by Miguel Diaz
Tue 24 Aug 2004 16:09:26
which I am…would there happen to be a semi-decent, standards compliant, web authoring tool out there? Preferrably for free since I tend to be cheap as well as lazy :-)
anders - Tue 24 Aug 2004 17:26:38
recent versions of Dreamweaver "actually do a pretty good job":http://www.webstandards.org/act/campaign/dwtf/mxassessed.html wrt standards.
if you prefer a slightly more hand-coding like approach and are running windows, "Nick Bradbury":http://nick.typepad.com/'s "TopStyle":http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/ is pretty hard to beat. (Nick's the guy who wrote HomeSite, which was one of the only windows apps i actually enjoyed using back when i used windows).
personally, i find that nothing beats a well customized vim or emacs. mac users also tend to like BBEdit for web stuff.
DeepCerulean - Wed 25 Aug 2004 08:41:08
Well, my box at home is OOC for the time being; and until Lotus comes up with a viable solution for Notes on Linux I'm stuck running XP on my work machine (well, they actually HAVE a viable solution: web based Notes access; too bad our CIO won't actually allow us to enable it on our Notes servers for some reason). Anyway, I was also a big fan of HomeSite back in the day...I was really looking for something kind of DreamWeaver-like without the $400 price tag. Realizing that this probably wasn't going to be an option; I started poking around a bit to see what we actually have licenses for. It turns out IBM actually makes a web development tool called "IBM Websphere Homepage Builder":http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/hpbuilder. I didn't do a whole lot of testing; but I installed it, created a few quick pages and ran them through the "validator at W3.org":http://validator.w3.org and they came back compliant. So, it looks like I'm going to run with this until it gives me an issue.
DeepCerulean - Wed 25 Aug 2004 09:19:11
I don't actually have another comment...I'm just fixing the URL in my sig...
Anonymous - Wed 25 Aug 2004 15:56:17
DeepCerulean - Wed 25 Aug 2004 16:42:46
hrm...yes...Notepad was great back in the day...but it requires ME to be standards compliant...I'd rather have software do that work for me...
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