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    easy to use web design software?

    i'm looking for some easy to use web design software that is compatible with ubuntu. i'm a complete beginner at web design, and i'm looking for something that can be put on my computer and then used when i'm offline. so no web design sites such as wix or moonfruit.

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    Re: easy to use web design software?

    I think the question is a little vague. What kind of webpage do you want to build? Does it need to have any specific functionality? What kind of interaction do you want to have with the 'design software'? You want something completely wysiwyg? Otherwise, I think most people are really comfortable with either Chromium's developer tools or Firefox with the Firebug extension. (These are good for editing the CSS part; I guess html is generally easy enough to write on a regular notepad application?) Also, you may want to look at Drupal as a content manager. Why don't you also search on the Ubuntu Software Center?

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    Re: easy to use web design software?

    +1 for Drupal. For content-heavy sites it's well worth the effort to learn, and once you learn it the consulting opportunities are immense.

    For static pages about the best the Linux world has right now is Kompozer, available in the Ubuntu Software Center.

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    Re: easy to use web design software?

    If you want a simple WYSIWYG program then kompozer is very good!

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    Re: easy to use web design software?

    1. http://www.w3schools.com/
    2. mousepad
    3. save your first page as index.html
    4. firefox is my "wysiwyg"
    5. gimp for image(s) editing
    6. inkscape for graphical elements

    Good luck!

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    Hi,

    I used typo3 and it get the Job done pretty well

    http://typo3.org/development/
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    Re: easy to use web design software?

    Quote Originally Posted by mick_86 View Post
    i'm looking for some easy to use web design software that is compatible with ubuntu. i'm a complete beginner at web design, and i'm looking for something that can be put on my computer and then used when i'm offline. so no web design sites such as wix or moonfruit.
    I asked a similar question a few months ago:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1685203

    Actually I found out that the editors just ended up confusing me, because I
    didn't have enough knowledge about html.

    Today I use Gedit (the default text-editor in Ubuntu, which also comes with syntax highlighting.)

    And +1 to maclenin, head over to http://www.w3schools.com/ and follow their tutorials.
    When you have gained some basic knowledge about html, then you can look for
    some editors if you fancy it, but personally I've found that using gedit+firefox is
    most effective.

    Just have your page open in Firefox; save your file in Gedit (Ctrl S) when you have
    made any changes that you want to see, and hit F5 in Firefox to reload your page.

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    Re: easy to use web design software?

    +1 for Drupal! Imagine, not only a website creator, but a website operating system. You can build your website from the browser when you have Drupal.

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