RE: Recommended web site programs

Subject: RE: Recommended web site programs
From: "Jodie Gilmore" <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com>
To: <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:03:55 -0700

I like HomeSite -- I have an old version but it is quite sufficient. But I
mostly code from scratch. Don't know how its wysiwyg features stack up.

Another suite of products you might look at is SiteSpinner and SiteSpinner
Pro from Virtual Mechanics. www.virtualmechanics.com (They have a free
product, Web Dwarf, but it is quite limited.)



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Jodie Gilmore
Fulcrum Communications, LLC
Washougal, WA
www.fulcrumcomm.com


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Of Ed
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 12:57 PM
To: 'Ken Poshedly'; TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Recommended web site programs

I'm pretty sure Dreamweaver is the standard for Web design these days. It's
included in the Adobe eLearning Suite, but that's quite a significant chunk
of change in itself.

If you're comfortable enough with your HTML skills, then a free solution
might be the Microsoft Visual Studio Express
(http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/ ).

FrontPage is, thankfully, no more. That software wrote awful HTML, so don't
judge your abilities based on it.

Hope this helps,
-=Ed.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Of Ken Poshedly
> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 12:46 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Recommended web site programs
>
> Group,
>
> All of my previous -- and current -- fulltime tech writing positions have
been
> involved with producing either hardcopy manuals or pdf's for posting
online by
> another department of the company I worked for. Never was I able to become
> involved with editing or generating online content, or even designing a
web
> page.
>
> A few years ago, I tried Frontpage 2003 to produce a web page for my
function
> within a scientific organization to which I belong; I edit and publish its
> quarterly journal and post the resultant pdf online. While my own web
> page has sufficed, FP was balky for me to learn and the final page is . .
.
> well . . . quite amateurish. (I'd post the url here, but I'd probably be
> banished after the laughter subsided.)
>
> Anyway, I'd like some advice as to what today's so-called benchmark web
site
> program is (WordStar was the "benchmark" word processor when I got it back
in
> early 1984). I learned some basic html coding back in 2000, and have used
it
> to do touch-up work once in awhile, but I'm thinking an off-the-shelf
program
> is what I really need.
>
> I belong to and lurk in the FrontPage yahoo e-mail list, but have learned
that
> FP has apparently been discontinued because almost all postings are about
> "Expression".
>
> Earlier this year, I downloaded the 30-day trial version of Adobe's
> Dreamweaver and worked my way through the online tutorial with nice
results
> producing the target web page for which the tutorial was designed. It's a
> really pricey program for someone who is not into web design fulltime, so
I
> might consider a version one rev earlier or so. And I don't want to get
into
> learning something already on its way out. (Yes, I know everything comes
and
> goes, but some stuff stays longer -- like FrameMaker, whose demise has
been --
> luckily predicted for many years now.)
>
> So what do you guys think? FP, Dreamweaver, or something else, and why or
why
> not?
>
> No hurry. I've got lots of time.
>
> -- Kenpo in Atlanta
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> 2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
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Contents, Context IDs, and Index, as well as Doc-To-Help
2009 tips, tricks, and best practices.
http://www.doctohelp.com/SuperPages/Webcasts/

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control!
http://www.helpandmanual.com/

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Follow-Ups:

References:
status and state?: From: Praneeta Paradkar
Re: status and state?: From: Peter Neilson
Recommended web site programs: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: Recommended web site programs: From: Ed

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