Creating Cool HTML 4 Web Pages

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Special Note: if you've installed NotePads Plus from the 2nd Edition CDROM you might be seeing some annoying Web3000 banner ads in Internet Explorer. To get rid of it (I can't blame you a bit!) please go to Windows Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs, then uninstall NotePads Plus.

Indispensible Windows Software:

HTML and Web Page Editors

Microsoft FrontPage
This is a great program and one of the most popular
tools for developing your Web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/ Win95 Logo

Hot Dog Pro
I don't get it, why is this so popular? Download it and decide for yourself...
http://www.sausage.com/

Claris Home Page
If you can't cope with Microsoft, then Claris Home Page is a great alternative Web page development environment.
http://www.claris.com/

Hot Metal Pro
Weird and quirky, this might be your cuppa tea. It's not mine.
http://www.softquad.com/

HomeSite
http://www.dexnet.com/homesite.html

CMed
http://www.iap.net.au/~cmathes

Graphics Utilities

Map This!
If you're building image maps by hand, you're unquestionably a candidate for the loony bin. Get this great program and your life will be instantly better.
http://www.ecaetc.ohio-state.edu/tc/mt

PaintShop Pro
I've been spoiled by Photoshop, but if you want a passable graphics editor, this is a good alternative...
http://www.jasc.com/

GIF Construction Set
A quick and easy way to build animated GIFs
http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html

Fun Stuff

WinWeather
You'll know the weather anytime you're online. Don't forget to check the weather where my sister lives: North Pole, Alaska.
http://www.igsnet.com/igs/winweather.html

WS Ping
For the unavowed, unrepentant geeks in the audience. Ping sites to your hearts content with this funky Windows app.
http://www.csra.net/junodj/wsping32.htm

Personal Stock Monitor
It's the fifteen-minute delayed ticker, but you can keep track of your stock with this slick program without even having to talk with your broker!
http://www.clark.net/pub/aivasyuk/psm

Email Utilities

Eudora Light
This is another one of those 'why is this so darn popular?' applications. Eudora is a standard for email on the net, but it's so clunky. Oh well, at least this version is free...
http://www.qualcomm.com/

e-mail Notify
Gotten any email in the last fifteen seconds?
http://www.pobox.com/~ldubost/english/notify

Other and Miscellaneous Utilities

CSE 3310 HTML Validator
A pretty cool program that can check that your HTML is clean and hiccup-free
http://www.flash.net/~wiersch/htmlvalidator.html

McAfee Anti-Virus
The net can be an evil place. Protect yourself with a solid and trustworthy anti-virus program. JUST DO IT!
http://www.mcafee.com/

FTP Explorer
Don't even tell me that you've been using WS_FTP or some other crummy FTP interface to upload and download files. FTP Explorer is a way cool FTP program and you should be using it and supporting the author.
http://www.ftpx.com/

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Indispensible Macintosh Software:

HTML Editors

Claris Home Page
my favorite commercial HTML editor!
http://www.claris.com/
mac logo

Adobe PageMill
PageMill is okay, but the SiteMill portion is really what
makes this a winner for managing your site.

http://www.adobe.com/

Bare Bones Software BBEdit
if you're into working at the source level, reveling in the guts of your HTML, then BBEdit can't be beat. I use it all the time.
http://www.barebones.com/

SoftQuad Hot Metal Pro
http://www.sq.com/products/hotmetal/hmp-org.htm

HTML Editor
http://dragon.acadiau.ca/~giles/HTML_Editor/Documentation.html
rick.giles@acadiau.ca

Webtor
http://www.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~neuss/webtor/webtor.html
Jochen.Schales@darmstadt.netsurf.de

Useful Tools and Utilities

StuffIt Expander
A must-have for any net downloads
http://www.aladdinsys.com/

Graphics Tools

Graphic Converter
I've been a fan of this graphics program for a long time. It can read and write just about every format invented, as far as I can tell.
http://www.lemkesoft.de/
mailto:100102.1304@compuserve.com

MacMapMaker
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/edu/mmm/
crockett@ncsa.uiuc.edu

GifBuilder
http://iawww.epfl.ch/Staff/Yves.Piguet/clip2gif-home/GifBuilder.html
piguet@ia.epfl.ch

GifScan
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~marcb/gifscan.html
marcb@ensign.co.uk

Transparency
gopher://nic.merit.edu:7055/40/mac/graphics/graphicsutil/transparency1.0.sit.hqx

WebAnimator
http://www.deltapoint.com/

WebMap
If you're going to do maps and need a standalone tool, this is it.
http://www.city.net/cnx/software/webmap.html
webmapbeta@city.net

Photoshop
A special mention should go to Adobe Photoshop, an expensive commercial program that I think is wonderful. It's tricky to learn and you won't be able to download a copy or figure it out in an afternoon, but I guarantee that if you take the time, you'll find it a winner!
http://www.adobe.com/
info@adobe.com

Plug-Ins: like Netscape Navigator, Photoshop supports third-party plug-ins, and here are a couple of my favorites:

FTP and File Management Tools

FTP Utilities

Fetch:
My preferred file transfer utility, with great drag & drop
http://www.dartmouth.edu/pages/softdev/fetch.html
Jim.Matthews@dartmouth.edu
(see the special license details on their site)

Make your Mac an instant Web and FTP server

NetPresenz
Fun for experimenting, but not a robust solution.
http://www.share.com/peterlewis/netpresenz/netpresenz.html
peter@kagi.com

Fun Stuff: Netnews Readers

Nuntius
ftp://ftp.ruc.dk/pub/nuntius/
speck@dat.ruc.dk

don't forget that you can read netnews in your Web browser now too, if you have Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer

More Fun Stuff

WeatherTracker
A spiffy way to keep track of the weather!
http://chemgod.slip.umd.edu/~kidwell/weather.html
kidwell@wam.umd.edu

Tex-Edit
A great replacement for SimpleText and a nice little editor too!
ftp://rever.nmsu.edu/pub/macfaq/Tex-Edit_Plus.sit.bin
tombb@aol.com

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