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web page building questions

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    what is the best and easiest web page building programs you guys use?
     
  2. jakeslim

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    the quickest and easiest is the Macromedia stuff. Macromedia fireworks will let put a page together soooo quickly and it looks fresh. I was using frontpage but it was such a hassle. Throw in Macromedia Flash and you have
    some pretty cool page stuff.

    I put my page together using multiple programs, but it was fairly easy with the Macromedia stuff to add to the pages frontpage foundation.
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    I did mine with frontpage, it's dead simple once you have a handle on it, and feels normal if you use, say, Word a lot.

    I'll do one for you or help you with one if you want, the really hard stuff is when you want custom buttons and graphics, not text links.
     
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    I like Notepad /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    best way for the absolute beginner... Open microsoft WORD in any of the newer OFFICE Suites. Save as HTML. then make you page just like doing a page layout in word.

    My perfered way... Macromedia Dreamweaver and photoshop for the images. I dont care for fireworks but I haven't used it alot either.

    Frontpage SUCKS /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I like Notepad /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Weirdo /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    He said best and easiest... if you like notepad so much where is YOUR webpage /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. Resurrection_Joe

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    I used to use Word, then it started [darn] up my layout when saved, so I use frontpage now (the ARRRRGH version)

    I use Photoshop for all my art too though

    Frontpage works for me, and the following "(Noun/Verb/Adjective) SUCKS!" doesn't sound very intelligent
     
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    "(Noun/Verb/Adjective) SUCKS!" doesn't sound very intelligent

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    ...... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif......but it does..... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  9. ChevyCaGal

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    It's not free, but it does have way easy stuff (tools) you can use if you want too. If you break down the cost of what it is monthly and what you get, it's not a bad price.
     
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    Oh it very well may, for I am not familiar with any other intensive web program, but it does work for me quite well.

    I'm just saying you could be articulate, unles of course all you base it on is you "rathe don't like stinky old MSFP" for some odd reason only the seventh snowman from the left knows
     
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    i use net objects 7.0 it is easy to use and self explanitory.
     
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    www.rockcrawler.com has free sites still and have easy to use templates if that's what you want.
     
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    I like Notepad /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    ditto! and I use the command prompt for ftp...hardcore! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Yep, I use Notepad too... I like to write my own HTML. It takes less time to learn HTML than it does to completely learn any of the HTML editors out there. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The main thing about learning HTML is that you have more control over your web pages than you do with an editor. Editors are just generic templates. One size fits all. Way to much code in there for simple stuff and you can get lost trying to fix something that really isn't broke.

    To each thier own though... /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Ahhhh, you're like those guys who still used DOS prompt when point and click OD's came out. "Windows my ass."

    C:Dos\Run "Strongbad_Email".exe /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    I had to make a notepad webpage for a class once, and it's not horrible, but I when I started making advanced tables and staggered graphics.... nope not gonna do it
     
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    I used to use Notepad. Now I prefer EditPad. Notepad's retarded handling of ctrl-arrow movement always aggravates me, plus it's limited handling of large files is another irritant. I can't stand any HTML editor, I hate anything that gets in the way of my code /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    http://www.editpadpro.com/
     
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    but I when I started making advanced tables and staggered graphics....

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    Gotta agree that some of the stuff contained in the editors is really neat stuff to have at your finger tips. Image Maps come to mind. The editor makes that stuff a breaze without all the counting of pixels and stuff. Large active tables are made easier also. And I must admit that I even use some of that stuff at times in order to save a lot of typing and time. But knowing at least the basics of HTML will help any page designer whether they use an editor or not. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I used to use Notepad. Now I prefer EditPad. Notepad's retarded handling of ctrl-arrow movement always aggravates me, plus it's limited handling of large files is another irritant. I can't stand any HTML editor, I hate anything that gets in the way of my code /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    http://www.editpadpro.com/

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    Dreamweaver does pretty well at keeping the code clean. It does throw in a lot of extract font tags though.

    The worse by far for crappy code is FrontPage or Word. Try validating that to the w3 standards....
     
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    I use Dreamweaver for graphical stuff and just code in Wordpad for general editing and stuff.
     
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    Here's a screen shot (of my dual monitors) running Dreamweaver with the WYSIWYG on the left and HTML coder on the right. This is the way I do stuff so not only do I get instant feedback on my HTML edits, I also get to move and align items in the WYSIWYG side (just like using WORD or frontpage, highlight hit bold, center, adjust script size, then I can go to the coder and write code for java or edit HTML by hand /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif)
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