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tomf87
Oct 14, 2003, 11:55 AM
Anyone know of a stable simple HTML editor that includes HTML help?

I know I could use DreamWeaver but I really don't feel like forking over that kind of money to just monkey around in HTML. I don't think I would benefit that much from it either, since I want to learn the coding myself.

Chealion
Oct 14, 2003, 12:37 PM
I just use SubEthaEdit (http://wwwbruegge.in.tum.de/projects/hydra/subethaedit/) and if I need help with HTML, I check over my page with the W3C Validator (http://validator.w3.org/) for correct syntax, and if I don't know something;

HTML Goodies (http://www.htmlgoodies.com/) is a great place, and then there is always HTML for Dummies (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764519956/qid=1066152943/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_2/103-5438781-9807017?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) . Personally I prefer XHTML over HTML, as its HTML with the stricter rules in order to keep coding a page follow standards a heck of a lot more easily.

FattyMembrane
Oct 14, 2003, 03:31 PM
taco html edit (http://www.tacosw.com) is my favorite editor. it includes syntax highlighting, an image-map wizard, and live preview (and it's free). if you're looking for a gui editor, the mozilla suite (http://www.mozilla.org) includes a graphical html editor. for help with HTML and XHTML (like chealion said, xhtml is the way to go), try w3 schools (http://www.w3schools.com), they have great free tutorials on xhtml, javascript, css, dom, xsl, etc.

Codemonkey
Oct 23, 2003, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by FattyMembrane
taco html edit (http://www.tacosw.com) is my favorite editor. it includes syntax highlighting, an image-map wizard, and live preview (and it's free). if you're looking for a gui editor, the mozilla suite (http://www.mozilla.org) includes a graphical html editor. for help with HTML and XHTML (like chealion said, xhtml is the way to go), try w3 schools (http://www.w3schools.com), they have great free tutorials on xhtml, javascript, css, dom, xsl, etc.

+1 on everything FattyMembrane (ew) says. I use Taco as my BBEdit replacement at home for contracting, etc. and w3schools.com for *all* of my HTML reference. and www.irt.org for my javascript reference and tutorials, etc.

However, if you're looking for a WYSIWYG editor a la Dreamweaver, I don't know of a single app that comes close. I forked out $1200 CAD for Studio MX about a year ago, but I'm a contractor...