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 4:27 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi, im new and looking to make criminal justice website: mostly forums to help people with problems. Basically, im looking for a creative, inexpensive way to help people and gain experience in my field/

just wondering if there is stuff on the internet i can dl for free?



 7:05 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld dialectic.

If you want free, search for tools that are "open source". There's a new WYSIWYG program called Nvu that might help you make sites.


 9:44 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

just wondering if there is stuff on the internet i can dl for free?

Youbetcha! Every piece of high end proffessional software has a freeware counterpart. GIMP for editing images. Iconsushi. Textpad. and their is probably a host of software on your pc you could use too. Firebird has had it's merits sung here in a recent thread.

But your best starting place (IMVHO) is HTML. Learn it well and you will be thankful.




 10:01 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

limbo, what is your experience with using GIMP? I have never used it yet but am thinking of downloading it and having a go.

What are it's advantages(aside from being free of course ;))/drawbacks? Is it comparable to something like Photoshop and does it have filters included (or available as free plug-ins)?


 10:19 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I downloaded a web editor the other day called NVU (based on Mozilla) It's from [nvu.com...] and looks as if it may be worth playing with. (Works on Window/Linux)

I also downloaded Gimp. I found it a bit confusing, but that could just be teething problems.


 11:32 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

man awesome i guess im on right forums

been looking for a job in psych/crim area but i have got one respons in five years so im going to make a cite to help people with criminal justice

any other gear i need to maintain and keep the cite up


 2:06 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

HTML-Kit is an excellent and free html (and more) editor.

Note: TextPad is not freeware.


 5:19 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

textpad is NOT free, but it will run forever in "demo" mode.

However, it is the absolute BEST money I ever spent on any software ever.

Did I mention that I like it?


 7:35 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Note: TextPad is not freeware

Too true. I've been using the 'evaluation' version and it's fab.

What more do you get with the full version?


 7:38 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


GIMP is good. It'll allow you to perform most of what you'd need from day to day image editing. But I don't use it cos I have fireworks and Photoshop. If I didn't have one of them, and I wanted a free option though, GIMP would be my choice. Don't know about the import of filters/plugins but I guess there would be some support for adobe and macromedia extensions.




 7:48 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


I agree that TextPad is the best editor I've used. However, HTML-Kit--which was designed with web development in mind--comes with so much more functionality, and its editing is almost as good as TextPad. So, for me, it wins hands down.

Still, if TextPad just had the virtual "on server" editing (doing the FTP dirty work in the background) that HTML-Kit does, I'd give serious thought to switching.


 8:51 pm on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

HTML-Kit has a lot of cool features. But if you're looking just for a text editor, Crimson Editor is one you should look at. I havne't used it much myself, but for being free it sure does have a lot of stuff packed into it. :)


 7:06 am on Jun 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi. For what it's worth, when I'm on a Mac I use BBEdit. When I'm on a PC I use Homesite. They both have free trial periods. (When I'm on Unix I use Pico.)


 12:16 pm on Jun 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

On Windows I use Araneae, which is basically notepad with line numbers and syntax highlighting, and that's everything I need :)


 7:21 am on Jul 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

When I was using a free editor, I used Arachnophobia as it was a great free, multi-file editor. Now I use Homesite pretty much exclusively. Ok, occasionally I use Editpad when I am just changing one or two things... :)



 11:47 am on Jul 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you are looking for a free forum then we've seen Bravenet offering as many others do as well.

As for a good free html editor, not sure there is a really good one out there.

The best thing to get your hands on is Frontpage or a copy of Dreamweaver although neither are free!

Hope this helps

Roy D

[edited by: Woz at 1:16 am (utc) on July 12, 2004]
[edit reason] No Sigs please, see TOS#13 [/edit]


 11:42 pm on Jul 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

mostly forums to help people with problems

I have used Bravenet forums. They can be free but will display ads at the top, or you can pay and get a no ad version. After looking at many free forums theirs seemed to be the best, at least for my purposes.


 1:06 am on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Signing up with bravenet gets you oodles of spam ..unfortunately they seem to exist only to get addresses ..shame but everyone I ever met who filled in their forms got a 2000% spam increase in the 7 days after ...


 1:32 am on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Agreed, Leo. Probably the single reason I migrated so many years ago to REAL hosts where you could use REAL scripts....


 2:23 am on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

For a free editor, try EditPad. I used it for years and couldn't imagine life without it. It was lacking a few nice features though (like Undo), so I eventually upgraded to the Pro version (it runs around $40.00, but it's well worth the cost).

I think that you can do a trial of the Pro version before buying it. At the very least, the regular free version is nice to have in the toolbox.



 2:32 am on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

A free wysiwyg editor I played with when I first started was 1st Page 2000. Had a few features that I thought I would only find on a paid version. I think it is still available for download.

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