web page editing tools compared

List assembled by Blake Nancarrow (blaken@computer-ease.com) of Computer Ease for the Computer Trainers Network (CTN) on 04 May 2000.

introduction
definitions
properties
development speed
learning curve
mobility
HTML knowledge
code size
code quality
spelling checking
site editing
smart transfers
special effects
compatibility
tool cost
overall cost
sites
colophon
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XXX Adobe
Maker of PageMill, SiteMill, and GoLive. They offer a full-featured "tryout" version that expires after 30 days. GoLive 4.0 available now; 5.0 coming soon.
http://www.adobe.com/products/golive/main.html

Allaire
Maker of HomeSite 4.5 and ColdFusion. You can download a trial version of HomeSite.
http://www.allaire.com/products/homesite/index.cfm

builder
Very helpful site by C|NET. Online HTML tutorials, products reviews and comparisons, hints and tips. Very high quality. They know their stuff.
http://builder.com

Macromedia
Maker of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Director, etc. You can download a 30-day free trial of Dreamweaver from the URL below. Dreamweaver 3.0 available now.
http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/

Microsoft
Maker of FrontPage and InterDev. You can also obtain a trial verison of FrontPage 2000, a 45-day trial. I don’t think you can download it anymore…
http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/