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21st August 2006, 09:04 PM
Is there anything that comes packaged with a MacBook Pro with which I can edit existing html files in a WYSIWYG kind of interface? iWeb seems to be for websites created by that program, and I realise I can edit the code with a text editor...but I'm hoping that there's something else I can use before I look to buy?

21st August 2006, 09:11 PM
there are plenty of free html editors around (do a search on versiontracker)

also give this a go (http://www.nvu.com/download.php) Some people like it...some dont. It's free so who's complaining though.

edit: also try seamonkey (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/releases/)

21st August 2006, 09:17 PM
Dreamweaver. AFAIK there's nothing preinstalled on Macs to help you out.

DW has a 30 day trial.

Edit: Mozilla has an editor in there somewhere. Grab the full install and poke around.here (http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/)

21st August 2006, 09:18 PM
if you install the developer tools, there's an example application called "Blot" that seems to work for editing simple, existing HTML documents in a WYSIWYG UI, but, that's probably not what you want, it is free though, and comes with your macbook pro!

21st August 2006, 09:27 PM
thanks, I'll check them out :) I'm kind've missing Dreamweaver, so far that's the only thing I wish I could take with me from Windows...that and right clicking!

21st August 2006, 09:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tania2412 &#064; Aug 21 2006, 09&#58;27 PM) 207264</div>
...that and right clicking&#33; [/b]

Oh but you can...OS X has supported context menus from the get go. Just plug in a 2 button mouse or use ctrl+click


21st August 2006, 09:51 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tania2412 &#064; Aug 21 2006, 09&#58;27 PM) 207264</div>

so far that&#39;s the only thing I wish I could take with me from Windows...that and right clicking&#33;

CMON tania&#33; it&#39;s 2006 not the 90&#39;s&#33;

I just gave sea monkey a whirl, and the composer looks like rubbish at the moment. Perhaps it&#39;s still early in development. The browser is the old netscape/mozilla by the looks also.

Maybe they need to hand it over to the Firefox dept.

22nd August 2006, 08:42 PM
re: control click...excellent - thanks for that&#33; am steering clear of the mouse for now, want to get used to a trackpad without overshooting all over the place :)

re: not the nineties...whats 90&#39;s about right clicking??

22nd August 2006, 09:52 PM
it&#39;s about the &#39;not&#39; right clicking...

I&#39;ve got a running spat over multiple click vs single click with an old mac zealot in my office. He swears it&#39;s only lazy developers that need a right click contextual menu.

good point, but i&#39;m keeping my 3 button+scroll mouse.