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Has anyone found a good alternative to Dreamweaver that has met the needs of faculty teaching those kinds of classes? 

Allan

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Microsoft’s free Web Expressions, but they seemed to have pulled the plug on the product.

 

http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-dreamweaver/ lists a number of commercial and open source alternatives. - Rick .- / -.-. .-.. ..- . / ..-. --- .-. / -.-- --- ..- / .- .-.. .-.. Rick Engelhardt    http://staff.buffalostate.edu/engelhrb/ - .... . / .-- .- .-.. .-. ..- ... / .-- .- ... / .--. .- ..- .-.. -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Henry Schaffer Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:41 AM To: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Alternative to Dreamweaver? I've been interested in Open Source applications for a long time, so I did a quick search for Open Source HTML editors - and found a variety of them (including a few free-but-not-OS). I didn't try any of them, and many appear to be frank about their limitations. Here's what I've found - and I'd love to hear more about your experiences with any of these. --henry First, a couple of pages which give lists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors http://www.v7n.com/forums/marketing-forum/24248-learning-html-html-edito... WYSIWYG https://github.com/adobe/brackets This is an early version of Brackets, a code editor for HTML, CSS and "JavaScript that's built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. "Brackets isn't ready for general use yet. It's still early in development, is missing a lot of basic editor features, and probably has bugs. That said, we've actually been using Brackets to develop Brackets for awhile now, so what's there is reasonably stable." http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html "Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages." http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-html-editor.htm Review article - ------ "One of the best free editors is KompoZer, our top recommendation for newbies." "KompoZer's last stable release was in 2007, and the last Beta (development version) was released in February 2010. Worth watching is BlueGriffon, which is a fork of KompoZer, currently under active development and looking very promising." http://kompozer.net/ http://www.bluegriffon.org/ "BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards." http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ "Another good editor is Amaya. It's a project from the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and so shines in the area of standards compliance and accessibility." "Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. " ------ non-WYSIWYG http://netbeans.org/index.html "Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more." http://www.htmlkit.com "HTML-Kit is a full-featured editor for markup and code, optimized for web development." Not Open Source, but previous version available for free. http://www.aptana.com/products/studio3 "The professional, open source development tool for the open web" http://www.pspad.com/ "a freeware code editor"

Hi all

Has anyone found a good alternative to Dreamweaver that has met the needs of faculty teaching those kinds of classes? 

Allan

sent from my android phone. please excuse any typos.

Chief Information Officer
Menlo College
v: 650-543-3889

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Microsoft’s free Web Expressions, but they seemed to have pulled the plug on the product.

 

We started using KompoZer, initially for faculty teaching Distance Ed classes.  We adopted that because there was a Business School initiative where they wanted distance students to be able to connect to a server here to use the CUL for Dreamweaver, but of course we all know that Adobe does not permit that, so we recommended KompoZer and also made it available in the labs and on the network.   We still have Dreamweaver in the labs, but it's become such bloatware that a lot of people don't like to use it anymore, as it seems to be more targeted at developers than the student user. 

It doesn't get a lot of use in the labs - I ran a quick report in KeyServer and it was used 62 times over the past 12 months, mostly in offices.  But for distance/online students, whom we of course don't track, the usage is no doubt higher.

jkt


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I've been interested in Open Source applications for a long time, so I did a quick search for Open Source HTML editors - and found a variety of them (including a few free-but-not-OS). I didn't try any of them, and many appear to be frank about their limitations. Here's what I've found - and I'd love to hear more about your experiences with any of these. --henry First, a couple of pages which give lists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors http://www.v7n.com/forums/marketing-forum/24248-learning-html-html-edito... WYSIWYG https://github.com/adobe/brackets This is an early version of Brackets, a code editor for HTML, CSS and "JavaScript that's built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. "Brackets isn't ready for general use yet. It's still early in development, is missing a lot of basic editor features, and probably has bugs. That said, we've actually been using Brackets to develop Brackets for awhile now, so what's there is reasonably stable." http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html "Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages." http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-html-editor.htm Review article - ------ "One of the best free editors is KompoZer, our top recommendation for newbies." "KompoZer's last stable release was in 2007, and the last Beta (development version) was released in February 2010. Worth watching is BlueGriffon, which is a fork of KompoZer, currently under active development and looking very promising." http://kompozer.net/ http://www.bluegriffon.org/ "BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards." http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ "Another good editor is Amaya. It's a project from the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and so shines in the area of standards compliance and accessibility." "Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. " ------ non-WYSIWYG http://netbeans.org/index.html "Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more." http://www.htmlkit.com "HTML-Kit is a full-featured editor for markup and code, optimized for web development." Not Open Source, but previous version available for free. http://www.aptana.com/products/studio3 "The professional, open source development tool for the open web" http://www.pspad.com/ "a freeware code editor"
http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-dreamweaver/ lists a number of commercial and open source alternatives. - Rick .- / -.-. .-.. ..- . / ..-. --- .-. / -.-- --- ..- / .- .-.. .-.. Rick Engelhardt    http://staff.buffalostate.edu/engelhrb/ - .... . / .-- .- .-.. .-. ..- ... / .-- .- ... / .--. .- ..- .-.. -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Henry Schaffer Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:41 AM To: LICENSING@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Alternative to Dreamweaver? I've been interested in Open Source applications for a long time, so I did a quick search for Open Source HTML editors - and found a variety of them (including a few free-but-not-OS). I didn't try any of them, and many appear to be frank about their limitations. Here's what I've found - and I'd love to hear more about your experiences with any of these. --henry First, a couple of pages which give lists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors http://www.v7n.com/forums/marketing-forum/24248-learning-html-html-edito... WYSIWYG https://github.com/adobe/brackets This is an early version of Brackets, a code editor for HTML, CSS and "JavaScript that's built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. "Brackets isn't ready for general use yet. It's still early in development, is missing a lot of basic editor features, and probably has bugs. That said, we've actually been using Brackets to develop Brackets for awhile now, so what's there is reasonably stable." http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html "Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages." http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-html-editor.htm Review article - ------ "One of the best free editors is KompoZer, our top recommendation for newbies." "KompoZer's last stable release was in 2007, and the last Beta (development version) was released in February 2010. Worth watching is BlueGriffon, which is a fork of KompoZer, currently under active development and looking very promising." http://kompozer.net/ http://www.bluegriffon.org/ "BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards." http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ "Another good editor is Amaya. It's a project from the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and so shines in the area of standards compliance and accessibility." "Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. " ------ non-WYSIWYG http://netbeans.org/index.html "Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more." http://www.htmlkit.com "HTML-Kit is a full-featured editor for markup and code, optimized for web development." Not Open Source, but previous version available for free. http://www.aptana.com/products/studio3 "The professional, open source development tool for the open web" http://www.pspad.com/ "a freeware code editor"
Thanks for the comprehensive list, Henry.  Do you know if any of these can do development for mobile?  Just looking at the requests from the faculty...

allan


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Allan, I don't know. It would be great if someone either knows or could look at these (as well as find more) and characterize them. --henry
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