NO ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM can open/modify the tlx design program that you are using to build your website.
Proprietary format prohibits other programs from opening and converting the contents of the design file.
BUT....the generated website HTML files are different.
1. Building WITHOUT FRAMES, you can
bring your web pages
into an HTML editor and continue editing and building your website. Most of these programs are for people that use HTML coding so this is not a wonderful option for most CSB users.
2. Building WITH FRAMES, you will have a VERY DIFFICULT time converting/editing those files with an HTML editor. CSB makes great framed pages. They are well defined but each has several html pages that would need to be edited. (read about frames here
We are testing several programs and starting to report our findings on each.
Most of the programs we are looking at will NOT allow you to import the pages and tweak because we are trying to find another WYSIWYG type program that allows us to edit/build without direct HTML editing (like CSB does). But that means most of us will need to COPY/PASTE components of our web pages into the new program. Tedious to rebuild. So we are being very careful about what programs we test for current CSB users.
One program (untested by us yet
) may fill both needs...WYSIWYG and import current csb built pages.... We will let you know how it goes as we load and test other software.
That was the initial reason for developing this forum and remains one of the main purposes. Should YOU test any software that you would like to report on, please do! The more comments we have the better. Eventually this forum will be populated by CSB users wanting to switch and want to know other people's experiences.