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    Free Web Design Software

    We can't afford Dreamweaver but need something better than the free version of Frontpage. I'm looking for software that fits the following:

    1. Free or cheap
    2. Will deploy easily using Group Policy or can just install to a share
    3. Works with mandatory profiles

    Anyone already using software that ticks those boxes?

    Thanks.

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    Nvu Web Authoring Software

    I only know for certain that it ticks your first box, the others are up to you and/or other EG members

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    Hi

    Forepage has been replaced with sharepoint have you had a look at it its free. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    I think this is the link

    Richard

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    Does it have to be a WYSIWYG editor? If not then Aptana Studio is a great coding package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    We can't afford Dreamweaver but need something better than the free version of Frontpage. I'm looking for software that fits the following:

    1. Free or cheap
    2. Will deploy easily using Group Policy or can just install to a share
    3. Works with mandatory profiles

    Anyone already using software that ticks those boxes?

    Thanks.
    notepad LOL

    Something with a proper gui similiar to dream weaver I presume u mean so you can see output and the code or what exactly - Nvu was the one I was thinking of - am sure you can find lots if you go on www.sourceforge.net or similiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    notepad LOL
    Best coding software ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    Best coding software ever!
    notepad ++ I think is meant to be pretty good

    .:: NOTEPAD++ ::.

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    notepad LOL
    I quite like Crimson Editor myself but apparently it's not suitable.

    Does it have to be a WYSIWYG editor?
    It will be used by a variety of students from Y9 to 6th Form ideally it will be WYSIWYG and text like Dreamweaver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Nvu Web Authoring Software

    I only know for certain that it ticks your first box, the others are up to you and/or other EG members
    I think this has been replaced by Komposer.

    Although I tend to do web stuff with Notepad++

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    Ah someone has just suggested Komposer to me, i'll take a look.

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    Amaya

    You might want to try Amaya. Open Source and made by the W3C.

    Amaya Home Page

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    Just downloaded Komposer and extracted the zip it unpacks to a folder and runs from there I didn't need to install anything, that seems promising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Just downloaded Komposer and extracted the zip it unpacks to a folder and runs from there I didn't need to install anything, that seems promising.
    you most likely already know how to do it yourself with regards to msi but just thought I would mention this freeware that you can use to make an msi - easy step by step wizard with all the options

    Free Windows Installer - MSI Installer Tool

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    We use Kompozer here with no problems. Installed onto machines with no dramas and no tweaking needed with our mandatory profiles. Not as clean code as dreamweaver but can't complain for the cost either!

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    Just tried it from a share and it worked great I'll probably msi it with Wininstall so it runs locally.

    Best of all it obeys the Windows group policy so hidden drives don't show

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