Skip to comments.What is the best html editor to use when designing FreeRepublic posts?
Posted on 08/20/2004 7:24:27 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
I am reasonably acquainted with html, but have never made posts that reflected the quality of the posts I make. Some freepers have made beautiful posts and I am frustrated that I have not found an html editor I can use that is compatible with the FreeRepublic.com.
Can anyone suggest a clean and simple tool to use.
I am trying to avoid hand coding everything and yet can't seem to be able to use Frontpage.
I know someone can help me.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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What is the best html editor to use when designing FreeRepublic posts?
Self ^ | 8.20.2004 | DoctorZin
Posted on 08/20/2004 7:24:27 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
Older versions of Netscape have a page composer that works well enough.
You rarely need more then knowing how to type HTML, though, for FR postings/replies IMO.
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I'd ask Southack.
His are thee best!
ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 1
I use FrontPage go view HTML highlight and control c to copy
Then just paste the code here.
Hope that helps
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If you find out, let me know.
I am virtually an HTML illiterate -- just know how to post links, pictures, and put in paragraph breaks.
I would like to be able to do more and in a way, where I wouldn't have to hand code everything also.
Firefox 9 has an equivalent facility.
You might like CoffeeCup Html Editor.
They have a free download to try it out, and if you buy it's only like $50 and you get free support and upgrades for life.
They've been around for years and I used earlier versions alot. The company has a great sense of humor and have lots of help and free goodies at their site.
Plus you gotta love a company that says "downloading is free, fun and relaxing" lol
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I am trying to create new threads that are NOT news stories that I can cut and paste into a thread...
Check out my Iranian Daily Alert Thread.
I want to make a better introduction than what I have presently.
The easiest tool is simply MS Outlook Express. Create a new email message, type in your message, use MS Outlook Express to edit, highlight, bold, Italicize, indent, and change colors, then click on the "Source" tab down at the bottom.
Then copy all of the HTML code that you see in between the first <DIV> and last </DIV> tags.
Paste that code in to your FR post. You're done!
5 Legislative Days Left Until The AWB Expires
That is where I got VPS!
As far as the one above that, I ain't no tweaker...not gonna go there. LOL
Thanks for the ping. Sorry DoctorZin. I don't use an editor. I know and write html. I have heard positive things about http://www.ultraedit.com from one of the programmers I work with. I'm sure you will get great advice from other freepers though.
You don't need all of that, get Firefox and avoid much of the Malware as well!
...I use FrontPage...
When I have tried it the images don't appear, even though they are on the net (on my website).
If you use Mozilla it's all integrated into the browser. Extensions are wonderful things.
When you are multi-tasking between work and play MS FrontPage is flawless on FR. That assuming basic 'cut and paste' html knowledge.
Ping me to one of your posts where the image didn't show. I will check your code.
If you need to learn a little HTML, I recommend this place.
Its weird... when I use frontpage and dump the html into my new thread post and preview it, the images don't show up.
I embed the images with a link to my website and this typically works fine when I hand code my posts, but I want to create a more finished look the the post and don't want to have to hand code everything it possible.
I never posted them, just previewed them.
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Is Firefox significantly better than plain ol' Mozilla?
We call those "Vanities"
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That is where I got VPS!...
Can you tell me more about VPS and do you have a link?
Since I'm just getting my feet wet with .NET, I haven't gotten to the ASP portion, yet. By the time I do, Whidbey will be out. Sheesh...
Well, I'm actually working on Whidbey, mainly on the SDK... A lot of fun new stuff in the asp.net portion.
You don't need one. Just do the html in your post.
If you were creating the posts on your computer vs. from the server directly, do you think you may have been pointing the picture to your harddrive vs. the server where they were uploaded to?
No I am using http links just as I do when I am hand coding my posts... grrr
I misspoke earlier. I've actually been at it a little over a year and writing some stuff..Winforms and ADO.NET with a SQL backend. Simple stuff, really. I'll be slapping up some pages next month, hopefully.
I meant actually helping design and engineer the product. Been working with Whidbey since Jan.
But the files name is of the servers and NOT c:\windows\mydocuments\MyPictures yada yada?
If you're running IE6, it won't work.
I can't understand why this story is not getting play in the press. Maybe it is that there is so much on the swift boat story everything is getting drowned out. To the extent this is true, if it is, then the swift boat story does not hurt Kerry nearly as much as everything else about him that could.
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the bad thing about Front Page is that the html coding will reflect the image location in your computer, you have to edit that tp reflect where the actual image is located.
I create beautiful, eye-catching, and massively informative posts all throughout the web just writing things out using a small set of tags:
Those are all you need for most things.
How is the bandwidth response at your blog site? If you were getting a lot of views....maybe your server doesn't support outside linking?
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