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  1. #1
    Steve Thackery
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    Default HTML editing

    I currently run Namo WebEditor 2006 and NOF10. One of the things I really
    like about Namo is the fully integrated editing of the HTML - including a
    clever split view where you can edit the HTML and watch the layout change,
    and vice versa.

    I understand that NOF11 has introduced integrated HTML editing, but as usual
    the details on the website are very sparse.

    Can anyone comment on how effective this new feature is in NOF11? Does it
    compare well with Namo?

    In closing, I must say that NetObjects are doing themselves no favours at
    all with their launch of NOF11. There's a real lack of detail about the new
    features. For instance, about the changes to the UI, it says:

    "Intuitive organization of more common tools for better productivity.
    Larger full screen workspace environment."

    But really that means almost nothing. Let's see some screenshots! Let's
    read some discussion about the changes - what they've done, why they did it,
    and so on.

    Anyway, back to HTML editing! ;-)

    SteveT


  2. #2
    Steve Thackery
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    Default Re: HTML editing

    Sorry for the rant about NetObjects' marketing! I didn't mean it to put you
    guys off.

    Any comments on how well the HTML editing works in NOF11?

    Thanks,

    Steve


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    Dave@Web by Design, Inc.
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    Default Re: HTML editing

    Steve,

    First, it's important not to confuse NOF with HTML editors. NOF has always
    been an HTML generator, not an editor. I used editors for years (FrontPage,
    Dreamweaver, HotDog, etc), and personally I'm glad to get away from them.
    But that's a choice that developers have to make. If you want total code
    access and editing capabilities, then NOF probably isn't for you. NOF11 does
    give you more access to code insertion points and more flexibility then
    older versions, but it will never compare directly with a pure
    editor....that's not where it's strengths lie.

    Dave



    "Steve Thackery" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:g4st3v$mlt1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Sorry for the rant about NetObjects' marketing! I didn't mean it to put
    > you guys off.
    >
    > Any comments on how well the HTML editing works in NOF11?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Steve



  4. #4
    Steve Thackery
    Guest

    Default Re: HTML editing

    Dave,

    Thank you for your comments. Like you, I don't really want to edit the HTML
    directly. It was only occasionally, to overcome some shortcomings, that I
    wanted to do that in Namo. I just thought it would be handy to have that
    facility in Fusion.

    Handcrafting HTML has always seemed a bit of an odd thing to me: it's like
    producing a PDF by writing all the Postscript with Notepad - why on earth
    would you bother?

    There are two answers, of course. One is to do with the 'macho' style of IT
    that some people enjoy (like programming in assembler). The other is due to
    shortcomings in the alternatives, the higher level tools - they may not do
    quite what you want.

    With products like Fusion around, the need for hacking the HTML itself must
    be disappearing fast.

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

    Steve


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