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Any decent free WYSIWYG programs exist?

Need something to give family members for their sites



5:28 pm on Jul 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Do any free WYSIWYG programs exist that would be
good for use by a newbie developing a personal or
small business site?

Something I can give a family member or friend to
do their first few sites with.

Thanks for sharing,



11:00 pm on Jul 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I don't know about a "decent" program, but I started on Front Page Express.

Why not have a look at tucows [tucows.com] and do a search for WYSIWYG. Try out a couple of different programs yourself and suggest your favourite.

You also have the option of downloading the 30 day trial version of Dreamweaver MX, if you're family enjoy creating the pages they might even go out and buy a copy.


11:03 pm on Jul 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Check out [nonags.com...] - html editors. All the programs listed are freeware.

Personally I use 1st Page 2000 from Evrsoft - also free.


4:29 am on Jul 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Personally I use the Mozilla Composer [mozilla.org] (also known as Netscape Composer). It's a WYSIWYG, HTML, Tag and preview all in one. Plus there's the fact that the program itself is open-source...and that it comes with a free standards-complient open-source browser of course...;)
Free, reasonably small download for basic features (you must download the browser with it...no choice in that) and if you have Netscape 6+, chances are you already have it :)


5:04 am on Jul 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I taught an in-house class on Front Page Express to 12 of our employees when we built our Intranet. When trying to write the ciriculum, FPE left me cold. No real help screens what so ever. So I searched google and found a couple of odds and ends, and well each department has kept their sections up. So, either I am excellent teacher (hehehe), or I had exception students......NOT or FPE isn't so bad for beginners.

I developed a couple of PPT slide shows that helped, placed them on their desktops so they could refer to it when needed.


5:34 am on Jul 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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1st Page 2000 from Evrsoft is a very good program: I've been waiting for the new relaese but that looks like it may never happen.

In any event, 1st Page is a very complete program and will surprise even seasoned developers with its high-level sophistication. A great free program!


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