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HTML editor?

by Azitashojai / April 17, 2011 12:11 AM PDT

i'm designing my website by myself,but i'm a beginner and i'm learning it through a teaching website that says for starting to design a web site it's better to use HTML editor.Is HTML editor a software that i should install on my computer?what is it really?

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Good question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2011 9:36 AM PDT
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thanks Bob and please guide me
by Azitashojai / April 21, 2011 10:47 PM PDT
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Dear Bob,hello
Thanks for your reply to my question. As you recommended me, I refered to www.W3.org/standards/agents . On this page, I found two main categories:
Browsers Authorizing tools . I went to Authorizing tools,but there I couldn't find anything about HTML editors or a list of different HTML editors that I can choose a suitable one for myself. What should I do?
And I 'd like to know if HTML editor is a tool for correcting mistakes when we write websites in HTML language, something like Autocorrect in Word, have I understood correctly?
Thanks for your kind help

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by Sovereign Forum moderator / April 18, 2011 12:37 AM PDT
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> Is HTML editor a software that i should install on my computer?

They have HTML editors that you can download. Some are free e.g. Kompozer and some cost money e.g. Expression Web or Dreamweaver. There are also web applications that provide online HTML editors, but usually I recommend staying away from those.

> what is it really?

It's a tool that allows you to build websites using a user interface (point and click) vs. writing your own code. HTML editors usually make it easy for you to see what you're doing and build website visually, but a draw back is that they tend to use a lot more code than is necessary, since they can't predict what you will do, so they have to plan for everything.

Another option would be to use a CMS. You could say it's a hybrid between the two. To really understand what they are, check out something like Wordpress or Drupal and read about them.


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This is not a discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2011 2:11 AM PDT
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Your choice of posting as a question means a discussion is hard and distracting as the depth bottoms out so quickly.

As such and not slighting you in the least, I must not work this hard to discuss things. You can post new questions and avoid the question option when you want a discussion. If you have a question and don't want a discussion, do that. But we hope this issue is fixed soon.

"if HTML editor is a tool for correcting mistakes when we write websites
in HTML language, something like Autocorrect in Word, have I understood

Rather than answer that directly, why not install one of the many free HTML editors and try it?

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by aparnashivapura / April 26, 2011 9:18 PM PDT
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If you are well-versed in HTML you can use Xiao, EditPlus or else you can use Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

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