... and this new platform is totally different that any old versions Homestead has ever had.  Once you learn it, you will find that it is so much easier and gives you so many more functions not available in the old tool... plus .. it is now responsive with a mobile view too. 

I recommend just creating a fake site for yourself and start trying to use many of the drop in templates for content in to the sections to give it a try.  Just experiment with it to see what you can do.  I hope Homestead does training videos.. have not looked to see if they have them yet.  If you have questions.. I may be able to help you.. 

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Kim

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