[K12OSN] FrontPage Like app ?

anthony baldwin anthonybaldwin at snet.net
Tue May 11 00:10:18 UTC 2004

Les Bell wrote:
> 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:
> </HTML>
> 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
> hand-knitted HTML.
> 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

Heck, I write html and still sometimes use OpenOffice.org or Netscape 
Composer for the basic layout of pages.  Although I frequently end up 
editing the code they generate.


> document.
> Best,
> --- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
> [http://www.lesbell.com.au]
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