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Old 06-16-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default iWeb and more, review on Tidbits

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The field of Web page editors continues to be an odd collection
of top-heavy applications. Dreamweaver and GoLive are the
professional giants on the Mac, though BBEdit and other text
editors are still used extensively to hand-code HTML. But the
middle ground has always been sparse: what tool is best for an
average person who doesn't want the complication posed by most
Web design applications?

Apple, which prides itself on making products for the rest of us,
is attempting to cover that ground with iWeb, part of the iLife
'06 suite.
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I guess my problem would be that they assume ignorance and deliver mediocre web sites.

Why a Mac-only solution, anyway? What is wrong with WordPress, for example, which delivers fairly compliant pages for anyone on any platform, without much thought.

Maybe I am missing the point. Wouldn’t be the first time! <g>

   
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Why a Mac-only solution, anyway?
Tidbits always has been a Mac/Web centric list.

I thought it would be interesting to see some variety in web composer programs. Not everyone here is interested in Dreamweaver or Homesite to fit their needs...

   
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Old 06-17-2006, 03:58 AM   #4
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Default Arachnophilia

http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/

is the home page for the Arachnophilia free web page development tool. At one time, it was a Windows-only executable, but now it is in Java, and can be run on any OS that can run Java, which means almost all.

I am not sure what you are asking for, but this tool is a lot cheaper than Homesite or Dreamweaver.
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I thought it would be interesting to see some variety in web composer programs. Not everyone here is interested in Dreamweaver or Homesite to fit their needs...
I have tried several “lite” web development tools, including RapidWeaver, GoodPage, couple others. Apple’s iWeb looks slicker and easier to use.

But I do wonder whether the blogs and HTML pages can be uploaded to a server or only to the dot.Mac place. Whether you can get at the HTML and CSS if need be. How easily the templates can be modified.

Otherwise, it does look slick. Apple stuff always does.

Maybe I’ll look into it.

   
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www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/ is the home page for the Arachnophilia free web page development tool. At one time, it was a Windows-only executable, but now it is in Java, and can be run on any OS that can run Java, which means almost all.

I am not sure what you are asking for, but this tool is a lot cheaper than Homesite or Dreamweaver.
Have you used it? I downloaded it just now, but will have to [ad]venture into terminal mode to install it, so who knows when I will do that.

The developer certainly has a point of view!

   
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Have you used it? I downloaded it just now, but will have to [ad]venture into terminal mode to install it, so who knows when I will do that.

The developer certainly has a point of view!
Arachno = web, philia, love, part of the developer's point of view. Yes, I used it a bit when I first started to do web development, years ago, and then I did my first real web site with FrontPage. Enough said about that.

Windows users don't need to get involved with Java, because there is an executable provided for them. Everybody else needs Java.
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Default Xena has a distinct point of view, too.

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The developer certainly has a point of view!
So does the Xenu developer, but his link tool works just fine.

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So does the Xenu developer, but his link tool works just fine.
That’s what counts in the end.

   
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