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BruceAWittmeier

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Post Posted June 2nd, 2021, 11:32 am

Several years ago I started using KomPozer (web page developer) and I was very impressed with how well it performed and what I could quickly develop.

But now when I view the page source -- this forum in particular -- it seems much more complicated.

Is this a result of pages being generated from server-side software or is there some development software available? Cheap, I hope.
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Post Posted June 2nd, 2021, 3:09 pm

In general, forum pages aren't a good example of 'proper' web page authoring. As you've seen, it's pretty much tag soup.

I doubt they used anything complicated to make those. It's a mishmash of template snippets, likely coded by hand.

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Post Posted June 2nd, 2021, 5:54 pm

Thank you, BenoitRen. Your words are refreshing. They seem to use a lot of JavaScript too. Never did much of that other than copy a fragment from the web and modify to fit my needs.
Thank you.
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Post Posted June 4th, 2021, 7:00 am

I would be using Geany and lots of how-tos.
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Post Posted June 5th, 2021, 10:54 am

Thanks Walt...just downloaded it and will take a look.
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Post Posted June 18th, 2021, 5:01 am

+1 for Geany. I've been using it for years and found it to be very effective. Two useful reference sites are:

1) MDN Web Docs
2) Rosetta Code: JavaScript

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Post Posted July 20th, 2021, 3:59 pm

Thanks for the reference links.
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Post Posted July 20th, 2021, 4:02 pm

Thanks for the reference links.
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