What Program/Site Do You Make Landers With?

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I'm currently struggling my way through understanding Dreamweaver(although it's not super hard). Are there other programs you guys use that are quicker/more efficient at pumping out a lot of LP's?
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    Not really, just take the time to learn HTML and CSS.

    Starting is the hardest part.

    There is a lot of free info out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author mick232
    I use mainly use Espresso & sometimes Smultron, both Mac apps. Tried dreamweaver and hated it

    They are both HTML editors though, so you have to write the code rather than dreamweaver's WYSIWYG editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lanii
    Originally Posted by krebberman View Post

    I'm currently struggling my way through understanding Dreamweaver(although it's not super hard). Are there other programs you guys use that are quicker/more efficient at pumping out a lot of LP's?
    One way is to design LP with Photoshop and convert it to html, but it still takes time to do these.
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  • Profile picture of the author esoomllub
    I only use Dreamweaver as my code editor when coding in Windows, so the code that comes out is the same that comes out with Notepad (which I would like to think is dreamy when I write it --- HA HA). In my mind its not the editor, but the actual understanding of HTML & CSS. It you are going to put out code regularly, take the time to learn it then the tool will not matter
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    And to answer your main questions.

    I just Coda for OSX, and Paintbrush. (OSX version of MS Paint.)
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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    for a simple WYSIWYG editor, you may want to try NVU or blue griffon. Both works alright but the best is still dreamweaver.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martyfl
    I use Bluefish. There is a simple preview mode so that at anytime I can see what it looks like on a browser. It is free and works very well. After a few months you will really understand css and html (in case Dreamweaver has been doing all the heavy lifting for you).

    Dreamweaver is not cheap and might be considered overkill for a landing page. The money is better spent on ads. Photoshop is WAY overkill for most people. Plenty of free alternatives that will do the job just as well.

    I can almost guarantee that you will not make more money because you use the Adobe suite versus free alternatives. That said, if you have money to burn, go for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author LP Copywriter
      Originally Posted by Martyfl View Post

      I use Bluefish. There is a simple preview mode so that at anytime I can see what it looks like on a browser. It is free and works very well. After a few months you will really understand css and html (in case Dreamweaver has been doing all the heavy lifting for you).

      Dreamweaver is not cheap and might be considered overkill for a landing page. The money is better spent on ads. Photoshop is WAY overkill for most people. Plenty of free alternatives that will do the job just as well.

      I can almost guarantee that you will not make more money because you use the Adobe suite versus free alternatives. That said, if you have money to burn, go for it.
      The best Photoshop alternative, hands down, is GIMP.
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      • Profile picture of the author Martyfl
        Originally Posted by LP Copywriter View Post

        The best Photoshop alternative, hands down, is GIMP.
        True, anything that you need to do graphically for a landing page or a website can be done with GIMP. If you are used to Photoshop it takes a little getting used to. But, unless you are a professional in the graphic arts or managed to steal a copy, you do not need Photoshop.

        To be candid, I am a little amazed that anyone would go out and spend hundreds of dollars on Photoshop so they can enhance a photo or create/modify a graphic element for a website. Especially when there are so many free alternatives.
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