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    I have many year's of experience with HTML Editors. I have notice that there aren't many good editors out there. Although, there are 2 editors that can bring up to my standards. Dreamweaver is an excellent tool, but due to its price, its kind of a downfall. My best choice is EVRSoft 1st Page 2000, because 1st its free, 2nd it has many great features. Both these tools are excellent.
    You can download both these editors from www.download.com
    Links www.evrsoft.com | www.macromedia.com

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    My favorite is Windows Notepad. No need to download anything because it comes with all Windows flavors.

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    1stPage sure is an interesting program...here's how I see it all:

    WYSIWYG Editors (FrontPage/DreamWeaver):
    These are major time savers, but some of their features (Dream Templates maybe, FP Extensions/Themes/Shared Borders) produce sloppy, unprofessional code...but they have their place for the busy developer who needs to put up a rather simple, unimportant site.

    Simple HTML Editors:
    This includes TextPad and NotePad basically...where all the coding is done by hand, and then uploaded with a simple FTP program...fine if you have time on your hands...reduces load time.

    Compination WYSIWYG/HTML Editors:
    1stPage 2000 is the only program I've seen like this...it's not an WYSIWYG editor...but I wouldn't consider it a plain text editor...I think of it as inbetween NotePad and DreamWeaver, or TextPad and FrontPage...you can type it all in code, or use a few of their add-ons (very useful)...or have it insert some tags for you...time-saving, but you have total control over the code.

    It all depends on who you are. 1stPage is very unique, I consider it the only one in it's "class" of programs right now...



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    If you like 1stPage 2000, you would probably also like AceExpert. Check it out at http://www.download.com/

    Personally, I am a WYSIWYG guy, coding takes too long for me. Even though I learned HTML first (well I didn't have a choice back in 1995) I cannot code anything - whether it be HTML, Javascript, PHP, ASP, C++, Perl, etc.

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    I would have to agree with Aidan. I am a WYSIWYG designer myself. Frontpage2000 is like my right arm! I'd die without it. Although it seems that experienced webmaster don't care much for the program.

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    I am also a WYSIWYG user. (Composer) I started out at Geocities using their advanced html editor and writing all the html myself. I was very happy to stumble across Composer. While we are on the topic..is Composer the only WYSIWYG where you have to enter each html tag one at a time or is that standard??

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    What do you mean by that?

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    >My best choice is EVRSoft 1st Page 2000, >because 1st its free, 2nd it has many great >features.

    Visicom Media has just released AceHTML 4 Freeware. It's much more advanced than 1st page. Try it and give me your feeback.

    Download: http://www.visicommedia.com




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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by trcfreebies:
    If you like 1stPage 2000, you would probably also like AceExpert. Check it out at http://www.download.com/<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Just to let you know that AceExpert has been renamed to AceHTML and there is now a freeware version that you can download here:
    http://www.visicommedia.com



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    I love EditPlus http://www.editplus.com
    This is awesome editor all kinds of languages, not only html. Very recommend it to all! - shareware. $30 after 30 days, but still woking after that. Im using it for php, html, javascript, java, perl a bit...
    it has FTP uploads/downloads, compiler, build in explorer (quick preview) and its very small 1mb. and fast to load.
    again: http://www.editplus.com
    me.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by trcfreebies:
    What do you mean by that?

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    What I mean is..Composer will only allow you to enter an HTML tag name and any attributes and perameters for one tag only per insert. i.e. &lt;html&gt; counts as one insert..&lt;head&gt; counts as another. If you try to paste two tags together i.e. &lt;html&gt;&lt;head&gt; it looks at it as a premature close of tag It can get real tiresome if you have to cut and paste a long code into one of your pages.



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    I haven't experienced this with Composer myself, but then again I haven't used it in about a year.

    This is unique only to Composer. Try the trial for Dreamweaver (at http://macromedia.com/software). 30 days to see if this WYSIWYG editor is for you. It is definately worth the price.

    FrontPage also is a candidate. FrontPage Express is probably installed on your computer (it comes with Internet Explorer). If you don't have it, you can download FrontPage Express for free at http://microsoft.com

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for the advice Aidan! To be quite honest with you I downloaded Dreamweaver a couple of weeks ago, and haven't had much time to play with it. I have been using Composer since about March and it is the only HTML editor I have ever used, so I have gotten use to it. When I opened Dreamweaver it seemed like there was alot to learn, so I didn't mess with it too long, but I think I will try to put some time aside to get familiar with it.

    Thanks again..

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    Dreamweaver does take a little time to get used to, but it is definately worth it.

    You will be able to do so much more, so give DW a try.

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