Website Creation Software Vs. Notepad

 Among the most popular are Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage (now Microsoft Expression Web), CoffeeCup…and lots more. These are developer tools used with some knowledge in web design in order to create a website, commonly known as “WYSIWYG” a mouthful acronym for What You See Is What You Get software. Pros call them GUI software for (graphic user interface), HTML editors, point and click, drag and drop, etc. But I just call them the “easy stuff” to cut it short. Such applications do not require you to know HTML codes to build your website. They are simply user-friendly, very intuitive and fun to play with developer tools. The adversary is the Notepad. To know what a notepad is, click on start gt; gt;programs gt; gt;accessories gt; gt;Notepad. You get an extremely desolate text editor without any fancy formatting. However, as far as I think, the notepad terminology is not really how it sounds like. To understand what I’m saying, here is a very clichéd instruction: “To start coding from scratch, you don’t need anything, just open notepad.” For beginners, this is the best option, and even for people who have created grandiose websites using the “easy stuff.” What makes Notepad a hassle for pro webmasters, is the very reason it will be recommended to newbies. With notepad, if you type like a thousand lines of code, you will have to do it manually. While most editors will have utilities to aid you in the process. But as for students, being able to repeatedly type the same lines of code over and over, basically trains him/her a. to type fast and b. to memorize the basic code structure. So if you are beginner in web design, or another student complaining why you can’t just use Dreamweaver or Expression to code your websites…that’s the answer you’re looking for. As for choosing which is the most practical and time efficient, speaking for everyone else, I would say using HTML Editor Software. Here are the common advantages they have ahead of the simple Notepad. 1. Syntax Highlighting 2. Tab Character Spacing 3. Code Grouping 4. Opening Several Files in Tabs 5. Split view for Design View 6. Drag and Drop, Point and Click for Layouts 7. An Included FTP function to upload your site 8. Error Highlighting 9. Drop Down Code Completion 10. Script Libraries

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