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8:36 pm on Aug 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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What is everyones choosen WYSIWYG/TEXT editor?

Myself its Dreamweaver 4 plus a little of notepad, or is it the other way around notepad plus a little of dreamweaver.. yeah thats more like it. :)

Choose your weapon and come out fighting!

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Dreamweaver UltraDev

<side note>
Is there a plugin available so that it writes XHTML?
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I'm in a mess with the programs I use....

FP to hold the skeleton of the site, used to verify hyperlinks, edit plain html pages and mass edit/replaces to use the supposedly more "evolved" code to replace the older stuff.

Notepad is always lingering, while I am using arachnophilia more for playing around with PHP.

Using IIS to play around with PHP, mySQL, Access <>ASP.....through frontpage for anything ASP, while learning the PHP bottom up.

I am yet to find my divine "production line" method of design before I say I have a "weapon" for design. Anything that can search/replace old code is a must, while the nice color layout of arachnophilia is pretty nifty for the layout of the code I am unfamiliar with.

I am beginning to think that in the end, notepad will win hands down...with a search/replace tool to work in tandem :)

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I hear editpad is good for you windows guys...

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/added

Nick, you really have to tell us FP windows guys more when you post....what is so good about VIM?

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  • Treepad Lite (freeware outliner) for planning site structure and assembling content.
  • Ulead PhotoImpact for graphics
  • Dreamweaver for layout and ideas
  • Spiderwriter and Topstyle for 'fixing it good'

    ..all of these running in Windows using Win4Lin on top of Linux

    because:

  • There ain't no decent WYSIWYG stuff for Linux yet :(
  • Windows under Win4Lin can reboot in 5 seconds if it crashes - and no damage done :)
  • 9:53 pm on Aug 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    I like HomeSite, also by Macromedia (via Allaire). I use Dreamweaver to assemble basic layouts quickly, but coding is much easier to do in a code editor with page view capability as opposed to a page editor with code view capability.

    For one thing, tags (HTML, ASP, CFML, SQL, JSP, and other libraries you can plug in) are checked in real time. For another, the formatting of your code is preserved; even on its most code-friendly settings, DW always seems to insert extra spaces and tabs in all the wrong spaces.

    Not that I am a coder or programmer, but I learned HTML on Wordpad. When designing a static site, usually I use Visio (at work) or Treepad (at home) when architecting a new site; I design the basic look and feel in Freehand and generate the actual graphic components in Photoshop (before I could afford Photoshop, I used Paintshop). Then to Dreamweaver to create the basic HTML framework and insert the graphic elements before fine-tuning the template in Homesite.

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    Kris,

    Dreamweaver UltraDev
    <side note>
    Is there a plugin available so that it writes XHTML?
    </side note>

    Try this one: it would show you how to tweak DW4 to validate XHTML

    [url]http://www.alistapart.com/stories/dreamweaver/index.html[/url]

    BTW I use dreamweaver 4.0 (tweak for XHTML and mostly on CODE VIEW) Fireworks for simple graphics, and the browsers IE 5.0, Opera 6, and Mozilla 1.0, to test the pages and NotePad as well. =)

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    thanks copongcopong,

    I have been wondering that for a while now, just been doing the the long way via notepad. Should make thing much easier. :)

    12:15 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Homesite. The best editor I have ever used.
    12:17 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    I use DW, like most people. Brings the best of both worlds in the same window, if you wish. I just hope for more keybord shortcuts applied to routine jobs.

    The (Mac version) I last purchased came with BBEdit. Wordpad is at best a pony compared to this workhorse.

    Using WYSIWYG editors is a no brainer for most jobs, as long some user knows what is happening backstage in the code...

    12:20 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Re plugin: Dreamweaver MX writes Xhtml.
    12:36 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    GoLive, BBEdit, Photoshop
    3:22 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    DW and textpad
    10:07 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Man you guys use alot of tools to make your pages.

    I know that for PHP,HTML,MYSQL,XHTML you need to swap around alot but surely Macromedia, Micro$oft could make a killing if they could put together a more complete package

    I am suprised that no one has mentioned .NET yet, I never have thought of using it so I dont know what its like, but the noise that M$ made about it I thought it would have been mentioned by now!

    11:18 am on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    I do my asp.net in homesite and my vb.net in visualstudio.net. I do everything in homesite. XML, XSLT, .Net, XHTML, HTML, ASP, whatever is web related. I do my CSS in top style though.
    12:23 pm on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Arachnophilia 4.0...sometimes NoteTabPro

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    I used to use FrontPage and Dreamweaver and then clean up the code with HTML Tidy for Linux, but now I've switched to HTML-Kit (Win), which has Tidy built in. Not totally WYSIWYG, but very neat - and free.
    3:31 pm on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    I've used a variety of tools but the one that I seem to stick to the most is Dreamweaver. It's great for doing quick editing in the page view, easy to switch to the code editing view, and the split screen view lets you see/do both things simultaneously. The built in FTP/File management is a great plus too.
    4:19 pm on Aug 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    FrontPage
    For all website planning, development and maintenance.

    Notepad
    For cut and paste routines to strip out all html.

    Fireworks
    By far one of the best image editing programs for the Web.

    Adobe ImageReady
    Want to learn css and absolute positioning? I learned from IR. There is an option to export your sliced graphics as css, does a wonderful job!

    With those four tools, I can effectively manage over 30+ websites on a regular basis.

    And, I'm a devout supporter of FrontPage. The program is very powerful if you know how to use it properly and as stated above, know whats going on behind the scenes.

    3:03 am on Aug 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Does anyone know what Brett uses to run this little place? :)
     

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