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May 3rd, 2005
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So help me
Since my last frankenstein laptop died, I have not had an html editor.

What I need

A decent WYSIWYG editor that is relatively easy to use and isn't too expensive.

Any ideas ???

I am in desperate need of updating my webpage.

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From:mplsfish
Date:May 4th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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I am hapy someone else calls them "frankensteins".
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From:guppiecat
Date:May 4th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
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Currently, DreamWeaver is the reigning champ. If that is too expensive,
check out nvu ( http://www.nvu.com/ ). It's still very beta, and I've seen it crash sometimes, but if you can run it on your system, it should be stable enough to use. (It generally crashes on my experimental machines, where I expect that kind of thing.)
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From:bardiclug
Date:May 4th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
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I use Evrsoft's 1st Page 2000 successfully when I don't have FrontPage handy.

http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage2.shtml

It's free, and it's very feature packed.

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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 4th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Interesting, when I install it I get

Scan type: Realtime Protection Scan
Event: Virus Found!
Virus name: JS.WindowBomb
File: C:\Program Files\Evrsoft\1st Page 2000\IScripts\Buttons\Six buttons from hell.izs
Location: Quarantine
Computer: IBM11583
User: juliecol
Action taken: Clean failed : Quarantine succeeded : Access denied
Date found: Wed May 04 07:26:55 2005

from Norton.
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From:bardiclug
Date:May 4th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I got something similar. ALthough the program runs just fine. I'm assuming this is a false positive, but I may be foolish.

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From:bardiclug
Date:May 4th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Did some more research on Evrsoft's forums for this.

The file that is found isn't a virus, but it is recognized as an annoying java script. Your virus program removed it, so all is good. It's not a critical part of the software.

The truly disturbing part, for me - is that even with many many reports of this bug on their site, the file continues to be packed in the dowload. *sigh* Some people's children.

Anyway - no virus and no danger.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 4th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm ... from what I can tell you can only edit this as if it is a text editor. And I don't do code. I'll keep fiddling with it, but I need something that you can edit the file like it's just a document, not that you need to know the code for.

I think like a graphic designer, not a programmer. Which of course can be a problem, but I don't have time to change that at the moment.

Thanks though ...
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From:freeimprov
Date:May 4th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
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Heh huh. You said WYSIWYG. Huh heh huh.

I use vi. Or perl. Stay far, far away from any html advice i might give.
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From:the2wittybird
Date:May 4th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
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Using vi for html editing is just so heinously ubergeeky that i expect to see such a person using an IMSAI as their web server. Or at least as a binary clock...
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From:freeimprov
Date:May 4th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
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Hell, i use WebShere. :}

Really, though, most html i write is generated by scripts, or cheesy little tags in LJ. I never bother to write anything that can't be done with vi.
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From:filkertom
Date:May 4th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
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There are Firefox extensions that do the job as well -- cuneAForm and Web Developer are the two I've found most useful. All free.
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From:geekymary
Date:May 4th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, can't help. I just use Textpad. WYSIWYG code is too ugly for me. And I can't figure out how to make Dreamweaver do standards-compliant markup and CSS.
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From:drawshad
Date:May 4th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm with Mary, Textpad is a nice little program. I also like UltraEdit, which I think will run you between $30 and $50 for a registered version (it, unlike Textpad, does disable itself after the trial period). It's got a few more robust features than Textpad, but isn't WYSIWYG unless its changed recently.

For the love of all things holy (and not holy, for that matter) don't use Front Page. I'll have to hunt you down and beat you.

As for what I use, I'm a Dreamweaver convert (although I still write my own code and don't use the WYSIWYG bits) at work, I use WebSphere Application Developer, but that's way more than what you need for a home site and is really pricy besides.
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From:drawshad
Date:May 4th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh, but GlobalScape (the makers of CuteFTP) put out a package of software called CuteHTML that's supposed to be pretty nice, but I've never used it.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 4th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Then I suppose that I shouldn't tell you that my pages created with Front Page, since it was what I had at the time.
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From:gundo
Date:May 4th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Personally, I use vi. But some people like nvu, and I've used Arachnophilia on occasion. Nice thing about Arachnophilia is that it's Java, and runs nicely under both *nix and Windows. Haven't tried MacOS yet, but it should be fine.

If I have to edit code locally on Windows, I'll use EditPad or TextPad. Under *nix if I want a GUI it's nedit.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:May 4th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Everything you mention there seems to be such that you need to know html code. I don't.

Thanks though
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