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Gats May 9, 2000

  1. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Ok, Charlie... off and racing.

    I initially I used HTMLPad for my pages, but have now moved to Arachnophilia and First Page 2000, both freeware, depending on which machine I am using.


    Gary A. Rose
    The Unofficial TC&W page
    N to the Nth degree!

    [This message has been edited by Gats (edited 09 May 2000).]
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    There are a number of WYSWYG HTML editors that you can start off with that work well.

    When I work on a web page, I often use Netscape Composer to layout the tables and such then I save it and open it in a program called Edit Plus which can be downloaded at Tucows - - to tweak the pages and actually work on them. This saves time typing in all of the HTML by hand and is easier all around.

    I notice that the HTML editor is improved a bit in Netscape 6, which I am running an advance copy of right now.

    I use WS_FTP for FTP and a number of hodge-podge programs when working on a page, such as image animators, etc.


    Ship It On The FRISCO!
  4. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I tried a couple of the WYSIWYG types, namely MS products, and was unimpressed with the amount of code inserted. I manually did tables in HTMLPad, but Firstpage 2000 has a good table maker that's easy to use.
    For the graphics, I generally use Paint Shop Pro 5/6 for most work, but have Canvas 7 and Adobe Photoshop loaded. Canvas seems to be ok for simple line drawings, so far. I might have to reload something a little more drawing specific later, like Corel Draw, if I find Canvas lacking.

    As mentioned in my earlier post, FirstPage 2000 and Arachnophilia are also available from the Tucows site (link above).



    Gary A. Rose
    The Unofficial TC&W page
    N to the Nth degree!
  5. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

    I've gone with MS-FrontPage 2000. It's a costly package; but, I'm finding it a powerful tool too. I still have a lot to learn about web site building as well as how to best use FrontPage; but, being in the software industry, the best way to learn is to try and learn from mistakes.

    Stourbridge Lion
    Delaware and Hudson Virtual Museum
  6. rray

    rray Staff Member

    I use Frontpage 2000 also, but my ISP's webspace didn't support it until just recently.
    It is spendy, I got FP97 for $50, and the FP2000 upgrade was another $100. And it is a pig to work with sometimes.

    Robert Ray
    The NP & UP N-Scale Railroad

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