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Mobile1 09-01-2012 06:21 PM

Recommendation Please - WYSIWYG HTML Editor
 
I'm looking to replace Microsoft's Expressionweb, something similar...does one exist for Slackware Linux - 64 bit of course : )

Thanks in advance.

SecretCode 09-01-2012 06:40 PM

Free / Open Source Microsoft Expression Web Alternatives for Linux - AlternativeTo.net

Of these BlueGriffon turns out to be a successor to Nvu / Kompozer which were OK to use back in the day. However, it seems to be not really free.

Do you really need wysiwyg? What kind of pages / sites do you need to build?

hitest 09-01-2012 06:41 PM

Seamonkey ships with Slackware64; it has an html editor.

Mobile1 09-01-2012 06:43 PM

Free / Open Source Microsoft Expression Web Alternatives for Linux - AlternativeTo.net

Of these BlueGriffon turns out to be a successor to Nvu / Kompozer which were OK to use back in the day. However, it seems to be not really free.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecretCode (Post 4770247)
Do you really need wysiwyg? What kind of pages / sites do you need to build?

No I don't really need one, but like to have one for some things, I use Notepad alot in Windows for quick & dirty stuff. Just looking to see if there is a similar product out here for the Slackers : )

mancha 09-01-2012 06:54 PM

Might want to give Amaya a try (http://www.w3.org/Amaya/).

-mancha

mrascii 09-01-2012 06:56 PM

While it's not WYSIWYG (Bluefish uses the browser to preview the page) Bluefish is available in SlackBuilds and deserves a mention. As you know, I'm sure, the Web isn't WYSIWYG since unlike the printed medium you have no control over what size "page" your content will be "printed" on.

DNA
AKA mrascii

jjthomas 09-01-2012 08:55 PM

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gargamel 09-04-2012 04:11 AM

Just to complete the list, Quanta is shipped with -current as part of KDevelop. My personal favourites are VIM (well, not WYSIWYG), Seamonkey and Amaya, though.

gargamel

pixellany 09-04-2012 07:40 AM

The problem with WYSIWYG is what you DON'T see----i.e. the extra junk that creeps in.

this said....

+1 for Bluefish

thanks for info on Amaya (never saw it before...)

Mobile1 09-04-2012 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 4772251)
The problem with WYSIWYG is what you DON'T see----i.e. the extra junk that creeps in.

And that's what Text Editors are for, it does help to know how to at least handle HTML at the grass roots level. Using a WYSIWYG is like using automation, but you can check for kludge too, and for that I use Vim.

kikinovak 09-04-2012 11:17 AM

Learning the basics of XHTML and CSS is a task at kid's level, and I can only highly recommend it to you. Take any book and/or online course on the matter, and spend a couple of rainy afternoons experimenting. You won't regret it, the more so since grasping the basics of semantic tagging will ensure your site is correctly referenced, a detail which the WYSIWYG folks tend to ignore.

I'm using Vim on steroids (with my personal macros) for the task. If I had to use something else with a learning curve less steep than the Eiger North Face, I'd probably use Geany, which is nice and has a relatively small footprint.

My site http://www.microlinux.fr is made mainly with Vim, ImageMagick and a little bit of GIMP.

pixellany 09-04-2012 11:24 AM

Quote:

Learning the basics of XHTML and CSS is a task at kid's level, and I can only highly recommend it to you.
+1

Nice site, BTW...

kikinovak 09-04-2012 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 4772431)
+1

Nice site, BTW...

Thanks! :hattip:

Mobile1 09-04-2012 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 4772424)
Learning the basics of XHTML and CSS is a task at kid's level, and I can only highly recommend it to you. Take any book and/or online course on the matter, and spend a couple of rainy afternoons experimenting. You won't regret it, the more so since grasping the basics of semantic tagging will ensure your site is correctly referenced, a detail which the WYSIWYG folks tend to ignore.

I'm using Vim on steroids (with my personal macros) for the task. If I had to use something else with a learning curve less steep than the Eiger North Face, I'd probably use Geany, which is nice and has a relatively small footprint.

My site http://www.microlinux.fr is made mainly with Vim, ImageMagick and a little bit of GIMP.

Agreed, on all points. Your site has a nice feel, it actually has a WordPress look & feel to me, without actually being WordPress : )

Thanks for you input.

kikinovak 09-04-2012 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mobile1 (Post 4772612)
Agreed, on all points. Your site has a nice feel, it actually has a WordPress look & feel to me, without actually being WordPress : )

Thanks for you input.

It is not Wordpress, but handcrafted PHP, XHTML and CSS.


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