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    which is the best web designing software

    I have a project in which i have to do cloud programming. for that i need a login page through which people can login and synchronized their laptops or computers sitting around the globe.
    Now i dont know anything about how to do that and this is my college project and i m told to do the webpage design in php now in window i can use dreamviewer but is there anything similar to that in linux drom which i can make a webpage without writing codes but instaed create it graphically..


    thanks for the help.....

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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Let me ask, what are you getting credit for here? The actual code, or the end result?

    Drag and drop designers suck. Why? Invalid code, and it looks bad in half of the browsers used.
    Drag n drop also will not code in something so advanced as what you are looking for. A login page, which does what from there? Are they brought to a list of files which they download on their own? Do they download an application which they use to sync files to their computer, such as Dropbox does?

    I highly advise not using drag n drop. Especially if you are getting graded on the code, and usability.
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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    have you checked alternativeto.net?
    http://alternativeto.net/software/ad...platform=linux

    I prefer typing my code myself

    if you know javascript php is very easy to learn just takes a couple google searches "[JS function name] in php"
    i suggest you start with the include function so you don't have to update 10 copies of your header to add a link
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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Quote Originally Posted by corrytonapple View Post
    Let me ask, what are you getting credit for here? The actual code, or the end result?

    Drag and drop designers suck. Why? Invalid code, and it looks bad in half of the browsers used.
    Drag n drop also will not code in something so advanced as what you are looking for. A login page, which does what from there? Are they brought to a list of files which they download on their own? Do they download an application which they use to sync files to their computer, such as Dropbox does?

    I highly advise not using drag n drop. Especially if you are getting graded on the code, and usability.
    +1. I hate drag and drop web designers and those "website builders" that many hosting companies provide. They make the code such a mess. Trying to debug that garbage is a royal pain.

    I did my site in Bluefish but it isn't all that complicated.
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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Nice to see some valid code on your site Charles.
    Looks good. Simple, yet full of good information and scripts.
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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Hand-coding HTML will get you optimal results, but for simple things it can often just take more time than any optimization will benefit from relative to a simple slap together with a decent GUI tool.

    In the Linux world we have relatively few options for that, but I've found Kompozer to be a good time-saver for simple layouts - you can find it in the Ubuntu Software Center.

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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    For HTML IDE's I used to swear by Quanta Plus, but now I use NetBeans for most things since I mainly write most of my sites in PHP. NetBeans works great with HTML, PHP, CSS, JS, the works, plus it has great MySQL integration. It's not a WYSIWYG editor, which most of those are horrid, but overall it's a good editor with some nice perks.

    http://netbeans.org/features/javascript/

    For anyone who hasn't used NetBeans 7, it's pretty nice.

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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Quote Originally Posted by corrytonapple View Post
    Nice to see some valid code on your site Charles.
    Looks good. Simple, yet full of good information and scripts.
    Someone has been spying. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by samalex View Post
    For HTML IDE's I used to swear by Quanta Plus, but now I use NetBeans for most things since I mainly write most of my sites in PHP. NetBeans works great with HTML, PHP, CSS, JS, the works, plus it has great MySQL integration. It's not a WYSIWYG editor, which most of those are horrid, but overall it's a good editor with some nice perks.

    http://netbeans.org/features/javascript/

    For anyone who hasn't used NetBeans 7, it's pretty nice.

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    +1 to NetBeans. Might not be WYSIWYG, but it works wonders.
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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Quote Originally Posted by rg4w View Post
    In the Linux world we have relatively few options for that, but I've found Kompozer to be a good time-saver for simple layouts - you can find it in the Ubuntu Software Center.
    I, too, have found Kompozer useful for quickly crafting individual pages.

    For my initial foray into doing something a bit more involved, I used Serif's Web Plus - they have a free version, but both free and paid versions appear to come only for Windows.

    As others have noted, coding by hand is often the way to go. This can involve learning basic HTML, probably CSS, and if you're feeling more adventurous, something like PHP.
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    Re: which is the best web designing software

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    As others have noted, coding by hand is often the way to go. This can involve learning basic HTML, probably CSS, and if you're feeling more adventurous, something like PHP.
    Yeah. PHP is quite handy. I use it for some things like my nav bar and headers/footers. I could have used server-side includes as well, but PHP worked for me (tm).
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