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    i'm going to be making a site for a non-profit organization, and after i make it, they want to really take it over,(i.e. edit it), i personally use Hotdog suite to do my pages... but i feel that this would be too much for them. what would be a good editor that is easy and will maintain, or not change dramatically the code that i have written (like netscape composer does). Frontpage.? i dunno... give me your opinions..

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    We do that for clients a lot.
    We set up templates and then they only change the specified bits.
    I agree - HotDog is the best.
    You can also set up templates in Dreamweaver and then "lock" the areas they cannot change and the code will not be affected, only the bits you specify can be altered.
    The problem is - with it being a Non-profit organistion, how much budget have they got to spend on software?

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    their budget, it's limited alright.

    and the problem i had with handing hot dog to them is that it's basically a code editor, and they don't know how to code a webpage. i was hoping i could get them on a graphics based editor. something where they can look at the page, and change it... and i know that netscape can do it, but it changes the whole page everything you save it, therefore causing it to not look like it did before. these people aren't what u'd call "computer people". ha

    thanks.

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    HomeSite 4.

    It's not very expensive, it has a WYSIWYG editor - Although i don't know how good it is. It also doesn't change your code when flip back to the code editor (If you tell it not to).

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    How about http://www.aolpress.com/ ? I can't say how it handles the code, because I used it for 2 days about 7 months ago, but it has a lot of features and it's free.

    You can also check out these WYSIWYG editors: http://directory.netscape.com/Comput...SIWYG_Editors/

    Hope this helps.

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    ok. thanks for the replies... i try those out. appriciate it.

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    I dont know why anyone else didnt say this but.....How about Frontpage 2K? It is easy with the interface in all. And it is wysiwyg. Hotdog is not. They would have to know HTML to be able to use it

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    I'd give them Dreamweaver, it's WYSIWYG, but it also has rich features if they ever become advanced. Give them room to grow!

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    Just use alot of whitespace and comments in your code. So just put comment tags explaining what to touch and what not to touch and they could do it in notepad.

    Chris

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    Proof positive that no one reads the dates of messages around here.



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    yeah, i know, i think i posted that back in Aug. of 99, and it's funny getting emails about a reply to it.. ha..

    oh, and just 4 the record, i went with the "non code-changing" Dreamweaver... i'm happy with it, think i'll use it more often...

    thanks,
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    DreamWeaver, followed behind by Homesite, they both make good editors. Use DW to do the basic layout of your pages, then use Homesite for hand coding to do the tricky bits.


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