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3:07 pm on Jun 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Hi there.
I grew up using first Frontpage and after that Dreamweaver. I still use the old 8.0.2 version because I like it. I normally hand code my websites, but since the responsive web design I age I am looking for an editor to take the edge of all the coding. I bought and tried Artisteer, but I found it confusing since I did a lot of hand coding before.

Can anyone point me to an editor I can easy use to fast build a code base to edit more by hand afterward?
I like to learn it by doing it that way.
3:57 pm on June 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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You can get Expression Web 4 for free. It is the replacement for FrontPage.
11:29 pm on June 4, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to webmasterworld!

Expression Web will probably do what you desire and the learning curve is not that steep.
6:15 am on June 5, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I see I forgot to mentioned I need a good editor for responsive web design code. Normal HTML and CSS is not the problem. It the responsive part that I struggle with.
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Responsive Web is a philosophy of coding, not something magical. Responsive can be hand coded from bottom to top, though a versatile editor is handy. Nothing special is needed, or required.
11:32 am on June 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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i'd spend time learning a responsive css framework such as bootstrap.
there are disadvantages to building from scratch, but then again why re-invent the wheel - there is also a large and active bootstrap community which is handy when you get stuck.

at first i struggled with bootstrap because it wasn't as lean, mean and tight as i was used to coding - so it went against the grain so to speak ... but the advantages are legion, so i overcame my objections and use it a lot now.
1:08 am on June 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I'm playing around with Pinegrow, which is a desktop app thatís a Bootstrap, Foundation, AngularJS, and WordPress interface-builder. A lot of today's responsive WYSIWYG editors are browser based. Very few are stand-alone apps. This isn't free, but you can try it out online to see if it meets your needs.