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    Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    Hi

    Does anyone know of a really good HTML Editor for Ubuntu.

    I started off my website (www.kirkcaldybands.com) on Dreamweaver on a mac, which I regret spending money on as it was expensive and too full featured for what I wanted.

    I tried Kompozer for a bit, but it was not stable on 9.04 (I know there is a known issue).

    I just downloaded Bluefish today, it looks very full featured, but is it WYSIWYG?

    I've just defaulted back to Seamonkey. Id does the job but is really old.

    I learned some HTML scripting once, but decided life was too short, so really need WYSWYG.

    I'm not good at compiling, etc, so would prefer something that's in the repositories or at least has a .deb installer.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Seems there is a bit of a gap in the available software.

    cheers

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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    There was a thread about this not to long ago, it was suggested the best editor was Dreamweaver 8 running in wine.

    Thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1376031
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    There is no such thing as a good WYSIWYG HTML editor for ANY platform, they all produce horrible HTML/CSS. Just learn HTML, it is NOT difficult, you can easily learn the basics of HTML and CSS in just a day or two.
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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by hessiess View Post
    There is no such thing as a good WYSIWYG HTML editor for ANY platform, they all produce horrible HTML/CSS. Just learn HTML, it is NOT difficult.
    I'm really inclined to go with this and then suggest Aptana Studio as your development suite. If you're serious about making web pages/sites you WILL eventually have to learn HTML anyway, so you might as well get it over with sooner rather than later.

    If you absolutely must have WYSIWYG though, grab Kompozer off their website (last I checked you can get straight binaries from there, just download and open) -- otherwise yeah, go with DreamWeaver via Wine.
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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    If you wanna make a really nice web site, do it in vim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Belka View Post
    If you wanna make a really nice web site, do it in vim
    Vim is a very good text editor, but has nothing to do with website quality. ``The artist paints the masterpiece, not the brushes''
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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by tomreid View Post
    Hi

    Does anyone know of a really good HTML Editor for Ubuntu.

    I started off my website (www.kirkcaldybands.com) on Dreamweaver on a mac, which I regret spending money on as it was expensive and too full featured for what I wanted.

    I tried Kompozer for a bit, but it was not stable on 9.04 (I know there is a known issue).

    I just downloaded Bluefish today, it looks very full featured, but is it WYSIWYG?

    I've just defaulted back to Seamonkey. Id does the job but is really old.

    I learned some HTML scripting once, but decided life was too short, so really need WYSWYG.

    I'm not good at compiling, etc, so would prefer something that's in the repositories or at least has a .deb installer.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Seems there is a bit of a gap in the available software.

    cheers
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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by hessiess View Post
    There is no such thing as a good WYSIWYG HTML editor for ANY platform, they all produce horrible HTML/CSS. Just learn HTML, it is NOT difficult, you can easily learn the basics of HTML and CSS in just a day or two.
    +1

    If you don't want to spend the time with HTML, CSS and PHP, why don't you install a CMS platform like Joomla or Wordpress?

    I'm not criticizing, but with Joomla you could have a professional looking site in a couple of hours. There are hundreds of free templates, but also some template clubs, from where you can get really beautiful stuff for a small fee. Then you can spend the time you would need to create the html code into customizing your template.

    I have been using Joomla for years, both personally and professionally. It is a very powerful CMS, with lots of extensions to install. Recently I switched my personal sites to Wordpress and I'm loving it, since it requires less effort to administer and has really nice plugins.

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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    WYSIWYG is really a way to deceive the user into thinking that they don't need to know the code when in reality they do. If you really want to create a web site, you need to know the code.

    However, I do honestly believe that WYSIWYG is time-saving. It really allows the user to write HTML in a much faster time than HTML and CSS by themselves.

    I know, because my mother is a Web designer in training. She is taking an online class through IADT, and has designed a series of class sites. Her name is Wanda Strawn, if you don't know.

    As far as the best WYSIWYG editor for Linux, I would say Dreamweaver in Wine, only because my mother is used to DW. However, I am thinking of trying Kompozer and seeing how it works.

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    Re: Really Good WYSISWG HTML Editor for Ubuntu

    I agree with what the others say about learning HTML as it really helps even if you use a WYSIWYG editor. Have a try using Kompozer. It's better than Seamonkey but it will never be Dreamweaver. I suggest you download and compile it from the www.kompozer.net website as the package in the repository is a bit old and doesn't run properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomreid View Post
    Hi

    Does anyone know of a really good HTML Editor for Ubuntu.

    I started off my website (www.kirkcaldybands.com) on Dreamweaver on a mac, which I regret spending money on as it was expensive and too full featured for what I wanted.

    I tried Kompozer for a bit, but it was not stable on 9.04 (I know there is a known issue).

    I just downloaded Bluefish today, it looks very full featured, but is it WYSIWYG?

    I've just defaulted back to Seamonkey. Id does the job but is really old.

    I learned some HTML scripting once, but decided life was too short, so really need WYSWYG.

    I'm not good at compiling, etc, so would prefer something that's in the repositories or at least has a .deb installer.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Seems there is a bit of a gap in the available software.

    cheers

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