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lgreen 4th November 2004 05:59 AM

HTML software for web site?
 
Hey! I want to update my lame web site.

I would like some HTML software to just get a basic page with image links, nothing fancy. What is everyone using? I want something FREE and easy to use. Figure text and images is all I need and there has to be something FREE out there.

I've used MS Word but it was horrible and made all kinds of extra code. Suggestions?

Bill Fitzpatrick 4th November 2004 07:30 AM

I like EditPlus as the text editor. It's shareware and only $30 to register. You can try it for 30 days. You need to know some HTML but learning the little that you need is quite easy - all you have is tables, text, images and links.

Of course you did emphasize FREE. Oh well.

The source code for your current page is really bloated.

Geek 4th November 2004 10:04 PM

I used CuteHTML when I had Windows.

An excellent full-featured HTML editor is the one included in Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org

The absolute best way, bar none, is to learn HTML and code in a text editor, like Notepad. HTML takes about a week or so to learn to proficiency, you'll get much smaller, cleaner code than any HTML editor and have less errors, once you are familiar with the heiarchy.

http://www.w3schools.com is a great place to learn HTML and XHTML.

Validate your code (weather you use an editor or not, it's best) at http://validator.w3.org

:)

P.S.: Your website isn't lame, it's pretty good! Lame is those big companies with so much Javascript, Flash and M$ specific attributes and extensions that it'll segfault every damn browser that surfs on to them.

Schaef 5th November 2004 01:02 PM

I also agree with the others about just learning the basics of HTML, its not complex, and you'll have a better website!

What I would suggest though, is to get an editor that "understands" html and can highlight things and help you out with some of the stuff. What I recommend is jedit, its free, and is one of the most powerful editors I've used in a while. It understands a couple dozen computer languages, does highlighting, and even can auto-complete tags for you! Oh, and its free, just go to: http://www.jedit.org/ and download it! There's only one downside to it that I've found, and that is that its written in java, so if you have a slow machine (I mean in the 233 range here) it can be slow. It runs nicely on my Athlon 500 and is what I use for html, java and anything else I can throw at it.

I highly recommend it!


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