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what is a good WYSIWYG editor
for a beginner friend
annej

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 12:48 am on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I learned HTML the old fashioned way by looking at other site's source code in the mid 90s. I'm still using my ancient HTML notepad because I find WYSIWYG software just frustrating. Guess I'm too lazy to learn how they work.

Now I need to suggest an easy editor to a friend who doesn't want to learn HTML and CSS.

Any suggestions?

 

lavazza

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 3:00 am on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

There aren't any WYSIWYG editors on the planet, although there are quite a few WYSI#*$! editors

Notepad, SCitE, Crimson Editor etc are the way to go

Jon_King

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 3:03 am on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dreamweaver in this case for sure.

Marshall

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 6:36 am on Oct 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Expression Web and it even has a 60 free trial.

Marshall

annej

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 8:11 pm on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

there are quite a few WYSI#*$! editors

So true,:)I never get what I want that's for sure.

But I want something easy for this person so I won't get stuck doing it for her.

I will let her know about the suggestions made here and will watch this thread in case anyone else adds a suggestion.

Thanks everyone

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 8:30 pm on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Expression Web or Dreamweaver are both good, but if your friend is familiar with other Microsoft products the EW interface will be easier for her the first time around.

But do not, repeat, do not, let her run with it straight out of the box. Take the time to at least set up a proper DocType and tweak the preferences and options. Do this and you should never see a stray piece of code.

And you never know, once you get your hands on EW's code editor you might find it's a pretty nifty piece of gear in and of itself.

lynder



 
Msg#: 3486783 posted 1:18 pm on Nov 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Check Macromedia Dreamweaver. It's a great editor

axim

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 5:28 pm on Nov 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

if you want something very easy to use try netobjects fusion

if you want something harder to use that makes more professional looking sites try dreamweaver.

webganzter

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 5:47 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

I found dreamweaver is quite easy to use, the generated codes are quite clean, try it and you will love it.

Dart11

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 6:20 pm on Dec 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Try wisiwygwebbuilder 4 it bassed on Visual Studio and is a treat to use. Saves all the hard work of HTMl but you still code the bits you need to.

Have fun

av22

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 5:37 pm on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Microsoft Frontpage is easy for beginner level.

bill

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 6:33 am on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

The FrontPage product line is now replaced by Expression Web [microsoft.com].

4serendipity

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 3:19 am on Feb 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've found kompozer to be pretty decent, and you can't argue with the price

Redfire

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 5:30 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

Xsitepro is easy to get to grips with if you are a beginner.

prfb

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 5:41 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

XStandard is nice for basic stuff: links, bold/italics/h1/etc., tables. Produces super-clean code.

Personally I use it in conjunction with a CMS because I can't stand editing raw and the WYSIWYG tool I make available to my users (TinyMCE) behaves badly when I toggle between rich text editing and plain text.

Wlauzon

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 5:53 pm on Feb 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

For sites heavy on CSS I like Expression Web much much better than DW.

Jentham2000

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Msg#: 3486783 posted 2:15 pm on Mar 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have used Frontpage 2003 and Expression Web.

From a user standpoint, I think they are about the same.

From a code perspective, I belive Expression Web produces a much cleaner and friendlier code for the search engines.

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