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Earendil
Feb 27, 2004, 02:46 AM
I'm no HTML Guru. In fact, I hate HTML :D (was more of a C/C++ kiddy). That said, I really want to create a decent web page. Perhaps I'm asking too much, so let me define what I actually need.

I'm an avid amateur photographer, and I spend a lot of time with my PB. I'm currently using a free version of Freeway (free meaning it's version 1.0.2) which is a classic app. This application is CRAP. However, it is just what I need.

A fairly simple builder that would allow easy page building by someone without any working knowledge of HTML. Anything that would let me stick pictures, movies, and FLASH stuff on the web. I'm becoming quite skilled with Flash, but no one likes pure Flash websites, and I spend most of my time on a modem (at least until college...).

Any Ideas? I leave for Costa Rica in 2-3 weeks, and need something that I can reliably use with ease, and speed, while I'm down there. Freeway has everything I need, except speed, ease, and stability :(

Tyler
Earendil

abhishekit
Feb 27, 2004, 04:18 PM
Well... Thats exactly what I am looking for, since morning. A webpage 'builder' rather an html editor.
So I would also appreciate any help.
Thanks

FelixDerKater
Feb 27, 2004, 04:43 PM
I think you are asking too much from a free program.

abhishekit
Feb 27, 2004, 04:48 PM
free is not a priority for me..fo if you can refer a good software it would be helpful..
thanks

Westside guy
Feb 27, 2004, 11:04 PM
If you download the full Mozilla suite, it comes with a decent program called Composer. It's a graphical Web page editor.

http://www.mozilla.org

If you don't mind spending money abhishekit, Dreamweaver is the premier tool for graphically creating Web pages.

http://www.macromedia.com

abhishekit
Feb 28, 2004, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by Westside guy
If you download the full Mozilla suite, it comes with a decent program called Composer. It's a graphical Web page editor.

http://www.mozilla.org

If you don't mind spending money abhishekit, Dreamweaver is the premier tool for graphically creating Web pages.

http://www.macromedia.com
Thanks a lot westsideguy...I would get dreamweaver and check it out..:)

pimentoLoaf
Feb 29, 2004, 07:52 PM
iMakeHTML (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/imakehtml.html) is a quick download and worth a look.

GovornorPhatt
Feb 29, 2004, 08:06 PM
Check out Macromedia Contribute 2.0. I build a website for a client who was able to add their own content and new pages with ease. I saw a demonstration at Macworld SF. The presenter said that it is so simple to use (not to say that it's not powerful) that it doesnt even have a manual. The only documentation is the built in help (which is wonderful) and one getting started sheet. It even comes with a free, fully functioning 30 day trial.

Just visit http://www.macromedia.com/software/contribute/ to learn more or download a free trial. I recomend it for new web site builders or pro's looking for a fast way to update an existing site.

Edit: I forgot to mention that it is 99$ for two liscences and will go up to 150$ April 1

Earendil
Feb 29, 2004, 08:18 PM
I think you are asking too much from a free program.

This may be. But recently I've found that I've vastly underestimated the Macintosh shareware community.

I'm a student, a very poor student. It just seems like there has to be a none professional *simple* web page builder for poor kids that just want to put something simple up.

perhaps I'm wrong and there isn't a market for something like this in the form of a $10 or $20 shareware program that I could try before I buy. Even a newbie style page builder for $99 is way out of the budget, and really not worth it to me.
So, yeah, I suppose I'm asking too much :(

Thanks for the links though guys, I'll look into them when I become rich :D

Tyler
Zuck

iindigo
Feb 29, 2004, 09:05 PM
This may be. But recently I've found that I've vastly underestimated the Macintosh shareware community.

I'm a student, a very poor student. It just seems like there has to be a none professional *simple* web page builder for poor kids that just want to put something simple up.

perhaps I'm wrong and there isn't a market for something like this in the form of a $10 or $20 shareware program that I could try before I buy. Even a newbie style page builder for $99 is way out of the budget, and really not worth it to me.
So, yeah, I suppose I'm asking too much :(

Thanks for the links though guys, I'll look into them when I become rich :D

Tyler
Zuck

Hmmm... Looks like a corner of the market that needs to be filled... A cheap/free WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor...

*Starts Codin'* :D :D

brianellisrules
Feb 29, 2004, 10:14 PM
This may be. But recently I've found that I've vastly underestimated the Macintosh shareware community.

I'm a student, a very poor student. It just seems like there has to be a none professional *simple* web page builder for poor kids that just want to put something simple up.

perhaps I'm wrong and there isn't a market for something like this in the form of a $10 or $20 shareware program that I could try before I buy. Even a newbie style page builder for $99 is way out of the budget, and really not worth it to me.
So, yeah, I suppose I'm asking too much :(

Thanks for the links though guys, I'll look into them when I become rich :D

Tyler
Zuck
So what's stopping you from learning HTML and CSS? You dislike it?

DVW86
Feb 29, 2004, 10:36 PM
Believe it or not, but Mozilla is a pretty good "page builder" if you have a good text editor to go with it. I have used Dreamweaver and it is much more powerful than Mozilla, but Mozilla is easier to use and does everything I need. BBEdit Lite 6.1 for OS X is my preferred text editor. Both are free and they do a very good job. For an example go to
http://www.vanwormers.webhop.net

abhishekit
Mar 1, 2004, 01:09 AM
k, i got flash mx 2004, 3 days back. also made a pretty basic page. I would appreciate if someone can point me to a good book for actionscript and flash mx. Like it should have both. How good is 'Flash mx bible'? anyone?
thanks..

P.S. Earendil : Being good at Flash yourself, what do you suggest? :D

KC9AIC
Mar 2, 2004, 05:31 AM
What about a free WYSIWYG web page builder for OS 9? I only know a bit of HTML.