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Yahoo! Sitebuilder alternative ?


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Frayed Knot Arts

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I've been using Y!'s Sitebuilder and it's older brother, Pagebuilder for longer than I want to think about and have finally just had it with both of them. Pagebuilder dates back to GeoCities and Sitebuilder was supposed to be the "Great Revamp" of all WYSIWYG site compositors.... well, ain't happened yet!

Of late (last few years) both of these have been getting hinkier and hinkier and it's now to the point where I can rarely even get up a visible menu in either of them to do repairs or additions.

I need some recommendations on a fairly brainless free WYSIWYG, into which I can import the existing websites (and they're NOT small!), rebuild as necessary and then republish to my Yahoo domains so I can maintain the sites.

OK, I said "free", but an inexpensive one would also be acceptable...

Perhaps I'm wishing for the Moon, but I thought if anyone would know, youse lot would!

Please feel free to reply off-line if you wish...
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Web Editors (Many Free):

WYSIWYG Editor List: http://en.wikipedia....WYSIWYG_editors
Basic text editors: http://en.wikipedia....ic_text_editors
Comparison of HTML editors: http://en.wikipedia....of_HTML_editors
HTML Editor Reviews - http://www.wdvl.com/Reviews/HTML/
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Thanks, Astranut, but what I was looking for were recommendations from users as to their favourite WYSIWYG's and perhaps some reasons therefore.

Sorry, I wasn't to clear on that in the first post, but I DO appreciate the links!

Edited by Frayed Knot Arts, 03 August 2010 - 09:19 PM.

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Well, those links have some of my favorites. KomPoZer was one of the original ones, but any Visual Editor is VERY limited as there are times you MUST code in Code Source view and know how to do it. Many Visual Editors have a bad happit of changing what you see or coded in Code Source View when you click back to WYSIWYG (Visual) mode. People then complain that their pages don't look the same in all browsers. In fact, some will have really screwed up pages when viewing in certain browsers because a program has no idea how to write good code. That is where the CSS/HTML validators at the w3c.org's site comes in. But then, you have to know how to correct the errors in CODE SOURCE VIEW. :)

Web Editors (PC):

10 Fantastic Free Web Page Editors: http://www.elated.co...b-page-editors/
Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders:
http://www.thefreeco...tml#htmleditors
PageBreeze (Free visual (WYSIWYG) and HTML tag/source modes): http://www.pagebreeze.com/
Serif WebPlus SE: http://myrtc.blogspo...webplus-se.html
Notepad++ (Free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages): http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ or
http://notepad-plus....net/uk/site.htm
Download Trellian WebPage (Free): http://www.trellian....page/index.html

Komodo Edit: http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit
Aptana Studio: http://www.aptana.org/products/studio2
PSPad: http://www.pspad.com/
jEdit: http://www.jedit.org/
TextWrangler: http://www.barebones...s/textwrangler/

Official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment: http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/

Online WebSketch: http://www.websketch.com/

Flash Editors:

Free Flash Website Builder (Online): http://www.wix.com/
Free Online Editor Tool: http://htmledit.squarefree.com/
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Personally, as far as I know, for WYSWYG Web editors, they don't come any better then Dreamweaver... unfortunately that's not free. NVU claims to be the Free/Open Source equivalent to Dreamweaver and FrontPage, but from my experience, it didn't seem to be as flexible as Dreamweaver, and there was just something about the way the interface was set up that I wasn't a big fan of (can't remember what it was sense it was almost exactly a year ago when I last used it).

What might easily be the best Web editor in existence is:

[your text editor here] (Bonus points if it has syntax-highlighting capabilities) + [IE5+ (5/6/7/8)] + [Firefox 2.0+] + [Safari (not sure version numbers here)]. Optionally [Opera] and [Chrome].

Ideally, with a Mac & Windows computer. :)

IE, Firefox, and Safari should be considered your bare minimums as they each use a different rendering engine to display pages.
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How about Weebly or Yola?
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