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1:34 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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First I need to create a website. The layout is a little similar to PostNuke and PHPBB. 3 table layout.

But many said that I must use css/div instead of tables. How will I do it? Please provide many references.

Second, what WYSIWYG editor would you recommend?

I don't like the following:

Macomedia Dreamweaver
CoffeeCup HTML Editor
Microsoft FrontPage

Please recommend some more...

2:49 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Those are three of the best editors, what don't you like about them?
2:51 am on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They eat alot of space. At the same time, slow.
2:12 am on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well, there is HTML kit. [chami.com...]
7:03 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Have you looked at Nvu?
www.nvu.com/
7:59 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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nvu stinks. it's really slow.
8:41 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If everything is slow and takes up too much space maybe your computer is the problem.
2:09 am on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Nope. that's not true. My computer is fast. Take a look at dreamweaver as an example. It takes too much space and eats big system resources.
2:55 am on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Might be better off learning HTML and using Arachnophilia 4, or something similar.....;)
3:09 am on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They eat alot of space. At the same time, slow.

I use FP 2002 on a Dell PII 400 running Win98 with a 16GB HD and 256MB of ancient RAM. My editor is open almost 24 hours a day. I've not experienced any major issues with performance. Sure, I've had some minor issues when having 100 pages open in the editor while opening and editing other sites live, but I try not to throw too much at it at once. ;)

6:16 am on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's because you have 256 of RAM.
9:34 am on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How about 1st Page 2000?
11:15 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have 2gig! of ram. And frontpage is still so slow. Most of them are that way.
8:26 pm on Apr 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am not sure what you consider "too slow." I have used Dreamweaver and NVu on what I am sure you would consider "slow" computers (500 MHz, 1.25 GHz) and they both run Dreamweaver MX 2004 and NVu acceptably fast. The 1.25 GHz computer will run faster when it gets more RAM into it (it's got only 512 megs right now), but it is quite snappy when I don't run it and Photoshop at the same time. (Though it runs OK with Photoshop up too.)
8:46 pm on Apr 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Take a look at dreamweaver as an example. It takes too much space and eats big system resources.

That's because it's a powerful program. The more functionality you get, the more load it's going to put on your system resources. For instance, one design program I use often is lightening fast on just about any computer, but that's because the program is Notepad. NO functionality equals a very fast program. If you want something that will actually ease your coding burden, it comes at a cost.

IMO, amidst all the WYSIWYG editors out there, DW is the most customizable and, therefor, the most useful.

cEM

2:04 pm on Apr 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Might be better off learning HTML

I would be inclined to agree. If you want to build a site without using a reasonably hefty piece of software a la DW, then use Notepad or textpad. Not only will you learn more an awful lot quicker, you dont have to fork out loadsa money to get your hands on it.

I've used DW for many years now, and to be honest I now use it pretty much as a text editor anyway. I tend to use the 'split' view, but do all the building in code- I quite like seeing what I'm building as I go along. Having said that, the .css editing panel can be handy when you're pushed for time.

2:15 pm on Apr 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you can afford Dreamweaver, then surely you can afford a half decent PC. If it running too slowly then add more memory.
 

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