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ShowMeLinux.com: Bluefish HTML Editor Review

Oct 07, 2000, 12:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rico Sanchez)

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"Bluefish is an HTML editor and aide for webmasters who want to save a few keystrokes. It is not a WYSIWYG editor, so don't expect to be able to drag and drop your .gif files into it, but it has many useful tools that can make your life easier if you already have some knowledge of the coding side of web design. If web design is like a theatre production, bluefish is like having a magic box of props and tools that doesn't look like much, but in the magic of the theatre the mundane can be transformed into the fantastic. Bluefish provides the elements in the form of HTML tags; all you need is the know-how and the creativity."

"One of the best things about bluefish is its great layout. Navigation to the various features such as fonts, tables, frames, forms, lists, CSS and WML is intuitive and simple, since the application is laid out like a recipe book, with different ingredients all having their own tabs for easy access."

"More than standard tags (but fast becoming standard), Bluefish also inserts cascading style sheet tags, as well as WML. There are also basic form tools. You can also insert tags for radio buttons, check boxes, option buttons, and the rest, as well as frames, lists, image maps, embedding, etc. Any tags you'll ever need to design a simple to sophisticated web page. PHP, SSI, Java Script, and more!"

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