[thelist] Free Easy Web Page Editor

Will willthemoor at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 22:51:36 CDT 2009

notepad++ and filezilla (with notepad++ set as the default editor in
the preferences) are two fine solutions.

Just say no to wysiwyg because it's not really that at all.


On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Bob Meetin<bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
> j s wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestions.  I think we would want some WYSIWYG stuff too.
>> Any other ideas?
>> Thanks
>> Jess
>>>> Notepad++[1] has good HTML support. WYSIWYG editors do *not* create web
>>>> sites but car wrecks on the information superhighway.
>>>> [1] http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
>>> Can you tell me if it has built-in FTP?
>>> I've been using HTML-Kit for years and I love it, but it looks like if
>>> you want an update it's not free. Sometimes if I just need to make a
>>> really quick edit it's too slow to load, so I use PSPad. But I hear so
>>> many good things about Notepad++.
>>> -
> Okay I can hear the sound of one hand "not" clapping in the background,
> but for a wysiwyg that you can install on your client's website there
> is, of course, tinyMCE. It is employed in several content management
> systems as well as an option. It can be configured with extremely
> limited formatting options if it helps to protect the client from
> him/herself.  See a demo I set up at:
> http://www.dottedi.biz/codesamples/editors/tinymce_editor.php
> The tinymce website has many more configuration options including bbcode
> at: http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/examples/full.php
> By limiting the formatting options you seem to reduce the risk of
> 'cruddy' html.  The remove formatting button can be a lifesaver.  I am
> now using FireFTP on my Linux PC, a little quirky but it works fine as a
> firefox addon.
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