Re: apologies and more

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
>tweaking?

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...
VERY handy.)

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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