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What WYSIWYG software would you recomend for 7th grade use for those new to html? (neither dreamweaver nor frontpage are viable options at this time). You needn't recomend only freeware.

 

I'd like something that will not require much OS knowledge -- so that people can drag in images from anywhere into the compose windows. I would prefer the software have an integrated FTP client as well. :P

 

 

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It's a little tricky but believe it or not Netscape Composer will do this.

 

Also AceHTML provides what you're looking for :

 

http://download.visicommedia.com/index.php?Dlang=en

 

It's a 30 day trial but I don't recall ever paying the $49.95 after it expired either.

 

I'm not real fond of the drag and drop idea though. It requires quite a bit of setup at the user end to make your local file exactly match your web structure.

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Well I may get flamed for mentioning this but a lot of folks already have what you are asking for (except for the ftp)... Microsoft Office. All the parts to the Office package come with a "Save as" option and .html is one of your choices.

 

When I am in a hurry it is a simple matter of opening up Word, Typing and formatting the text, dropping in a picture, adding some hyperlinks and clicking the save as.

 

I then upload the results and its done (besides editing the html files pointing to it).

 

Or look here for some:

www.webhostingresources.com/html/Authoring_Software/WYSIWYG_HTML_Editors/

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I have used Netscape Composer in workshops for non-computer people in web site devolvement. It is by no means a 'good' program but it did the job. I think it would be a better avenue then Office, Microsoft programs add so much junk to the code it drives me crazy.

 

Good luck.

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Bonsaimule

 

If you are using Microsoft Office there may be a program package along with it called Microsoft Publisher, it can create Web Sites very easily, I think that a seventh grader could handle it. It also has a great Help section.

I first started out using MS Publisher because I had it and it was very easy to use, there is not any code involved, but you can insert HTML if you like.

 

Richard

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Hehe Lianna yep I knew that :D

Still this should fit into bonsaimule requirements as from what I could gather Bonsaimule is not looking only for freeware solution

"You needn't recomend only freeware"

Anyhow thanks for highlighting the fact :D

 

To make thing even greater, it seems that TCH is also a CSB licensed retailer and there was some noises that TCH members will be able to purchase it at reduced price (as per say/hinted by Head Guru) B)

 

Any input on this would be greatly apreciated as I couldn't find anything regarding this on the TCH web site or forum since August this year :(

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Hehe Lianna yep I knew that :D

Still this should fit into bonsaimule requirements as from what I could gather Bonsaimule is not looking only for freeware solution

"You needn't recomend only freeware"

Anyhow thanks for highlighting the fact :)

Dang. I completely mis-read that! I thought he was only looking for the freebies. :o doh!

 

CSB is not currently being offered for sale here at TCH. Sorry. If that changes, I will certainly be posting an update.

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I know it's a bit late after this post was posted, but I thought I would go ahead and recommend a WYSIWYG HTML editor that is reasonably priced, fairly powerful, but still very simple to learn and work with.

 

The one I am talking about is called Namo Web Editor (Or they could have changed the name by now, since they have been bought out once, then passed around a couple of times). It's just about as easy as NetObjects Fusion, but far cheaper (I think it's under a hundred bucks for a copy) and if you download a trial, they will give you a deal to get it for only 59 bucks.

 

The address to check it out is: http://www.namo.com, and you will have to click on the products in the top nav bar to get to it.

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