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Browsed messages here and noticed a few arguments, er, discussions about WYSIWYG vs hand coding. Can appreciate the trade offs. Having learned programming in the 70's my mind is conditioned about clean code. Well, enough about me.
First question - Requirements for DW specify 600 mhz, I have a 550 with 384 mb RAM. (And, anticipating the question - I do NOT like to wait for slow performance).
Maybe this should be the first question - Stick with hand coding or get DW (tool) to save time? How much time will be saved? A lot? About 50%? Depends on how anal I am when I'm coding (yep, that's me). What are your thoughts on the pros and cons?
BTW most WYSIWYG will not trash up your code unless you use a lot of the so called "features" of the particular editor. You can create clean W3C compliant code with DW, FrontPage, GoLive, Namo, or almost any other WYSIWYG editor as long as you know what "features" not to use.
[edited by: The_Contractor at 4:08 pm (utc) on July 31, 2005]
For linux use Kate (comes with KDE Base) - at least as good as EditPlus 2.
If you know how to use copy and paste, simple string manipulation etc., and know XHTML and CSS well you'll never need to use WYSIWYG and you won't be slowed because of it.