Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.163.34.237

Forum Moderators: mack

Message Too Old, No Replies

Free editor?

Making a web site

     
4:27 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:June 25, 2004
posts:25
votes: 0


Hi, im new and looking to make criminal justice website: mostly forums to help people with problems. Basically, im looking for a creative, inexpensive way to help people and gain experience in my field/

just wondering if there is stuff on the internet i can dl for free?

7:05 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Administrator from JP 

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 12, 2000
posts:14619
votes: 59


Welcome to WebmasterWorld dialectic.

If you want free, search for tools that are "open source". There's a new WYSIWYG program called Nvu that might help you make sites.

9:44 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 4, 2002
posts:2204
votes: 0


just wondering if there is stuff on the internet i can dl for free?

Youbetcha! Every piece of high end proffessional software has a freeware counterpart. GIMP for editing images. Iconsushi. Textpad. and their is probably a host of software on your pc you could use too. Firebird has had it's merits sung here in a recent thread.

But your best starting place (IMVHO) is HTML. Learn it well and you will be thankful.

Ta

Limbo

10:01 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 28, 2003
posts:869
votes: 0


limbo, what is your experience with using GIMP? I have never used it yet but am thinking of downloading it and having a go.

What are it's advantages(aside from being free of course ;))/drawbacks? Is it comparable to something like Photoshop and does it have filters included (or available as free plug-ins)?

10:19 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 18, 2002
posts:309
votes: 0


I downloaded a web editor the other day called NVU (based on Mozilla) It's from [nvu.com...] and looks as if it may be worth playing with. (Works on Window/Linux)

I also downloaded Gimp. I found it a bit confusing, but that could just be teething problems.

11:32 am on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:June 25, 2004
posts:25
votes: 0


man awesome i guess im on right forums

been looking for a job in psych/crim area but i have got one respons in five years so im going to make a cite to help people with criminal justice

any other gear i need to maintain and keep the cite up

2:06 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 13, 2002
posts:818
votes: 0


HTML-Kit is an excellent and free html (and more) editor.

Note: TextPad is not freeware.

5:19 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member txbakers is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 1, 2001
posts:4392
votes: 0


textpad is NOT free, but it will run forever in "demo" mode.

However, it is the absolute BEST money I ever spent on any software ever.

Did I mention that I like it?

7:35 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 4, 2002
posts:2204
votes: 0


Note: TextPad is not freeware

Too true. I've been using the 'evaluation' version and it's fab.

What more do you get with the full version?

7:38 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 4, 2002
posts:2204
votes: 0


HelenDev

GIMP is good. It'll allow you to perform most of what you'd need from day to day image editing. But I don't use it cos I have fireworks and Photoshop. If I didn't have one of them, and I wanted a free option though, GIMP would be my choice. Don't know about the import of filters/plugins but I guess there would be some support for adobe and macromedia extensions.

Ta

Limbo

7:48 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 13, 2002
posts:818
votes: 0


txbakers--

I agree that TextPad is the best editor I've used. However, HTML-Kit--which was designed with web development in mind--comes with so much more functionality, and its editing is almost as good as TextPad. So, for me, it wins hands down.

Still, if TextPad just had the virtual "on server" editing (doing the FTP dirty work in the background) that HTML-Kit does, I'd give serious thought to switching.

8:51 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:June 25, 2004
posts:18
votes: 0


HTML-Kit has a lot of cool features. But if you're looking just for a text editor, Crimson Editor is one you should look at. I havne't used it much myself, but for being free it sure does have a lot of stuff packed into it. :)
7:06 am on June 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:June 1, 2004
posts:33
votes: 0


Hi. For what it's worth, when I'm on a Mac I use BBEdit. When I'm on a PC I use Homesite. They both have free trial periods. (When I'm on Unix I use Pico.)
12:16 pm on June 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 4, 2004
posts:388
votes: 0


On Windows I use Araneae, which is basically notepad with line numbers and syntax highlighting, and that's everything I need :)
7:21 am on July 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:July 8, 2004
posts:40
votes: 0


When I was using a free editor, I used Arachnophobia as it was a great free, multi-file editor. Now I use Homesite pretty much exclusively. Ok, occasionally I use Editpad when I am just changing one or two things... :)

Matt

optihost

11:47 am on July 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Inactive Member
Account Expired

 
 


If you are looking for a free forum then we've seen Bravenet offering as many others do as well.

As for a good free html editor, not sure there is a really good one out there.

The best thing to get your hands on is Frontpage or a copy of Dreamweaver although neither are free!

Hope this helps

Roy D

[edited by: Woz at 1:16 am (utc) on July 12, 2004]
[edit reason] No Sigs please, see TOS#13 [/edit]

11:42 pm on July 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 9, 2004
posts:249
votes: 0


mostly forums to help people with problems

I have used Bravenet forums. They can be free but will display ads at the top, or you can pay and get a no ad version. After looking at many free forums theirs seemed to be the best, at least for my purposes.

1:06 am on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


Signing up with bravenet gets you oodles of spam ..unfortunately they seem to exist only to get addresses ..shame but everyone I ever met who filled in their forms got a 2000% spam increase in the 7 days after ...
1:32 am on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts:1747
votes: 0


Agreed, Leo. Probably the single reason I migrated so many years ago to REAL hosts where you could use REAL scripts....
2:23 am on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 28, 2004
posts:79
votes: 0


For a free editor, try EditPad. I used it for years and couldn't imagine life without it. It was lacking a few nice features though (like Undo), so I eventually upgraded to the Pro version (it runs around $40.00, but it's well worth the cost).

I think that you can do a trial of the Pro version before buying it. At the very least, the regular free version is nice to have in the toolbox.

BP

2:32 am on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 23, 2002
posts:232
votes: 0


A free wysiwyg editor I played with when I first started was 1st Page 2000. Had a few features that I thought I would only find on a paid version. I think it is still available for download.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members