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    • AlwaysSomething
    • By AlwaysSomething 5th Nov 17, 2:20 PM
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    Free Software for Offline Web Pge Development
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    • 5th Nov 17, 2:20 PM
    Free Software for Offline Web Pge Development 5th Nov 17 at 2:20 PM
    Hi,
    I'm looking to create a simple web page, or maybe just a few pages joined by hyperlinks. I do want to embed video though. I would like to be able to do all the development off line on a Windows PC.
    Can you recommend a free package for me to use.
    Thanks
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 5th Nov 17, 2:55 PM
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    • 5th Nov 17, 2:55 PM
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    • 5th Nov 17, 2:55 PM
    How simple a web page do you want? For something as simple as text, links and embedded video, you could just use HTML/CSS in Notepad.
    • WobblyDog
    • By WobblyDog 5th Nov 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 5th Nov 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 5th Nov 17, 6:00 PM
    If you want to use very lightweight tools (which is a good idea if you want to learn the underlying techologies), then Visual Studio Code is worth trying. It's a lightweight non-intrusive text editor for developers, but it has some nice syntax-highlighting features.
    Last edited by WobblyDog; 05-11-2017 at 7:18 PM.
    • hans 2
    • By hans 2 5th Nov 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 5th Nov 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 5th Nov 17, 6:56 PM
    WebSite X5

    Never used but recommended by Tech Radar and available for free when downloaded from their site.

    Offline and Embed video is available.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 28th Nov 17, 3:29 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:29 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:29 PM
    OP - you want notepad++


    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/


    What you want to do is simple using HTML
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 28th Nov 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:49 PM
    If the OP needs more advanced features then they could install a LOCALHOST web server on their PC .. for example WAMP. (Windows version of Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP scripting engine). Or even just enable IIS if they have a Pro or higher version of windows.
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    • AlwaysSomething
    • By AlwaysSomething 6th Dec 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 11:53 AM
    Thanks everybody. I tried Website X5, then gave up on that and wrote raw HTML.Happy with the results.
    • were
    • By were 6th Dec 17, 6:48 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 6:48 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 6:48 PM
    If you want to do something very ordinary looking but responsive use the bootstrap 'template' - initiated by Twitter.

    The next step up from this are grids.


    Possibly this at the moment does not mean that much to you, but after watching a few vids on youtube you will get the gist.


    If your page will be for the largest exposure pool then html5 is possibly still not yet the way to go - yet, as there is still a fair amount of legacy browsers still in use.


    For yourself and people with up to date browsers, it is an excellent way to do things.
    Last edited by were; 06-12-2017 at 6:53 PM.
    • zaynesbill
    • By zaynesbill 7th Dec 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:16 PM
    For simple hyperlinks, images and embedded content. You have some light and extended code editors.

    Light Editors:
    Notepad++
    Sublime Text
    Atom

    Extended Editors:
    Visual Studio
    Adobe Dreamweaver
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