Simple (free) WYSIWYG HTML editor

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Similar to guy on the other thread, I don't like DreamWeaver (at least for simple tasks.) But I want a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor, for creating simple, well, HTML pages.

Is there anything out there? I don't want just a preview capability, which would require I enter tags.

Thanks,
Steve
 

madmaxmedia

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Blue Velvet said:
So why start a whole new thread to discuss exactly the same thing?
Sorry I wasn't clear (about his thread.) He wanted a text editor with tagging capabilities. I want a pure WYSIWYG editor, and didn't want to confuse his thread by taking it in another direction-
 

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Mechcozmo said:
Mozilla? Would that do what you want?
That's a pretty good suggestion, thanks. I would prefer not to have to install the entire thing just to create some simple web pages, but I will give it a try if there is nothing out else there-
 

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madmaxmedia said:
That's a pretty good suggestion, thanks. I would prefer not to have to install the entire thing just to create some simple web pages, but I will give it a try if there is nothing out else there-
That way you can also test to see if your website turns out correctly in a few difference browsers...
 

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Mechcozmo said:
That way you can also test to see if your website turns out correctly in a few difference browsers...
Thanks. Trust me, that won't be an issue for me. I just want to write stuff like EBay listings, so I can then paste in the HTML into the auction listing form, etc.

I figured there would be something super-simple, on the level of TextEdit that could save as HTML. Ironically TextEdit can save in Word format, which would seem to be more complex than HTML.
 

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Apple Hobo said:
Downloading it now! It looks like an open-source version of DreamWeaver. As long as it's not such a resource hog like DreamWeaver I'm happy, any extra bells and whistles like site management/FTP would be a bonus. The download is about 11 MB, not too bad.
 

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Nvu loads in about half the time of Dreamweaver which is nice. Dreamweaver always takes at least 10 seconds on my iBook, sometimes longer.

Featurewise it's like a very early version of Dreamweaver, which is great for simpler stuff. It has FTP, but it doesn't have templates or library items or a bunch of stuff in Dreamweaver I haven't learned.

Good for my purposes though!

I guess if I get iWork I get Pages which has HTML export, I should fool around with that at a store.
 

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There aren't going to be a lot of free options out there. If you were willing to pay a small shareware fee, there are a lot of good programs that sound like they would do exactly what you want.
 

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Heck, if you want that, enable the Debug menu in Safari and then click on "Show Snippet Editor" which is great for this kind of stuff. Type HTML in the top, and then click on the show button to get the result at the bottom.
 

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