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Old 06-28-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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What do you Slackers use for web authoring?


Hi,

Not a poll!

I've been using Nvu and it has a lot of short comings. I've got others, Frontpage is out of the question. I really don't use it unless I have too.

Any suggestions?

Edit: WYSIWYG is my desire, sure emacs, vi or any editor would do. But I like the look of Nvu, just that it falls short in documentation, themes, etc.

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Old 06-28-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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Vim or Kate for me. Quanta Plus if I want something with more bells and whistles.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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Well, SeaMonkey comes with a WYSIWYG web editor -- Netscape Composer (I think). I'm not sure how well it's evolved over time, but I remember that it used to work pretty well.

What specific needs do you have: CSS, Javescript, DHTML, other, newer stuff?

I guess you could buy a copy of Dreamweaver and see how well it runs in WINE.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:00 PM   #4
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:05 PM   #5
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Vim and Firefox with webdeveloper extension.
Last WYSIWYG HTML editor I used was MS FrontPage first version (11 years ago??).
If you need/want to have full control over your code, learn (X)HTML/CSS and use a good (and fast) text editor.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 12:41 PM   #6
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I use Bluefish and/or Vim on Linux and Notepad and/or Dreamweaver if I'm working in Windows to develop Flash content.

I prefer not to use a WYSIWYG (even when using Dreamweaver), it's just too slow to make equivalent changes that I can make in code.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 01:11 PM   #7
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Eclipse with PHPEclipse actually. Works very well for PHP. HTML is just simple text.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 01:23 PM   #8
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Any text editor with syntax highlighting does it for me (I don't care too much about code-folding, I find it annoying and not particularly useful). I use nedit for lots of stuff. A light IDE would be geany (which I sometimes use), it supports many many languages (HTML, XML, CSS, SQL, Perl, PHP, JS, and more).

(Unfortunately, I don't see lisp on there )

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:46 PM   #9
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Hi,

I agree that an editor is fast and reliable. I just want to use a WYSIWYG editor. A bit lazy. Or should I say, got too much on my to do list and would like to take an easy way out.

I've been working on my pages with Nvu an it really is not that bad. Just no support documentation, themes or general plug ins. Plus, I've had several hangs. I might do a reinstall or just create my own.

I thought about Firefox and the extensions. I think Quanta Plus looks promising, I might give it a shot.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 08:40 PM   #10
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I use Q+ but ...

If you're after wysiwyg then Quanta Plus isn't the way to go IMHO.

I'm pretty old school I started off web "designing" in pico, later used some others like notepad(!) and more recently have used Jedit, Dreamweaver, Eclipse, Nvu (great for tables as I recall) and a few others until settling on Quanta Plus. It was well flaky about 2 years ago but seems reasonably solid now - it's got the main features (for me, as I use PHP templates) of code hints, highlighting, uploading changed files, drag and drop img insert (in code) and regex based search-replace. I do miss the search facilities in Jedit and the plugins in Q+ are lame.

It has a sort of live preview but the preview doesn't use any of the CSS and can't easily (for me at least) be editted in. But then DW never got my CSS pages right, far from it!

If anyone knows of a wysiwyg that does proper CSS with fluid multi-column layouts then I'm out of business^H^H^H^H^H^H^H, I mean let me know.
 
Old 06-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #11
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Mozilla Composer.



Disclaimer: I am pretty far removed from what one would classify as a professional in the field of web authoring.

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Old 06-29-2007, 12:06 AM   #12
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Kate is enough for me
vi is not bad either
 
Old 06-29-2007, 01:49 AM   #13
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Kate. It's a great editor. Not WYSIWYG but using KIO you can work on you files directly on the server. CTRL+S and one measly browser refresh and you've got "WYSIWYG".
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:22 AM   #14
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I second Eclipse it was the the one that pulled me from Bluefish. Super slick with alot of bells and whistles. SVN integration which is one big thing for me.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 08:39 AM   #15
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using KIO you can work on you files directly on the server
Yep, had forgotten I used Kate for a time too but I found Jedit (whilst slow) to be better with the FTP extension.

Quanta of course can also use KIO as it's an integral part of the KDE file dialog.
 
  


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