Is Nvu any good?

debiani386 debiani386 at
Thu May 3 02:08:03 UTC 2007

 >Before I made the complete switch (I don't have a single system that 
runs Windows anymore), I used and loved Dreamweaver. In fact, it was one 
of the things that >kept me back from switching.
 >But as Brian Astill said, it doesn't help you learn what you're doing, 
it's basically a crutch.
 >If you learn it [HTML/CSS] right, and start off writing yer code by 
hand, then you'll be far ahead of a vast majority of the so-called 
"designers" nowadays.
 >I don't recommend vim immediately, for the learning curve is rather 
steep. Add that to the (apparent) difficulty most people have when 
starting off with HTML, and >you'll only get frustrated. Try nano (NOT 
EMACS), gedit, or {insert command-line based editor}. I'm saying you 
should use a command-line based editor for a >reason, it's because once 
you become familiar with the cli utilities, it'll make it far easier to 
ssh into your remote server and edit something live, instead of having 
to >repeat the process my windows-savy boss has to do multiple times 
every day.

When i first started my website [] i did it 
in openoffice (a terrible idea). From there, i just patched the errors 
that open-office left behind and expanded from there. I no longer use 
open-office for my website anymore (i use notepad++) because it compiled 
the HTML in caps

dreamweaver and nvu provide way more opts then what open-office did, but 
dreamweaver provides mroe opts then what nvu does (as in the 
nvu, it doesnt look like you have a split code/design view as 
dreamweaver does)


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