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      11.06.2001 03:19
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      A coder's dream, for anyone who uses Notepad to make sites. It automatically suggests colours, tags, paramters and alignments for you, and you can add tags like a horizontal rule, and tables, at the touch of a button. Very useful. Also good is it's integration with CuteFTP Pro - you can edit files directly from the server via a temporary download, and upload the changes at the end. It also has error-checking and the perfect interface for scripting. But obviously beginners will prefer something more grpahical, like FrontPage Express. I'm only giving this product 2 stars out of 5 because, while it is quite good, it's essentially Notepad with colour. If you fully installed IE, you get MS Developer Studio, which is the same, only supporting Javascript and with a FrontPage-style WYSIWYG editor - not to mention a Quick Preview function and a Project Explorer. (location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Ide\Ide98\Mse.exe)

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      28.03.2001 03:57
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      Cute Html2 is suitable for anyone who wants to build their own website. Even a complete beginner would be able to achieve a reasonable result with this programme. You can configure different colour schemes for your site at the click of a button and the programme will suggest 'tags' to you as you design. 'Tags' for those who aren't familiar are instructions in html code which tell an item on your page how to display itself, etc (the instructions). There is a preview facility so that you can try different things out and see how they look. You don't have to have knowledge of html to use this programme but it is much easier if you know a little bit about it. I bought a little book on html and learnt the different tags from there. Its very simple to learn and if you do it in conjunction with using CuteHTML2 you will derive much more benefit from the programme. It will also give you more control over your webpages. You can't write Java script with this programme so it is a bit limited. On the whole it is very stable and easy to use, although a little knowledge of html is useful. You can download this programme from www.globalscape.com, where it costs about £14. I got this programme free on a disc but I wouldn't pay £14 for it because there are lots of shareware and even freebie html editors available. If you want to find out what's available try doing a search at www.jumbo.com.

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      27.01.2001 23:10
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      *Update at the bottom* I first came across CuteHTML about 2 years ago and couldn't imagine ever creating a website without it again! Although I do sometimes use Dreamweaver for initial setting up of tables or to test colour schemes, this handy and free program allows even a novice to set up a website and teach him/herself HTML at the same time! Its main advantages are the configurable colour scheme that allows you to display different tags in different colours, as well as the tag library that suggests tags to you as soon as you type in the first letter! I taught myself HTML simply by looking at website source scripts and then trying it for myself using CuteHTML. As soon as you start a tag (for example by typing ' <t ') the software suggests you all possible tags that start with that letter and once you have chosen a tag you get property suggestions like height, width, background etc. The file explorer bar makes it easy to work with several files in the same directory and the tabs at the bottom allow you to easily switch between all open files, indicating altered files by marking the file name in red. CuteHTML also has a preview button so you can preview your creations in your chosen browser :) Although it is possible to create a website without any knowledge of HTML, nobody who is serious about web design can rely on code generators like Dreamweaver or FrontPage alone! Having different colours for specific tags also makes it easy to detect any errors in existing files, thus making it an useful companion for above-mentioned programs! The only downside is that it only includes HTML tags (not ASP, Java etc). Unlike other cheaper or free HTML editors it is also very stable, so go and download it NOW! *Update:* Since I wrote this Op (and last checked out the company's website, http://www.globalscape.com), CuteHTML 2 has come out, which now costs $19-95! Bummer! Sti
      ll it is a great program, but if you're looking for a free HTML editor, check out http://www.easyasp.org, where you can download EasyASP - it's free and also features a style sheet editor, an FTP program and EasyData, a database interface (handy with ASP) but is a little less stable and can be a little awkward to handle. You may however find the earlier version of CuteHTML on a PC Pro disc, I don't know whether they still give it out for free on there but I know that it's been on a few of last year's discs... Thanks to alain34 for pointing out the new version! *Update Over*

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