what do you use to create web pages?

mildmay1March 2, 2002

I just registered a domain name and got a year's worth of webhosting too, a 25 meg site. I presently have a car club webpage with Geocities, and learned to use their advanced editor where you write the code yourself. So I do have a fair bit of experience there but have never actually created a website from scratch. So I have a nice learning curve coming up!

What program can someone recommend that's not for a complete newbie but still user friendly? A friend of mine used Cute HTML so I have downloaded it today, so I haven't got in a lot of time with it yet.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Dont care what anyone says but you cant beat Front Page 2000-2002 for being easy to use. You can change the coding in the html view to anything you want. I even made a java script page that blue screens my puter with FP. Dont try this at home folks as i had to reinstall FP to get it working again.


    Bookmark   March 3, 2002 at 5:02AM
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If you have Netscape on you pc you might try Netscape Composer. That is what I learned on and it took me about 5 minutes to learn. If you can use a word processor, you can use the Composer.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2002 at 11:58AM
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I dont have Netscape, is it possible to get just the composer part? I dont need two browsers!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2002 at 1:50PM
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If you go to this site and click on the HTML : DHTML : JAVA link you will find a link to FrontPage Express which is a free download.



    Bookmark   March 3, 2002 at 3:00PM
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Composer comes with the browser. If you are making webpages it is a good idea to have 2 browsers so you can see how your page is viewed on both. I only use IE here at home, but have Netscape on my pc just for that reason.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2002 at 3:01PM
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I use Visual InterDev.


    Bookmark   March 11, 2002 at 10:00PM
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Pooh Bear

I use SoThink HTML editor. It has a built in browser so you can make changes and then see what they really look like. It has a fully functional free version. The only limitation to the free version is that you can only have one page open at a time. I can only work on one page at a time anyway so no problem. I love it.
I make all my pages with it.
There is a link to it on my site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Essential Downloads

    Bookmark   March 12, 2002 at 9:56PM
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Does anyone else on here use Microsoft Publisher?
I found it really easy! Made the webpages - Publisher automatically changes them to HTML and ftp to my webspace.
Has anyone else used this?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2002 at 11:48PM
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I guess, I just do it the "old fashioned" way..
Notepad and raw coding...
It's as simple as it gets....for me anyway.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2002 at 5:49PM
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I also code the old way... Notepad!

I actually use Homesite at work. I still only use the editor mode, but it colors the code and makes it a bit easier to read (and catch unclosed tags)


    Bookmark   April 1, 2002 at 10:00AM
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I want to put floating graphics on my web page.How do you get them?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 4:00AM
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Used to use notepad here but I have found webbuilder 2006 to be a great programmers tool simply for its ability to show me instantly through my local dev sever the product I am making, whether that be xhtml or server side scripting. It also is great for having line numbers and color codes in the code which makes tracking down errors a breeze. It has full CSS/CSS2 support as well, with full tracking of requireds, includes, classes, fucntions, and variables.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 12:43PM
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Homesite. It sucks. I really need something better.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2007 at 7:02PM
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Note: this topic was started in 2002! It is old!

The editors are as good as the person using them. You have to know what you're doing and you have to know how to use the software. If you don't, then your site will not look the way you want nor will it function the way you want.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 11:49AM
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my sister wanted a good free point and click web page creation tool.

I recommended to her to use NVU Web Authoring System.

it is available for windows, linux, and mac .. oh and its FREE.

very nice for the web authoring novice who doesnt have time to learn raw html coding practices


    Bookmark   June 10, 2007 at 8:05AM
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