[thelist] Editors ..

Salvatore Palmisano spalmisano at usaiss.com
Fri Feb 2 19:03:38 CST 2001

Im sure Im opening myself up to a few flames, but I use Microsoft Visual
InterDev 6.0 Enterprise and love it as an editor.
I dont use the design time controls or much of the built-in 'help me' tools,
but the text coloring, ASP Intellisense, CSS, and preview features are
I still write the code by hand, but its considerably easier to see
everything for what its worth when HTML is one set of colors, and ASP is
another, including highlighting function names and reserved words.
It supports source control, allows me to have multiple sites open at once
and makes for easy publishing across those sites.

I dont know of any preview feature that will allow you to see ASP script (I
dont even think its possible).
Some developers dont like to be bothered with things like Intellisense or
code coloring, but if you have a brain lapse or just plain ole forget
something, they are great features.

Hope this helps.

--Salvatore Palmisano
Chief Information Officer
International Security Solutions, Inc.
spalmisano at usaiss.com

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Michele Foster
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 6:20 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Editors ..

Hi folks ..

Currently, I use an advanced version of notepad to create my web site
projects.  Everything is hand-coded, with HTML, ASP, include files, etc.  I
would like to add a WYSIWYG editor of some sort.  But, one that does NOT
mess up any of my code at all.  Ideally, I'd like it to have both a design
view and a code view.  Something that when in design/WYSIWYG mode, will show
exactly (or close to it), what will be displayed in the browser, i.e. with
include files and CSS shown and ASP executed.  Needs to integrate with PWS
on Win98.

Am I dreaming, or is there a program that will do this?  I prefer
hand-coding "most of the time".. but there are days when I'd rather just
edit content/design without worrying about the code until I get the look
that I want.

Homesite and Hotmetal Pro neither seem to do what I want, though I only have
evaluation versions.  If the program can't process include files or ASP,
then it isn't much help in design mode for what I'm looking for.

Any recommendations?



Michele Foster
WordPro Services
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
mailto:michele at wordpro.on.ca

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