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Old 09-01-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 09-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Seamonkey ships with Slackware64; it has an html editor.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #4
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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.

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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 : )
 
Old 09-01-2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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Might want to give Amaya a try (http://www.w3.org/Amaya/).

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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Don't forget to check: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-year-919910/

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:11 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #9
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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...)
 
Old 09-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 10:17 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #12
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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...
 
Old 09-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #13
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+1

Nice site, BTW...
Thanks!
 
Old 09-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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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.
 
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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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