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badwargamer13 Feb 2008 2:15 a.m. PST

Hi, I have been using FX3.1 for (occasionally) updating my website. I am now using windows Vista on a new PC and the program doesn't work. Could anyone suggest a free or cheap program for managing websites?

Grizwald Inactive Member13 Feb 2008 2:33 a.m. PST

"I am now using windows Vista on a new PC and the program doesn't work."

Another good reason for not using Vista! (Sorry)

I am not familiar with FX3.1. What does it do?

No Name02 Inactive Member13 Feb 2008 4:11 a.m. PST

I use Dreamweaver and you can pick it up cheap on eBay.

Ravenseye Inactive Member13 Feb 2008 5:56 a.m. PST

It depends on whether you're a WYSIWYG guy, or a code guy.

If the former, I'd suggest NVU/Kompozer

There is a nice replacement for Notepad called Notepad++ link if you are used to coding by hand.


DyeHard13 Feb 2008 12:01 p.m. PST

Also for the WYSIWYG crow and for free there is "Web Dwarf"

I am a direct code writer, but plyed with it and seemed pretty easy yet powerful. And you can not beat the price!

The 15mm VSF Page:

DyeHard13 Feb 2008 12:03 p.m. PST

No not birds that do web sites!

crow = crowd


Just try Web Drawf.

freewargamesrules Inactive Member13 Feb 2008 3:40 p.m. PST

I've switched to Linux after XP …. heard to many horror stories about Vista.

NVU and Komposer are available for Linux too.

Thunder Inactive Member13 Feb 2008 4:44 p.m. PST

I'll second Dreamweaver.

Kyteroo Inactive Member19 Mar 2008 9:06 p.m. PST

I wonder, if dreamweaver can do absolutely everything flash can do? I've always wanted to make a blog site that had books the readers can choose to read, with the whole thing looking like a bookshelf full of books. I've always thought it would be neat to be able to rearrange the books too as a user, instead of as a programmar. I do know that flash websites tend to be slower if not programmed right.

I've tried wysiwyg and I've always came out with a mess. I've also used templates and got even more of a mess. It forced me to learn to code by hand. LOL

Pole Bitwy PL Inactive Member21 Jul 2008 4:14 p.m. PST

Drop Vista – Get Linux ;)
Especially since you get all the cool web development apps free with a typical bootable DVD Linux distribution for example Ubuntu ;)
So don't delay and try it out – if you don't like it you can always go back to your previous operating 'system' just by ejecting the disc.

Good luck and have fun with your new OS :)

cosmo1974 Inactive Member06 Aug 2008 4:46 a.m. PST

XHTML, CSS (and MAYBE some JavaScript – especially the JQuery library) will certainly do the bookshelf thing – and it'll be much more user-, search-engine- and browser-friendly than a flash-based alternative.

If you're using Vista you'll need the Professional version to get IIS web server for local building and testing.

I'm a .NET bod – so Windows OS is more than fine by me – but for development and testing of the website, it's hard to beat FireFox (especially with all the useful add-ons).

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