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« on: June 26, 2007, 04:17:18 PM »

Basic Info

App NameEvrsoft First Page 2006
App URLhttp://www.evrsoft.com
App Version Reviewed3.0 Final
Test System SpecsWindows XP SP2
Supported OSesWindows
Support MethodsSupport Forum: http://developers.evrsoft.com/forum/
Pricing SchemeFreeware (see below)
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The developer's have stopped developing this program. It is freeware, with the nag-screen. There is no way to purchase the software.

Intro:
Evrsoft First Page 2006 is a free HTML editing program. It makes the common tasks easy and also features:
  • Image Map Maker
  • Toolbars with different codes
  • Hundreds of Predefined Javascripts
  • Visual Designer on Internet Explorer Engine
  • Spell Checker

More features are shown at: http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage3-features.shtml

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Who is this app designed for:
  • Web Developers
  • HTML Beginners

The Good
  • Easy Interface (toolbars &menus)
  • Predefined Javascripts
  • Code Generators
  • Panels (Explorer, Code Inspectors, Projects, etc...
  • Split Preview

The needs improvement section
  • No longer under development
  • Splash Screen Bug on Some Computers
  • Annoying Nag Screen
  • Design View is Based Upon Internet Explorer Engine
  • Design View Outputs Some Non-Standard Code

Why I think you should use this product
This product is easy to use and works for basic and advanced users.

How does it compare to similar apps
It has enough features, and compared to other applications, it does quite well.

Conclusions
Evrsoft First Page 2006 is an excellent editor with many advanced features. A word about the nag screen: deal with it.

Links to other reviews of this application
- Associated Content Site Review: http://www.associatedcont...006_free_html_editor.html
- Quick Online Tips Review: http://www.quickonlinetip...ssional-html-editor-free/

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 04:53:03 PM »

What a mess this application's past is.  If you followed the application from its first very popular releases until now you will see how many times users were left hanging.  It had such promise but the developers basically let the application and the name just die.

If you use the application just understand that there is NO support.  If you can deal with that then give it a try.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 08:33:51 PM »

while it is a reasonable program, the abandoned status is a deal-breaker.. dhuser, why not give Nvu a try?


http://www.nvu.com

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 11:58:53 PM »

Thanks dhuser, but it seems odd for a free program to have a nag screen. On top of Nvu, another neat, free, multiplatform editor is KompoZer.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 12:18:06 PM »

The nag screen is there because it was available for purchase. Now as it has been abandoned, there is no way to purchase the program, and there are no limitations in this version.
If you can stand some of the bugs (I have, after dealing with worse), it's not a bad program.

I already use and like KompoZer for visually editing sites with CSS. Possible New Mini-Review coming for KompoZer.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 04:39:20 PM »

I have use Evrsoft First Page 2003 for the past 4 year´s,
and gone start to poke around in the 2006 upgrade.
A note to the old version there was a small problem,
there was a hidden "virus" a skript six buttoms from hell if I remember right.
And in the new version I think it could have some sort of adware?

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 06:58:05 PM »

A while after the 2003 version was released there was some controvesy over the "Six Buttons" script and the concensus was it was not a virus.

Besides, the user must execute the script to get the message, otherwise it's benign, or at least, that's been my experience.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 01:18:07 AM »

I tried this software and I had a terrible experience with it. While inputting text in the WYSIWYG window, it seemed to take forever for it to show up in the output window. At the time, I was using a portable version of NVU, and despite the fact that NVU randomly crashes from time to time, I found it much easier and less frustrating to use.

Also: KOMPZER is an NVU clone. I've heard rumors that the Kompozer app was unauthorized, though I cannot substantiate those statements. I know that the author of NVU hasn't updated the app since 2002, and that Kompozer does contain updates. Either way, they're the same program, and I've had the same (consistent) results.

I support the open source community... they really care about the software. Just wish I knew how to program my own stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 04:07:58 AM »

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The developer's have stopped developing this program. It is freeware, with the nag-screen. There is no way to purchase the software.

Are we totally sure about that?  I don't doubt the original poster or anything, but I clicked on the "buy now" link and it took me to the store and was ready to take payment information from what I could tell.

Where does it say that they have abandoned the program?
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 10:55:46 AM »

I recently found HateML.
It's pretty cool. it does PHP Automatic syntax checker, debugger and profiler.
It highlighted CSS in a different background color, and other little nice touches.

It even has a MySQL Manager plugin, and it's absolutely free. Give it a try and let me know what you think...

I forgot: it's portable!
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2007, 11:17:30 AM »

I recently found HateML.
It's pretty cool. it does PHP Automatic syntax checker, debugger and profiler.
It highlighted CSS in a different background color, and other little nice touches.

It even has a MySQL Manager plugin, and it's absolutely free. Give it a try and let me know what you think...

I forgot: it's portable!

Interesting.  Even though I use PHPEdit I'm going to check this out.
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