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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

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.

DoctorZin


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1 posted on 08/20/2004 7:24:28 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn

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2 posted on 08/20/2004 7:25:31 PM PDT by Syncro
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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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1195995/posts


3 posted on 08/20/2004 7:27:02 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: 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.


4 posted on 08/20/2004 7:27:13 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (I WILL VOTE FOR GEORGE W. BUSH INSTEAD OF JOHN KERRY because I still believe in the rule of law)
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To: Syncro
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For purposes of full disclosure, I used "View Partial Source" for this post

5 posted on 08/20/2004 7:28:36 PM PDT by Popman
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To: DoctorZIn; Southack

I'd ask Southack.
His are thee best!


6 posted on 08/20/2004 7:28:50 PM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: DoctorZIn

ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 1


7 posted on 08/20/2004 7:28:58 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Real Men Like Bush)
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To: swilhelm73

I use FrontPage go view HTML highlight and control c to copy
Then just paste the code here.
Hope that helps


8 posted on 08/20/2004 7:31:18 PM PDT by FranApple (God Bless President G. W. Bush and Lord Help America to Unite in 2004, God Protect our Troops)
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To: DoctorZIn

What's HTML?


9 posted on 08/20/2004 7:31:29 PM PDT by Fintan (I don't need to know what it looks like to know what it looks like.)
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To: DoctorZIn

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/default.mspx

Get:

Microsoft Web Developer Accessories
and
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 Power Tweaks Web Accessories
and
Internet Explorer 5 Web Accessories


10 posted on 08/20/2004 7:31:50 PM PDT by Howlin (Kerry being called a war hero is "a colloquialism.")
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To: Fintan
HMLT

It was spelled ritewrong
11 posted on 08/20/2004 7:32:58 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: DoctorZIn

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.


12 posted on 08/20/2004 7:33:04 PM PDT by FairOpinion (FIGHT TERRORISM! VOTE BUSH/CHENEY 2004.)
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To: Syncro; DoctorZIn

Firefox 9 has an equivalent facility.


13 posted on 08/20/2004 7:33:05 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: DoctorZIn

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.
http://www.coffeecup.com/html-editor/

Plus you gotta love a company that says "downloading is free, fun and relaxing" lol


14 posted on 08/20/2004 7:33:49 PM PDT by visualops (Deja moo: the feeling you've seen this bull before...)
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To: Syncro

...Get View Partial Source...

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.

Thanks.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~doctorzin/


15 posted on 08/20/2004 7:33:59 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

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

16 posted on 08/20/2004 7:34:09 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Howlin
Internet Explorer 5 Web Accessories

That is where I got VPS!

As far as the one above that, I ain't no tweaker...not gonna go there. LOL

17 posted on 08/20/2004 7:34:23 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: DoctorZIn

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.


18 posted on 08/20/2004 7:34:35 PM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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To: Howlin; DoctorZIn

You don't need all of that, get Firefox and avoid much of the Malware as well!


19 posted on 08/20/2004 7:34:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 1

LOL!!!

20 posted on 08/20/2004 7:35:28 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: FranApple

...I use FrontPage...

When I have tried it the images don't appear, even though they are on the net (on my website).


21 posted on 08/20/2004 7:35:46 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

If you use Mozilla it's all integrated into the browser. Extensions are wonderful things.


22 posted on 08/20/2004 7:36:36 PM PDT by Bogey78O (John Kerry: Better than Ted Kennedy!)
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To: DoctorZIn

When you are multi-tasking between work and play MS FrontPage is flawless on FR. That assuming basic 'cut and paste' html knowledge.


23 posted on 08/20/2004 7:36:44 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Fintan

hate mail


24 posted on 08/20/2004 7:37:30 PM PDT by isom35
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To: DoctorZIn

http://www.macromedia.com/software/homesite/


25 posted on 08/20/2004 7:37:44 PM PDT by js1138 (Speedy architect of perfect labyrinths.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Ping me to one of your posts where the image didn't show. I will check your code.


26 posted on 08/20/2004 7:39:18 PM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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To: DoctorZIn
FWIW, I hand code my FR comments. If you don't want any graphics or special effects, like italics or bold, you can just type your comment and post it.

If you need to learn a little HTML, I recommend this place.

27 posted on 08/20/2004 7:39:41 PM PDT by upchuck (Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?)
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To: quantim

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.


28 posted on 08/20/2004 7:40:28 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Calpernia

I never posted them, just previewed them.


29 posted on 08/20/2004 7:41:08 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: TomServo
Heh heh heh

This Post Powered By:

30 posted on 08/20/2004 7:42:23 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Real Men Like Bush)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is Firefox significantly better than plain ol' Mozilla?


31 posted on 08/20/2004 7:42:48 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: DoctorZIn
I am trying to create new threads that are NOT news stories

We call those "Vanities"

32 posted on 08/20/2004 7:45:32 PM PDT by Drango (Free speech only for the veterans who agree with Kerry. All others must be silenced.)
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To: Syncro

...Internet Explorer 5 Web Accessories
That is where I got VPS!...

Can you tell me more about VPS and do you have a link?


33 posted on 08/20/2004 7:46:17 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Chad Fairbanks

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...


34 posted on 08/20/2004 7:46:42 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: TomServo

Well, I'm actually working on Whidbey, mainly on the SDK... A lot of fun new stuff in the asp.net portion.


35 posted on 08/20/2004 7:48:29 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Real Men Like Bush)
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To: DoctorZIn
What is the best html editor to use when designing FreeRepublic posts?

You don't need one. Just do the html in your post.

36 posted on 08/20/2004 7:48:52 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: DoctorZIn

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?


37 posted on 08/20/2004 7:49:00 PM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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To: DoctorZIn
TextPad® 4.7.3

Web: http://www.textpad.com/

38 posted on 08/20/2004 7:49:33 PM PDT by spodefly (This post meets the minimum daily requirements for cynicism and irony.)
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To: Calpernia

No I am using http links just as I do when I am hand coding my posts... grrr


39 posted on 08/20/2004 7:50:34 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: arasina
It is much smaller, doesn't include the email stuff, and has some other features that I really like. The ability to increase or decrease the font size by hold the cntrl key and running the scroll on a wheel mouse is the #1 thing. And ability to choose , by the right mouse button whether to open a new page as a window or as a tab on an existing window. Mozilla (I don't think ) doesn't have the first facility and the second one is somewhat different.

So I am running 9.3 at the moment under Fedora Core 2.

Off a SCSI 10 K disk and it is very responsive, probably the RAM size of Firefox has much to do with that.
40 posted on 08/20/2004 7:51:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

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.


41 posted on 08/20/2004 7:54:07 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: TomServo

I meant actually helping design and engineer the product. Been working with Whidbey since Jan.


42 posted on 08/20/2004 8:05:17 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Real Men Like Bush)
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To: DoctorZIn

But the files name is of the servers and NOT c:\windows\mydocuments\MyPictures yada yada?


43 posted on 08/20/2004 8:05:48 PM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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To: DoctorZIn
Can you tell me more about VPS and do you have a link?

If you're running IE6, it won't work.

44 posted on 08/20/2004 8:06:57 PM PDT by j_tull (must be all a game of chess he's playing. But you're wrong Steve, you see, it's only Solitare.)
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To: BJungNan

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.


45 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:03 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Calpernia

correct.


46 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:22 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump for future reference


47 posted on 08/20/2004 8:09:58 PM PDT by Inyokern
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To: DoctorZIn

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.
Sorry


48 posted on 08/20/2004 8:11:01 PM PDT by FranApple (God Bless President G. W. Bush and Lord Help America to Unite in 2004, God Protect our Troops)
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To: DoctorZIn

I create beautiful, eye-catching, and massively informative posts all throughout the web just writing things out using a small set of tags:
i
b
blockquote
a
ul
ol
img

Those are all you need for most things.


49 posted on 08/20/2004 8:12:28 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: DoctorZIn

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?


50 posted on 08/20/2004 8:12:58 PM PDT by Calpernia ("People never like what they don't understand")
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