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Old 09-15-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Question linux application equivalent to dreamweaver under linux ?

is there an application or program equivalent to dreamweaver that I could find in the linux world? [to create website, do the html for me]
please let me know:

many thanks if you can
Old 09-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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NVU is my personal favourite.
Old 09-15-2006, 01:47 PM   #3
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NVU seems to be the only editor that is very good at WYSIWYG editing. Quanta and BlueFish are very good, but you have to write your own code.
Old 09-17-2006, 07:31 AM   #4
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Unhappy Equivalent to Dreamweaver?

Is NVU included in normal Linux distro (eg SuSe 10.1) ?
If not how do I get it to try it out?
I have spent half of today trying to see if there was a Linux equivalent to Dreamweaver 8 and stumbled across this thread purely by accident.

Surely with all the exertise in Linux, heaps of people must be making Web Pages up. What do they use?
Do they use Dreamweaver with an emulation like Wine?
How do they do Cold Fusion and Flash?
I don't accept that all the Web Design Talent is on Windows please tell me that's not true!
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I used quanta for about 18 months, it did everything I needed for php development. Then we bought macs and switched over to dreamweaver. I really liked quanta and would switch back if we were to move back to linux.
Old 09-17-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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Dreamweaver equivalent

Thanks Dnorseman,Redazz,Tito2503 and Pumpkindan,

I have started a new thread off for this because I can't find a Wiki entry for Linux web page design and I'd like to know, not only what's equivalent to Dreamweaver but what it will and will not do(eg flash, CSS, CF etc), where it can be found etc.

It really irks me that the Internet runs so much better on my SuSe and Mandriva but I have to resort to Windows to write the web pages!

With all the expertise in Linux, there has to be some Web designers out there that have found a way either to get Dreamweaver or Cold Fusion working in Linux or some other WYSIWIG application going.

Has anyone tried Dreamweaver with WINE or a simular emmulator?
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W3C Tools (replacements for Front Page, MS Publisher and others):
W3C Amaya
Amaya is a complete online web browsing and authoring environment and comes equipped with a WYSIWYG style of interface, similar to that of the most popular commercial browsers. With such an interface, users do not need to know the HTML or CSS languages.

NVU (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap.
Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML. NVU Forum

Quanta Plus:
Quanta Plus is a web development tool for the K Desktop Environment.
Quanta is designed for quick web development and is rapidly becoming a mature editor with a number of great features and lies at the heart of the KDE Web Dev suite of tools.

Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers.
Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

OpenOffice Webwriter:
OOWeb is a WYSIWYG web site design tool, part of the OpenOffice suite. It has features very similar to that of Microsoft's FrontPage.

Mozilla/Seamonkey Composer:
Mozilla's HTML editor keeps getting better with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and delete of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers. For all your simple documents and website projects, Composer is all you need.

SciTE is a GUI-based single-document editor which uses the Scintilla editor component. It rapidly styles most common programming languages with good control over how syntactic elements are displayed, and features folding for C++, C, Java, JavaScript, and Python. Styling of HTML also styles embedded scripts written in VBScript, Javascript, or Python.

SCREEM is a web development environment. It's purpose is to increase productivity when constructing a site, by providing quick access to commonly used features. While it is written for use with the GNOME desktop environment in mind it does not specifically require you to be running it, just have the libraries installed.

NVU is probably the easiest to use if you want a WYSIWYG web site design tool, with Bluefish or Quanta Plus having the most options. There are many other option available as well, like simply using a text editor of your choice. A lot of people use vim or emacs as well.

Do a search in Google linux for html editors, there are even commercial programs.

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Old 09-17-2006, 10:19 AM   #8
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Dreamweaver works fine in Crossover which is based on WINE. Coldfusion development is also possible in Linux (search on google for "Linux+Coldfusion"). Quanta has a good CSS editor, but I am not sure if quanta as a whole is good for you if you are looking for a WYSIWYG editor. I am sure there are Flash editors for Linux, but I never use Falsh on my websites so can't help you there.

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Old 09-18-2006, 06:19 PM   #9
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A simple giiude to using Nvu

In a back issue of TUX magazine (Issue 14 - June 2006 - TUX is aimed at Linux Newbies and available as PDF format - easily located from any search engine - look for "TUX Magazine"), I found a write up on Nvu by Daniel Bartholomew, where here takes you through making a simple website in Nvu. Looks easy.

He also mentions it will support CSS as well as Frames.

Redazz - no problems with killing the other thread - this one has gone the way I wanted the other one to anyway - thanks.

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Old 09-18-2006, 08:55 PM   #10
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I do a lot of web work and with Windows I used Dreamweaver. But after I changed over to Linux I use Nvu, takes a little practice but will do all I need to do. I 've always heard Coldfusion was "bad news" for general Internet use, maybe okay for a intranet but not for the Web.

Plus ! Nvu is free !!! How much does the latest Dreamweaver cost now ?

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