OK, so I have to get this one off my chest... thanks for the opportunity!
I decided a while ago I wanted to learn some web site building skills, nothing super duper, maybe something for trading etc. etc.
First I look around the 'net for a html editor, I decide on using a product called 1st Site.
I am super cheap, I download the trial version, it says it will place a link to their site on every page you create, and you get no support. No problem... Its a WYSIWYG editor, so its easy to use, and I can then edit the html later, and learn a little as I go.
I create some pages, not bad stuff, nothing fancy but it will do. I then go to find a free web host, but I really don't want banner ads, or pop ups.
I settle on www.freewebs.com
. Pretty good, some limitations, no FTP, no multiple file uploads, but whatever. They also place some code on your site linking to their site.
The code is small so I fugure no big deal.
Here is where the annoying thing comes in!
I start setting up my site, I upload all my images, and some of the html pages, and I get this message saying I have uploaded my limit of 50 files!
WTF, no where did it say anything about 50 file limit, in fact I have 100 MB of space that has hardly been touched! I do some investigation, and it turns out that recently they decided that if you uploaded 50 files you have obvioulsy decided you like their service, and if you want to continue uploading, you have to subscribe to at least one of their premium services!!
Arghhhhhhhh. Bait and switch if you ask me!
Wait it gets worse.. the free lite version of the html editor I was using, whose only limitation is it places some code on your pages decides I have used it enough too!
I have published 30 pages (long story.. I was trying it out) and if I want to publish more, I have to buy the full version at 89.99!!
What makes matters worse, there is no warning when you get close to this amount, so my entire site is saved in their proprietary format, and I can't get it out unless I buy the full version!!!
I am soooooo frustrated!!!!
But I feel better now. I found a new free host that is better anyway, hopefully they don't pull the same crap as freewebs. I also am going to install the 1site s/w on my work computer, and hopefully I can import the site I created, export it to pure html, and find a new editor to use!
/ end rant.
Thanks, I feel much better!!