I am curious as to what software do others on here use to create their HTML files. I had thought of using MS Word of OpenOffice so that I could easily switch between HTML files and .doc files because eventually I might put some of my work in hardcopy via POD. However, I have noticed that a LOT of extra mumbled coding is added to HTML when files are created with Word or if you copy and paste text from Word to a program like FrontPage.
Of course, there is Dreamweaver, however, I do not need such a robust and feature-rich program. So far I am looking at NVU but I don't like the way it handles font changes.
Personally I use Dreamweaver 4 a lot. I hand code most of my stuff and the newer versions keep screwing around with the CSS content. Another editor I use is UltraEdit ($49) It's not bad for quick revisions but I find the screen very cluttered.
If your budget is tight you could look at the FREE CoffeeCup HTML editor. It's really quite good and has a "WYSIWYG" editor and a lot of wizards. It even handles Click and Drag construction.
I had recently downloaded and installed CoffeeCup HTML editor. Unfortunlatey it's not a visual editor. In the free version you can only edit the source coding and not use the WYSYWYG editor. When I go to click on the Visual Editor tab I get the error stating that it's only available in the full cersion and it gives me the option to download a free trial.
I remember Sausage Software used to have a free one called HotDog. It was pretty cool. However, as with most free things, it came to and end and all they have now is a paid version.
I just started using Trellian WebPage. It's nothing fancy. I've used Dreamweaver before (really nice) however my current status doesn't warrant me paying $400. Whenever I any PHP I use Notepad++. One turnoff on Dreamweaver was that it started acting coocoo.
I guess for now I will stick to Trellian. I don't need anything fancy. I just need something to be able to quickly type and format my thoughts.
I used to be a realy big fan of 1stPage by Evrsoft. After awaiting about six years for a new version it was a complete disappointment. Firstly is they started charging for it and I didn't see any improvements to warrant it.
The program would take forever to load up and had a frequency to lock up in the middle of working on coding. I remember people on the Evrsoft forums saying how wonderful it was and they would be willing to pay for the new version when it came out. Well, once it came out and it was so buggy the attitude changed quickly.
Thanks for the suggestion. I had already downloaded PageBreeze prior to your post. For now I guess I will use Trellian WebPage. Hopefully one day if my ebooks sell well enough I will be able to afford Dreamweaver.
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