If you search the web for HTML authoring tools, sometimes it seems like there are as many pages out about how to write HTML as there are web pages about anything else! To help narrow your search for useful HTML editing software, we have compiled the following list of suggestions. Browse around and figure out which programs have features, support, and prices (ranging from free to lots of $$$) that best suit your needs!
You are already familiar with Netscape Navigator, the popular web browser. Netscape Communications has recently released Netscape Navigator Gold, the same full-featured program with its own built-in HTML editor. It is relatively simple to use and is available on the computers in the CTW Mellon FDS. For general info, visit the Netscape Home page at http://home.netscape.com.
Platform availability: Netscape Navigator Gold is available for Windows 95, Macintosh (PowerPC), and Unix systems. Warning: This program requires a great deal of system memory (you should have at least 12 or 15 MB free to run it).
In cyberspace terms, HotDog has been around for a while, but it's old dog that's been learning some new tricks. Updated versions of HotDog now offer WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) support. It is available in free trial versions as well as full-featured commercial ones (i.e., ones that cost money). Sausage Software introduces itself and its programs with a fun, user-friendly web site.
Platform availability: HotDog Pro for Windows 95, and a 16-bit version for Windows 3.x.
Platform availability: Available for both Mac and Windows.
("Software that Doesn't Suck") - http://www.barebones.com/
BBEdit is a text editor for the Macintosh designed to meet the needs of HTML programmers. There are both commercial and free versions available.
Platform availability: MS Windows 95, NT, or 3.x (requires Win32s to run with Windows 3.x).
brought to you by...you guessed it! The same folks who make Windows, Word, Excel, and all the rest. This is a commercial program (meaning there's no free version out there--sorry!). You can get info about it from http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/brochure or from the Microsoft home page, http://www.microsoft.com. Platform availability: MS Windows 95 or NT.