Homesite is a neat replacement for using Notepad
when composing web page
s in that it's your plain, basic text editor
with a sprinkling
of extra features
(including a semi-functional table editor
and speedy shortcuts for oft-used tags
). Most importantly, for the HTML purist
s, it highlight
in a different colour
, so you know exactly
where you stand
at all times, without letting your computer do most of the work thereby downsizing
your own HTML
This is, of course, up to version 2.5a. After that, as far as I could see, it began to get ultra-bloaty, going in the same direction of Paint Shop Pro's relationship to Adobe Photoshop by trying too hard to be Dreamweaver and failing miserably. Most definitely A Bad Thing.
Even though I do little web-design stuff these days, it's still on hand for honing them e2 nodes before they get catapulted into the electronic ether. Even if it's only for the spell-check.
But, please, remember: v2.5a.
october 2001: i notice, in my travels around internetland trying to find v2.5 that it's now been usurped by macromedia. hm. interesting.