New website editor software releasedBy Ian Chamberlain. Published: 19th Aug 2003, 21:56:24 | Permalink | Printable
It's a WebWonder we heard about thisLove them or hate them, WYSIWYG HTML editors are an easy way for non-techies to create web pages. There are a whole host of options on other platforms, including the well-known Dreamweaver application. RISC OS has also had several offerings. The main complaint, however, was that such programs generally produce low quality output; the source is messy and contains many redundant tags. We were pleased, therefore, when we stumbled accoss an unfamiliar program by the name of WebWonder produced by David Snell - the author of the ProCAD+ computer aided design package.
WebWonder provides a DTP-like environment where text and images can be arranged on a page without the need to know any HTML. The WebWonder website states that it allows users "to quickly and cheaply create their own website and publish it. It may also be used by software developers to produce HTML help files that act as an electronic manual to their programs".
The website goes on to say that with WebWonder, users can manually create tables and also generate them automatically from CSV files. Form creation, for on-line ordering, and automatically generated photograph galleries are also amongst its impressive range of features.
WebWonder comes with a 64 page colour printed manual and is relatively low-cost so that it appeals to its target audience of beginners and enthusiasts.
We looked at various websites that were created with WebWonder and were impressed that the HTML was not the messy and bloated output that we have come to expect from other similar programs. Drobe.co.uk will be obtaining a copy of WebWonder shortly, so that we can bring you a full review in the near future. Watch this space!
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