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Shadow03
Is there such thing as something that does all of the html for you so you don't have to learn it but all you do is type in the things on your site? If so, can I get a link to it?[/code]
Roald
Yeah you've got Dreamweaver and Frontpage, but you have to buy them. Other solution are 1stpage and NVU
Of course we have Google where you can find everything
goansfr
i started and still used Dreamweaver for html
Shadow03
Are there any free ones?
socialoutcast
Dreamweaver is an awsome program, but what if you can't afford it? Fortunatly there are free HTML editor. just google them.
sgwreviews
Like it is allready said, Dreamweaver would be the best.
You can try it out for free during 30 days.
FunDa
Try using Dreamweaver or Frontpage.

Even MS Word can be used to create a web page.

Just make a file as u usually do, insert hyperlinks and stuff

Finally take File->Save as web page

Not very good but if u don't want to go to the trouble of looking for and installing some software, this will be easy.
nitesh
WYSWYG editor is always preferreable for designing html pages..For beginners mozilla's inbulit html editor is more than enough. Dreamweaver is ofcourse better but the advanced features are barely used by the beginners.
quartz
Dreamviewer is good. If you like free ones, try NVU http://www.nvu.com/
varun_dodla
I would vote for Frontpage for its simplicity compared to Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver has so many options that its features might sometimes confuse a novice. Try frontpage and u can alwayz use some image editing software like Photoshop to produce photo galleries for ur website also if needed.
nondormo
Chami's HTML Kit has the ProtoType Pad, a WYSIWYG where you can type your content.
FireFox has an extension called CodeEtch. That too has its WYSIWYG (Design View)
Lillefix
Maybe you can find anything here?
http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/htmleditors.shtml
zurdosoft
WYSWYG: NetObjects 8
HTML: HomeSite 4

Estos son los mejores, segun mi criterio.

Saludos
CyanEyed
jus download a cheatsheet (with all the html/css/xml etc tags) then use notepad. once ur done, save it as a .html file


or u can use dreamweaver Very Happy
cheeta
try this link... willbe helpful for sure

What softwares are good for biulding a webpage?
Phil
NVU is a decent Free one. You can get it at http://nvu.com/index.php.
Just be forewarned- Any WYSIWYG editor- especially the free ones- and anything Microsoft- can be a pain in the butt to use sometimes.
If you want to do anything serious with Web Pages, take the time to learn HTML. It's really not that difficult.
Not to mention it is so much more rewarding.
corey
Shadow03 wrote:
Are there any free ones?
Both NVu and 1st page are free. If you're using Linux, then you have Quanta and Bluefish to work with as well (Bluefish not WYSIWYG, though)
Indyan
I would recomend Nvu.
{name here}
varun_dodla wrote:
I would vote for Frontpage for its simplicity compared to Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver has so many options that its features might sometimes confuse a novice. Try frontpage and u can alwayz use some image editing software like Photoshop to produce photo galleries for ur website also if needed.

...And then you spend your time trying to make the code compliant because Frontpage is IE only.
DimaSafr
Macromedia Dreamvawer! By all means the best HTML editor, also since it is developed by Macromedia it has greate support for flash buttons, controls and that sort of thing! Great graphical tools, easy and quick to build profeccional websites. I personally like Dreamwaver because it allows you to split the screen in two: layout and HTML view so you can see how your code changes as you change the layout. Also great for debugging!
parokya
There are many WYSIWYGs available on the web. The free ones are:

NVu http://www.nvu.com
ProtoPad http://xtort.net

There are also RTF editors that can save files as HTML, like

QJot http://xtort.net
AngelWriter http://angelicsoftware.com

I would however recommend QJot since it creates better HTML than Angel Writer.
Josso
Dreamweaver is great but the GUI can be very frustrating. I advise using something simple like the freewebs.com site designer (for free I may add) then copy and pasting the HTML on to your host.
Guyon
Try this:
http://www.nvu.com/index.php
Nvu (pronounced N-view)
Quote:
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.



I also found this for you:
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/
WebPlus 6.0 - Web Site Design & Publishing


Best of luck with your web page!!!!!!!!!
1337Bender
use context it is free and it is good.
context.cx
pacsey
no doubt
they r the best editors
wicke
I think that Nvu is best for you also. It's very easy to use and it works also like Word but if you sometimes want to write code it's also possible.
Leptitpoucet
NVU is a good free solution, but it's not as complete as Dreamweaver.
Of course it's more difficult to use Dreamweaver than NVU

I don't know how to create Frames with NVU?
I can't find it?

Does anyone knows how?
Phil
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that using a WYSIWYG editor can be more trouble than it's worth?

Go back and look at a site that has been done with a WYSIWYG editor and check out the code. There're all these wild <p></p> tags and &nbsp; tags and many times empty <td> cells.
I mean all you have to do is hit the wrong key and BAM! Your whole website is out of wack!
And it takes you 30 minutes to figure out where you went wrong...... and how do you do that???????
You go back and look AT THE CODE!!!
Hence, why use a WYSIWYG editor???
{name here}
Phil wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that using a WYSIWYG editor can be more trouble than it's worth?

Go back and look at a site that has been done with a WYSIWYG editor and check out the code. There're all these wild <p></p> tags and &nbsp; tags and many times empty <td> cells.
I mean all you have to do is hit the wrong key and BAM! Your whole website is out of wack!
And it takes you 30 minutes to figure out where you went wrong...... and how do you do that???????
You go back and look AT THE CODE!!!
Hence, why use a WYSIWYG editor???

I've never seen anything like that when working with dreamweaver. You see, you're not really supposed to use WYSIWYG mode for the entire thing. You use it to make a general layout of your site and optimize the code where needed in Code mode. The only WYSIWYG editor that I've ever had problems with like you describe it is Visual Studio HTML editor that came way back in 2001.
saurabh.sauron
use CofeeCup HTML editor, Frontpage, or DreamWeaver. NVU is gr8 on Linux. Macromedia Fireworks is also gud.
desertwind
Nvu is on eof the best open/free WYSIWYG html editor available around. But I'd use any simple text editor (say notepad or vi or gedit) for html coding.
SmartIcon
Seach at your favourite seach engine. You can get many links for free html editor. If you want to pay money, choose a paid one, which will give good result.
{name here}
saurabh.sauron wrote:
use CofeeCup HTML editor, Frontpage, or DreamWeaver. NVU is gr8 on Linux. Macromedia Fireworks is also gud.

You mean Dreamweaver. FW is for images.
bernardnapoleon
try using Dreamweaver 30 days free trial. yes it has a bit of coding for complex websites but hey html can be learned in one hour or so. okay okay maybe not all tags/attributes but still its different if you know a bit of html. plus Dreamweaver showcases a great CSS panel for your CSS needs, if ever you plan to use it, but still not complete meaning basics and few advance CSS features.
novisdesign
Dreamweaver for advanced use.
RapidWeaver for intermediate use.
iWeb for very simple use.

Those three all make great sites though.
-gs
webgeek
Shadow03 wrote:
Is there such thing as something that does all of the html for you so you don't have to learn it but all you do is type in the things on your site? If so, can I get a link to it?[/code]


NVu is a good WYSIWYG. Dreamweaver is good too but it is commercial.
pudovkin
Definitely, DW is a good tool to make you be in contact with source code.
The feature of a second window showinh the code, is very good to learn some code.
Then, you can move to some text editor, like Notepad. Wink
bakpao6
i think that's also good software to create a website:D
good luck for trying:d
parokya
Phil wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that using a WYSIWYG editor can be more trouble than it's worth?

Go back and look at a site that has been done with a WYSIWYG editor and check out the code. There're all these wild <p></p> tags and &nbsp; tags and many times empty <td> cells.
I mean all you have to do is hit the wrong key and BAM! Your whole website is out of wack!
And it takes you 30 minutes to figure out where you went wrong...... and how do you do that???????
You go back and look AT THE CODE!!!
Hence, why use a WYSIWYG editor???


I agree, WYSIWYGs can be troublesome. When I started making websites I used Frontpage (the earliest version, I think) and I always had trouble with images. It was not until I learned how to code the image tag that I got my webpages working properly. And I learned that using Notepad and a book on HTML.
budazz
Dreamweaver is the best one.....spend on it... its the world's standard web authoring tool... so if you are planning to get a job as a webdesigner you have the edge
tony
i use nano: simple, lightweight, free, posix-friendly, packaged w/ probably every linux distro.

nano -w index.html
Philip
For windows, i think PHP DESIGNER 2006 more reliable for php programming Smile since it support collorer php syntax
thatsashok
Shadow03 wrote:
Is there such thing as something that does all of the html for you so you don't have to learn it but all you do is type in the things on your site? If so, can I get a link to it?[/code]


Best are web page maker and dreamweaver.

Regards,

Ash. Smile
rayx
I'm not yet try this one but i think it is a html editor too.
Visual Web Developer 2005
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vwd/default.aspx
markosaurus
{name here} wrote:
Phil wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that using a WYSIWYG editor can be more trouble than it's worth?

Go back and look at a site that has been done with a WYSIWYG editor and check out the code. There're all these wild <p></p> tags and &nbsp; tags and many times empty <td> cells.
I mean all you have to do is hit the wrong key and BAM! Your whole website is out of wack!
And it takes you 30 minutes to figure out where you went wrong...... and how do you do that???????
You go back and look AT THE CODE!!!
Hence, why use a WYSIWYG editor???

I've never seen anything like that when working with dreamweaver. You see, you're not really supposed to use WYSIWYG mode for the entire thing. You use it to make a general layout of your site and optimize the code where needed in Code mode. The only WYSIWYG editor that I've ever had problems with like you describe it is Visual Studio HTML editor that came way back in 2001.


I have to agree, I'm currently studying on a Multimedia design degree and a lot of the course revolves around using both dreamweaver and flash (Formerly macromedia products, but now owned by Adobe I believe?)

Whilst Dreamweaver can be an excellent visualisation tool during the design process I would not recommend it for beginners as you would need to optimise the code yourself in code view mode for best results, and I do know what was meant by phil about one worng move and BAM, gaps and spaces everywhere.

However this should not be a problem for too much longer as the software bod's that write these apps bring them in line with W3C compliance in the very near future(which should hopefully see the end of table based layouts and a move to xhtml and css).
neosree
If you havn't tried Yahoo site builder, then try it. It is damn simple to make a big website with professional look, because it contains thousands of Templates. But there is a problem, that even though it is free, you cannot save html pages. you have to buy yahoo webspace with any plan small of corporate plan, and upload to their server. But if you are a neo in html world, then there are some ways to save the whole website, provided you have the patience to do it.
rayx
neosree wrote:
If you havn't tried Yahoo site builder, then try it. It is damn simple to make a big website with professional look, because it contains thousands of Templates. But there is a problem, that even though it is free, you cannot save html pages. you have to buy yahoo webspace with any plan small of corporate plan, and upload to their server. But if you are a neo in html world, then there are some ways to save the whole website, provided you have the patience to do it.


The problem is all resources for their template will be link to their server. Thats why it is good if you make your own layout.
vignesh_natraj
i started with Frontpage2000 then migrated to Dreamweaver 2004MX
r_y_e_20
I started using notepad.. then i was introduced to frontpage.. and until i found Dreamweaver, which is the best for me so far.
rayx
Still dreamweaver was still the best html/php editor for me.
webgeek
Phil wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that using a WYSIWYG editor can be more trouble than it's worth?



No Phil, you are not alone in thinking that WYSIWYGs can be troublesome. Here is what I wrote in 2001 about the matter:
[cite]
1. The serious web writer will always want to produce a page that he/she can call his/her own. The fact is a WYSIWYG allows one to create a page within the parameters that its programmers have decided that the page should be created. The user can only depend on the good sense of the WYSIWYG's programmers. The freedom of one who codes a web page using a bare tool like Windows Notepad will never be known by one who is dependent on a WYSIWYG. Example: a WYSIWIG will ordinarily do this to an HREF tag: This is a Link. But one who knows HTML would know how to take that underline off of A tags just by adding a short code between the <head> tags or within the HREF tag itself.
2. WYSIWYGs narrow down the possibilities that one's web page can have. A certain WYSIWYG I know won't allow customizable javascripts to be placed on the pages it produces. A script alien to it is remodelled to its "taste", often rendering the same script ineffective. The Web, for example offers a lot of cut and paste services for the enhancement of one's pages, but to really make use of them, one must know how or where those cut and paste materials should be placed.
3. WYSIWYG pages appear one way in your computer, and another way on the Net. Composer codes for Netscape. Frontpage, for IE. But what happens if your Frontpage made web page is browsed by Netscape. Chances are, some of the elements you thought would come out right, will actually turn out wrong. And how about the placing of images. Images look good on webpages seen in one's own computer. Unknown to a lot of WYSIWYG users, their images are linked by their editor to the newly created page by coding the address something like this:

Code:
<img src="file\\\C:\My Documents\images\mypic.gif" />
. When they upload it on their website and see it with their computer, it looks alright. But change the computer, and what do they see? Something like this . And they'd swear they have uploaded the same picture in the same directory where they have the page! The thing is that unbeknownst to them, they have instructed the browser to look for an image inside a particular computer, not on a server! To see that a page looks good, is one thing. To see WHY it is looking good is another. Knowledge of HTML gives one the capacity for this latter.

In short, while it is true that WYSIWYGs give one certain conveniences that the lowly Notepad cannot, it is also true that to be able to code a web page the old fashioned way, gives one greater control over the kind of pages his visitors will actually see.
[/cite]

The whole article is found at the WebMaker Files
sceptileex
i agree. It is suicide to use wysiwyg urely without understanding html. Photoshop and fireworks and the like can be used to create very image heavy sites, but honestly, you still have to code it. At the end, download a cheatsheet or go to some websites to learn some basic html. Trust me, it isnt hard.
XtRm
Macromedia Dreamweaver. You can do almost everyting in design mode. But in my opinion if you want to do something really good you must learn some html.
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