# Web Editors

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What are good web editors to use? Or should I just use Frontpage? What can

Once built, how and where do you upload it to? How do you get your own
domain ?

Thank you.

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## Re: Web Editors

says...

Best for money editor has to be topstyle.  Best free one has to be HTML-
Kit  (YMMV)

Depends on if you want to pay for it or not.  Search google for Web
hosts and you will be rewarded with thousands of hosts.
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## Re: Web Editors

So basically HTML - Kit  (YMMV) is the best free one. And is better than
Frontpage...Thanks.

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## Re: Web Editors

Nowhere wrote:

Heh, well, yes and no :)

Firstly: "YMMV" means "Your Milage May Vary" which is Internet talk for
"it's down to personal opinion".

Microsoft Frontpage, in all honesty, is "ok". It has 3 main problems:

1) It is designed for Internet Explorer. Most people on the WWWeb use
Microsoft Internet Explorer, something like 80% or 90%. However, that's
out of about 500,000,000 (5 hundred million) people. Internet Explorer
is a web browser. Have you heard of Netscape Navigator? Opera? Mozilla
Firebird/FireFox? These are like Internet explorer, in that they are
programs designed to view websites.

There is a "standard" for designing websites. Sites are made in a
language called HTML. Imagine the English Language. Originally, only
English people spoke it. Now, Americans, Australians, New Zealanders,
Canadians etc all speak it, but all very differently. 99% of it is the
same but the Americans say "trash" whilst the English say "Rubbish".
Australians say "Dexters" and the English say "Felt Tip Pens". The
English say "Filofax" whilst the New Zealanders say "Personal
Organiser". HTML and web browsers are the same. There's one base
language called "HTML 4.01". Internet explorer uses this 99% of the
time, but deviates from it every so often with it's own versions of
tags. Netscape Navigator deviates a bit with it's own unique bits and
bobs. For example, the "<blink>" tag can be used in NS whilst IE won't
recognise it etc. FireFox and Opera conform to the HTML standard pretty
much 99.9999999% if not 100%.

Frontpage, designed by Microsoft, puts in tags and coding that will ONLY
work on Internet Explorer. Soemtimes a page rendered in Frontpage wont
even work on Netscape or Firefox.

So whilst Frontpage will make a page that 90% of the web users can see,
that means out of the 500,000,000 people on web, 50,000,000 (50 million)
people might not be able to see it.

2) It creates pages for "Microsoft Only" servers. HEard of Windows?
Heard of Linux? The two things do the same thing - they run a computer,
but they do it in different ways. Some web hosters use the microsoft web
server called "Internet Information Services" (IIS). Some use Apache.
For Linux, Apache is used quite a bit. Apple Macintosh servers also have
their own thing...

The advanved Frontpage features such as the "search" coding will ONLY
work on a server specifically designed for Frontpage, such as IIS.
Apache can't make these features work. So if you pick a web host who
uses Apache or something simlar, and that's probably about 30-50% of
them, then your page and time is all wasted.

3) It "decides" for you. You use FP like you do Microsoft Word - you
type your stuff, highlight it, make it bold etc - but FP decides how it
does this, not you. However, all editors have this problem.

The best way to make a site is to learn HTML yourself. Failing that, get
something like Dreamweaver, or at least a program that will create 100%
(or as close as) HTML 4.01 coding - anything geared towards individual
browsers will be useless to upto 50 million people.

I personally use Notepad since it lets me controll my code completely,
not adding things I don't want, and at the end of the day, if the site
doesn't work I can work out why.

I hope this helps you :)

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## Re: Web Editors

On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 22:06:14 +0100, Weyoun the Dancing Borg

Yep. Our site is hosted on Apache, and we have the option of FrontPage
extensions. Not that I'd ever use them, but it certainly is possible.

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Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au

## Re: Web Editors

No, it doesn't "use" them, but it can certainly offer them to those
that do need to use them.

However FPSE are downright evil and a good way to create big problems
for yourself (Google for my past rants).

Oh, and BTW:

1).  You are clearly being an ass in this thread, particularly when it
comes to sampling theory across an inhomogeneous demographic.

2).  You have an enormous and silly ASCII-art .sig

3).  I have no idea of any parental elderberry fragrancing issues you
may have, but I have my suspicions.

## Re: Web Editors

Andy Dingley wrote:

eh?

I said about 80-90% of web viewers use internet explorer. Is this incorrect?

I said out of 500 million people on the net, if you design a site that
will only work in IE, then you are excluding at least 50 million people
from viewing the site correctly. Is this incorrect?

I said that the people in alt.html are not "typical" net users in that
most of us are professionals who know better than to use IE as a default
web browser, and using alt.html statistics for web-surfing preferences
is not a correct way to factor in browser statistics. Is this incorrect?

Well I guess I better dig a nuclear bunker because my sig has caused the
end of the world.

I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

## Re: Web Editors

Weyoun the Dancing Borg wrote:

If you choose the HTML-kit than the discussion was already over.

Gerard Schaefers

## Re: Web Editors

Sjeef wrote:

apparently...

exactly - choose a HTML editor that does not spew out code specifically
designed for only 1 browser.