Adam, If you have Dreamweaver, you've got both an HTML tool and a site manager all in one. What I do suggest is that you might invest in a month's worth of time at the Lynda Weinmann online training library and run through the Dreamweaver movies. (That is $25 US) http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/index.asp I found those really helpful when I was transitioning from another tool a while back. It is a combination of how to use the tool itself combined with tips and techniques that will teach you how to create sites including the (X)HTML. The pace of the movies in that library are really well done and as a beginner you'll be happy to find that the instructors do not assume you have previous knowledge. Also, if you're using Windows XP, you may find that the IIS (the webserver that comes with windows) can be installed (I can't remember if XP Standard has this or not) if you go to Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs and then click on the Windows application icon. If you scroll through those apps, you'll notice that a web server is listed. I think they actually show you how to install this in the Lynda Library during one of the Dreamweaver MX 2004 tutorials. It is a good idea to start to work with a web server. Your perspective on how things connect to on another will become skewed if you're only working with local file references. Best of luck, rose ----------------- c:/dos c:/dos/run run/dos/run >> ----------------- > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist- > bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Adam Pearson > Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 11:32 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: [SPAM] Re: [thelist] What site builder to use > > Thanks for the comment: > > 1. I have Adobe GoLive (see my original post) > 2. I have Dreamweaver (did not mention in my post) > 3. I don't have a web server, surely won't need one till I want to launch > my site and do not see how Drupal can manage site construction (pages, > images, media, links, etc etc) such as I mentioned ... What am I missing > ... ? > > Regards > > Adam > > > At 01:58 PM 2/01/2005, you wrote: > >Well I think HTML Kit is free and Adobe Golive is not, so the choice is > >really quick. Do you know that the standard now is Macromedia Dreamweaver > >(not free) ? > >So HTML Kit will do just fine. > > > >And yes you can use many software to edit your HTML. > > > >But.. If you have all that time, check out http://www.drupal.org and also > >its plug ins module nammed HTMLAREA. > >Try to install those 2 things on your webserver (needs PHP&Mysql) and > then > >go from there. > >You might have lots of fun, who knows. > > > >Drupal has a taxonomy stuff that you want to examinate before judging, it > >can be really helpful in your personal site building, it can handle > >complexity in terms of page linking pretty well compares to what you can > >do with a simple HTML editor.. > > > >give it a try, bye. > > > >Adam Pearson wrote: > >>I am creating what will be quite a large site to describe all my > >>interests, some of which are extremely detailed and a bit esoteric - for > >>example the application of the concepts of complex systems to management > >>- and at the same time I want to really learn HTML etc. (I have Laura > >>Lemay's book and finding that very good.) So I see my choice as being: > > > >-- > > > >* * 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 ! > > > -- > > * * 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 !