Actually, for schools, Dreamweaver's price tag is extremely attractive
(in my mind). Macromedia's Studio MX suite includes Dreamweaver,
Fireworks (good for producing graphics to be used on a web site), and
Flash (good for animations, web or not, and becoming a key tool for
adding programming to what happens on a web site). The Studio also
includes Freehand, a powerful, but not easy, page layout program,
and ColdFusion Developer Edition, which may be of great interest to
the web tech-heads. To educators, $200 per license for the Studio.
That, in my book, is a bargain.
Of direct import to your question is a newly-available program, again
from Macromedia, called Contribute. List price (for now) $99, the
education discount is small - $79 or so. It has an Office-like interface
(so people who use Word, Excel, other Windows programs will
find it familiar). What it does is allow you to go to a web page, and
if you have the rights (user ID and password required) - it will
then make a copy of the web page on the local PC, ready for
editing. After editing, click again and it posts the revised web
page to the web site. No FTP - "no muss, no fuss."
My wife and I have done web sites for various small businesses
and organizations. This tool will make our job easier, as our
clients will now have an easier time keeping sites we create
up to date.
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At 02:52 PM 12/12/02 -0500, you wrote:
>What is everyone using to create simple web pages with students? I don't
>want to go into teaching them how to code html and I don't want to pay
>Dreamweaver's price tag. Any suggestions?
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>Technology Integration Specialist
>Orange East Supervisory Union
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