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Old 06-11-2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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Web Authoring Tools

I know that many of the people in this Slackware community have there are own web sites and I was wondering what web authoring tools y'all use. For my website and the one I maintain for our school's marching band, I use Seamokey Composer. It makes life a lot simpler for things like formatting text and placing pictures on the page. I would like to be able to add things to our marching band's site like style sheets and online forms. Windoze has a ton of programs that make web authoring a lot easier (ie Dreamweaver). I've tried looking for Linux tools that have some of the same features, but I haven't found one.

Thanks for your suggestions!
Old 06-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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vim + lftp
Old 06-11-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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The native Linux program that comes closest to Dreamweaver (and it is not that close) is Nvu. You can also consider Quanta Plus.
Old 06-11-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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Yea, I use Quanta plus since it came with Slackware. It works great for me, but then again, I'm not doing any professional web development or anything. I would check them both out and see which one you like.

Old 06-11-2006, 01:57 PM   #5
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Nvu is really nice, jEdit is good too if you do some programming. You could always use Dreamweaver MX and run it with Wine.
Old 06-11-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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Bluefish is worth a look too

Old 06-11-2006, 07:12 PM   #7
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I use Seamonkey Composer as well for my little personal site.
(NVU, Mozilla Composer, and Seamonkey Composer are about the same)
I will soon be switching to a proper host and am thinking about
making a more "rich" website. I'm thinking of checking out a content
management system like "Joomla" or the like. Does any one use this
type of thing? Is it good for building a website?
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Wink Trying KompoZer

Thanks for the suggestion. Downloaded KompoZer rather than NVU as it is supposedly a later version
Old 05-27-2009, 10:52 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by auditek747 View Post
I'm thinking of checking out a content
management system like "Joomla" or the like. Does any one use this
type of thing? Is it good for building a website?
In my opinion joomla is terrible crap. And it's way too complicated for just setting up some kind of personal homepage. If I were you I'd take a look at Drupal ( If you're a programmer than there are some very nice python web frameworks like django (available at or webpy. Or what about a wiki engine? There's MoinMoin, one of the best CMS-like systems I've ever seen (and very easy to install and maintain).

just my 2,


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