Alternative to Dreamweaver, supports multiple pages

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
The best thing about Dreamweaver is that you can modify one central template and this is quickly reflected in the web pages. Edit and save the DWT file and you change dozens of HTML pages.

I need a free or open source alternative to Dreamweaver, something that can also modify dozens of pages at a go. Something with WYSIWYG and source code views and works on Windows XP.

Any suggestions?
Question by:spirofantasio
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    Hi spirofantasio,

    There aren't any free solutions that support DW style templating.  What you can do is use any free editor and use includes to control static areas of the pages.  That way, editing the included file has the effect of editing every page on the site.
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    by:Jason C. Levine

    My answer is correct, even if it wasn't the one you were hoping to hear.  The free software you want does not exist to the best of my knowledge.  I did suggest a workaround that would allow you to use any HTML editor so long as you know how to write include statements via SSI or server side scripting.

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    I appreciate the effort, but unfortunately using a system that involves "statements via SSI or server side scripting" is not really practical since I use a standalone PC and I do not have the expertise or the desire to change it into a server. Thus I cannot really use a proram like Joomla! which I found rather slow and not practical for my purposes. What I really need is something with a WYSIWYG facility.

    The point is that I was assuming that the ability to modify several pages by making changes to a central template was such a useful commodity that systems other than commercial ones like Dreamweaver and Frontpage would have adopted it.

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