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looking 4 a wysiwyg html editor

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does anyone here have any strong opinions about a graphical HTML editor? I'm looking for something that is easy to use, and free :)

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i'd reccomend bluefish or quanta for that.... but u know theres always vi and nedit :)

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If your looking for a WYSIWYG editor AFAIK you wont be finding one, the only tools for web development ive ever seen you had to hand roll the code yourself, or cut and paste it ;) And the best tool ive come across for html editing is vim, but since you probably dont want to spend the time to learn it(very easy btw) i would go with quanta, I haven't tried bluefish in a while but when I did I just didn't like it. I really liked quanta's built in DOC's too. Again vim rules :)

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"ed" all the way playa :D - j/k

"kwrite" is what I use, that or "kate" or "gedit".. You really dont need much for html as long as you can open a browser window and admire your work as you tweak it... thats what I do, text editer and browser window.

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Quanta has its own preview feature and it renders pretty well. Bluefish uses Mozilla to render previews, so it's not very lightweight.

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gecko (rendering engine of mozilla)is not light at all, lol so I wouldnt be surprised at that - I know dreamweaver has that same option, but I like to look at a full page of code, and for me its easyer to just switch by the tab bar.. I have never used bluefish or quanta, seems wrong to me to use something so big for something that never gets any bigger then 20k of hand coded goodness.

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It's been a while since I've used anything but Dreamweaver, but Netscape and Mozilla should have a WSYWIG HTML editor, I think they call it Composer or soemthing like that. Not too advanced, and I don't think they support frames, but you can't beat the price.

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Yes they both have a composer plugin/editer.. but its kinda blouted IMHO.

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The Mozilla Editor isn't half bad. If you just want a quick simple page the old netscape 4 one was pretty nice. I used to use that. Another handy thing for the design challenged (or just plain lazy like myself) is http://oswd.org/ open source web design. You can browse through, pick a design you like and then download the code and edit it to suit your needs.

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thanks yall... i'm using mozilla composer for right now. I will hand-roll my webpages in the future, i was just looking for a lazy way to throw up a placeholder. :wub:

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