Saying goodbye to an old friend

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    Vic2112, 22nd Nov 2014 6:33 pm

    As hard as it is to say it out loud, I'm probably a dinosaur compared to your customer base. I cut my teeth on Windows 3.1 and built websites by hand for Netscape Navigator! I found Sausage Software in the early 90's and never looked back.

    HotDog gave me a great text editor with tons of useful productivity tools. I have continued to use that product right through Windows XP until last week when I upgraded to Windows 7, and have discovered that my beloved HotDog is not compatible. I've tried every trick in the book to no avail, and now must find a suitable replacement.

    So tell me folks, will HTML Kit / Tools be a suitable replacement. I am not interested in a drag and drop solution, nor am I interested in using notepad.

    I want that friendly interface that allows me to hand code, yet provides a plethora of tools for when I need them, libraries of tags and operators, image pickers, color pickers that can transpose from RGB to Hex, etc, etc.

    If you've ever seen or used HodDog Pro, then you know what I'm talking about. Is this the right tool for my next 20 years?

    Thanks in advance!
    Vic

    • HTML-Kit Support, 22nd Nov 2014 9:45 pm

      On 11/22/2014 6:33 PM, Vic2112 wrote:

      As hard as it is to say it out loud, I'm probably a dinosaur compared
      to your customer base. I cut my teeth on Windows 3.1 and built
      websites by hand for Netscape Navigator! I found Sausage Software in
      the early 90's and never looked back.

      HotDog gave me a great text editor with tons of useful productivity
      tools. I have continued to use that product right through Windows XP
      until last week when I upgraded to Windows 7, and have discovered
      that my beloved HotDog is not compatible. I've tried every trick in
      the book to no avail, and now must find a suitable replacement.

      So tell me folks, will HTML Kit / Tools be a suitable replacement. I
      am not interested in a drag and drop solution, nor am I interested in
      using notepad.

      I want that friendly interface that allows me to hand code, yet
      provides a plethora of tools for when I need them, libraries of tags
      and operators, image pickers, color pickers that can transpose from
      RGB to Hex, etc, etc.

      If you've ever seen or used HodDog Pro, then you know what I'm
      talking about. Is this the right tool for my next 20 years?

      Thanks in advance!
      Vic

      Hi Vic,

      I can definitely relate to the pain of giving up beloved software. This
      probably isn't a very helpful answer but it's difficult for me to say
      whether HTML-Kit would be a good replacement for HotDog or not. In terms
      of user interface style, HTML-Kit 292 might look more familiar than
      HTML-Kit Tools. On the other hand, HTML-Kit Tools being the latest
      version has better support for the current standards.

      Both 292 and Tools run on Windows 7/8. If you have a bit of time, I'd
      suggest taking them for a quick spin.

      Full version of HTML-Kit 292:

      http://www.htmlkit.com/download/#download-html-kit-292

      HTML-Kit Tools trial:

      http://www.htmlkit.com/tools/

      Sorry about the lame answer. If any specific questions come up I'll be
      happy to answer.

      By the way, if you don't mind running a virtual machine at least until
      you find something that works well for you, you could run HotDog through
      VirtualBox, VMWare or HyperV.

      https://www.virtualbox.org/

      https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V

      Chami

    • bill, 23rd Nov 2014 6:46 am

      On 11/22/2014 7:33 PM, Vic2112 wrote:

      As hard as it is to say it out loud, I'm probably a dinosaur compared to your customer base. I cut my teeth on Windows 3.1 and built websites by hand for Netscape Navigator! I found Sausage Software in the early 90's and never looked back.

      HotDog gave me a great text editor with tons of useful productivity tools. I have continued to use that product right through Windows XP until last week when I upgraded to Windows 7, and have discovered that my beloved HotDog is not compatible. I've tried every trick in the book to no avail, and now must find a suitable replacement.

      So tell me folks, will HTML Kit / Tools be a suitable replacement. I am not interested in a drag and drop solution, nor am I interested in using notepad.

      I want that friendly interface that allows me to hand code, yet provides a plethora of tools for when I need them, libraries of tags and operators, image pickers, color pickers that can transpose from RGB to Hex, etc, etc.

      If you've ever seen or used HodDog Pro, then you know what I'm talking about. Is this the right tool for my next 20 years?

      Thanks in advance!
      Vic

      Been there, done that.
      You sound like the kind of coder who would love Tools, once you
      get it running the way you want. 292 is great, but Tools is
      better. The built in help is minimal, but the support from this
      forum and from Chami (author) is exceptional. Sometimes he
      writes enhancements and does bug-fixes before you are even aware
      that you have a request/problem.
      bill

      (note: I did not say anything about AIs)

      • khushfehmi045, 10th Dec 2014 4:11 am

        I can definitely relate to the pain of giving up beloved software. This
        probably isn't a very helpful answer but it's difficult for me to say
        whether HTML-Kit would be a good replacement for HotDog or not. In terms
        of user interface style, HTML-Kit 292 might look more familiar than
        HTML-Kit Tools. On the other hand, HTML-Kit Tools being the latest
        version has better support for the current standards.
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