Re: HTML Editors

Subject: Re: HTML Editors
From: Sue Heim <SUE -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 11:31:59 PST

Robert Crew penned:

> Create a couple lines of HTML code, and save the file. Open the
> file with the HTML browser to see how it looks. Modify the HTML
> code with the text editor. Save the file. Click reload from the
> browser. Repeat 'til done.

Actually, I use HTML Assistant, in much the same way as Robert
described above, and it works just fine for me. Using HTML Assistant
gives me some added features that allow me to add codes with the
click of a button, rather than having to type all that stuff.
Sometimes I find this is easier. I also check the resulting html file
using Mosaic continuously -- makes for a much cleaner, neater editing
job! (BTW, I found there is essentially NO learning curve to HTML


> I use Netscape (sometimes Mosaic) and vi under Unix, Netscape
> (sometimes Mosaic) and Norton Deskedit under MS-Windows, and
> Netscape and Saint Edit under the MacOS. All these tools are
> essentially free and can be downloaded with FTP without too
> much trouble. (Norton Deskedit comes with the Norton Desktop
> for Windows, but you could use Microsoft's Desktop Editor just
> as well.)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Netscape now available only
commercially (read: must purchase, not freebie ftp)?

On a side note for you all, we just had a technology conference
(Thomson Publishing Group) regarding the Internet. Netscape currently
has a 75% market share. I'm not sure how much Mosaic has, but they
have the bulk of the balance, with all the smaller browsers lumped
together in the last percentage point. It is expected that Mosaic and
Netscape will be the two leaders in browsers. Oh, and one more
comment -- if you are designing Web pages, be sure that the pages
look as nice in Mosaic as they do in Netscape (since Netscape has
gone commercial, they have lots more cool features that are not
necessarily supported by other browsers).

Hope this helps!
Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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