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Posted: 2/13/2006 3:51:14 AM EDT
I want to build an intro page for my forum. I'm HTML dumb. Anyone got any tips on a free HTML editor? I've got FrontPage 98 lying around here somewhere, but I don't want to use that unless necessary since it is so old.
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Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:54:01 AM EDT
I like Edit Plus.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:54:23 AM EDT
notepad
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:55:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
This one isnt to bad



+1. the guy who wrote it (or one of the guys who wrote it) is a member of glocktalk.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Outsider_10fp:
notepad



vim has syntax hgihlighting
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:11:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
This one isnt to bad



Thanks, I'll give it a try.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:16:34 AM EDT
I guess what I really wanted was something like FrontPage but free. Where I don't have to know HTML, just a page builder type of thing.

Coffee Cup is nice, but it is beyond my skills.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:30:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I like Edit Plus.



I say give Edit Plus a try.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:38:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
Where I don't have to know HTML, ..................



Youre kidding, right?
did you ask the guy at the gunshop.." I wanna gun ,but I do not want to know how to break it down and clean it NOR do I care on how to reload the mags."

reminds me of my mother... "I just spent 1500 dollars on a computer, I shouldn't have to read the manual in order to operate it....."

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:50:53 AM EDT
Go to htmlgoodies.com and learn how to do it yourself. It's really easy. If you can master board code, you can master html. I'm serious. You'll spend just as much time, if not more, learning how to use an editor as you would learning how to write the code yourself.

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:00:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:07:27 AM EDT
Dreamweaver 8.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:28:09 AM EDT
Netscape Composer is decent for a noob.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:34:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
Netscape Composer is decent for a noob.



+1


If you want to write the html directly, I recommend HTML Kit
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:48:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Samstead:

Originally Posted By CS223:
Netscape Composer is decent for a noob.



+1


If you want to write the html directly, I recommend HTML Kit



+2
Composer is really easy to use, and you can look at it as a learning tool. You can just build the page like you would normally see it and then look at the html behind it if you care, or need to modify something directly that composer won't do.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:49:55 AM EDT
tag

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:32:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 6:33:19 AM EDT by ASNixon]
Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone here had any experience with building sites using style sheets? I understand this can be done and using tables and such are no longer necessary. Is this the case and if so can you point to a really good site that has understandable instructions on how to do this? I have an application called geeklog I need to modify.

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:35:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ASNixon:
Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone here had any experience with building sites using style sheets? I understand this can be done and using tables and such are no longer necessary. Is this the case and if so can you point to a really good site that has understandable instructions on how to do this? I have an application called geeklog I need to modify.



webmonkey
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:38:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ASNixon:
Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone here had any experience with building sites using style sheets? I understand this can be done and using tables and such are no longer necessary. Is this the case and if so can you point to a really good site that has understandable instructions on how to do this? I have an application called geeklog I need to modify.



I have a ton of experiance.

Now - making a totally tableless layout has some limitations right now - but this one page has a lot of great information - its the Box Tutorial

www.thenoodleincident.com/tutorials/box_lesson/boxes.html

Eric Meyer is a CSS guru. Check out his two books. Here is some info on his site:
www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/

And this is a GREAT website for designers:
alistapart.com/

Specifically the CSS section: alistapart.com/topics/code/css/

Back to the original poster - notepad is free and fun for all. But if you know NO HTML at all, get Dreamweaver. It will make the cleanest code for a noob that you can get. I hear you can download it for FREE from macromedia.com, and then find a serial number on the web.

As much as I cringe when I hear amatures DIY their own web stuff - good luck to you!

ps - webmonkey is ok for beginners - but they are lacking on the more advanced CSS stuff.

pss - Robot 44 - for all your web/design needs - www.robot44.com

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:41:10 AM EDT
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[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 9:02:32 AM EDT by ASNixon]

Originally Posted By Mister44:

Originally Posted By ASNixon:
Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone here had any experience with building sites using style sheets? I understand this can be done and using tables and such are no longer necessary. Is this the case and if so can you point to a really good site that has understandable instructions on how to do this? I have an application called geeklog I need to modify.



I have a ton of experiance.

Now - making a totally tableless layout has some limitations right now - but this one page has a lot of great information - its the Box Tutorial

www.thenoodleincident.com/tutorials/box_lesson/boxes.html

Eric Meyer is a CSS guru. Check out his two books. Here is some info on his site:
www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/

And this is a GREAT website for designers:
alistapart.com/

Specifically the CSS section: alistapart.com/topics/code/css/

Back to the original poster - notepad is free and fun for all. But if you know NO HTML at all, get Dreamweaver. It will make the cleanest code for a noob that you can get. I hear you can download it for FREE from macromedia.com, and then find a serial number on the web.

As much as I cringe when I hear amatures DIY their own web stuff - good luck to you!

ps - webmonkey is ok for beginners - but they are lacking on the more advanced CSS stuff.

pss - Robot 44 - for all your web/design needs - www.robot44.com





Thanks for the info. New to CSS, not to web site creation or design - just haven't done it in a VERY long while. So cringe away! I'm sure you were born a master web designer, right? Us poor unlucky shmoes have to learn this stuff somehow. BTW, thanks for the plug site...

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:15:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ASNixon:
Thanks for the info. New to CSS, not to web site creation or design - just haven't done it in a VERY long while. So cringe away! I'm sure you were born a master web designer, right? Us poor unlucky shmoes have to learn this stuff somehow. BTW, thanks for the plug site...




Actually - I am cringing at the orginal poster - not you. Anyone attempting a table-less design has some HTML experiance.

And I plugged my own site ;o) I figured free advice was worth a link ;o)
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:20:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hydgirl:
Go to htmlgoodies.com and learn how to do it yourself. It's really easy. If you can master board code, you can master html. I'm serious. You'll spend just as much time, if not more, learning how to use an editor as you would learning how to write the code yourself.




+1

This is what I used to get started using html about 5 years ago.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:21:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:02:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mister44:

Actually - I am cringing at the orginal poster - not you. Anyone attempting a table-less design has some HTML experiance.

And I plugged my own site ;o) I figured free advice was worth a link ;o)




You are most correct Mister44-san - free advise was worth a plug.

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:03:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
If you want to see some amazing things that can be done with just CSS, check out www.csszengarden.com/.

FrontPage makes crap HTML. Learn to do it the real way using a text editor. But not NotePad.



That was an excellent site - will help out tremendously.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:10:27 AM EDT
Real men use Notepad and do it all by hand.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:26:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
Real men use Notepad and do it all by hand.



Computer studs use edlin.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 8:40:12 AM EDT
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