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  • 2.0 stars

    "Product good, but upgrade too pricey"

    August 22, 2013  |   By ardisiusa

    Version: Artisteer 4.1

    Pros

    Love Artisteer, and looking forward to upgrading

    Cons

    $59 for a simple v4.0 to v4.1 too much. If it was v4 to v5 it would be understandable, but this was just a sub-step upgrade.

    Summary

    Happy with the program, but unimpressed with "upgrade" pricing

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great software!"

    August 2, 2013  |   By RawbertVegan

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    I couldn't make any DNN skins without Artisteer!
    It's easy to learn it, it's kinda like learning Microsoft Word.

    Cons

    No competition.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Artisteer is a great product!"

    July 31, 2013  |   By PurpleEdge

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    Generates simple html5, css and javascript
    Creates responsive websites
    Attractive templates quickly
    Full website if you want it
    Supports many cms such as wordpress, joomla, codecharge
    Relatively easy to use
    Ongoing development by the company
    Dirt cheap for what it does

    Cons

    Seems complex at first
    The public forum for the software is full of d*ckheads

    Summary

    Artisteer is a great tool for rapidly prototyping a website, creating templates for popular cms, or even generating a full static website. It is not a drag and drop WYSIWYG designer, so the website code it produces uses a full external css that is easy to edit. Typical wysiwyg designers, on the other hand, generate appalling in-line css that can never be changed outside of the designer.

    Artisteer is a tool for use by professional website developers, rather than novices wanting to design just one website for their own use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Artisteer Is Great"

    July 31, 2013  |   By ootws

    Version: Artisteer 3.0

    Pros

    1.) Mass production of templates for websites that are both simple and complex are pretty simple to create if you take time to learn the software and how it behaves.

    2.) Manually edit web code working between code and graphical user interfaces (GUI) so there is the best of both worlds for web design from a hard coding and graphical perspective.

    3.) There are several content management systems (CMS) which you can develop templates for and you can produce multiple variants of the same templates for different these management systems.

    4.) You can quickly change design layouts without completely redesigning a template if you choose which makes adapting a template to better suit the website content much simpler and less time consuming for the developer.

    5.) The GUI is quite easy to learn and intuitively designed.

    There are many more pros to the software, but in all honesty it is just something you should try and experience on your own with an open mind before judging the software.

    Cons

    1.) The software does require a somewhat modernized computer system that is not a bunch of mashed together possibly incompatible hardware that could lead to instabilities of the program.

    2.) The price could be a little lower to purchase the software yes, however it is not completely unreasonable considering what the software does and how quickly it can do it.

    Summary

    The cons above are the top two problems I regularly see with those who have tried Artisteer rather than the program actually being the problem in itself.

    Many of these people it seems with how they are griping, that they have likely pirated the software using patches or fixes to unlock the program thus causing instabilities in the code itself. So, if you are one of those people whining it's your own darn fault. Stop being cheap, buy the software and you might not have those problems. There are also no refunds likely because the software is AVAILABLE AS A TRIAL so you can decide if you like it or not. Of course they're not going to give refunds it is not necessary.

    If you don't like the software SIMPLY DO NOT USE IT if you don't like it. Don't push your views to try convince other people it is garbage, unstable, featureless, dirty at what it does or other. Just because you had a bad experience it`s not fair to the company, the developers and to run down their hard work.

    If you think you can do better and find or code something better that works good for you that's fantastic, but at least be fair with your ratings and reviews in future. You don't have to cut Artisteer down because you may have had a bad experience with the software or one of their support staff. There are ways of dealing with these sorts of situations and if you can't figure out how to do that in a positively constructive manner then you really don't deserve to get support to start with.

    So with that said, all in all it's a nice software for skilled and non-skilled web developing and you should give it a try to see if it's for you or not.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Charges 2.6 times more then advertised"

    May 13, 2013  |   By eagle1288

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    None the whole thing is a rip off

    Cons

    False advertisement

    Summary

    Don't buy

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Piece of stinking dung!"

    April 26, 2013  |   By rhomat999

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    Does it have pros? If so I was unable to find them.

    Cons

    Buggy as hell. Complicated. Complex. It is not WYSIWYG. No drag-and-drop. Not intuitive at all. No tutorials. The manual is long and useless. You will spend most of the time either figuring out how to do things and where things are or figuring out why you can't do things. Support? Not a chance. Forums? Some use there but no official help. Also, if you develop for WP, Joomla or Drupal, good luck with fixing anything in the template. Everything is proprietary, unmovable, or is not there. Total, complete and utter waste of time and money.
    If you build static pages, see "wysiwyg web builder", a million times better!

    Summary

    Stay AWAY!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I basically paid to be a software tester."

    February 22, 2013  |   By passthepeas

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    You can build websites that look OK with no knowledge of coding.

    Cons

    No refunds
    Customer support will not answer your questions properly, more than likely they will give you a 'politicians' answer that does not help.
    You end up basically testing their software to find all the bugs in the code, you also pay for this privilege.
    When you question them on the above they will pretend that the problem has been fixed and offer you an internal release for the program - be prepared to constantly download the full program as it cannot patch.
    F rating on 'Better Business Bureau' - worth checking out first as they do not respond or even attempt to settle complaints.
    Produces bloated code that is only adequate for a website that is not intended for use (as it will perform slowly on un-efficient code).
    With the amount of bugs I encountered it ends up quicker to code from scratch rather than using Artisteer.
    I could keep going but I am bored of typing and you are bored of reading.

    Summary

    If you have seen this review I would suggest not paying for Aristeer and finding a free of a similar program - that way you can expect it to be poor but at least you haven't paid for it.

    I'm sure that any positive reviews must be employees, make sure you search for others to get the big picture rather than buying it on a whim like I did.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "If You Use Blogger DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

    January 3, 2013  |   By diva4lisia

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    * If you're using Blogger, there are no pro's.

    Cons

    * Artisteer Customer Support does not give refunds
    * Artisteer Customer Support will ignore you
    * Artisteer does not work with Blogger AT ALL
    * Artisteer does not include flash for Blogger
    * Fonts do not transfer to Blogger

    Summary

    My experience with Artisteer was simply awful. I requested a refund within 24 hours and they did not respond to my request for support or issue a refund. Artisteer claims their product works with Blogger when it truth it doesn't. Artisteer's program makes a change to Blogger coding, even after you've uninstalled the template. After you uninstall the Artisteer template your blog posts will double and triple. You can attempt to delete the widgets from within the Layout section of Blogger, but this won't work. You have to Google the issue and find the code, then enter your Blogger HTML section and permanently delete the Artisteer coding.

    Also, fonts used in the header will transfer to Blogger in extremely low quality. You cannot edit headers within Blogger while using the Artisteer layout and none of their fonts transfer correctly. Prepare for very rigid, unappealing headers. Other issues occur. For instance, Flash does not work in Blogger. No matter how much Artisteer promotes flash headers and flash in their layouts, it will not transfer to Blogger. They'll tell you this after you make the purchase, expecting you to deal with the flaw in their product. Don't expect a refund.

    Overall, Artisteer is a very generic product. It promises a lot, but delivers very little if you're using Blogger. It's simply a terrible product. Don't trust it, because you won't get help from customer service. Customer service won't even attempt to troubleshoot your issue. They'll tell you they don't give refunds and then cut you off cold. I sent them numerous angry emails and received only one or two responses, neither of which had a legitimate helpful answer. This is the worst money I've ever spent. USELESS PRODUCT.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Product. Totally Worth the Money."

    December 19, 2012  |   By jitsking

    Version: Artisteer 4.0

    Pros

    I love this software. As a person who is not very well versed in HTML, CSS, and PHP, I can make very nice, clean looking templates over and over again. The user interface is very user friendly. Also, it lets you control A LOT of aspects of the template down to the very small details and it gives you lots of options. You can really get creative with this product. I don't buy software that often, but this is one worth purchasing. I've seen some people complain about the price. In my opinion, for what it does, it's well worth the money. After all, most everything else, when it comes to a CMS is free.

    Cons

    I've heard people say that it's limited in that it doesn't let you do more complex layouts. In that, they're referring to more columns. I've sent a request to the company to include more layouts (module positions) in a newer release and they added my request to their "wish list." So I hope to see this in the future. Still a great product.

    Summary

    Overall, this is a great product for what it does. For someone who wants to get into web design, designing some basic websites for people or working on your own websites, this is the product to have. I've built a few different websites with this tool using Joomla as the CMS. Everyone who I have shown my sites to is solidly impressed

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good Program for Beginners"

    December 8, 2011  |   By cdziadul

    Version: Artisteer 3.1

    Pros

    Very easy to install and use. Good amount of customizability. Available for free if you don't mind a watermark.

    Cons

    Limited on ability to create unconventional designs.

    Summary

    Good program for creating standardized website designs.

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