HTML Editor

Martin Stoermer coms at sun.rz.tu-clausthal.de
Wed Jun 5 12:17:17 EST 1996

In article <4omrj0$6k7 at cwis-20.wayne.edu>
dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu <dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu> wrote:

> This is an interesting question.  What do other people who actually 
> maitain web sites use?

Well I have built three and am currently maintaining one and a bit.  I have to 
agree with you in that text editors are the way to go if you want to follow 
the Unix philosophy (i.e care about what the codes do and say).  Hoopy WYSIWYG 
editors are good for those that don't want to learn HTML from scratch and 
would rather concentrate on the content (dare I say it, the Mac philosophy?).

Internet Assistant for Word exports reasonably good HTML, but I always trim 
out the Word headers in a text editor afterwards.  Plain old Editor if I 
happen to be unfortunate enough to be in front of a Dos box, BBEdit (In my 
opinion the absolute best text editor ever) if I'm on my Mac, and vi if I'm in 
a telnet session.

Have only had a short play with Pagemill but it looks really good.  Still pays 
to look at the codes 'though.  Who knows when you'll have to dial in one day 
when you're on the road and fix a dead link, and only telnet is allowed.

My optimum environment would be a Mac, with two clients, Netscape for all the 
fancy stuff, and MacWeb or Mosaic to make sure the HTML is pure.  Bbedit with 
all its HTML extensions for the actual writing and a good graphics program 
like GraphicConverter or GifConverter, or Photoshop for scanning in photos.
There are also good HTML table ditors, shareware and comm. but I haven't used 
them yet. I try to adhere to HTML 2.0



Dr. Martin Stoermer
Institut für Organische Chemie
der Technischen Universität Clausthal
D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
email: coms at asterix.rz.tu-clausthal.de

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