|Guide to HTML Editors and Web-authoring Packages.|
WYSIWYG pronounced Whissy Wig. This stands for What You See Is What You Get
This means that you are working with a representation of the finished page as it should appear in a browser. Browser tend to render Web Pages slightly differently so finished web pages you create should be checked in different browsers.
I say representation because additional information is often included on the WYSIWYG screen such as coloured dotted lines for tables without a border. Div tag outlines
You will soon learn that each browser displays a lot of the code slightly differently. Some browsers will not recognise code that is specific for another browser. Because of this your page may work in one browser and be a total mess in another. The most popular browser is IE versions
Before choosing an editor you may like to consider the future and answer the following.
Dreamweaver is the best Web Site Editor & authoring tool available
You can purchase Dreamweaver as a Stand alone program or included in a choice of 3 different Suites of programs
Also usually massive discounts are available for Students, proof of student status is required.
A free web WYSIWYG Editor.
Download from Kompozer.
We will be writing hints on using Kompozer throuout the HTML & CSS Tutorials
Simple Text Editor. Included with Microsoft Windows
Note tab Lite
Good award winning Text Editor with HTML tag insertion. The lite version is Free
Extracted from there site: The ultimate free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a tabbed interface. Search files, strip HTML tags and format text quickly
A great HTML editor for Windows
Try or purchase the latest version or obtain a free download of an earlier version from:
Front Page is available as an individual program or as part of the Microsoft Office premium package. Microsoft Office premium is also available with a student licence discount
The code produced by FrontPage is not standard and not all hosting services are able to host these pages. If you use FrontPage then ensure your host allows FrontPage extensions
This program is NOT recommended for students studying course T183
Microsoft Word can also save documents as a web page. Unfortunately the code produced is very verbose and would probably confuse you. For this reason I can not recommended this program for producing Web pages. Can also cause problems for students on course T183 Some of the better Web authoring packages such as Dreamweaver 'Clean up Word HTML' facilities.
Highly praised FREE HTML editor
Ensure you read & follow the instalation steps which are more involved than usual.
Very good reports on this
Has a good preview mode. Pick the browser to preview in.
Namo Web Editor
The Namo Web Editor has appeared on several magazine cover disks. The Editor has a WYSIWYG interface, allowing you to see each web page as you build it, making it easy to create web pages. Just type in text as you would like it to appear, and use the built in tools to improve the appearance with graphics and design features.
FREE, lots of facilities. Highly recommended
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