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Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby godsotherhand on Sat May 07, 2011 11:52 am

Any1 know of a good Dreamweaver alternative for linux?
Only thing ive found that is in the repos is BlueFish, which is not that impressinve..
Or aplications that help you to make a website based on css and html?
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby lem on Sat May 07, 2011 12:05 pm

Try Aptana Studio - www.aptana.com
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby Oscar799 on Sat May 07, 2011 12:09 pm

Or you could have a look at Kompozer
http://www.kompozer.net/
It is available in Package Manager
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby Fandangio on Sat May 07, 2011 1:27 pm

Have a look at this thread; viewtopic.php?f=47&t=71720

I was using Komposer for a small local school website that I administer. I'd not even hear of CMS's until I read this thread but for the last week I've been playing with Joomla and I'm just about ready to migrate the old static site to a much more functional and dynamic website.

It takes a little getting used to, well it did for me. But a few hours spent each day for 5 odd days will be all you need.

Hope this helps as it did for me :)
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby DrHu on Sat May 07, 2011 2:13 pm

godsotherhand wrote:Any1 know of a good Dreamweaver alternative for linux?

Dreamweaver is a fairly big web design IDE, so anything simple, such as online web page writers or an easy to use web page designer software won't likely match that application's capabilities or functions..
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=842808
    Some user opinions about web page designer software for non-programmers..

You could go with the long time standard of Quanta plus
http://tips.webdesign10.com/using-linux ... ent-ubuntu
    If you start with a CSS editor, and develop with that style in mind, you have more options, and you would get a better handle on page design, not just what the web ide throws up for you..
    --similarly, getting to know javascript or even using a web page framework programming language such as Ruby (Ruby on Rails) or python or others would give you greater control over the pages..

Ror(Ruby on rails)
http://rubyonrails.org/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/int ... frameworks
web page frameworks, python..
Turbogears is the one I remember
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby lmintnewb on Sat May 07, 2011 4:01 pm

Already mentioned by others. Kompozer ( doubtful wysiwyg junk ) and joomla ( extremely popular CMS. ) Then there's drupal ( nother big boy on the CMS scene ) and good ole there' s a plug-in for everything wordpress.org


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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby Mozenrath on Sat May 07, 2011 6:16 pm

I've never used Drupal, but to me, Joomla is total crap.

For my purposes, Wordpress has worked just fine as a CMS without all of Joomla's complexities.
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby thx1138 on Sat May 07, 2011 6:22 pm

BlueGriffon is a pretty new project and worth a look.
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby jasmineaura on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:10 pm

lem wrote:Try Aptana Studio - http://www.aptana.com


Available as standalone (requires Sun/Oracle Java) or as an Eclipse plugin (which is ok with OpenJDK).
Perfect. Thank you! :-)
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby marietta_greg on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:47 pm

Used Joomla for years, but it's VERY heavy and complexity is necessary only for large, multi-role management. Static site builders (DW, Kompozer) are out. Wordpress is the answer even if your site doesn't change much. Higly scalable, way easier, lighter and faster loading than Joomla/Drupal, thousands of plug-ins available for easy install. Thousands of templates and easy to customize. Available as script install by most hosting providers, or download and install it yourself.
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Re: Dreamweaver alternative?

Postby igor83 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:12 am

godsotherhand wrote:Any1 know of a good Dreamweaver alternative for linux?
Only thing ive found that is in the repos is BlueFish, which is not that impressinve..
Or aplications that help you to make a website based on css and html?


I think the answer here is that nothing in Linux compares to Dreamweaver, but then again, do you really want Dreamweaver?

In the olden days I built a site using a plain text editor and Color Cop, a little Windows utility for ascertaining the hexadecimal values of colors for use in css. Server-side includes made things easier, allowing me to do the sorts of things that Dreamweaver supports in its IDE, and then when css came along life got even easier for me, because I could encapsulate design in one or two files for an entire site. Then PHP and cron opened up more possibilities. But why bother with all of that, really?

Nowadays in the modren era, I suggest using a CMS like the folks above have suggested, because why reinvent the wheel? Even if you can, and you do mention knowing css and html. I have a DVD full of html and css that most likely will never get online again.

CMS systems include Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress and many others, though that trio is regarded is Big Three Daddios. All are good in various ways, they have their own little advantages and disadvantages, but your optimal choice will depend upon your needs, abilities and preferences. I've personally tried Drupal, Wordpress and also maintenance-free and otherwise free Google-owned Blogger, which is about as no-brainer as you can get, unless you design your own template like I like to do. Since you know html and css, then a CMS will be that much easier to customize, though nowadays the need for coding is much reduced. The CMS handles most of the html and PHP and the most an end user does is tweak the css once in a while. So you can sit back and focus on content, which is really the fun part, right? (Well...depends whether you're a programmer.)
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