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That's the understatement of the century, even if you'd said it in 1999. The documentation of HTML-Kit is so uncommunicative it's almost like a puzzle. I can't even figure out if there's a secret trick, which, if I knew it, might make me change my mind. I think there's a core of a nice program there, but every time I try to use it, I run into yet another undocumented problem that makes me give up on it.
I've been using NoteTab Pro, and I keep hoping for a resource friendly version of HomeSite.
joined:Nov 11, 2000
I'm not sure I want to post on a newsgroup, though, every time I can't guess how the program works. I think the designer assumes his users are psychic or incredibly dedicated.
Sorry, I aint doing a sales pitch but have used it about 3 years with a couple version changes. "Mostly" bug free, once in a while a minor irritation may occur. Built in help also shows what is for 4.0 transitional, or for 3.x, strict, or for IE, Nets, or both, handy to know what "may" work in the other, or not.
I preview my pages in the older Opera 3.62 (when they were working on 4.0 too many bugs so I stayed with Opera 3.62) and also preview in IE 5.5 thus if pages look decent in those two should be ok in probably others.
And if need be, I "could" use Notepad, even to program a page from scratch. I know the balancing act and probably most if not all the <codes> by now.
Hope this helps for the survey. Didn't hear anyone mention it, but it's now here. Created by the down-under-folks. :-) Great job!
joined:Oct 27, 2001
IMHO, there's no "best" editor or authoring tool. It depends on what you need to do and--just as important--on your personal tastes. As a writer and editor who used word processors before the Web was invented, I like FrontPage because it has an "editorial" look and feel that doesn't get in the way of my writing. And I don't like Dreamweaver because its interface seems more suited to art directors with Mac backgrounds than to writers or editors. That doesn't mean FrontPage is better than Dreamweaver; it just means that FrontPage works better for me.
joined:Apr 27, 2003
Homesite has always had horrible memory/system resource leaks making it impossible to use on anything but NT and now XP. But now that I'm on XP I've gone back to Homesite and have stayed (it's been a long torrid relationship).
Why did I abandon HTML-Kit? I can't remember, something was bugging me.
I find that every 6 months or so, I get bored and need to try out a new editor. This thread is reminding me to go take another look. :)
Occasionally, I'll go to Arachnophilia to do a search and replace accross numerous pages.
But I still use Dreamweaver for one of the projects that was created three years ago in DW: it is too difficult (of course it is possible but what for?) to edit html code produced by WYSIWYG system.
To make the text look nice (formatting quote marks, dashes, nbsp's etc.) I use "AutoTypographics [at.webcode.ru]" (it has Russian interface).
What about uploading files to server, never tried components built into DW or text editors, preferring SecureFX.