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Free HTML Editor?
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Posted on 10/15/2007 7:57:21 PM PDT by Keltik

I'm trying to learn HTML and set up a web site.

Can anyone recommend a free, easy-to-use editor? I've heard Front Page was good but that isn't made any more.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computers; html; internet

1 posted on 10/15/2007 7:57:22 PM PDT by Keltik
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To: Keltik

notepad ;-)


2 posted on 10/15/2007 8:00:30 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (In regards to Ron Paul, Please see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1889318/posts)
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To: Keltik

OK that was capricious.... vi. ;-P


3 posted on 10/15/2007 8:02:15 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (In regards to Ron Paul, Please see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1889318/posts)
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To: Keltik
If you are using Mac OS X there is TACO html edit

4 posted on 10/15/2007 8:03:18 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Keltik

OK fine... go try some of these:

http://tucows.mundofree.com/win2k/htmlbeginner2k_rating.html


5 posted on 10/15/2007 8:05:03 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (In regards to Ron Paul, Please see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1889318/posts)
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To: Keltik
Whew! I am glad I read your post.

The headline originally led me to think some HTML editor had been captured by the Taliban or something.

6 posted on 10/15/2007 8:09:50 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: Keltik
EXCELLENT FREE SOFTWARE.... Excellent FREE software for about everything you need on your computer. I was impressed with the quality of the software and how well it runs on my new computer. The WRITER software can even read and write .doc files so you can use your old documents made with Word. The download is a .iso file which is a CD disk image file. You can't view the file until you burn it onto a CD using the "Burn Image to Disk" option in Nero or similar options on other CD burning software. There are a number of great programs on the CD once you make it. Currently the file you download is: OpenDisc 07.10 Released! ~545 Mb. It will take a while to download. It took me about 47 minutes with my DSL connection. It is well worth getting.

All free open source software. The NVU html editor is very good. Also FileZill is an excellent ftp program. The Notpad2 is a very efficient text editor.

If the whole CD image file is too much. Here is a link to NVU for a free download.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

7 posted on 10/15/2007 8:13:59 PM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: Keltik

Here’s a very good rundown of your options: http://webdesign.about.com/od/htmleditors/tp/freewineditors.htm


8 posted on 10/15/2007 8:41:28 PM PDT by elfman2 ("As goes Fallujah, so goes central Iraq and so goes the entire country" -Col Coleman, USMC ,4/2004)
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To: elfman2

ping


9 posted on 10/15/2007 8:55:38 PM PDT by Shimmer (Life isn't fair, but it's still good.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
notepad ;-)

I prefer Visual Notepad.

10 posted on 10/15/2007 9:08:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("A person's a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss)
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To: Jeff Chandler; LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget; Keltik

http://notepad.org


11 posted on 10/15/2007 9:24:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: devolve; Keltik; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

Doesn’t ‘wordpad’ convert to HTML? I also saw a thread once that said Outlook Express was one of the most convenient ways of converting text into html??


12 posted on 10/15/2007 9:30:35 PM PDT by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: potlatch
HTML-Kit
http://chami.com/
13 posted on 10/15/2007 9:39:17 PM PDT by sjm_888
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To: devolve; sjm_888

Thank you sjm_888. I do my own html for webpages so have never bothered with an editor.

I do like and will try the FavIcon ‘try out’ they have linked there!


14 posted on 10/15/2007 9:45:23 PM PDT by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: Keltik
Honestly, I don't know because I do all my own HTML... I'm nerdy like that =) However, if you're using textedit on a Mac, beware that you have to comment out some of the code at the beginning (like the part) before closing the window the text is in; otherwise, when you open it again, it will open as an HTML document, and you won't be able to get into the code again unless you open it with Safari and view the source code. And, a warning to windows users, for some silly reason Microsoft has Word set as its default HTML editor. Honestly, what a stupid default setting... whoever was responsible for that should be fired, as they have not demonstrated a basic knowledge of what exactly is in a Word document and what that would do to an HTML document.
15 posted on 10/15/2007 9:54:36 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Halo 3 is making me realise that Microsoft is not entirely evil.)
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To: Keltik
http://www.notetab.com/
16 posted on 10/15/2007 10:06:13 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Keltik

Nvu is the leading open source html editor, tons of free templates that work with it and it is a full featured editor.

www.nvudev.com


17 posted on 10/15/2007 10:10:08 PM PDT by Ted
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To: rdb3; chance33_98; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; PenguinWry; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; ..

Once KDE 4 comes out for Windows, you can use Quanta Plus. It's an excellent editor.

18 posted on 10/16/2007 6:09:00 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce; Keltik
well there is always vi for windows;)

but on a more serious note this is pretty nice and it generates pretty clean html:

Finally! A complete Web Authoring System for Linux desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver. Nvu (which stands for "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.

19 posted on 10/16/2007 6:19:11 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Keltik
Arachnophilia
20 posted on 10/16/2007 6:37:55 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Keltik

learning “html” and building a website is two different thing.
if REALLY want to learn “html” then use notepad.

i think what you want is a WYSIWYG editor and in that case chooses are limitless.


21 posted on 10/16/2007 6:39:43 AM PDT by postaldave (republicans need spending rehab before trying to control congress again.)
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To: BibChr

bookmark


22 posted on 10/16/2007 6:42:41 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Varmint Al; LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I was wondering about OpenCD, now your link answered it.

NVu is a good utility for n00bs. SoucreForge is good for Open Source software, also.

Best recommendation for a pure n00b though, is to get your websire from a host that has a multitutde of web learning and creation utilities, like allwebco.com for instance. They’ll hold your hand while your learn.

Good luck.


23 posted on 10/16/2007 7:07:30 AM PDT by papasmurf (sudo apt - get install FRed Thompson)
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To: Keltik
As someone else pointed out: these two goals can be the same, or completely different.

If all you want to do is quickly build a website, by all means, use one of the WYSISYG editors. Any of the suggestions posted above will likely work well.

If you actually want to learn and understand HTML, though, I'd seriously consider just using a text editor (especially one that highlights HTML syntax), and start experimenting.

HTML is easy to learn-- and takes awhile to master-- like everything else.

I've found this site to be invaluable, both in their tutorials, and as a reference.

Aside from that, simply right-click on a page, and View Source when you find something interesting.

24 posted on 10/16/2007 7:35:41 AM PDT by Egon ("If all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them??" - Hugh Neutron)
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To: ShadowAce
Here's what I did. I grabbed myself a free template from here, then customized it with Quanta (or Nvu).
25 posted on 10/16/2007 7:54:59 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Great minds think alike - that was going to be my suggestion!


26 posted on 10/16/2007 8:10:32 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: shorty_harris

Thanks! I hadn’t known about that site before. It’s been bookmarked.


27 posted on 10/16/2007 8:20:19 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Keltik
I use PageBuilder. It's nice. And free.
28 posted on 10/16/2007 3:32:19 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Jet noise. The Sound of Freedom. - Go Air Force!)
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To: Keltik
I'm still trying to get the hang of Xinha editor (a firefox thingy).
29 posted on 05/22/2008 5:28:47 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Keltik
I like KompoZer on the rare occasion when I'm not directly editing HTML with a text editor.
30 posted on 05/22/2008 5:31:59 PM PDT by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
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To: Keltik
You could try out SeaMonkey, a Mozilla-based browser which includes an HTML editor. It has a WYSIWYG (visual) mode as well as the ability to edit the raw HTML directly. You can flip between the two modes.
31 posted on 05/22/2008 5:50:38 PM PDT by cynwoody
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