Adobe PageMill

Subject: Adobe PageMill
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 11:09:39 -0500

Emily Leavitt asked about Adobe PageMill. Emily, the
original version of the software got favorable reviews in
the trade press, despite significant limitations; the
updated version was heavily panned (see the latest issue of
_Publish_ for details). The consensus seems to be that the
software is a decent, but simplistic, way to visually
create Web pages (i.e., without having to hand-code HTML),
but that far better tools exist for sophisticated users.
One problem that disqualifies the software as a useful tool
(in my opinion, based solely on the reviews I've read
rather than on personal experience) is that it converts
HTML tags it doesn't recognize and uses a few nonstandard
tags that common browsers such as Netscape don't recognize.
If the review is correct, that's inexcusable behavior.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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