Need freeware or low cost HTML editor

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Bill, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I need a free (preferably) or low cost HTML editor to do a small
    (probably 10 pages) site. Any recommendations?

    Important features:

    SSI and CSS support
    The ability to handler larger projects in the future.
    A product that is widely used and well supported.

    If this is not the most appropriate newsgroup for this question please
    let me know where I should post. Thanks.

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    Bill, Apr 29, 2006
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  2. Bill wrote:

    > I need a free (preferably) or low cost HTML editor to do a small
    > (probably 10 pages) site. Any recommendations?
    >
    > Important features:
    >
    > SSI and CSS support
    > The ability to handler larger projects in the future.
    > A product that is widely used and well supported.


    vim would fit your requirements quite nicely, Bill.


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    Paul Watt Guest

    "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
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    > Bill wrote:
    >
    >> I need a free (preferably) or low cost HTML editor to do a small
    >> (probably 10 pages) site. Any recommendations?
    >>
    >> Important features:
    >>
    >> SSI and CSS support
    >> The ability to handler larger projects in the future.
    >> A product that is widely used and well supported.

    >
    > vim would fit your requirements quite nicely, Bill.
    >
    >


    How about Nvu?

    Paul
    Paul Watt, Apr 29, 2006
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  4. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Paul Watt wrote:

    > How about Nvu?


    Thanks. I'll take a look.

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  5. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > vim would fit your requirements quite nicely, Bill.


    Actually, I was hopping for something a bit more WYSIWYG. Based on my
    past experience with vim it would be easier to use Notepad.<g>

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    Bill, Apr 29, 2006
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  6. Bill wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> vim would fit your requirements quite nicely, Bill.

    >
    > Actually, I was hopping for something a bit more WYSIWYG. Based on my


    That was not mentioned. :)

    > past experience with vim it would be easier to use Notepad.<g>


    And you get syntax highlighting in Notepad how?


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    Neredbojias Guest

    To further the education of mankind, "Bill" <> vouchsafed:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> vim would fit your requirements quite nicely, Bill.

    >
    > Actually, I was hopping for something a bit more WYSIWYG. Based on my
    > past experience with vim it would be easier to use Notepad.<g>


    ....Which is better than any WYSIWYG editor out there.

    I never could see the fascination with WYSIWYG editors. I do all my html
    creation and editing in Notetab Pro. When I make a change, I simply reload
    the page in the browser of my choice (-mainly Firefox or SeaMonkey), and
    view the results. If I really want to be kewl, I can size the windows so
    both fit in the viewport without concealing on another (-but I've never
    found that necessary.)

    So why use a WYSIWYG editor which _definitely_ has inferior html rendering
    capabilities and most likely even inferior text-editing capabilities? -
    Just for the "convenience" of an instant response to a markup alteration?
    No thanks, I'll do it my way, and my way is really the preferred way
    overall, to boot.


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    Neredbojias, Apr 29, 2006
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  8. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Neredbojias wrote:

    > So why use a WYSIWYG editor which definitely has inferior html
    > rendering capabilities and most likely even inferior text-editing
    > capabilities?


    If, like my self, you do very little HTML work an editor that does not
    require you to remember or look up all of the HTML syntax can save a
    lot of time. For someone who is fluent a text editory may be a better
    solution. To each his/her own. :)

    Thanks again for the suggestions.

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    Bill, Apr 29, 2006
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    Neredbojias Guest

    To further the education of mankind, "Bill" <> vouchsafed:

    > Neredbojias wrote:
    >
    >> So why use a WYSIWYG editor which definitely has inferior html
    >> rendering capabilities and most likely even inferior text-editing
    >> capabilities?

    >
    > If, like my self, you do very little HTML work an editor that does not
    > require you to remember or look up all of the HTML syntax can save a
    > lot of time. For someone who is fluent a text editory may be a better
    > solution. To each his/her own. :)


    Hmm, yes. I've heard that before, but it is a fallacy. I understand
    that not everybody needs or wants to learn html to a degree proficient
    enough to use it, but your confidence in these type editors presumes
    that you expect them to produce adequate markup in general. They don't,
    so how will having an error-filled page save you time? The real way to
    save time is to learn at least the basics of html which, btw, isn't
    exactly rocket science. I realize the casual programmer may not
    remember every bit of syntax required, but many non-WYSIWYG editors have
    tabs or clipboards with various information about tags, elements, and
    their uses.

    I'm not trying to start of flamewar here or show any disrespect, but I
    sincerely believe all WYSIWYGs are parasitic to the cause of making a
    functional, robust, desirable page.

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    Neredbojias, Apr 30, 2006
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    Xplanes Guest

    "Bill" <> wrote in message
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    > Neredbojias wrote:
    >
    >> So why use a WYSIWYG editor which definitely has inferior html
    >> rendering capabilities and most likely even inferior text-editing
    >> capabilities?

    >
    > If, like my self, you do very little HTML work an editor that does not
    > require you to remember or look up all of the HTML syntax can save a
    > lot of time. For someone who is fluent a text editory may be a better
    > solution. To each his/her own. :)
    >
    > Thanks again for the suggestions.
    >
    > --
    > .Bill.


    Go to www.evrsoft.com and try 1st page 2000. it's free, it has syntax
    highlighting, a built in browser to see your changes, but it isn't what I
    would call WYSIWYG. It has a tab that shows the syntax for when you forget,
    but the editing is in the code, not drag and drop code blocks. It has a
    nice "replace" feature too. I've been using it for years and credit it for
    learning html on my own.

    Lou
    Xplanes, Apr 30, 2006
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    Toby Inkster Guest

    Bill wrote:

    > If, like my self, you do very little HTML work an editor that does not
    > require you to remember or look up all of the HTML syntax can save a
    > lot of time.


    Once your template is in place, and style sheets finalised, there's very
    little syntax that most people actually *need* to remember for the most
    part.

    Block level:

    <h1>...</h1> = main heading
    <h2>...</h2> = subheading
    <h3>...</h3> = sub-subheading, and so on
    <p>...</p> = paragraph
    <ul>...</ul> = unordered list
    <ol>...</ol> = ordered list
    <li>...</li> = list item (in either of above lists)

    Inline level:

    <em>...</em> = emphasised
    <strong>...</strong> = strongly emphasised
    <a href="X">Y</abbr> = hyperlink
    <abbr title="XXX">X</abbr> = abbreviation with expansion given

    Tables:

    <table>...</table> = table
    <caption>...</caption> = caption (within table)
    <tr>...</tr> = table row (within table)
    <th>...</th> = heading cell (within row)
    <td>...</td> = data cell (within row)

    Images:

    <img alt="A" src="B" style="width:Xpx;height:Ypx">
    = image B with width X, height Y and
    alternative content A.

    For the most part, you're unlikely to need to use anything other than
    those 15 tags for representing content.

    Learning those 15 tags is likely to be quicker and easier than learning
    all the nested menus of a complicated WYSIWYMGBOPMN editor.

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    Toby Inkster, Apr 30, 2006
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  12. Bill wrote:
    > I need a free (preferably) or low cost HTML editor to do a small
    > (probably 10 pages) site. Any recommendations?

    Hereby a list of free html editors.

    jedit: http://www.jedit.org/
    nedit: http://www.nedit.org/
    ewisoft: http://www.ewisoft.com/
    netpadd: http://www.netpadd.com/
    araneae: http://www.ornj.net/software/araneae/
    1st page: http://www.evrsoft.com/
    crimson: http://crimsoneditor.com/
    ezpad: http://www.mmedia.is/ezpad/
    acehtml: http://software.visicommedia.com/en/products/acehtmlfreeware/
    notetab light: http://www.notetab.com/
    html-kit: http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
    context: http://www.fixedsys.com/context/
    pspad: http://www.pspad.com/en/index.html
    websmill: http://www.xtreeme.com/websmill/
    metapad: http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/
    quanta (linux): http://freeware.acehtml.com/
    tswebeditor: http://tswebeditor.net.tc/
    notespad: http://www.newbie.net/NotesPad/index.html
    grey matter pro: http://www.pagetutor.com/misc/grey.html
    editpad lite: http://www.editpadlite.com/editpadlite.html
    stones webwrite: http://www.webwriter.dk/english/index.htm
    matizha sublime:
    http://www.dohnews.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&file=index&func=display&ceid=3&meid=4
    nvu: http://www.nvu.com/
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