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WebKitten
Does anyone know any useful web developing software?
I hear that it is not very safe to download the free stuff because they can come with a virus.
But then they say that even the paid is not safe.
Anything would help.
Any contributions are welcome.
LostOverThere
Who ever said free stuff isn't safe is on drugs.

My golden rule is if its Open Source, its safe.

If you are looking for an advanced WYSIWYG Web editor, try KompoZer. It is compatible with CSS style sheets.
Da Rossa
LostOverThere wrote:
Who ever said free stuff isn't safe is on drugs.

My golden rule is if its Open Source, its safe.


No additions. The one who told you that is probably a friends' father that overheard it from an officemate that had read on a "tech newspaper" an "incident" about it.
otiscom
Anything you download from the web can be scanned by you AV software anyway.
And free stuff can be cleaner than most because it's coded by good guys who just like to do it, and share it with others.
They have nothing to gain by trying to infect your PC.
vicarious
I guess my avatar gives it away, but I am using Linux, but there are several tools that can be used on both windows and Linux , and some even on macs.

If you are looking for an HTML editor, I would recommend NVU (even on Mac) , now KompoZer (unofficial big fix version of Nvu). I mention Nvu by name to allow you to easily find tutorial info, help etc, with one more Google keyword to wade through ) . http://www.kompozer.net/ Free of cost and open source.

If you are looking for a Content management System, check out the forum posts on CMS choices on the Frih forums, or http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ on the web. I personally use Joomla. http://www.joomla.org (a Linux program, but accessed through Firefox or IE on any computer for remote hosting use, i.e. for use on Frihost.(though I have heard if people using windows/IIS on XP, 2000, and 2003 server edit.) Free of cost and open Source.

For graphics manipulation I would recommend GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) http://www.gimp.org/
A lot of people like photoshop, however, The area where Gimp outshines Photoshop is in creating images optimized for the web. Also it works on Windows and Mac, but started of as the shining star of graphics programs on Linux systems. It comes standard on almost any Linux distro for workstations and desktops. I can be used for almost all of your graphics needs, designing, manipulating, even unheard of file conversions. Free of cost and Open Source.

If you are looking to add .pdf documents Vector graphics or Macromedia Flash presentations to your site, I would suggest OpenOffice (Office suite) to add to your list of freely avail. things to get. You can create documents and export to .pdf by simply hitting export to .pdf, or make a slide presentation, and simple export it as a Flash document for use on your web page. Free of cost and Open Source. http://www.openoffice.org

Ghostview and Ghostscript also are great for .pdf creation for both Linux and Windows (Mac and OS2 even). http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

If you would like to download whole sites for a little offline work or local content only backups, HTTtrack works in both Windows and Linux and can be found here http://www.httrack.com/ . Free of cost and Open Source.

MP3 encoder - Lame -LAME compiles on Windows, DOS, GNU/Linux, MacOS X, *BSD, Solaris, HP-UX, Tru64 Unix, AIX, Irix, NeXTstep, SCO Unix, UnixWare, Ultrix, Plan 9, OpenVMS, MacOS Classic, BeOS, QNX, RiscOS, AmigaOS, OS/2, SkyOS, FreeMiNT(Atari) and probably a few more. Never be without MP3 encoding Wink http://lame.sourceforge.net/index.php Free of Cost and Open Source.

menvideo for video conversion comes in MPlayer http://www.mplayerhq.hu for windows linux or mac. Free of cost and Open Source.

3D video graphics creation for either platform POV-Ray http://www.povray.org/ .

Develop away. Hope this helps
geugeu
KompoZer seems good. It is simple and wiswig, and you can make a great sit.

If you want to make electonic bussines site, you can use
http://www.thelia.fr/informations__1_presentation_2.html
It is open source et it is complemary to KompoZer or other tools.
werste4
If you want to build bigger projects you should check out "Typo3". It is a CMS (Content Management System) like Joomla. But it is much bigger, but Open Source, too. You can complete your Typo3 with extensions, to build all web service you need.

But you should notice: Typo3 is very powerfull. It can save you much time and work. But first you have to invest some time to get familiar with it! It is not that hard to learn but you will need some days.

Typo3 is the most professional CMS I now!

To OpenSource:
As far as I can see, there may bugs in Open Source software aswell as in ordinary software. Maby some bugs will be found faster because the code is open. I'm sure there are some bugs in ordinary software that could not be found yet. But nobody could exploit it, because nobody knows.

I think many Open Source projects are coded by professional software engineers. So the quality of software depends not so hard on open or protected source. It depends more on the quality ensurence of the development process.
pashmina
I have never used a Typo3 but i will use it some times. I am a huge fan of joomla, and I can solve almost any problems of joomla cms. its a really nice and powerful cms. specially the new 1.5 joomla.
its very easy to use and understand. so if you want a professional site you can always use the joomla.
if you have any problems regarding joomla contact me, i will happy to help you out.
asim
I personally use Joomla. http://www.joomla.org (a Linux program, but accessed through Firefox or IE on any computer for remote hosting use, i.e. for use on Frihost.(though I have heard if people using windows/IIS on XP, 2000, and 2003 server edit.) Free of cost and open Source.
Scribe
WebKitten wrote:
Does anyone know any useful web developing software?
I hear that it is not very safe to download the free stuff because they can come with a virus.
But then they say that even the paid is not safe.
Anything would help.
Any contributions are welcome.


Cmsmatrix.org and Wikimatrix.org is a great place to compare, and weigh what is needed in framework/cms/forum/wiki/blog etc... They come with ample sorting, statistics, and choice wizards.

Works Almost like predation, so...Very Happy

Good Luck and Happy Hunting.
Scribe
WebKitten wrote:
I hear that it is not very safe to download the free stuff because they can come with a virus.


The following is a direct quote from us.php.net which may be helpful for you or your viewers:

Code obfuscation is not a safe solution to protect Your source at all. As I do disagree with some programmers to use any ( ! ) solution to encrypt php code. I advocate to not scramble code and to not implement call home events (which hit the firewall or reverse proxy anyway). Call backs do violate privacy of the user. It can be considered as spyware, theft of information. All serverside code should be readable to to verify if no sensitive information is transfered to the vendor or to verify it is not malware. Running scrambled code is as dangerous as to run a server without any security measures. That's why some hosting providers refuse to run scrambled code on their servers. As programmer, the best way You can do is to create many revisions of Your code, as to provide additional plugins, services and support for registered users. So do not encrypt a single line of code at all... and do respect privacy and the right of verification of the user of your scripts.

JURGEN AT PERSON DOT BE
12-Mar-2009 09:46 us.php.net


WebKitten wrote:
Anything would help.


I am still discerning to separate what is greasy haired geeks in love with themselves from...

and narcissistic coders scattered abroad from...
Scribe
vicarious wrote:
If you are looking for an HTML editor, I would recommend NVU (even on Mac) , now KompoZer (unofficial big fix version of Nvu). I mention Nvu by name to allow you to easily find tutorial info, help etc, with one more Google keyword to wade through ) . http://www.kompozer.net/ Free of cost and open source.


I have not seen any revisions or updates. What is the status of Kompozer? I deleted from computer.

Here are some others: NotePad++, HTML-Kit, Amaya, BlueFish, and an HTML editor search.
mymyhope
modxcms is a new and very nice cms system,it runs faster then joomla
joomla is not secure.
weableandbob
I agree with Lost, if you want a WYSIWYG editor, kompozer is a good choice, although I've had problems with images before.
tamilparks
you can use netobjectfusion or the easiest frontpage also any one can use without knowing this
guissmo
WebKitten wrote:
Does anyone know any useful web developing software?
I hear that it is not very safe to download the free stuff because they can come with a virus.
But then they say that even the paid is not safe.
Anything would help.
Any contributions are welcome.


I personally prefer an advanced text editor, like Notepad2. Unless you want a WYSIWYG editor. But I guess using an advanced text editor is a good thing since you know everything that's going on with your code.
Kashinilaya
I use to download free software from trusted sites like http://download.cnet.com.
Some known download sites declare they are free from malware.
annapurnatraders
asim wrote:
I personally use Joomla. http://www.joomla.org (a Linux program, but accessed through Firefox or IE on any computer for remote hosting use, i.e. for use on Frihost.(though I have heard if people using windows/IIS on XP, 2000, and 2003 server edit.) Free of cost and open Source.


I have used joomla too to create my client's website.
www.joomla.org

It's a greate site. I like it. And its easy to use too.


XXX
babygeek
bluefish is a good WYSIWYG editor too.
welshsteve
Not all free software has vrisuses etc.

These are programs I would recommend.

Text Editor
Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

CSS Editor
TopStyle Lite - http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/tslite/index.asp

Image Editor
Paint.NET - http://www.paint.net
The GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/

WYSIWIG Editor - I don't get on with these personally
MS Visual Web Developer Express - http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/
Nvu - http://net2.com/nvu/
Amaya - http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
thedinh
thanks for all your shares.
i think these websites are very usefull
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