What tool do you use to make webpages?

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Apr 11, 2004
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I just started getting into web editing. I mostly use HTML, Netscape 7 composer and I like to dabble in dreamweaver.
Just wanted to know what most people are using to create their pages.
I just made my first webapage the other day www.aidsinfo.cjb.net it was for a school project. It is very simple and not very pleasent to the eye but I think its alright for a first atempt.
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Photoshop and BBedit. I like to get my hands dirty and do manual coding. Muahahaha. :D
 

panphage

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Jul 1, 2003
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fireworks, textmate, and just about every browser known to man. Sometimes I've got to ssh into a dev server and use vim.
 

Knox

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Jul 1, 2002
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Primarily BBEdit, although some things about TextMate are making me look at switching, plus the UNIX level tools (vim, cvs)
 

tombo

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I use XXE. It's an xml editor, and it's virtually impossible to make invalid pages by the xhtml (and html 4) standard. As a result, you don't have to go to a validator page.
I like the way that it won't let you put in illegal stuff by the standard.
It avoids tag-soup, and is semi-wysiwyg. I then use a text editor to make my css.
-needs a lot of previewing in browsers, but it makes the code easy to read and maintainable.
 

munkle

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Aug 7, 2004
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Dreamweaver and BBEdit (for PHP stuff mainly, I'm not full on hardcore!), along with Fireworks and the occasional dabble in Photoshop. TextWrangler is a good freeware alternative to BBEdit.
 

tersono

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Jan 18, 2005
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Personally, like many others here, I use a mixture of BBedit and Dreamweaver, but if you want something free and more powerful than the basic Mozilla Composer, then check out NUV:

http://www.nvu.com

It's not quite an open-source alternative to Dreamweaver, but it's a helluva good try =]
 

RacerX

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Aug 2, 2004
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Well, in order of what I use most to least:
GoLive
Create
ImageReady
Curator
PhotoToWeb
Photoshop
LiveMotion​
And then clean up or quick changes in OmniWeb.
 

mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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I use a combination of TextWrangler, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. I used to use Editpad (before I switched to Mac) exclusively, but as the sites I was designing got more complicated, it became easier to use a tool like Dreamweaver. A big part of the advantage to me is the integrated site management stuff present in Dreamweaver, although the WYSIWG editing is also nice in a lot of cases.
 

gamestriker

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Dec 18, 2004
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If you need a simple, free HTML editor, use Taco HTML Edit. Thats what I use. I don't like DW and some of those other pro ones because they seem overpriced and can become complicated to use them. I can do everything on my websites (stuff like XHTML, XML, PHP, CSS, ASP) purely by code on Taco.
 

Benjamin

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Oct 27, 2003
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my site was created with bbedit and help from php.net, w3school, and webmonkey. Graphics were created entirely from photoshop and uploading was done via transmit which has a nice sync feature with editors such as bbedit.