Video:How to Pick an Online Web Editorwith Dimitri LaBarge
Want to learn how you should pick an online web editor to help you build a homepage? This video will offer you helpful tips for choosing the web editor that's right for you.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Pick an Online Web Editor
Hi, this is Dimitri LaBarge for About.com, and today we're going to talk about how to pick an online web editor.
Instructions for Picking an Online Web Editor
Before you start looking for an online editor, decide what your needs are. Do you want to create a small business site, or are you just fooling around with a personal homepage? Different online web editors have different features and tools, and might be suited for different purposes.
Options for Online Web Editors
Let’s start with one of the big boys, Yahoo!, and their Yahoo! Site Solution application. Unlike their more powerful Yahoo! Site Builder program, which has a downloadable component for Windows and is specifically geared for more complicated functionality, Site Solution is a fully online-based solution. This is one of the simplest web editors out there - pretty much all functions are templated, which limits customization but gets a website with text and images going really fast.
HTML Online Web Editor
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have HTML Instant at htmlinstant.com. This is a web editor designed for exactly one thing: basic HTML coding. It has a number of available shortcuts for HTML tags, like bold, italics, lists, links and more. It even will log you into popular image hosts like Photobucket, allowing you to insert a link to one of your graphics or images, complete with a proper image tag.
What it doesn’t do is place your code on a web code. It simply generates code with a real-time preview of your work. You can save the code or copy it into an HTML file, and upload that to your web provider of choice.
Real-Time HTML Editor
An even more simple solution is the aptly named Real-Time HTML Editor. There’s no buttons, no shortcuts, no aid of any kind. It requires a knowledge of HTML. But what it does do is display your work as you go, for a constantly updated view of whatever you’re coding at the time. If you want to see what effect your code has instantly, this is a handy resource.
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