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Old 09-25-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
Arenba
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Any substitute for Dreamweaver ?


Hi,
Is there any substitute for Macromedia's Dreamweaver, that I can use in Linux ? Something like HogDog Pro will also do. Any suggestions ?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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How about, for Dreamweaver, you use a standard text-editing program? I find that editing the code directly is better than through some other interface because then I can see how something is screwed up if it is, and I can also get rid of wasted space, thus reducing file sizes and loading times.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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r_jensen11, the reason Arenba asked about Dreamweaver is presumably because of their familiarity with the package and their preference for using GUI apps. And I don't blame you, Arenba! When dealing with complex pages, especially ones that rely on graphics, using an editor such as DW can be great! How, for example, would you tell in a plain text editor if you had typed in the name of an image file incorrectly? You'd have to save the file, load up the browser with the file and ... damn! I mis-typed the image filename! With DW... it shows up as a 'no image' box. A lot less hassle!

Anyway, as far as I am aware there are no equivalents to DW. There are many really good web authoring packages (I personally prefer Screem). Bluefish, Quanta, Screem, Mozilla and OpenOffice, to name but a few.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:12 PM   #4
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I don't know about you guys, but when I worked on my webpages, I always had a local copy of the exact same site, then I just uploaded the files I updated. All you have to do is click "Reload" or whatnot for the browser to see how the page looks. I just find those programs like DreamWeaver to be a waste of HD space, as well as resources. But then again, I havn't really tried making anything terribly complicated for a webpage....
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:42 PM   #5
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Dreamweaver

This morning I downloaded BlueFish to do my .html editing. I'm not quite as pleased with it as I was with Dreamweaver (or perhaps just not as familiar yet.) Dreamweaver was really nice, I agree, but that is the price we gotta pay I guess.

Does BlueFish have a graphical side to it like Dreamweaver does? I like to be able to split screen between the graphic & code. This way I can edit the code manually, which is nice, but also see the page in real time. Is this an option that I have missed?

I haven't used the other above mentioned alternatives. BlueFish does look like it has plenty of power to it...
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:44 PM   #6
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Does BlueFish have a graphical side to it like Dreamweaver does? I like to be able to split screen between the graphic & code. This way I can edit the code manually, which is nice, but also see the page in real time. Is this an option that I have missed?
No bluefish doesn't have that option
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:52 PM   #7
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That is a bit of a dissapointment. It does seem really functional but that is something that I still depend on. I'm not *that* good coding yet.

Do you know of an alternative, comparable with BlueFish, that does include that option?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:53 PM   #8
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when I want to edit a web page like that I just use Mozilla and it does a pretty good job
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:12 PM   #9
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news ( and hope to be corrected!) but there is not a *nix equivalent of DreamWeaver. I have scoured the web and have yet to find anything that can compete feature for feature. I use Quanta and it does a good job, but it is not the same. I find myself relying on my DOZE box for my web editing alot more than i would like to. Also, (and once again, i hope to be corrected) there is not a feature packed alternative for flash mx either. I would love to be able to sit on my laptop and make major edits on my sites, but alas, i cannot. I have found that Quanta has made me stronger in my coding though. I just wish I could start my pages in Quanta, but the GUI of dreamweaver is too nice for java and such.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:48 PM   #10
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PICO! Just use Pico!
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:37 AM   #11
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Hi,
Thanks everybody your opinion. I'll check out all the packages you mentioned. Guess I'll have to slog it out until we do get something for Linux.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 08:30 AM   #12
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Bluefish is pretty ok html editor....i recommend you try it

http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/
 
Old 09-26-2003, 10:58 AM   #13
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I had heard that DreamWeaver works with Wine - but I don't have details nor have I tried it.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 10:04 AM   #14
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Just a thought but you could install VmWare 4.0, install Windows OS Guest, and finally install DreamWeaver. Once your guest OS is up just hit I think ctrl-alt-F7 and the guest is all you see.

Have fun
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Old 09-29-2003, 12:03 PM   #15
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To install Dreamweaver MX go to Frank's Corner

I'm installing now.
 
  


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