Web Toys

Posted Sat, 04/19/08

I've been a fan of Coffee Cup's HTML Editor for years, although I stopped using it as much when I acquired Front Page in 2002.

Front Page, basically "extinct" from Microsoft's product line-up and instead replaced with Expression, was a wonderful WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) html editor with cool features and tweaks. It was a great learning tool and served its purpose well. Now Expression is doing much the same for me, with new features and tweaks.

Coffee Cup recently released the HTML Editor 2008 (free upgrades for life are available after the initial purchase of $49). This time out there is several new features and tweaks. I tried playing with some of them last night before I became too tired and went to bed, but some of them are:

  • Design, edit, drag-and-drop without needing to look at the HTML code.

  • The "Open from Web" function lets you view and edit code right off the internet.

  • Includes an XHTML conversion tool to change old html.

  • Includes new stand alone Free FTP client (which I never use because I already have Cute FTP).

  • Style sheet editor for CSS.

  • Thousands of free web graphics.

  • DHTML & Java scripts included.

And much more.

I recommend the program because of its ease of use, and because after initial payment you get free upgrades for life. Coffee Cup also offers a free trial version so you can check out the program first before taking the plunge and buying it.

Some of the other Coffee Cup programs I own include Firestarter (flash effects), Photo Gallery (create flash photo galleries), Password Wizard (create online passwords to block others from content), Form Builder (online forms), Shopping Cart Creator and the Style Sheet Maker (create customized style sheets).

Tags: Web Design/Computer Misc