Hi Thea! A lot of good information here. Here’s how I answered a similar question by someone else on this site:
What I find helpful is to decide which website features you need or would like and then try to visualize if/how those features might appear in a template website (like IDEA’s) that you visit. I’ve found that what’s most important is ease of use and functionality.
For great educational material, I suggest:
Several of these authors provide additional links to their monthly research reviews. Absolutely worth the cost.
just one additional thing: while I like IDEA FitnessConnect (obviously) I still operate my own web site and would not dream of taking it down. I am able to both determine content and layout, and I can provide a lot more information there than I can here at this site. The annual cost of operating a web site are not high, and the analytics (I use google) give me a good window into the web site usage so I can make sure that those pages that are viewed the most often are always spiffy and up to date.
Wish you success.