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Hand coding's still the best, but FrontPage will always suck

Dori Smith did a comparison of editors and how much code they produce. "The goal was to produce a simple Web page containing just a single linked image that rolled over to another image." The summary of the results:

  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX: 49 lines, 1,733 characters
  • Adobe GoLive 6: 55 lines, 1,453 characters
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002: 730 lines, 16,380 characters
  • Hand-coding: 29 lines, 858 characters

    What does this tell you? For WYSIWYG editors, Dreamweaver is still king (it's the ONLY WYSIWYG editor I would consider using -- ever) and FrontPage will always suck (it is a Microsoft product, after all). But I prefer to hand-code my pages in Homesite.

    Grabbed via Lockergnome.

    Posted by Jake on 12/16/02 @ 08:58 AM
    Posted in Geekdom | Permalink

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