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WYSIWYG - any better than DreamWeaver?
I don't have DreamWeaver - can u recommend any WYSIWYG freeware?

 4:48 am on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys I'm a newbie so go easy ok!

I read maddwraph's post 'Programs for developing a new basic website' & while it was interesting it didn't really offer too many software recommendations for developing a basic website.

Nearly 10 years ago I built my (very basic & clunky) business website using DreamWeaver. My site is sooooo out of date it's embarrassing & it's time for me to bring it into the 21st Century, lol!

Now I don't have DW installed on my W7 PC & am wondering if anyone can recommend any WYSIWYG freeware before I go buy the latest DW?

Eg has anybody tried [bluegriffon.org ]?
Any comments?

In the long term I'm open to learning hand coding but for now I need to do some quick & long overdue updates to my old site while I work on the new one.



 2:03 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

When I don't hand code I use NVU


 6:21 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Check out the WYSIWYG and Text Code Editors [webmasterworld.com] subforum. I'm a hand coder and only open DW to coach those dependent on WYSIWYG editors.


 11:43 am on Jun 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks Rocknbil - have you heard of or tried [bluegriffon.org]?


 12:10 pm on Jun 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

You do appear to be pushing ( second time you have tried to link out to it ) an "open source" wysiwyg" that actually needs paid "add ons" to function in anything other than absolutely basic mode..

rocknbil would have no need of it he is a handcoder..and the link he gave you discusses wysiwyg editors..not just the one you have twice mentioned.


 3:30 pm on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Blue Griffin appears to be a successor of sorts to Nvu and its immediate replacement Komposer.

Its a complete rewrite by the same developer. Personally I hand code - its better in the long run and a decent editor makes it easy.


 8:52 pm on Aug 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have recently developed a website with a Serif's WebPlus program. this is the first time i used this program and it was very quick, simple and to the point.

one of my clients wanted to see a demo site before finalizing the deal and i used WebPlus to build a demo for him in a couple of hours.

the site can be viewed on www.demo.bytesizer.com


 9:07 pm on Aug 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

I would consider a copy of Expression Web. For 150 US, I think it a best buy... Doesn't have everything DW does but darn close.


 2:05 am on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

notepad++ for long term better

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