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#16 thriftgirl62

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:32 AM


php Coder
WebCoder
Site Sinc


Expression
Evrsoft First Page

Antenna (CSS)

Sothink
ShowKit2 (flash)

Xara Extreme beats Photoshop hands down UNLESS the person using photoshop is an expert
On the other hand, XARA makes everyone look like an expert!


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:35 AM

Kompozer is one I use at times. Very easy to use. it's only major drawback I can see is it doesn't support php

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:34 AM

Hello,

Now that I use Ubuntu Linux I have discovered gedit, which is a very capable syntax highlighting text editor with support for HTML, css, JavaScript, python, bash, and many other languages. It is available for windows as well.

It comes with the ability to add plug ins, some of which are ones which allow you a file folder view in a side pane that you can load files from, to insert custom text snippets into files by typing specially defined words and hitting tab after you type those words, complete html code insertion side pane you can double click on code elements to add them, etc...

Gedit is hands down the very best text editor I have ever used. I use it for all of my programming chores now.

Get gedit here - http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ The Windows binary link is on the right hand side of the page.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:15 PM

I'm trying out a new program for web page design, found it through the site here. HTML-Kit. Will give it a try as my previous program caused me trouble and in a fit of diabolical anger, I threw it away.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:14 PM

I have 3 websites; 1 is a wordpress blog and the other 2 are pure html. I use Arachnophobia as an html editor and I upload to my host which is Site Build It. They provide superior hosting and automate a lot of processes for you as well as provide extensive tutorials. But this is all in exchange for a hefty yearly fee which is worth it in my opinion.

They track and present me with search engine keyword presense for each of the main keywords on each web page and they track traffic. One of my websites is several years old now and very successful. Anyway, html coding seems to get a higher search engine ranking in google compared to .php from what I've seen.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:27 PM

Anyway, html coding seems to get a higher search engine ranking in google compared to .php from what I've seen.


Yeah, that sort of doesn't make sense because a web spider can't tell the difference between a page coded in straight HTML, or a page that was created by PHP. In the end, it is just HTML.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:15 AM

You might wanna add Notepad++, its a "replacement" for the original notepad, the difference is that in recognizes what language you're using (its supports more that just php, html and other website creation languages). It gives different sections/tags/or whatever you wanna name it different colors.

link: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

Stick to this. I would recommend avoiding software like Dreamweaver for serious coding.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:20 PM

Hi
Has anyone heard of, or is using Microsoft’s WebMatrix? http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/
A few months ago I was drawn back into web development and discovered this recently released version and have been using it ever since. I could not be happier with the way this tool has been able to get me up to speed on all the various ways and tools that are available to create top notch sites, as complicated or as simple as needed.

From what I understand about WebMatrix is that it was originally released years ago and neglected by MS, just to be reborn the end of last year. They certainly have put some effort into this and it works hand in hand with their .net framework. Websites in cshtml are a snap adding dynamic server code using the new “Razor” syntax.

I would be interested in hearing from other users and if the response warrants, opening a new topic to bat around our experiences. This bad boy does it all.

Noah

Edited by groovicus, 16 August 2011 - 07:58 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

Appreciate the list, straightforward and useful
Some programs other members have mentioned in the past:

Microsoft Office SharePoint Web Designer 2007 and Microsoft Expression Web Designer.
Adobe Dreamweaver
FirstPage
Pagebreeze
Coffee Cup HTML editor
PhpDesigner
Notepad (don't laugh, it works!)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

I am a complete novice (you could say idiot :wink: ) when it comes to website creation and editing. For years I just used MS Frontpage 2000 to load up my site and make simple changes, which was great as I didn't really have to know any HTML. My web host has just removed/stopped supporting Frontpage Extensions on their server though, so it seems that I can't do that any more.

Can anyone recommend a similar piece of software that does the same thing? MS Office SharePoint Designer possibly?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:46 AM

Well you can still use Frontpage 2000 to create your website and upload it, the extensions just allow you to have certain things like searches and stuff.

Here is what you will not be able to do:

FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Components
The following components require FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions or later:

Nested subwebs
Lightweight Source Control (document check-in/check-out without Microsoft Visual SourceSafe for Windows)
Categories component
StyleSheet links to multiple files or Active Server Pages (ASP) files

FrontPage Server Extensions Components
Additionally, the following components require at least an earlier version of the FrontPage Server Extensions:

Confirmation field
Discussion form handler
FrontPage-created server-side image maps
Hit counter
Registration form handler
Save Results form handler
Search form


Per: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232524

So if you do not have any of those needs you can still use Frontpage.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:46 AM

Does anyone know of a free website builder that supports making and using your own templates?
I don't really care about anything else, including the GUI or preview system, in fact I'd be perfectly happy if it were text only since I really want to hand code things. It is just very annoying going back over all your pages to add a single link to the navigation bar or make some similar change, but nor is it quite worth writing a script to do that.

Edited by JosiahK, 04 February 2012 - 11:46 AM.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

If you are going back over all of you pages to change a single link, then you have a fundamental flaw in your design. You don't need any templating engine to aid you. You just need to refactor your site a bit. Any site (created by someone who knows what they are doing) that features the same navigation bar across all pages uses either a php fragment or an html fragment to include the menu bar across all pages.

Try here and see if this helps:
http://friendlybit.com/html/html-includes/

If not, I can perhaps provide an example.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

OK, thanks for the tip. The server I'm looking at for this particular site doesn't support php, and I'm loathe to let something as critical as navigation depend on the server side handling things as expected. I can probably get the same thing to work in ASP though.

That being as is, what's the advantage of using templates in the first place?
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:58 AM

Once you have a template, a developer can quickly fill in the content. This makes it easy to update and change content.

How you do your menu template is irrelevant. It is the fact that one uses a template in the first place.

Edited by groovicus, 05 February 2012 - 10:58 AM.





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