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Old 10-25-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Apache Server- compatible with WYSIWYGs?

I know this is a pretty silly question, but hey it is the newbie forum, right?
Ok so I know Apache is the most popular server ever...blah blah blah, but are there any WYSIWYG editors for complete novices (eg me) to use to create web pages? My understanding is that the major commercial apps (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, etc) are not compatible. I downloaded NVU but I was frustrated by lack of themes...(hey I did say I was knew to this) I just wanted a simple way to get up and running without having to learn a whole new language.
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I'm sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you mean, but if what you're asking is whether or not HTML pages produced by editors will be served properly by Apache, then the answer is yes. The code in these pages is in no way different from hand-coded pages (except for a lot of useless comments advertising the particular editor and things like that). Cheers,


EDIT - well I guess what you were asking was really for an editor, but whatever, this works too, doesn't it?

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Old 10-26-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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The problem is that alot of WYSISYG editors not produce particularly good HTML, they just produce HTML that displays the way you want it in internet explorer. I inherited a site designed with dreamweaver at work a few months back. The data would come though on any browser, but things like background colors, font colors and such would be wrong in firefox or netscape. I don't know or use WYSIWYG personally, but there is nothing conceptually wrong with them. You should just track down one that produces very compliant HTML, and you'll have no problems putting it on Apache.

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Also, be careful if using apps such as FrontPage which contain their own extensions for producing dymanic content within websites such as hit counters and guestbooks. These will not work under a standard Apache install unless you install the additional FrontPage extensions. Even with the correct extensions installed, they do not always work perfectly.
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Have a look at Bluefish which is fairly easy to use.


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