I then started researching web development environments. My goal was to find a WYSIWYG system which would simplify and hopefully eliminate most of the HTML/CSS/JS coding. I looked into DreamWeaver, RapidWeaver, Flux, CoffeeCup, etc. I wrote off DreamWeaver immediately as Adobe only does subscriptions and you can’t buy the software. Sorry, paying $20-$90/month forever was not in my budget for a small, fun website.
I then downloaded Flux and RapidWeaver and tried them out in demo mode for a few days. RapidWeaver became somewhat useful when you purchased some additional add-on software but in reality, it was still a kludge to use. Flux seamed to be a little behind the RapidWeaver capabilities and definitely required more coding.