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From: "Barry Carlson" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Free or low-cost web editors -- again
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:02:51 +1200
On Friday, April 13, 2012 11:06 AM (UTC+12)
I'm looking for a free or low-cost WYSIWYG web editor to download after the
motherboard on my main computer got fried and left me with a few weeks of
working from my laptop. I'm definitely NOT interested in spending a few
I've been looking at Coffee Cup and SeaMonkey, based on Web reviews. But,
I'd like to hear from listers here as to their recommendations.
I'm not about to give you any definitive answer, other than to say I do have
SeaMonkey 2.7 and have tried out its Composer function. Perhaps what's left
of my hair is too gray, but I don't find the WYSIWYG that inspiring. My
experiences of WYSIWYG editors are not good, and I have developed methods of
creating with code "what I want" rather than the other way.
For a full flown text editor, I would recommend PSPad, which will provide
you with just about anything you want in the way of creating HTML pages.
I don't use it all the time, as I prefer the more basic text editor of
Araneae for everyday work. Araneae makes use of multiple colors in its
text-editor status which helps immensely when tracing an HTML error. In
fact, it is almost impossible to make a syntax mistake, as an unexpected
change in the displayed text color will alert you.
I will often use PSPad when doing extensive editing of a file, as the search
and replace function works extremely well in it, whereas I have found some
limitations in Araneae. There are some inbuilt extras in PSPad which I find
of use from time to time, e.g. a Lorem text generator, to name but one.
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