LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-25-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
zclinux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 1
Question Has anyone actually used Quanta or Komposer to create websites?


I use adobe suite, dreamweaver to develop websites. Each time I try to use Quanta or Komposer they crash before I can really get aquainted with them. Please let me know if these programs are worth learning of if there is another way. If you have a site or know of any that have been created in Linux please let me know.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
i92guboj
Gentoo support team
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,063

Rep: Reputation: 381Reputation: 381Reputation: 381Reputation: 381
I know some people that used quanta proficiently, however, I never liked it for some reason. I prefer to use a plain text editor, and I can tell you that I am more proficiently that way than I ever was with dreamweaver, years ago. Anyone that actually cares about the cleanliness of the code and the www standards shouldn't be using dreamweaver anyway. I don't like dreamweaver, and I definitely don't like flash at all. They are barriers that make sites non-accesible for a lot of people.

If you truly like dreamweaver, just use it. Many versions work under wine. But there's no dreamweaver for linux, quanta isn't that either.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #3
windtalker10
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware13.1
Posts: 214

Rep: Reputation: 38
I've built one site in my life and it was purely html on notepad.
I just opened one site and had someone else design it for me and just purchased the script for another.
I'm learning as I go along myself so.....

To offer some options I know of myself and am considering:

NVU
Available on Linux, Mac and Windows, Open-Source and Linspire sponsored Nvu is based on the Mozilla composer so it shares a relatively similar interface. However, it is a much more advanced tool now, while trying to maintain a non-scary approach for new-comers in web design. The documentation is good and the community active, so, if you have questions or problems, help is not far away! While SeaMonkey Composer lacks many features in WYSIWYG mode, with NVU you can almost create a complete website staying in pure WYSIWYG mode. Still, if you want to add some code manually, it's possible to jump in a second between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and HTML, using tabs. Logically, the preview mode also uses the gecko engine (Mozilla, Firefox) to render web pages. While the code is clean, it will still be necessary to test your web pages against less-compliant web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 6, for example. It's got an easy-to-use, built-in FTP client to quickly upload files to your webspace. Support for forms, tables, and templates is very good but CSS support isn't perfect and it doesn't currently support server-side language like PHP. In conclusion, for the moment, Nvu rests somewhere between tools like Frontpage (Nvu produces much better code) and Dreamweaver (yes, there is huge gap !) : it is a good web development tool, aimed at beginners or intermediate users but it will need more refinement and support for server-side language if it wants to approach the very best web editors available on Windows, for example.

Bluefish
Bluefish is a powerful and lightweight open-source editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write web sites, scripts and programming code. Browser integration is good and it's got very good support for HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, Pearl, C, JavaScript and even ... Pascal or Octave/MATLAB ! As the developers say on their web page, it's "a what you see is what you need" interface, so it's not a tool suitable for complete beginners in web design (and it was never meant to be !). One important feature missing is FTP integration. Otherwise, it is by far my favorite editor !

Quanta Plus
Quanta Plus is a user-friendly HTML editor and web development tool designed primarly for the K Desktop Environment (although it can run on any environment). Unlike Bluefish, Quanta is capable of both WYSIWYG designing and handcoding. It supports a huge number of languages, and its syntax checking and highlighting are excellent. It has code folding and current line highlighting. Features also included are : templates, document structure management, project management, plug-in support, DTD support,etc, integrated FTP client and preview function to let you see the results of your work while you're working. There is also a commercial variant called Quanta Gold, available on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, with more features. For Gnome users, the KDE interface of Quanta Plus will look a bit out of place, but overall that’s quite minor (note : this is not the case with Quanta Gold, because it's based on QT).
Quanta Plus is free; Quanta Gold costs US $49.95.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 10:59 PM   #4
zclinux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
thanks for the quick responses. I'm trying out bluefish right now. The ui is basic but it hasn't crashed at all so I am able to create. By the way I'm running ubuntu 9.04.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 11:02 PM   #5
i92guboj
Gentoo support team
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Lucena, Córdoba (Spain)
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 4,063

Rep: Reputation: 381Reputation: 381Reputation: 381Reputation: 381
I like kate, because it's powerful while keeping the interface clean and non-distracting. It's highlighting capabilities are good, and it works ok with tons of documents. I've used bluefish in the past, and it's really excellent as well. Between these two, it's just a matter of preference.

I know people that use vim and/or emacs for this purpose. I've never liked them. It's just a matter of preference, I guess.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Create Striking Themes for Drupal Websites using New Book LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-17-2008 07:40 PM
Quanta: spurious "file was change outside of the quanta editor" vtbludgeon Linux - Software 0 04-01-2006 10:39 AM
Quanta Mr T Donegal Linux - Software 6 06-24-2004 04:13 AM
Websites that sell websites..? mScDeX General 2 12-29-2003 04:01 PM
What is Quanta??? cathodion Linux - Software 1 05-16-2002 10:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration