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Old 08-15-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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I am in the early stages of looking into converting to a Linux operating system (probably SUSE). At first I will need to continue to use XP compatible software (via WINE).

Have looked for Linux software for handling my websites and not found anything. Currently use Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Can anyone please recommend Linux alternatives that I could look at?

Are there any applications like Gimp that work on both systems? Then I could become familiar before changing O/S.

Thank you.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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if dreamweaver works with wine (never tried, but i heard it works quite flawlessly, also check the winehq app database, to be sure), why not stick to it? It runs on Linux then, so no biggy.
As for alternatives, it depends on what functionality of DW you are using.
If you use it to make dynamic sites (php), with database connections visually done, then there is no such alternative available (wysiwyg development in that field)
If you only make static sites (with some javascripts etc.. but no db connectivity), then you have some options.

check this site:
http://www.osalt.com/dreamweaver
 
Old 08-15-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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what about using bluefish or netbeans or something like that??i think both of these help in php programming.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Kompozer for html
Bluefish has already been mentioned
PHPBB for a forum
GNULAMP, webpage builder. [I think it costs though]
NVU,, again it costs.

There are several tools available that I found by just googling, "build a website with Linux".

edit: If you will use the homepage http://www.google.com/linux all your searches will come up as linux related.
Helps weed out the windows hits significantly.

Last edited by windtalker10; 08-15-2009 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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do you two previous posters, know what DreamWeaver is all about primary? no? it's WYSIWYG SITE DESIGN

-Netbeans does not come any close to it, at all. it's a IDE, not a wysiwyg based editor..
-phpbb is a complete forum package, has nothing to do with designing sites.
-compozer is rather old, and very basic in handling/options (again for wysiwyg).

 
Old 08-15-2009, 02:29 PM   #6
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The closest thing in Linux to DreamWeaver is Nvu, which is available in both Windows and Linux versions. Others to consider are kompozer, quanta-plus, screem, or bluefish. Of these, Nvu and kompozer are wysiwyg, and are available in both Windows and Linux versions, while the others are editors. When I was developing interactive web sites, I used bluefish, quanta-plus, and gedit. They're quite good, once you get used to them.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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Thank you everybody. Very useful
 
Old 08-15-2009, 03:16 PM   #8
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How do I make a formal "thank you"?
 
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take a look here if you need more linux alternatives for windows programs: http://www.linuxalt.com/
 
Old 08-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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The blue thumbs up icon in the lower corner of a posting is another way of saying "Thanks."
 
  


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