View Full Version : FREE Web Authoring SW.. Nvu or WebDwarf ?

01-14-2008, 05:08 AM
I'm trying to choose a FREE web authoring software and have already
experimented a bit with Nvu v1.0 but I'm also considering WebDwarf v2.0.

So far I like Nvu becasue it's user interface is similar to Frontpage
and I intend to do a good amount of manual HTML coding, so I want
to be able to quickly switch between a HTML code view and a Website
view. I plan to use Filezilla for publishing, so I'm not concerned about
any FTP features in my web authoring software.

Ok with all that said, I heard that Nvu is a bit buggy and the last
release was v1.0 in 2005. So can someone tell me what kinds of bugs
can I expect when using Nvu?

If I plan to do a good amount of manual HTML coding, is Nuv better
than WebDwarf?

How do WebDwarf and Nvu compare?


04-04-2009, 04:14 AM
Hi PeteF,

nvu is dead. It was taken over an released as KompoZer (known as: nvu's unofficial bug-fix release).

KompoZer (http://kompozer.net/)

However, I'm not sure if it's still being developed, but it's better than nvu. :)


04-04-2009, 04:47 AM
Hmmm. I should have mentioned these also. :) Good free editors I've used.

This one I haven't used for awhile, but it was a good editor when I did use it. They have a commercial version now and this one hasn't been developed any further apart from bug fixes for some time.

1st Page 2000 v2.0 (http://www.evrsoft.com/)

This is my fave *free* editor that I have used for years. :) It's all Java based and is platform independent. It's the only truly free (not shareware, free to download, etc) Editor that supports Unicode.

Arachnophilia v5.4 (http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/)

It's actually 'Careware' ;) I like the concept and it really is a powerful tool.

If you really want something 'quick and dirty' (ie, basic) then he has an online HTML tool:
Home Page Builder 2.0 (http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/pagebuild.html)

I don't know WebDwarf (from Virtual Mechanics right?) but I have used the big (commercial) brother SiteSpinner Pro. I wouldn't say SiteSpinner is good for quick HTML editing, it is good if you want to visually design a site or create templates.

Hope this helps!