iPage web hosting.. which one is the best deal?

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Quick question: iPage web hosting.. which one is the best deal? Thanks in advance for any comment. Second question.. Who knows a really good editor? ( Dont like notepad ) Ive used several, UltraEdit being my favorite now, but Im interested in what the pro's use..

Oh yeah, cheaper is better...

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

Arachnophilia small and quick.......

And this one: whow and good......


Editor htmlbeauty.

MAX's HTML Beauty++ ME is advanced HTML editor that can edit as many files at a time as you want, plus it has customizable syntax highlightning, unlimited undo / redo, drag & drop editing, right-click tag editing, template support, keyboard macros, auto updating code snippets, custom tag library, tag case changing capability, spelling & grammar check and more... There are also 28 Tag Designers for almost every HTML tag, a Power Toolbar that contains almost all HTML tags, Built-In Image Browser / Viewer with GIF Optimize function and ability to convert existing GIF / JPEGs to WBMP image format which is used by WAP-compatible mobile phones, Built-In Java Beauty Scripts (rollovers, DHTML menus, slideshows, etc.), Built-In Support for HTML TIDY, Internal Preview and much more....

You can add your own Tips, simply by editing "tips.btp" file.

(located in the folder where MAX's HTML Beauty++ ME is installed)....

Speed up the loading time of your web site! Use the "GIF Optimize" feature of the Image Beauty Browser/Viewer++ to reduce the size of GIF images!..

Comment #2

What I meant was that notepad doesn't do the many files in one window thing. homesite and ultraedit do. and, of course, they do the colour-coding and html validation, too...

Comment #3

Arachnophilia does it for me, you can use it for any file format you may be using (html, txt, php, cgi, asp, js etc...). Tools, consist of iPage site uploader, dictionary, html analyzer, calculators, code beautify tools and a find-and-replace feature.(plus more).

I like it...

Comment #4

I use Homesite/Cold Fusison studio..

Homesite is an excellent product it lets you stay close to your code while providing helpful shortcuts that are actually *helpful* and don't add a bunch of bloated code. It also comes with TopStyle and that is a nice little perk..

Homesite is about $90 and it includes ColdFusion light. It's not a full version of Cold Fusion but it works for the bulk of the simple stuff. You can download a 30 day trail version at.

Another nice code editor (and it's nice because it is also a really good Java editing tool) is Textpad. It's available as shareware License costs about $30. I like it becuase it uses colored text for the code (for ease in reading) and also has some fairly decent debugging tools and a good HTML validator..

Take a look at.

Those would be my picks..


Comment #5

Sorry but if you want the best or want to be a pro then you dont need Dreamweaver but IT IS THE BEST EDITOR MONEY CAN BUY (200 or $200 dam you Yanks get everything cheeper)..

If your iPage site has many HTML pages you can update them almost as quickly as having a dbs driven iPage site (well almost).

But you cant create images or do really really good mouseovers very quickly - For this then I would use Image Ready (part of Photoshop 5.5/6 very expensive 500 but Paint Shop Pro is just as good 70).

I use ImageReady 2.0 and Dreamweaver to create.

For my portfolio I used ImageReady 2.0 and Notepad to create.

Because Notepad did the job better than Dreamweaver because there was no HTML text involved and lots of complex Java and layers that Dreamweaver would not handle at all well..




Comment #6

To supplement you with a fuller answer the big ones I've seen are.

Macromedia DreamWeaver UltraDev 4.0.


Microsoft FrontPage 2002.


I am meerly quoting the first price I saw on they're homepages...

I've used both at school (earlier versions) and I love to hate FrontPage. It will insist and put-back-in-after you delete code, IE only code, garbage code that is not needed. I would have to use Notepad afterwards to manually remove or change parts becaues.

It thinks it's right.

; I have actually seen an instance it overrights MY RIGHT CODE with it's INCORRECT code..


If I delete these META tags in HTML-mode, go to normal and back to HTML-mode, they will be re-inserted. If I try to save immediately after deleting, they will be saved into the new file before I even switch between modes..

I'll give you three guesses which program I'm using on my homepage these days....

P.S. I say people first learning HTML should do it in NOTEPAD. No auto-insertion/completion of code. It forces you to learn the language, debug it until it works... If you learn it the hard way first, you will better appreciate the convenience an editor brings...

Comment #7

Yeah, I have a client who came to me and said "well my ex-wife designed this iPage site in Frontpage" but I am having all sorts of problems and it doesn't work at all in Netscape..

Gee. wonder why..

Anyway, I agree, start learning HTML in notepad. Then use Homesite which is now merged with Dreamweaver (see the new products from the Allaire/Macromedia merge VERY COOL..

But for the love of heaven, DON'T use Frontpage. It's evil..

One more thing while I am on my soap box and ranting. What's with this all caps code crap in Frontpage.and not putting quotes around attributes?!? yeah, now that is going to help compliance issues.



Comment #8

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.