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Wally
30th August 2006, 12:17 PM
Hey guys,

Im wondering if there is any good freeware web development software for Intel Macs..

I have tried looking on MacUpdate, iWeb doesnt suit my needs .

I am currently using dreamweaver MX but it shows white after the table has gone for a while (although displays fine in the browser, and its slow to respond)

I dont want to have to manually edit this page as its a lot of work..

www.daedlist.co.nr is the site, which dreamweaver has ripped to pieces and missed table links.

I am using an older version of dreamweaver, i dont want to have to pay for a new dreamweaver release (which is a fortnights pay)

Thanks Guys

Wally

marc
30th August 2006, 12:34 PM
I don't think you'll find anything for free.

Rapidweaver (http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/) might be worth looking at.

I use HyperEdit (http://www.tumultco.com/HyperEdit/). Although it's not exactly what you're after (it's not a WYDIWYG editor), you can view a realtime WebKit preview of the page. And it's cheaper than RapidWeaver or Dreamweaver.

back2mac
30th August 2006, 12:36 PM
Nvu is touted as a Dreamweaver-like WYSIWYG editor.
I use Rapidweaver and Nvu for particular aspects of my pages.

Worth a look - and it's free.

Wally
30th August 2006, 12:54 PM
Thanks Guys,

Looking at Nvu and rapidweaver now

Dreamweaver 8 is just as bad..

brentd
30th August 2006, 01:27 PM
I know this may not be what you want (again not WYSIWYG) but TextMate (http://macromates.com/) is a great editor.

It has a 30 day free trail then its 39 euros... so its not free either...

... so by now you're wondering why I've bothered posting... but I think it IS that good.

:D

icant
30th August 2006, 01:32 PM
Sandvox was released recently. Payware. Haven't used.

http://www.karelia.com/

Freeway Express is mentioned abit. Payware. Haven't used.

Then, there's Blogger.com... (haha). Freeware. Have used.

marc
30th August 2006, 02:15 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(brentd &#064; Aug 30 2006, 01&#58;27 PM) 209450</div>

I know this may not be what you want (again not WYSIWYG) but TextMate (http://macromates.com/) is a great editor.

It has a 30 day free trail then its 39 euros... so its not free either...

... so by now you&#39;re wondering why I&#39;ve bothered posting... but I think it IS that good.

:D
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I&#39;ve actually just downloaded it to give it a good try. I couldn&#39;t find any info that suggests it does live WebKit previews... is there a way to have a live preview in TextMate?

brentd
30th August 2006, 02:30 PM
Yes there is a way to do live previews: Bundles menu > HTML > Open Document in Running Browser(s).
Then its just &#39;apple-R&#39; from TextMate to refresh the browsers.... Is that what you mean?

But its not seeing my WebKit running, so it will load up in Safari, Firefox etc, but it looks like you have to cut and paste the URL to WebKit (or navigate from WebKit).

... its odd... and it maybe a glitch in my set-up.

marc
30th August 2006, 02:38 PM
Damn. Doesn&#39;t sound as nice as HyperEdit then. HyperEdit just has a second pane in the main window... every keystroke can trigger an update in the live WebKit view. It rocks, especially if you&#39;re a bit of a hit and miss coder like me :)

brentd
30th August 2006, 02:42 PM
sounds pretty neat - I&#39;ll check it out.

cheers :thumbup:

mechcon
30th August 2006, 04:18 PM
I should add, that if you use neo office, or open office via x11, you do have a free alternative to frontpage&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

scottgrot
31st August 2006, 08:46 AM
This might help:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...060828093624972 (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060828093624972)

Wally
31st August 2006, 01:52 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mechcon &#064; Aug 30 2006, 04&#58;18 PM) 209499</div>

I should add, that if you use neo office, or open office via x11, you do have a free alternative to frontpage&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;
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Oh really? I didnt know that :P

Not what i had in mind but its quicker than dreamweaver&#33;