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I made some good cash as a non-designer then. All my sites were created using Front Page without all but basic html code knowledge.I figured 10 years later WYSIWYG creation would be much improved rather than requiring an increased need for code knowledge. I was directed to WP for its ease in use.I guess it is the wrong platform for me.