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Offline thebaron

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HTML editor
« on: May 27, 2011, 07:39:07 AM »
Hi

Can anyone reccomend a free html editor that is similar to front page?



Thanks
Brian



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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 09:13:19 AM »
Hi Brian,

I don't know how Front Page works, so I can't say for sure if Kompozer is like FP or not.

However, kompozer.net is a free HTML editor, which I use and really, really like.

I used to use NVU, but it seems to no longer be available.  NVU is pretty much the same as Kompozer.

Looking at their site just now, I see they also have a BlueGriffon (which is a branch of the Nvu HTML editor) developed as of January 2011.  Hmmm, I may have to check it out. http://net2.com/nvu/download.html. This link takes you to several kinds of software. And the direct link to Blue Griffon is:  http://bluegriffon.org/pages/Download

Karen

Edited to add

I just downloaded the BlueGriffon and pulled in one of my past ezines to see if/how my ezine template would look in it. I'm thinking I'm liking it. You have two options: the WYSIWYG and "source".

With Kompozer, you get "normal", "HTML Tags", Source and Preview.


Also with Kompozer, when you look at "source" you can see some of the code in a burgundy-like color. And blue and black.

With BlueGriffon, you just get black and yellow. (So I miss the burgundy and the blue as they stand out better - for me.) 

I don't know if there is a way to change that or not. 


Edited again to add:

I have discovered that the html code in Kompozer (and NVU did it, too) seems to multiply on you over time when you look at "normal view" and then go to "source" code. Maybe I need to change a setting or something. 

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 09:37:45 AM »
Thanks Karen

I like the sound of Kompozer and there is tutorials in the gold section for it if I need it.

If no one else has any ideas I think I will go with Kompozer


Brian

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 09:39:24 AM »
Brian,

I know Dom does (or did, anyway) use Kompozer, too.

Karen

And someone uses Notepad++. But I can't remember who that is.  


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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 11:12:14 AM »
I'm one of the notepad++ users. It is a straight text editor with no WYSIWYG, but it highlights code nicely and has some powerful features for doing text editing.

And yes, kompozer does some funky stuff with the source when you flip views and ''autocorrects'' some things that I didn't want corrected.

Last time I answered this question I found a couple potential editors by Google'ing something like ''open source HTML editor''. A couple of the choices that looked like good options for testing were Bluefish (my first choice, has advanced features to grow into), Seamonkey (firefox-like browser with builtin editor), Aptana (full blown development environment, probably overkill for your uses).

Let me know what you decide to use!

HTH

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 11:43:42 AM »
BRIAN,

I used Kompozer, very good. Up until last week I was using Microsoft Expression, free trial for 60 days, Imagine the work you could do in that time. I'm thinking of purchasing.

There's another one I used in the past PageBreeze, don't hink that was a freebie or a 30 day trial but very good.

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 11:52:48 AM »
Thanks to all


I think I will try Komposer as there are a lot of good reviews about it, also it seems to look a little like Frontpage, that is what I have been using for a few years now, but had to re-install windows and I lost the set up disk to install Microsoft Front Page (no worries tho) lol.

Utube seems to have an endless supply of tutorials on Komposer and with 3 products in the Gold area the way to go seems to be Komposer!

Thanks every one and thanks for the pm Karen

Now Im off to download it

Cheers
Brian


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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 01:36:21 PM »
Sorry to arrive late to the party! (How strangely fashionable of me!)

Yup., I've 'Kompozed' - really easy to use - lots of free tutorials available - is the phoenix to NVU's ashes in that they were/are produced by same people.

Just searched for "frontpage like html editor" and saw this:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/free+html+editor+similar+to+frontpage/

Might help

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 08:06:12 PM »
Just an update

I downloaded Kompozer and started using it like I used Microsoft Front Page.

The outcome?

Took a little time to find all the tools I normally use but when I did GREAT!
I think now that Kompozer (free) could be better than Front Page (paid)

Thanks Karen for bringing it to my attention and thank you to all for you help

Im a happy chappie now  ;D

Brian

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2011, 11:46:19 AM »
Be careful how you use Kompozer or you'll end up with masses of <STRONG> </STRONG> all over the place and a few other weird things.

I stopped using it because it took me so much time to tidy up the code.

You can spot loads of pages in the members are where the author used Kompozer  - because the pages are full of <STRONG>

I'm in the same sort of camp as Wayne but I use EditPlus while he uses Notepad+


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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2011, 12:36:40 PM »
Thanks Henley

I will note that advice, all I will use Kompozer for is to edit ready made sales pages
putting in my name and adding a buy now button upto now I have not noticed any faults.

Now I then I do make my own sales page so I will remember the advice here before I put too much work into it.


Thanks again all

Brian

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2011, 07:58:43 PM »
I too use Kompozer for editing ready done pages from MRR etc...
but sometimes Kompozer can mess up php code that may be in the html file and renders it useless when you save it...

I had that problem when I edited the thank you page from Download Protection Script, only to find that kompozer had removed the php that allowed the page to drag in my download links...

the solution was to edit the p[ages using Trellian...

it has the added benefits of allowing you to import web pages directly, which is great if you come across a site that you like the look of and want to tailer to your own needs or just simply want to get some layout code from it...

always worth having a couple of editors to hand...especially when they are free

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 10:50:22 AM »
Didn't know that one - thanks for the link

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 08:13:21 AM »
I"m always on the look-out for new software and for trying new things, so I'm glad to see all the "additions" for html editors.

Thanks.

Karen

P.S. You're welcome, Brian.

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Re: HTML editor
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 11:11:32 AM »
Ok so I was tempted and downloaded Trellion

Looks OK looks clean but the first action I wanted to do I could not find?

I simple wanted to do a strikethrough like this $17 can't find that option anywhere

anyone know where it is? I have looked all over the font commands and just had to give up.

Brian