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Subject:Re: apologies and more From:Barry Campbell <barry -at- WEBVERANDA -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 30 Apr 1998 18:18:15 -0400
At 12:21 PM 4/30/98 -0700, Bill Swallow wrote:
>Second... Web design. I have refrained from buying an application to
>author in up to now because I felt they all were pretty limited in
>some regard. However, now that I am authoring more often and have
>some sizable sites to maintain, I am sad to say that Notepad is no
>longer suitable. Do any of you know of a good tool that speeds the
>authoring/publishing process along yet still allows for ASCII-view
If you know HTML well enough to code by hand in Notepad, there is
only one production tool you should seriously consider: Allaire
HomeSite. It's the HTML production tool for people who actually
know HTML. :-)
HomeSite's WYSIWYG mode is "preview in the browser of your choice"
(as it should be)... but HS offers *wonderful* tools and support for
the hard-core HTML coder, including a very complete online tag
reference and "prompter" (enter part of a tag, HomeSite shows you
a popup window with all that possible attributes for that tag...
You can also store code snippets, do GREP-like search and replace over
entire file sets, and perform other neat tricks.
You can look at FrontPage, PageMill, and so on, but they'll only
frustrate you--they generate ugly, difficult-to-read HTML and will
often overwrite manual HTML changes that you make!
Hope this helps.
Barry Campbell | Senior Technical Writer
barry -at- webveranda -dot- com | Summit Systems, Inc.
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