I now have bought over the last few days:
Rapidweaver, Photo, Stacks 3 and the Foundation bundle.
So I think I have the basic tools that I need and for the first time I am having fun with creating webpages. My current goal is to be able to create a magazine style website with different layouts and fonts etc…
My long term goal is to create a product catalog which have add to cart buttons which bring the order into separate store software where order and customer information would be in databases. The reason for this project is to have more creative control over product display and if the store software ever had a problem and went offline I would still have the magazine stlt catalog on the internet.
Around 10 years ago I started working with Dreamweaver but with no software background (only a basic understanding of databases) and creating tables and simple pages with poor HTML was as far as I got and I did not enjoy the process.
Now things are mostly going smoothly. I noticed that text for placing under photos had a slider bar limit of size 17 which is not large enough but I think I will soon figure out a solution.