February 23rd, 2011, 12:18 PM
Alternative to Amaya
I think Amaya could be great.
I would like to use it for creating web sites (I'm a beginner) and for writing articles in HTML that will later get posted to the web.
But Amaya always frustrates me. My current issue is that it crashes on me frequently and hasn't been updated in a long time.
Is there something like Amaya (wysiwyg html+css editing) that you would recommend? I'm using Windows.
BTW, I was using Google Docs for writing HTML+CSS articles and that was great, so I'm disappointed that they have deprecated that version of their docs editor.
February 24th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Amaya... the name sounded familiar, but I admit I had to look it up.
I don't believe Amaya is actually meant to be used, per se; I think it's more of the W3C's wonkish proof-of-concept vehicle for some of their more esoteric ivory tower ideas (like XForms, for example).
February 25th, 2011, 01:40 AM
February 25th, 2011, 09:58 AM
I agree that Amaya is "more of the W3C's wonkish proof-of-concept vehicle" but it has also been tantalizingly close to a great WYSIWYG editor.
I've tried those other editors in the past, but they have tended to have the same problem: lots of potential but they aren't well maintained and are buggy.
February 25th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Originally Posted by TomAtom
February 25th, 2011, 05:45 PM
I use and like Eclipse, but I'm not aware of a WYSIWYG HTML editor for it?
Originally Posted by drgroove
February 25th, 2011, 05:54 PM
February 26th, 2011, 04:31 PM
I am not a fan of WYSIWYG editors (rather have full control when coding). I did try a few WYSIWYG programs when I first started out such Trellian, Kompozer, Coffecup Free, and Pagebreeze. They all had their shortcomings, except for Dreamweaver which I recommend (expensive). I have a friend who told me that the new Coffecup 2011 ($49) is much improved, I think they have a 30 day trial or something.
Hope this helps!