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    Need a free open source Dreamweaver alternative?

    Need a free open source Dreamweaver alternative can you recommend one please?

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    No alternative? need it for windows 64 7

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    Though I haven't tried all of these, here are some free ones I've heard good things about:
    http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
    http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage2.shtml (offer 2 versions, one free, one paid)
    http://kompozer.net/ (have used this, not bad)
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    Thanks a lot
    I have seen them the kompozer does not seem to work with windows 7 64bit others have not had updates for a very long time I will look around

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    You don't need to install 64 bit applications on win7 64 bit. Many will work as 32 bit as well.
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    Thanks will try them

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    You don't need to install 64 bit applications on win7 64 bit. Many will work as 32 bit as well.
    Indeed. If I'm correct, using compatibility mode also sometimes helps?

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    I run DW CS3 (32-bit) on Windows 7 x64 with no problems.
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    Will you be using it for WYSIWYG HTML editing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    If I'm correct, using compatibility mode also sometimes helps?
    That's the claim, though I've yet to come across something it helped with. Haven't been using Win7 long, though.
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    If you just need code hints and can use a browser in tandem, I would suggest aptana3, netbeans or notepad++ with some plugins. IMHO dreamweaver is a bloated mess and not worth the price.
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    Kompozer (as pointed out by Bear) is brilliant - I've developed a few sites using it and cannot fault it at all.

    I've run it under Debian and Ubuntu without any problems. Also used it (for a short time) on Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit without problems.

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    I'm not familiar with the other products people have mentioned, but I've been using Dreamweaver since version 4 and for professional web development, I wouldn't think of using anything else. The initial cost is a wall, but if you are doing serious development, the up front cost is well worth it.

    * Remember. IMHO, if you are going to be doing REAL web design, you are going to really need to learn XHTML and CSS well. I can't comment about other products, but I really hardly EVER look at design view. I code and then refresh the page in the browsers -- design view get too messy.

    And as an aside, I don't use any of DW's "fany" plugins or code-models (e.g. like using their widgets for mysql/php -- I still code all of that by hand). I do use the spry menus which I've found to be generally very reliable over the years.

    That's my 2cents, hope it's helpful.

    Some could argue that they don't like the .DWT idea, but I've used it forever and it's always worked well (and that's not to say that includes aren't another approach).
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    Nvu, WYSIWYG Web Builder, and Coffee Cup HTML Editor are good alternatives too.

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    I use Dreamweaver CS5 on Win7 x64, You can download a 30 day trial off their website.
    I have to agree with Rangy, most of dreamweavers plugins create inefficient, bad practice code, especially the php/mysql addon, that is just terrible!

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    can try out notpad++

    notepad-plus-plus.org

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    installed Kompozer no issue so far

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    notepad++ is not so much a dreamweaver equivalent.

    its more like an ide like zen ide or others. it wont allow you drag and drop and wysiwyg edit html.

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    I know you said free.. but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative I would recommend Coffee Cup's HTML Editor software. I think it runs about $50? You get free upgrades for life and free support for life also.

    I use Dreamweaver but I also use the Coffee Cup HTML Editor and I really like it!

    Here is a link if you want to check it out:

    http://www.coffeecup.com/html-editor/

    Here is a link to the free version:

    http://www.coffeecup.com/free-editor/

    Also... if you are looking for more of a wysiwyg kind of editor, you might want to take a look at Coffee Cup's Visual Site Designer.
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