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08/26/2015 08:51:01 PM · #1
I finally pulled the trigger today and installed Windows 10. I managed to install it without the house catching on fire or anything, so that's good :)

The one thing I'm noticing is that my ancient version of Macromedia Homesite 5.5 no longer works. I code my HTML by hand, much like the Amish, and am now in need of a program that will work with the new OS. Any suggestions?

Here's what I need... something that will allow me to FTP to a site, and edit the code by hand. I'm sure virtually all editors are going to have some form of WYSIWYG, but I want to see/edit the code. Let me know if there's something (preferably free or cheap) that will let me do this. Thanks!
08/26/2015 09:04:47 PM · #2
If you are editing text why not use whatever they call the built-in text editor these days ...

You can open the page in a browser, choose "view source" and copy/paste the text into the editor -- no FTP needed.
08/26/2015 09:19:51 PM · #3
Actually, I reinstalled Homesite, and it's actually working. YAY! :)
08/26/2015 09:22:33 PM · #4
That wouldn't really work cleanly for what I do, by the way. Oftentimes the outputted HTML is generated by things within the page that would be embedded initially (like include statements, for example). And I'd still need my separate FTP program to move everything back to the server. Homesite lets me open files directly on the server, save 'em, and the changes are done. It's been discontinued for probably 15 years now, but I have always loved this simple program. :)

Originally posted by GeneralE:

If you are editing text why not use whatever they call the built-in text editor these days ...

You can open the page in a browser, choose "view source" and copy/paste the text into the editor -- no FTP needed.


Message edited by author 2015-08-26 21:22:57.
08/26/2015 09:25:34 PM · #5
Originally posted by alanfreed:

It's been discontinued for probably 15 years now, but I have always loved this simple program. :)

Now you're talkin'! The keyboard I'm typing on right now is attached to a Mac G3 running OS 8.6 ... ;-)
08/26/2015 10:15:40 PM · #6
notepad++ is what i use ever since they took Homesite off the market
no wysiwyg but there is built in ftp and lots of other modules you can install
lets you write your own dang code at least

if you need a separate ftp program, try filezilla - is similar to cuteFTP from eons ago

both free

Message edited by author 2015-08-27 22:31:07.
08/26/2015 10:18:26 PM · #7
p.s. where are you downloading Homesite from... is it the dreamweaver-frankenstein version?
08/27/2015 11:19:43 AM · #8
Originally posted by skewsme:

if you need a separate ftp program, try filezilla - is similar to cuteFTP from eons ago


You'll probably find it comical that I still use CuteFTP :)

Originally posted by skewsme:

p.s. where are you downloading Homesite from... is it the dreamweaver-frankenstein version?


I still have the original install files from when we legally purchased Homesite around 1996 or so, along with the legit serial number :) I've been using it for nearly 20 years!
08/27/2015 02:48:30 PM · #9
Years ago I used Seamonkey. Will this do what you want?

Message edited by author 2015-08-27 14:48:52.
08/27/2015 03:17:22 PM · #10
VS 2015 Community Edition from Microsoft is free and can do that plus about 10 million more things too.

Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition
08/27/2015 10:14:49 PM · #11
Aptana is a great version of the always free Eclipse editor ( //www.aptana.com/ )

I've seen some Sublime lovers switching to Atom Editor - https://atom.io/
08/28/2015 12:29:20 AM · #12
Check out Brackets...it's free and works great. And it's open source.

//brackets.io/

Message edited by author 2015-08-28 00:29:27.
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