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Nvu

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star: 44
    • 4 star: 30
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current version:

    3.8 stars

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star: 44
    • 4 star: 30
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 13
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Kompozer is newer version of NVU"

    February 1, 2013  |   By LernerConsulting

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    Free WYSIWYG editor for html files

    Cons

    NVU development stopped, was taken up by <a href="http://download.cnet.com/kompozer/3000-10247_4-10655200.html">KompoZer</a>

    Kompozer has many of NVU's bugs fixed, some good features added. (Kompozer hasn't been updated in a while, and can't use .php files).

    Summary

    Consider the Coffee Cup free HTML editor. And consider installing XAMPP (free web server software on your computer) or XAMPP Portable, so you can test and revise your web site faster.

    NotePad++ is such a good text/html editor you should have it even if you use Kompozer or CoffeeCup.

    (For PHP/HTML/MySQL/Javascript development, look at NetBeans IDE with XDebug.)

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Don't waste your time!"

    December 20, 2012  |   By backwoodsgirl123

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    It sounded good

    Cons

    1. It gets stuck
    2. Won't refresh, even if you close it and open it, it's still stuck in the previous view.
    3. Thought my browser was at fault but IE and Firefox both showed the same results. The program preview was all messed up.
    4. Adds code that doesn't belong. Ex.: you'll add a paragraph tag and it will insert all kinds of paragraph tags all over the place! You'll spend more time trying to clean up the glitches than actually getting anything accomplished.

    Summary

    This program is as buggy as all get out. I've never seen a program I wanted to like so much aggravate me to the point of hating it. Unless you are on Prozac and can't tell the difference, don't bother downloading it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "OK but buggy"

    April 30, 2012  |   By Darwood

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    Nicely featured and free. Like the online editing and Site Manager features.

    Cons

    Quite buggy and seems to be obsolete now. Check out Kompozer instead.

    Summary

    Nice product for free but there is better available now.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "SOFTWARE THAT HAS AS MUCH POTENTIAL AS YOUR "KNOW HOW""

    April 3, 2012  |   By Urantiason

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    Working with NVU is the first time that I have built a website from scratch (no templates). With my host in place, and content prepared, I am finding the process enlightening.

    Cons

    I have problems with the publishing aspect of NVU. However, with the help of tutorials, this problem will be behind me quickly.

    Summary

    Being a certified tech definitely helped me, however, for those just getting into the building of websites this software might present a high learning curve. I would definitely recommend this software for those with at least intermediate computer skills.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does the job right"

    March 20, 2012  |   By picada

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    easy to use. Free

    Cons

    Lack some advanced features. Yet, still good enough

    Summary

    a good joice for begginers

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pretty good but changes code now and again."

    December 13, 2011  |   By gapmarketing

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Changes code now and again, also adds code.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does a great job."

    May 20, 2011  |   By IstillPreferDOS

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    I used to use Word 2003 for all my Web pages. Now with Word 2007 it just doesn't work the same. This program does just what I need for simple web pages with some pictures and links. And it seems to work with fine with most browsers.

    Cons

    I don't see a easy way to add music to a web page, but I have my old HTML code and I just pasted it in.

    Summary

    Great easy to use Web page creator / editor.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not so good"

    March 9, 2011  |   By paulimusmaximus

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    It was free.

    Cons

    Not easy to use. There are free web based wsyiwyg page editors that are 100 times better than this program. Don't waste your time with this one.

    Summary

    Poorly designed software that makes it impossible to do anything. You could fix the downsides of this software if you knew how to program html, but for me the whole point of getting the software in the first place was because I didn't feel like having to program all the html. I used to program whole pages in html myself 10 years ago, but there are so many better easier ways to do it now, but this isn't one of them.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A good place to start"

    November 9, 2010  |   By rickl1

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    Multiple views, easy to use

    Cons

    I'm too new to HTML to notice any!

    Summary

    I needed something that would let me edit already-prepared web pages, view the results, and get the edited page on-line. Nvu is perfect for that. Give it a try. The price is right!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Disappointing due to Limited features"

    September 20, 2010  |   By galet09

    Version: Nvu 1

    Pros

    I looked at it for around 5 minutes. The html editor might have been easier than what I use now, however their are cons.

    Cons

    You can't use a pre-made style sheet that I'm aware of. The ones that come with custom templates I mean. So I have no use for this program.

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