<my2c> The only really comprehensive freeware HTML editor I have used personally is 1st page: http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage/ (lots of screen shots) it does have the left hand column file browser (tabbed display of snippets, help, library, etc.) and I am fairly certain it does auto-link updates. Either way, its free and it is the editor recomended by the W3C. Give 'er a whirl. </my2c> Stephen Caudill Chris W. Parker wrote: > hi. > > i've decided to bite the bullet and ween myself from frontpage* and > use instead HTML-Kit**. there are a few features that i really like > about frontpage that i need to fulfill if possible. > > 1. i really like the directory listing that can be > added/removed at will > from the left side of the window. > 2. it's automatic link updating. when i change the name of a file via > the left hand pane it updates all the links for the page throughout > site. > > does HTML-Kit support #1? what programs (preferably free) are there > that can update links? i've downloaded Xenu link sleuth and like it > very much so far. the only problem with it is that it points out all > the mistakes, but i have to change them by hand. as you all know, > this can be a very time consuming and tedious process. > > > thanks, > chris. > > * i never used the wysiwyg view on frontpage, i coded everything by > hand. the reason i am moving away from it is because i do not like the > control it takes. (a) i hate how it modifies my code, (b) i don't like > all the _vti_cnf directories it makes, (c) it doesn't have good text > highlighting. > > ** http://www.chami.com/html-kit/ nice, but lacking the features i > like in frontpage. > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the > Web, evolt !