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Splash! Web Author

Type of Program: HTML Editor
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/NT 4.0
Company Name: Beam International, Ltd.
Version: 1.2
Price: $49.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 2.5 MB


True confessions time: I don't like HTML Editors. I've tried several and am not impressed. I have a working knowledge of HTML and I'd rather do it myself. Having said that, Splash! does a decent job.

The download and install were completely uneventful. The screen is clean and unbroken. A wizard guides you through everything, from naming and titling the page through generating the HTML. You need no HTML knowledge to create a webpage; the editor shows you the page as you create it and generates the HTML itself. Another positive aspect of Splash! is that you can add Java and create image maps, too, without any knowledge of the language. The negative side of any editor, and Splash! is no exception, for someone who has HTML knowledge is that some things just don't turn out the way you want them no matter how hard you try and that's frustrating.

If you really want to create a webpage and just don't have the time or desire to learn HTML, this program is the best I've reviewed. It's fairly expensive, as software goes, but cleaner and more functional than others I've seen.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

Purchase details are provided on the software's website.

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