Nvu 0.2 Released
Thursday March 25th, 2004
The second major milestone release of Nvu, the Web publishing application based on Mozilla Composer, is now available for Linux and Windows. The main new feature in Nvu 0.2 is support for the creation, modification and utilisation of templates, preset pages that can include both editable and static elements. Version 0.2 also allows more CSS properties to be applied to pages and lets users to extract inline styles and make them into classes.
Based on Mozilla 1.7 Beta, Nvu 0.2 was developed by Daniel Glazman's Disruptive Innovations for Lindows.com. Further information about the new version, including release notes and download links, can be found at http://glazman.org/whyNvu/nvu.html.
#30 Works for me
Friday March 26th, 2004 6:01 AM
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A shout-out from someone who likes nvu.
I've been using nvu 0.17 to write html documentation for a project I'm working on, and it's been working fine. There is some general quirkiness in the wysiwyg view. When using divs it can be painful to get your cursor into the right div (please make it so clicking to the right of something places the cursor at the end of that something), and the previous version's lack of dt/dd support was also annoying (but 0.2 fixed that I think).
It's a good tool for when you need to quickly whip up a html page that looks decent and has reasonably ok code.
It's not a good tool for advanced website design, using preprocessors and extremely complicated layouts, but that's not what it was meant for. It's for the people who don't design websites for a living and just want to make a html page without having to read three books to figure out how. I'm sure for that kind of person it's a great program. Not that I design websites for a living, but I have read my way through o'reilly's definitive guides on html and css.
If I really need something nvu doesn't do, I'll open up quanta and do it there. But, you know, sometimes I just want to get content on the page. Nvu works great for that.