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Giveaway of the day — AFN WEB Editor

Edit HTML files and manage your Web site.
$19 EXPIRED
User rating: 168 56 comments

AFN WEB Editor was available as a giveaway on February 22, 2008!

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$25.95
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Wipes all private information, system settings, deleted files and more.

Create and manage your website with this easy to use editor.

AFN WEB Editor is a new solution to web page coding. Its user-friendly interface makes it useful both for beginners and experts. Program has special features for HTML, CSS, SSI, PHP, SQL, Python, Java, JavaScript, VBScript and Perl.

System Requirements:

Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003

Publisher:

AFN Software

Homepage:

http://www.afnsoft.com/afnwebeditor/

File Size:

1.01 MB

Price:

$19

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#56

I'm old enough to remember when certain things were available free.
You don't get things 'for free'*. 'Free' isn't a price; it's the *absence* of a price.
Anyone got anything for expensive lately?
*Outside the USAsia, anyway.

Re doggie's reference to 'simplistic':, Kevin - it was directed to Caulbox's usage.

Reply   |   Comment by Ardwych  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

When I first downloaded this & followed instructions for install/register, it worked great,,,BUT NOW,,it tells me I have only 30 days to use it. That sucks. Either make the downloads truly GIVEAWAY of the day or don't. I'm not sure if this website is really what they say they are,,I see lots of similar reports on different software, days later, who knows what really works or not.

Reply   |   Comment by RSparrow  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Thanks, but I think I'll stick to Notepad++, it suits all my coding needs. And it's free. http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

Reply   |   Comment by eXanock  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

i agree with whoever mentioned pspad. i find it a rather handy program, containing languages i've never even heard of... here's the full list from it's home page


Editor PSPad supports file types:

C++, Cobol, MS-Dos batch, CSS, Forth, Fortran, FoxPro, HTML, XHTML, INI, Inno Setup, Java, JavaScript, KixStart, Object Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, RSS, SQL, TCL/TK, Unix ShellScript, VBScript, Visual Basic, X86 assembler and other 120+ languages included as user highlighter definition



it's got an offline browser for previewing, syntax highlighting, tabs, an explorer, HEX Editor, an probably plenty of stuff i haven't even tried yet.

the best part is it's 100% freeware for both commercial and personal use.

www.pspad.com

Reply   |   Comment by wondering  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
No virus in First Page 2006, have been using it since it was at 2000. Excellent freeware!

Reply   |   Comment by ocsurfer  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

XHTML: You can use these tags:

Reply   |   Comment by Joshe  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

#54 - Sorry Kevin, you are out of luck. Any software you download from the GOTD website can only be registered for that 24-hour hour period that the software is available for FREE. The zipped file you download from the website has a text file along with the setup file that tells you how to register the program during this 24-hour period.

If you have to reformat your hard drive, you will lose your registration for any of these GOTD programs you downloaded that are outside of the 24-hour free period that they were made available. You can't go back and re-register the programs. If there are any of these programs you really like, you can purchase them from the game publisher, or wait until the software reappears at a future time and download it again. That is the way the website works. If you are around this site long enough, you will see the same games or similar reappear on a regular basis.

Thanks GOTD for giving us the opportunity to try out software we might not normally think about using. I have downloaded some from this website that I liked so much I purchased licenses for my grandkids computers. This is an easy way to evaluate all the different programs out there - both good and bad.

Reply   |   Comment by Rockster  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Seems I seen progs like this with just a wee bit more power...

Reply   |   Comment by benso  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

No one is going to pay for an HTML editor this simplistic when as many have shown there are so many free versions that do so much more.

As one who does quite a bit of web development, I highly recommend KompoZer as it is also a WYSIWYG editor--especially handy when for complicated tables. Also there is a portable version so you can take it with you. (Be sure and download KompoZer rather than NVU.) They're almost identical, except K is billed as a 'bug-fixed version of NVU.')

Reply   |   Comment by Geek Grrl  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Adobe Dreamweaver is a $600 program

Reply   |   Comment by AutoItKing  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

#40, #45

It's a false positive. Among the javascript code samples included with First Page 2000 is one called "6 buttons from Hell", if I remember correctly. You can find out more by searching Evrsoft's forum.

Reply   |   Comment by Cary  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

This seems like a nice program to try.

After trying it, it looks a lot like a Dreamweaver rip-off, without a lot of the useful features. For 19$ however, it's a good deal as Adobe Dreamweaver is a $400 program, and then there's the extended edition for another $100. Thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by AutoItKing  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Evrsoft 1st Page 2000 HTML editor: "Six buttons from hell.izs"

This program contains a ready made JavaScript that some virus checkers see as a virus. It's just a code that can be used to make 'joke' pages that open multiple windows, etc. This is not meant to be a virus it just reacts like one.

Location:C:\Program Files\Evrsoft\1st Page 2000\IScripts\Buttons\Six buttons from hell.izs


1) There is *NO* need to panic!
2) Just delete the file "six buttons from hell.izs" file, if that makes you feel comfortable.
3) Problem solved!!

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

#45

No problems found with F-Secure.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

#28 and all - VIRUS WARNING

Norton picked up and blocked the js.WINDOWBomb virus in the 1stpage2.zip installation as sited in 28. Caveat emptor....

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I am old enough to remember was something simple was described as...simple. vs "simplistic"

Reply   |   Comment by doggie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

why is it that i was sent an email with yesterdays and todays giveaway on it today and nothing yesterday so that yesterdays giveaway is not available now has anyone else had this happen?

Reply   |   Comment by rob  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

#40
Archimedes

How shall I put it...
MacAfee Site advisor may be a good program,but almost any site which has external links could be marked as 'red'.
Consider it as a program that relies on user common sense.

So finally it is *your* decision if to trust a trustworthy site ;)

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

#28 MacAfee Site advisor displays a warning for the site to wich you provided an URL: pointing to association with ad and spy ware to downloads - any comments?

Reply   |   Comment by archimedes  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I think I'll stick with phpDesigner 2008.

Reply   |   Comment by DL  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

34.Hamtey

Hi

Nice comment about AFN.

About yesterday,well..I agree you didn't refer to comment #1.
Still some words don't belong in the comment section.
:)

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Okay, Robert, I stand corrected. The guys behind the curtain changed My Link to the MORE INFO PAGE to a woefully inadequate Google quest while leaving your zip download link untouched. Go figure. Nice going, guys!

Reply   |   Comment by RunesageMagik  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

#13 - MSFT's VWB is going to exceed your 100mb est by about a gigabyte. Even with DSL, grab a drink and chips and be prepared for a long download. Anyone considering downloading VWD08 should be aware of two things -
MSFT wants to stick their new Silverlight doohickey (which smells like another in a long line of intrusive monopolistic ploys dressed in sheep's clothing) on your system, and the VWD08 download comes with Net Framework 3.5, so if you don't trust Silverlight or for whatever reason don't want to install .NET framework, best forget their offer. As others have noted, there are indeed plenty of decent free editors available.

Robert, I didn't realize you were talking about the Y2K version. And I see the guys behind the curtain didn't, either, as they've changed your link to a terribly generic google quest. sigh

Reply   |   Comment by RunesageMagik  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Short run around the menu buttons showed up a couple of typos "past" for paste and "huperlink" for hyperlink, but other than that not bad. Wouldn't normally comment on price because everyone deserves to earn a crust, but there are a few things that need correcting first.
1. On a short trial it only appears to colour-code html, certainly not Javascript or PHP, and there are no options to change colours.
2. No tabbed open files - open a different filename the current one disappears, I thought I'd left that behind with notepad.
3. Changeable options generally are more or less none-existent.

I'll probably keep it, along with various freewares I use occasionally like NVU,AceHTML & Coffee Cup Free HTML Editor, they all have their uses. Use Jext most of the time alongside Firefox & WAMP - it's an awesome editor with tabbed panes, for just about any programming language you can think of and some you may never have heard of, including colour coding for each (all of which can be customised) and a raft of other options.

Give me something even close with WAMP built in and I might even consider paying for it!

A comment from above noted that it doesn't link to WAMP or similar so that PHP does not render in the preview pane. Maybe there's a free editor out there that does it, but I haven't found one yet. Anybody know of one?

Reply   |   Comment by Hamtey  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

30,28 RunesageMagik

Hi
I guess you are right, but the link to the old version isn't visible on their website.
It seemed the only way to do it...and it is a valid trustworthy link.

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

NVU as recommended by someone earlier is a bit buggy - try Kompozer instead.

Reply   |   Comment by Sprouts  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Eclipse: http://www.eclipse.org.

Reply   |   Comment by code_monkey  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

28 - Robert, I believe GAOTD frowns on posting links that pop up the download function. Perhaps the better link would be to a Google Search.

Reply   |   Comment by RunesageMagik  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

It is a nice, simple package. It opens quickly and allows one to manage an entire website 'project'. Management like that goes beyond the step of a simple notepad or lower level editor. Pre-packaged functions (like adding the horizontal rule or breaks) are nice to have in there too. I haven't experimented with its claims for Perl, Java or VBScript, but they might be an attractive bonus for the programmer. Thank you GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

#22Davin
"However, their is a great free HTML editor, which is very advanced - Eversoft 1st Page."
People should use this link :download it here

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Thanks for the software. It is missing one, in my opinion, very important feature, no word wrap. How can you have an html editor with no word wrap? Thanks anyways.

Reply   |   Comment by Tracy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Hello all! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/afn-web-editor-v1-4/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

I agree with #22 i like eversoft 1st page but i find the 2006 version is not as good as their 2000 version. So i had to do a huge web search to find someone with the 2000 version still. It also color codes your coding which can help with a coding error, especially if u are a terrible typist like me lol. Thanks anyways GAOTD i appreciate everything you do for us.

Reply   |   Comment by Vella  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

I know very little about HTML coding, but I do like the simplistic user-friendliness of this program. I also welcome the colour code highlights. I've just been playing around by opening a few saved (HTM) web pages, and the editing was intuitive, with instant results observable in the preview panel.

I was also impressed by the fact that (unlike a few other editors I've tried), AFN WEB Editor will happily open a saved (MHT) web archive. It seems able to display the code, and previews such archives without problems. But I guess it flatters to deceive a bit in this context. The (MHT) preview (of the whole page) persists, in spite of any editing I've been trying. Heck, I can even delete the entire code, and the preview remains.

Anyway, AFN WEB Editor doesn't make claims to being an MHT editor. For what it does set out to achieve, it seems to do an excellent job. I've already learnt things - e.g. I didn't realize how easy it was to add impressive 'teletype text' to the status bar of HTML pages. I like 'the feel of' this program a lot, and in spite of (or because of) its simplicity, would recommend it as nice addition to the toolbox, for other users who may also be learning about HTML.

Reply   |   Comment by caulbox  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Thank you for this offer but I will pass this one. I have no use for a HTML editor, even for free. I would apreciate visual webdevelopment tools rather.

Reply   |   Comment by Master Yoda  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

A great alternative to Dreamweaver. However, their is a great free HTML editor, which is very advanced - Eversoft 1st Page. Download it at http://www.evrsoft.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Davin Peterson  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Well, I *like* the code snippets feature of this light weight web
editor.Read more about it here:codesnippets
Thanks all for posting links to similar programs.
;-)

Reply   |   Comment by ~ Robert ~  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

@ #10: When I modified a page and then tried to close it, I DID get a warning to save the changes.

@ #16: I couldn't get it to preview my PHP pages either. I couldn't find anywhere to direct AFN Web Editor to my PHP executable. By opening an HTML document (including any of AFN's simplistic templates) or a CSS document, I did see text highlighting. I did not get text highlighting to work for JavaScript or PHP files.

AFN was adding HTML tags in ALL CAPS. I code using XHTML which specifies lower case tags. Before typing this comment, I decided to check AFN again and now it is using lower case tags when I click one of the buttons (such as for bold text, italicized text, centered text...). I don't know how I managed to change the application's behavior. AFN WEB Editor has the fewest settings (in its Program options) that I can remember ever seeing in a Web editor.

I don't see any option to open recent files but it does have a favorites list. For me to re-open a file - without having to search for it, I have to add the file to my Favorites files by clicking the yellow star.

When I preview a page, I'm asked to save it. After I've saved it and then preview it again, AFN automatically saves the file before displaying the preview.

My opinion is that you should try another application if you're serious about Web editing. This editor is OK to play around with, but not much more because it feels like an unfinished product.

In addition to the other recommendations listed here, download the trial version of Rapid PHP Editor 2007. The trial allows you to open and use the full version 30 times. (Beyond that, it costs $30 for personal use and $50 for commercial use.) Even if you don't purchase it, this will at least expose you to a good Web editor that you can compare AFN to.

Reply   |   Comment by allthumbz  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Though I haven't any use for this program, I'm sure others will enjoy its benefits. Thanks anyway GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

After playing around for a few minutes, this program doesn't have much to offer me. I normally edit my HTML/CSS/PHP in the freeware Crimson Editor or Notepad++ (and preview in a browser window). This program doesn't seem to syntax highlight my PHP (at least not automatically) and doesn't appear to have any tools for switching line breaks between LF (Unix) and CRLF (Win).

I might play around a bit more, but so far this offering is far outstripped by the freeware alternatives for my purposes!

Reply   |   Comment by Nebby  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Thanks to no. 14. That's a really, really helpful list.

Reply   |   Comment by GDB  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Installed perfectly and opened one of my most basic PHP pages and went to preview and got no preview just wanting to download the file. Checked for setting for the local web server to make it work but nothing. Checked the help and its just a copy of their website information no real help. The text is also not highlighted as stated so it is just a text editor with a file explorer bolted on. This is in no way worth the $19 price tag in its current form.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Looks good to me - thank you AFN and GotD.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

It's not bad, but if you don't know html coding kompozer, composer (part of seamonkey), amaya, evrsoft firstpage 2006, selida.. if you're more advanced try HTML-Kit Tools, or pspad. all free.

http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
http://kompozer.net/download.php
http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
http://selida.camelon.nl/
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
http://www.pspad.com/en/download.php
http://www.htmlkit.com/download/

Reply   |   Comment by required  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

to #4: a 1 mb download versus 110 mb download (ms visual web developer express) can hardly be compared in my opinion..

Reply   |   Comment by hbe  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Pretty simplistic editor. I installed it and had a quick look, but nothing to tempt me here. I use HTML-Kit, which is free and has loads more tools including an instant preview which doesn't require you to save the file first - very handy for tweaking and fixing. In fact, I like HTML-Kit so much I'm going to upgrade to the paid version just to get the graphical CSS tool :-D

Reply   |   Comment by chickadee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

This maybe a good one for advanced web builders but for beginners its too advance. Hope you can offer a what you see is what you get program.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Downloaded installed tested.

Lots of flaws.

I expected some nice WYS editor but its not so, its just another enhanced notepad.
I tried open a folder and I get access violation error. But I am able to open a file.
There is no file overwrite warning, when I closed application, no warning for not saving.
Use it with caution.
I think notepad is good for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Tornado  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Installed on XP perfectly, tried it out & its all good. Oh yeah, It is FREE too, just in case anyone is wondering about the comments on #2.

Reply   |   Comment by Leslie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

It may be prove to be useful for some. Another important feature that it does not have is that, it cannot edit XML. I prefer to stick to Microsoft expression web.

Reply   |   Comment by gameolosophy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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