[kwlug-disc] What are people using to write HTML with?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Tue Dec 10 14:12:11 EST 2013

I usually code HTML by hand in a text editor (pluma does HTML syntax
highlighting), and then run it through http://validator.w3.org to make
sure it's good.

In the past I've used SeaMonkey's composer to create pages WYSIWYG, but
that's a lot of baggage to carry for a few pages. I believe the
forked-off app is KompoZer http://www.kompozer.net/ (which doesn't seem
to be in the Ubuntu repositories, but I'm pretty sure it used to be).


On 13-12-09 11:51 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> Looks like I have some all but standalone .html files to write. I don't
> and won't be doing enough of it to remember the 'language' between this
> time and the next. What are people using to author .html?
> I need to put together a small 'app' (with very small distribution), and
> will probably just drop a few .html files into a shared dropbox folder.
> (Content is static.)
> Being Kubuntu, I use kwrite often enough, and kate, but I've not used
> them this way.
> Popped into Blue Griffin on my dual-Atom Windows laptop long enough to
> see far too slow.
> Because I so seldom have to do this, I do like the idea of point and
> click for css attributes and stuff. (Seems to me I came across something
> called Hot Dog long ago, but I expect there's similarly light weight but
> more evolved apps out there now.)
> This also ties in with the earlier XML thread in that a substantial
> portion of a stylesheet (aside from the XML calls themselves), is html
> and css. [Given the lack of 'involved' XML in the stylesheet, an HTML
> environment like this may well satisfy for stylesheets too.]
> Popped into LibreOffice for a moment to help me through a css hump. Got
> what I needed. A little heavy, though.
> Being able to pop in javascript (tags / scriptlet outline) won't  hurt,
> either. I expect a lot of 'if( attribute && attribute !="") output
> attribute' type inserts - whatever that looks like in javascript. (Like
> I said, I don't do enough of it to immediately recall the environment /
> syntax.)
> Suggestions?
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