Re: FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations

Subject: Re: FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations
From: "John A. Newman" <johnn -at- OTG -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 16:10:00 -0500

One simple WYSIWYG HTML editor that I like to use is AOL Press. It
doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, and it's my guess that this is
why it more readily allows you to make your HTML code the way you want
it. You should be able to download it at

John Newman
OTG Software
johnn -at- otgsoftware -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Penny Staples [SMTP:pstaples -at- AIRWIRE -dot- COM]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 1997 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations

Susan W. Gallagher wrote:

> I thought it'd be pretty nice to have an HTML editor -- see codes in
> color, flip over to wysiwyg mode and back again... Boy was I wrong!
> Call me a geek if you must. I'll stick with WordPad. %-\

I couldn't agree more! I've tried a couple of the so-called
"WYSIWYG" HTML editors and found that they generate
really sloppy HTML mark-up AND THEN WON'T LET YOU
FIX IT. It's like working with a word-processor that insists
on mis-spelling words. I think they're a curse.

For those of you who aren't HTML purists --- WYSIWYG editors
(like FrontPage) tend to generate pages that may:
- load more slowly (because of redundant or bad tags), and
- display improperly on different types and versions of browsers.

I like HomeSite. It has nice little automated features for adding links,
graphics, tables, etc., but gives you complete control over the mark-up.
If I had to translate a lot of stuff into HTML at once, I might use a
WYSIWYG editor to do all of the initial markup, but then I'd open
the files in a text file or non-WYSIWYG editor to fix them
(maybe -- but then again I find that it's usually faster to do the
mark-up by hand than to fix the mark-up a WYSISYG editor
spits out).

Penny Staples
pstaples -at- airwire -dot- com, or, or

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