Website Editors

Website Editors

Website Editors

So now we need a website editor to whip that template into shape and get it ready to be unveiled for the world to see. See those nice people in that image? They arn’t going to do it for you! Seriously now. There are several editors to choose from and depending on your budget you’ll have to decide whats best for you. In the old days of website building we had notepad, all of these website editors certainly make things a lot less stressful. Being able to see your edits as you make them, makes the entire experience more pleasurable.

There are excellent editors to choose from, here is a review of some FREE editors. These are open source projects and are subject to use under the GNU General Public License.

    • OPEN BEXI HTML Builder
      HTML Builder is a WYSIWYG HTML WEB editor which allows you to create Web pages, generate HTML code without any HTML knowledges. Powerful text (Fck), table, form, media, nodes/edges editors let you create, update, resize and remove HTML components. See their homepage
    • Cobalt Web Builder
      Cobalt Web Builder is ANOTHER WAY of authoring HTML documents than WYSIWYG editors or simple text editors. The software uses TEMPLATE and SUBSTITUTION, which helps editing web document EASY and QUICK, especially when using CSS and JAVASCRIPT. See their homepage
    • Crimson Editor
      While it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for programming languages such as HTML, C/C++, Perl and Java.
    • HTML-based CSS Editor
      HtmlCssEditor can enrich a web-based html editors by adding possibility to create css elements using a GUI. The editor contains an easy to use javascript API that allows easy integration with the html editor. See their homepage
    • Google Page Editor
      Google Page Creator is a free online tool that is easy for anyone to use to create attractive web pages without having a lot of html knowledge or using complex software. Edit your pages in your browser window, what you see is what you get. The pages you do will remain live on google. All you need is a google email addy (gmail) account.
    • Notepad:
      To start an html document using notepad: right click on your desktop or in a named directory and click “new” “Text Document ” “rename” “index.html”. There easy enough, then right click and “open” “with” “notepad”. Whatever system you use to edit your site is entirely up to you.

There are more editors such as Microsoft Front Page, Adobe (Macromedia) DreamWeaver. Both are excellent html editors however these can be costly. You’ll have to decide whats best for you. Alright, so Whats Next?

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