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    Smile HTML editor for client recommendation?

    Hi

    I have a client who wants to be able to make minor changes to her website. The site is CSS / div based and I built it in dreamweaver. I have recommended contribute but she can't seem to get it working on her computer (Vista). I was wondering if anyone else has any recommendations.

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    There are many free HTML editors around, just search Google.

    Why don't you implement or build a Content Management System? This way she would'nt need a program, and it could all be done online.
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    There's always notepad XD. I'm not a big fan of wysiwig editors. But I'd just go on download.com and search for one. Get the one with the best CNET/User ratings.

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    I strongly recommend a CMS if you don't want your client breaking the site!

    Failing that you could give her ftp access to an includes directory, and perhaps a wysiwyg happy client like Kompozer (a child of NVU). If you set it up for her, you could have it accessing the includes directory only and she could monkey with text to her hearts content.
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    Have to agree with the others here, a CMS would be the best way to give the client access to the website, without giving them an opportunity to break it.

    Drupal would be my favourite CMS, but if it's just a simple site you could always develop a quick script yourself?

    Otherwise I'd recommend contribute or dreamweaver - but she would need to know what she was doing with it. The latest versions of each should work with Vista (I use DW CS3 on Vista)

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    You could do something with TinyMCE: http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/

    It would easily integrate with a simple admin interface you could probably create in a day.

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    You might want to look at something like Editwrx and see what you think of it, and I know cPanel also has an html editor built in.

    If you're afraid of them screwing up your design, why not create a few basic pages they can update with content and photos etc...and use includes to pull them into your design?

    Something like Cute News may also work well for you with a simple, small website.

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