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Which Software is Best for Making Websites

which is more convenient to use?

     
6:14 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hello guys.i m not webmaster but want to earn thru adsense.and know that many people who r not webmaster r also doing good in this field.so wanted to know which software do u feel is good for making websites simple and easy to use.dreamweaver or frontpage or any other software u people use please suggest.
6:44 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Notepad.
7:01 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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MS Word, or your favourite word processor

Explanation: the most important thing to your site is content. So, write, write, write.

If you refer to a HTML editor, anyone is fine, as long as it allows you to have some form of "include" or "template", i.e. a way toautomatically apply the same layout, menu etc. on all the pages you wish.

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ms word .can we use it to make website.i mean i have haerd bad remarks abt using ms word it is not so compatible with browser,do people use.plz tll how o use it.
7:43 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver
11:39 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Future-proof yourself as best possible!

EditPad Lite or Crimson Editor if you want to have lightening quick, hand-coded sites and especially so for CSS sites plus they are free.

This does mean you will have to learn CSS coding or get someone to build your basic template site page and then all you have to create are the includes...very easy and most W3C guidelines are based upon CSS therefore this standard will be around for quite some time.

Dreamweaver is not cheap however exceptionally easy to use once past the first few instructions but it is a bit bloaty with code.

Try and avoid word processors because when your sites become successful you will probably find a re-write necessary if you wish to make a site-wide change.

I am also not too sure how they will comply with new W3C guidelines for browsers?

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I've downloaded it, but haven't yet had a chance to play - Coffee Cup HTML Editor - anyone use it?
11:55 am on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Bo Jangles - Yes, use it in conjunction with MS Frontpage, easy to use and great end results!
12:41 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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wat is bo jangles.actually i find ms frontpage quite easy but dragging pictures or objects is tough in it.is ther any options in frontpage to drag objects easily from pne place to another.
1:00 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How about a combination of Frontpage + Top Style.
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Arachnophilia - its like notepad on steroids!

You have to know HTML code to use it though.

2:25 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver.
2:27 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Jedit, one of the best Java apps I've found. It's cross-platform.
6:42 am on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i want to amke simple sites not with any animation or html code.simply requires text,few pictures and links.i know dreamweaver but before using taht i make the layout in photoshop so is it convenient or should i start from scratch the layout in draemweaver only.and is the file size become heavy in dreamweaver,
5:21 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you want to make a simple site, I think the easiest is SiteSpinner. They have a full demo you can download. The company that makes it is called Virtual Mechanics.

What's with people suggesting notepad for a beginner? If you have no HTML experience and want to get frustrated and give up, by all means use notepad, word or some of th e other suggestions.

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notepad is good when you're still learning. because if your page displays something unexpected in dreamweaver, for example, then you've invariably got to edit the source code anyway. and you're not going to be able to do that unless you know what's up with it.

i don't use normal notepad though. i use notepad++ which has got some handy features (like changing things in more than one page at a time). you can download it for free if you search for it on google.

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Textpad is a great tool
8:20 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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crak_bot--

Thanks for the info on sitespinner. Have you used it? How is it working for you?

2:52 am on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi, ishika.
I think that a free text editor like EditPad or Crimson Editor will be fine for you at the start. You'll have to learn a little of HTML, though. If you don't want to learn HTML, then you have better look for something like Dreamweaver or FrontPage.
Best luck.
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Just upgraded Dreamweaver MX2004, Fireworks MX2004, and Flash MX2004 to Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8, and Flash 8.

Dreamweaver 8 is cool. The best web editor in the market.

If you can't afford then use Notepad. Notepad can do almost anything that Dreamweaver 8 could do except FTP.

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All above are right,but maybe not all are fit for u.
IMHO,tools are not the most important key while the content is. U can use Dreamweaver 8 to design gorgeous pages or other tools like notepad and some free softwares.
Aside from design tools, it is better to be familiar with FTP(to upload your fles) and HTML(the lanuage of web pages).
however,learning how to use some tools making website is not enough to start a website.
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crak_bot--

Thanks for the info on sitespinner. Have you used it? How is it working for you?

I do use it and I have been very pleased with it, especially when considering the price.

It's good for people who are more visual designers than code writers. Of course, if you are looking to design a 1,000 page dynamic site, this will not work. But for sites with less than 100 pages of relativly static content it really works well.