[K12OSN] FrontPage Like app ?
lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Mon May 10 23:38:39 UTC 2004
When last I looked, there were plenty of HTML editors for Linux, but none
of them were WYSIWYG; goes with the nature of Linux, I guess - control
freaks like to see and edit the HTML. Given the pathologically bad nature
of the HTML generated by FrontPage, et al, I can't blame them.
Our school (K-6) recently ran a Staff Development Day and had staff use a
scanner, a digital camera and create a basic web page. I created a page of
links to the staff web pages. You know the kind of thing:
<LI> <A HREF="~asmith">Mrs Smith</A>
. . .
Someone else then edited it in Front Page to fill in the names that I
didn't know. The result was over 7KB in size, and when I edited it back to
the basics and added a linked-in stylesheet to make it fit the school
intranet style, it was down to 790 bytes. Bleccchh. Nothing beats
In the Linux world, I'd say the best way of letting the HTML-untutored
created web pages is to do it in OpenOffice.org and save as an HTML
--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
More information about the K12OSN