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Mick8882003
January 2nd, 2009, 01:14 PM
As title, I am not a html code man, so I would prefer something that is graphic.

Thanks Mick

ken22
January 2nd, 2009, 01:16 PM
You can make webpages using OpenOffice by saving your docs as html, but I'd advise you to just learn html, as it's quite trivial.

Learn here (http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/default.asp)

ken22
January 2nd, 2009, 01:17 PM
Generally speaking, you're best to write the code yourself.

Generated html tends to be ugly and difficult to maintain

kellemes
January 2nd, 2009, 01:18 PM
KompoZer (http://kompozer.net/) seems to be popular.

Amazona aestiva
January 2nd, 2009, 01:22 PM
There are quite a few in the repositories: Quanta Plus(KDE), Screem, Bluefish

my_key
January 2nd, 2009, 01:23 PM
This might help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_HTML_editors

I've only seen nvu in action, it looks OK. I write html in vim.

ken22
January 2nd, 2009, 01:30 PM
emacs works fine for me.

binbash
January 2nd, 2009, 01:33 PM
kompozer is cool

ken22
January 2nd, 2009, 01:37 PM
As title, I am not a html code man, so I would prefer something that is graphic.

Thanks Mick

To clarify, are you looking for something Dreamweaverish? or are you looking for a good editor?

timcredible
January 2nd, 2009, 03:02 PM
if you're building a website, joomla and drupal are fantastic! if you're just doing a page for another website, then kompozer is probably the best.

loobyloo
January 2nd, 2009, 04:49 PM
Have you tried Seamonkey Composer? That's a WYSIWYG web page generator. However, I can't agree more with the poeple suggesting you learn a bit of html. It really is far better in the long run.

However...if like me the chances of you sitting down with a book and going through all the exercises is approximately zero, you could try downloading a webpage template from say
http://www.createitsimple.com/freetemplates/
(that's obviously only one of thousands of pages of them) and then just start experimenting with it in a text editor and seeing what happens when you start fiddling about with the code.

For writing html I use EditPlus which you can work under Wine. Bluefish is good but it's got zero documentation with it so there's a lot of guesswork to find out how it works, and more importantly, it's a pain that it doesn't have an inbuilt ftp client. EditPlus does so you can write your page, preview it in a browser, then if you like it, tap-tap and it's published to the world.

http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
http://www.editplus.com/

jeffc313
January 2nd, 2009, 04:57 PM
i've used kompozer in a pinch. it works pretty well

Joshuwa
January 2nd, 2009, 05:07 PM
if you're building a website, joomla and drupal are fantastic! if you're just doing a page for another website, then kompozer is probably the best.
I totally agree with Drupal being amazing. But I think we should make the differentiation that Drupal and Joomla are content management systems (i.e. full-blown web applications, coded in php, to manage saving/editing/displaying content on a database-driven site).

If I take this correctly, I think the OP is looking for software to create and write a web page, rather than manage it within a database.

In that case, I would make strong recommendations for any of the nice GUI editors out there (Bluefish, Screem, Komodo Edit (my fav), etc.

If you're not proficient in HTML, it would be good to brush up and do some tutorials.

Some sites that may be useful:
http://www.w3schools.com/
http://alistapart.com/

I'm making the assumption the OP is a beginner and just wants to make a webpage. Depending on your needs, a pre-made setup with templates, such as BlogSpot, might be another option to consider.

donkyhotay
January 2nd, 2009, 05:40 PM
For a *simple* WYSIWYG I recommend amaya, however if I want to do anything more advanced then pictures & text I use quanta plus which is more of an HTML editor.

bryanl
January 2nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
If you are familiar with OOo and using it for your office suite, it is a very good starting point for creating web pages.

The Nvu now Komposer is an update to the Netscape composer and makes a good dedicated web page creater, especially for the newbie.

Past that and you start to get into the serious stuff. This is for those who are putting daily time into the effort and learning all about HTML, CSS, javascript, and on and on and on.