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Eversor
12-05-2003, 08:42 PM
I want to make a website that is pretty much no images (incorporated in the design, anyway) but still isn't an eyesore. I want it to load fast on a 56k... not ridiculously, but... I just want to make pretty simple web designs that look pretty... decent. hehe.

Suggestions?


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Cool Matty
12-05-2003, 08:55 PM
Learn HTML and do it yourself in Notepad.

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Yecti
12-05-2003, 09:13 PM
check out the freeware section of http://www.webattack.com there are some good WYSIWYG editors there.

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Jaiph
12-05-2003, 09:17 PM
I use a free one called HTML-Kit which is basically a glorified text editor. I have always hated WYSIWYG editors with a passion personally. I just like dealing with the code itself....once you get used to it you can visualise it easily.

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Yecti
12-05-2003, 09:23 PM
I'm a code and WYSIWYG kinda guy. I use Dreamweaver MX http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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The MAZZTer
12-05-2003, 10:01 PM
Coincidentally... I've always been for websites with little graphics but good use of HTML for eyecandy.

http://mzzt.atronox.com/stats/quotes.php

One image total, and it's the Google logo for the search bar at the very bottom. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

I think this is what you mean. I used a blend of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. For your site, it would be worth your while to learn HTML and CSS, and maybe a little JavaScript on the side if you want your page to have some more dynamic content. Only learn PHP if you want to get serious about dynamic content. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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gbk
12-05-2003, 10:55 PM
Raw text > WYSIWYG

Im writing my site (http://12.220.251.111) in Perl with a mysql backend. You cant do this stuff with a WYSIWYG editor. And even if I could, I wouldnt. Ive said it before, I dont like using someone's code, or letting a program write it for me. If I didnt write it, it isnt mine.

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Axis
12-05-2003, 11:27 PM
Here's my flashy website I made a few days ago: www.tednation.tk (http://www.tednation.tk) If you think that's what you want I can give you the secret weapon I used to make it... *hides in a dark alley*

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DSettahr
12-06-2003, 01:10 AM
I made my site using nothing but notepad:

http://www.rit.edu/~bjj4494/

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Ni
12-06-2003, 02:44 AM
I used crimson editor to make mine:

http://www.ud.2ya.com

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Mano
12-06-2003, 04:47 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TheJkWhoSaysNi:
I used crimson editor to make mine:

http://www.ud.2ya.com

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So did I:
http://www.goatsgotohell.com/~simbachu

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UndeadOne
12-06-2003, 05:02 AM
Get an enhanced text-editor that will autofill, highlight tags and do syntax checks and stuff like that. Much easier than just notepad.

Detty
12-06-2003, 07:00 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GBK:
Raw text &gt; WYSIWYG

Im writing my site (http://12.220.251.111) in Perl with a mysql backend. You cant do this stuff with a WYSIWYG editor. And even if I could, I wouldnt. Ive said it before, I dont like using someone's code, or letting a program write it for me. If I didnt write it, it isnt mine.

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Ah, but Dreamweaver MX does use your code. You rewrite the library files to use your own style of html/xhtml. Recently I made some changes to make whatever it does XHTML 1.1 compliant.

Pagewizard_YKS
12-06-2003, 09:20 AM
Try Homesite 1.2.

I've been using this for years, and it is the best damn freeware HTML editor that I have ever used.

I have it hosted on my server:

http://www.pwizard.com/files/hs12.zip

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Yecti
12-06-2003, 09:32 AM
OSC was created with Notepad and Dreamweaver.

http://www.oscempire.net

and I've said it once, and I'll say it again, the UD site is the most beautiful site ever created. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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Darth Evad
12-06-2003, 09:33 AM
I think HotDog editor will do both for you.

I wrote this site in EditPlus 2.
www.360viewonline.com (http://www.360viewonline.com)
It's dead now so some of the links will give you an error. I stopped developing it a long time ago.

I would also like to suggest, from my experience I have found that you have much more control over your site with a text editor than with WYSIWYG.

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Dormouse
12-06-2003, 08:31 PM
Editplus 2 &gt;&gt;&gt; *
I use it for everything. Literally from html/css to writing essays [which when i'm done i can dump into abiword to format and print. though sometimes i've turned in essays i did with html too..]

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