Not likely. Most entrepreneurs in small businesses have enough to be doing with getting the text right for their website without learning obscure skill sets. (CSS=Cascading Style Sheets. An adjustable template on steroids)
There are a couple of good alternatives to Sitekreator around and one of them allows to do just that!
Weebly – www.weebly.com
This one is a prettier interface than Sitekreator and thus will suit some users well. It is also template driven and offers some additional functionality such as the ability to download your site as a zip file and “pre-filled” integration with Google Maps. Their service is currently free.
Squarespace – www.squarespace.com
This service is pitched somewhere between websites and blogs – it uses the efficiency of blog publishing tools to allow you to build a website as well. And with Squarespace you can start with a template and then adjust that to suit yourself. This flexibility makes this service attractive to designers who may want that customisation without having to learn to use a tool such as Dreamweaver.
The Squarespace service does not have a free component – it starts at $7 a month with $17 a month being the most expensive. For the hosting and content editing of any business site I would always be more happy to pay so that the business model of the service is clear.
The next couple of posts will look at some collaboration tools online and also the state of Government support for internet adoption by small businesses.