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One of the things I like best about Homesite 5 is the adaptability it allows when coding in ASP.NET. I was able to find a plug-in, which when added to Homesite, recognized the .NET tags and colors them accordingly. There are similar plug-ins for just about every language out there.
If you are unfamiliar with HomeSite, are considering a purchase, but are not sure it's the right tool for you, here's a very brief description on how it works: This is not a drag-and-drop design tool that created the code for you. It is, in essence, a text editor on steroids. As you code BY HAND it will color the code for you, tell you when you've made errors, offer you a ton of help on knowing what tags mean, has a built in FTP client, helps you organize your work into projects, and a bunch of other functions I've never used.
Here's the main thing you need to know: If you're a HomeSite pro, then you are also a REAL developer.
To everyone who has whined about lack of support: What do you expect for less then $100? If you purchase a flagship product from Macromedia such as Dreamweaver, Studio MX, or Fireworks, you'll get all the support you'll need.
Also, I've been able to find PLENTY of FREE support from news groups and email lists that focus on web development. For every problem or question I've found someone who knows the solution. You can too!!!
Just a note: Amazon is behind the times. From the Macromedia website you can now purchase two versions ahead of what Amazon is offering.
Well worth the $99.00.
HomeSite is still a very useful product for those who want to hand code. I would still be using it if it weren't for TopStyle Pro 3.10. TopStyle was created by the original author of HomeSite, Nick Bradbury. Though it is intended primarily for stylesheets, it serves my purposes just as well. (I'm not a pro, so there may be additional features in HomeSite that I don't miss in TopStyle). Moreover, Nick Bradbury and a cadre of volunteers provide excellent support. Take a look at bradsoft.com.
After downloading HomeSite 5, I set the program up and went to work. The first thing I did was to bring up a document and validate the code. I fixed the errors. There is something called "CodeSweep". This arrainges the code so it is easier to follow. I can check for broken links.
HomeSite has been on my computer for a week. In that time, I've checked and updated the code on about 50 pages. And, also, my site index is HTML 4.01 validated, with the rest of the site to follow.
What HomeSite has given me is time. I've wanted something to help with my site management. With DreamWeaver,you can't beat it!
That's when you NEED Homesite. With Homesite has plenty of useful tools to help you tweak the code and make the code "look pretty".
This program is a MUST for your web page arsenal.
The tool can be extended, and the extensions use script which makes the development cycle dead easy.
Support from MacroMedia has not been good. Now Adobe is in the process of buying Macromodia (as on 2005-04-19) so who knows where it all goes. Saying that people who like this product still like it and prefer it. If it fits you don't need support. You just run it day after day and it works great.
(There are alternatives emerging after all these years but none quite do it yet. CSE and TopStyle are two that are coming along.)
For some it almost seems perfect, for WYSIWYG oriented people, it might be best not to even look at it.