[Dclug] Re: [Ma-linux] Web Page Editors
angelo at freeshell.org
Wed Feb 21 15:46:01 EST 2007
Chuck Divine wrote:
> Anyone out there have experience with WYSIWYG editors? I currently have
> Mozilla 1.7.13 on my system. It came with Suse Linux 10.0. It doesn't
> do what I want it to do, since I use both server side includes and style
> sheets. I must admit, though, I haven't studied it too extensively
> since I can code HTML without such an editor.
> I'm asking because I am the webmaster for the Baltimore section of the
> AIAA (http://www.aiaa-baltimore.org/ ). Some people who do not know
> HTML have raised the question being able to add webpages if I am
> unavailable for some reason. While I can create a few Perl scripts that
> will help out in some ways, it struck me that if there was a really good
> open source, free editor out there -- at least for simple stuff -- that
> might help my associates.
> What thoughts do people on these lists have?
> Thanks for any pointers.
I've looked into and tested out a lot of these.
There really isn't anything great (and by great I mean equivalent to
Dreamweaver). The best WYSIWG is probably NVU. Bluefish and Quanta are
not WYSIWYG. NVU is really just Mozilla composer (generates the same
style code and everything!) with a few bonus features like ftp
capabilities to try to mimic Dreamweaver. NVU had a lot of promise as a
Dreamweaver "clone" in the beginning, but it didn't really go far
enough. I even went as far as to submit "bugs" to one of their
developers on how NVU could be changed to make it more flexible, but I
don't think they ever did it.
My advice is, if you need WYSIWYG, you can use NVU (but it will act like
composer anyway). Otherwise, for now just go with Bluefish (or if you
use KDE, Quanta).
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