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.

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site editing
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XXX If you use a simple text editor to build an internet web site, you'll need some more software, something to transfer the files from your hard disk to a web server. This application type is called File Transfer Protocol or FTP software.

Dreamweaver and FrontPage have an FTP component built-in. FrontPage's is particularly smart in that it transfers only the files that have changed or that are new.