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Cutesite Builder V. Cutehtml Pro


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I am looking for a web design program to assist me in designing my site. To date I have used a text editor and First Page.

  • For those of you who use CuteSite Builder, what do you think of it?
  • How does it compare with First Page (if you know)?
  • What is difference between CuteSite Builder and CuteHTML Pro?

Any other suggestions for a program?

 

Thanks

 

Russ

 

 

just fixing something in the title -Tim

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I do not use CuteHTML Pro, but I imangine it is like other HTML friendly text editors.

You use it to edit the html code, with a few buttons to help with the coding.

Like insert an image or a table.

 

CuteSite Builder is like a word processor.

Its a visual editor that saves your site in a special file that it uses to create the html code as the last step to publishing to your site.

 

If you are html literate, PsPad is free and an excellent editor, that is also php friendly.

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I use both CuteSITE Builder (work and home), CuteHTML Pro at home and other HTML editors like HTML-Kit (FREE full featured program) at work.

 

CuteSITE Builder and CuteHTML Pro are TOTALLY different programs.

 

CuteHTML Pro is an HTML (and other code) editor. If you like to edit HTML directly, this program might work for you. It is like many other HTML editors. Works well with CSS style sheets, has built-in FTP to connect/publish to your site. Intimidating if you do not know HTML code.

 

CuteSITE Builder (CSB) is a word-processor like HTML generator. You work in a WORD like environment and use built-in FTP to load to your site. CSB does not allow you to edit HTML directly. The code is generated during the publishing process. You can insert extra code into your pages, and do many extra things with it but it is NOT designed to work well with CSS style sheets. This program is not W3c compliant but still produces decent sites quickly and without a lot of fuss. Decent forum too. KW and I have tutorial sites to help with CSB users. DEMO of the current product here which also links back to the tutorials. If you are used to coding this program is NOT for you. If you have NO interest in coding or only want to dabble, download it and try it free (full features) for the trial period (think it's still 30 days).

 

I am not a Frontpage fan. It requires extra extensions (can't play well with others). TCH does support Frontpage extensions without a problem. The code tends to be heavier and more convoluted than CSB or other generators that I have seen.

 

Choosing a website program is PERSONAL choice. Try several see which fits YOU and your needs. Long term what you want is a program that is easy enough to use that it makes the process FUN not a CHORE.

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Thanks for the repies - they were very helpful. I will check each of these out.

 

BTW -

 

Try Nvu. It is free and open source. It is comparible to Dreamweaver and FrontPage.

 

I think it is pretty smooth.

 

h*tp://nvu.com/

 

I checked out your links - did you design those sites with Nvu?

 

Russ

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No. Actually, I took a pre-existing theme, and then modified the images in Photoshop to get the look I wanted, and then made code modifications in Notepad.

 

I've actually not used Nvu for production work in some time. I used to be a really big Dreamweaver fan, though. But recently any sites I've created either got a template from the CMS/blog software that I modified, or I just created in notepad.

 

(I never thought I would say this, but) I've gotten to the point where for most things, it's just easier to use notepad.

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Personally I use CoffeeCup HTML Editor. I have for years. It's not free ($49), however you get free upgrades for life. It has both visual and non-visual (ie WYSIWYG and notepad-like) editing. It comes with several small "snippets" of commonly used HTML code as well.

 

Have a look-see yourself: http://www.coffeecup.com/html-editor/

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