[ot] web design software recommedations

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Dr Zoidberg, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Dr Zoidberg

    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    I know the purists will say that nothing other than a text editor is
    required , but that's not realistic.

    I've used an old version of Dreamweaver MX which was pretty straightforward
    but the new CS3 version looks a bit more complex.
    Frontpage seems to produce horrible bloated code which I don't like.
    What else is worth a look.
    Budget isn't a major problem but if I can get something for a lot less than
    the competition with no drawbacks that would be nice.


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    Dr Zoidberg, Jul 9, 2007
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  2. In <>,
    I'm a text editor purist myself, but you could try Nvu
    Tony Houghton, Jul 9, 2007
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    Dr Zoidberg Guest


    It sounds like Dreamweaver is going to be the way to go , though I'll have a
    nose at NVU.

    I do like having the code and WYSIWYG panes on the same screen with
    Dreamweaver - I tend to swap back and forth between the two when I'm working
    as some things are easier to do in the "simple" pane then once I've worked
    out what the code needs to be I'll make subsequent changes direct and save

    Part of the problem is that I've made a fairly decent intranet site at work
    (by my standards anyway - static HTML and CSS) that has a nicely defined
    structure to it and I've been the only one making changes so far. Now I want
    to hand over the day to day editing of the content to someone else and they
    have absolutely no experience of editing HTML - they have only worked on
    much more sophisticated sites that had content management systems. As a
    result I need something that allows them to edit fairly easily but not make
    too much of a mess of my design. Ideally they will also look at the code at
    the same time and learn more of what they are doing but I'm not holding my


    "I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away"

    www.drzoidberg.co.uk www.ebayfaq.co.uk
    Dr Zoidberg, Jul 9, 2007
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    Tunk Guest

    I've just installed it and it is very good for the price. Thanks all for
    the suggestion even though I'm not the OP.
    Tunk, Jul 9, 2007
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    PeterC Guest

    Trouble is, unless you clean up the code, all of the info. for converting
    back to Word is stored. Makes for big files.
    PeterC, Jul 10, 2007
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    /Tx2 Guest

    On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 19:03:24 +0100 Dr Zoidberg
    from the village of alexNOOOOOO!!!!!!!@drzoidberg.co.uk
    felt we might be interested in the following...

    Serif Web Plus.... lovely bit of software, and not expensive.
    /Tx2, Jul 10, 2007
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    norm Guest

    its free at
    norm, Jul 10, 2007
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    /Tx2 Guest

    /Tx2, Jul 10, 2007
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    Clive Savage Guest

    Do any of these allow you put text and Pictures anywhere on the page?
    I`ve been trying to do this with tables and i`m getting there, but its
    hard work...
    I know nothing about CSS, just basic HTML.

    Some nice video tutorials would be good too... :)

    Bye for now.

    Clive Savage, Jul 12, 2007
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    /Tx2 Guest

    On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 01:01:15 +0100 Clive Savage
    from the village of
    felt we might be interested in the following...

    Web Plus does, and does very well, also allowing insertion of HTML where
    needed. It really does do things 'pixel perfect' with regards CSS, and
    is supposed to be W3C compliant (something else it does very well,
    although I wouldn't say it is 100%)
    Serif have their own forums where most (if not all) of your issues will
    be answered.

    BTW, i'm just a happy customer of theirs. I have no other interest in
    /Tx2, Jul 12, 2007
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    On Web Guest

    On Web, Jul 13, 2007
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