PageSpinner
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HTML/XHTML Web page editor.   Shareware ($29.95)
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PageSpinner is an HTML editor for Mac OS that supports HTML, XHTML, PHP, SSI, CSS, JavaScript. The PageSpinner package contains examples, tools, hands-on kits, built-in help and a tutorials to let you learn and master HTML. The editor provides quick access to often used markup and formatting, and supports an HTML Assistant to help compose your Web pages, plus live previews, built-in FTP support, live view of dynamically created pages on a Web server, OS X shell and Apache support. The Web development package also includes free registrations of MapSpinner and CamSpinner.
What's New
Version 5.2.1:
  • PageSpinner can now set itself as the creator of HTML files saved in OS X 10.6.
  • Added AppleScript support for documents with long filenames.
  • Fixed an issue when uploading files with long URLs using Fetch 5.
  • PageSpinner will no longer try to select contents between tags when pressing delete/backspace in CSS Mode.
  • The "Open file" dialogs will now remember the last selected directories in each Web site setting (in OS X 10.4/10.5).
Version 5.2.1:
  • PageSpinner can now set itself as the creator of HTML files saved in OS X 10.6.
  • Added AppleScript support for documents with long filenames.
  • Fixed an issue when uploading files with long URLs using Fetch 5.
  • PageSpinner will no longer try to select contents between tags when pressing delete/backspace in CSS Mode.
  • The "Open file" dialogs will more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 and later.



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PageSpinner User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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+39
Loukash commented on 01 Oct 2009
Note that this upgrade is only free, if you have registered AFTER November 20, 2006.
Longtime users are supposed to pay an upgrade price of $19.95 for this, er, bugfix...
Being still PPC and thus not dependent on Snow Leopard, I guess I'll skip this one and wait for a MAJOR OVERHAUL of this dated, yet still very functional app. If any...
[Version 5.2]


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+3

+26

eyeless reviewed on 29 Aug 2008
Have been this software for 10 years now and I constantly try and find a better program. I have tested BBEdit, Coda and others but they always fall short in some respects in comparison to this and it would simply take a longer time for me doing the same things in those programs. I tried Dreamweaver, but you have to go to school for two years even to begin using it, so unless one works with webpages every day for money there could not possibly be a good reason to use Dreamweaver. However, it is worrying that PageSpinner gets further and further behind in development. Maybe it is time to start using unicode as default, maybe time to have automatic spell checking, and support for other new techniques, as well as making more use of some of the OS X built in tools. Maybe the GUI could get a little facelift too. Still very easy to use in order to get things done.
[Version 5.0]


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+2

+39

LouKash reviewed on 22 Dec 2006
PageSpinner's interface looks quite dated, indeed. But it's a great tool if you want to be "learning by doing". And in its class it offers the best AppleScript support. If you speak a little AppleScript (and I'm not an experienced scripter at all!) you can easily modify the script examples to create workflows for various needs.

I've done my whole site with PageSpinner: www.loukash.com
(with some exceptions like the blog or the shop though...)

What it desperately needs is a site manager. It used to have a bad one in the OS 9 days, now there's none. I've used to use PageMill's site manager in Classic but PageMill doesn't work reliable anymore on Macs that can't boot from OS 9... (and there's no Classic on Intel...)
[Version 5.0b1]


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+1

+166
Orion-Mk.-V commented on 21 Dec 2006
I was a fan for years, but I've moved on, especially because the UI is very counter-intuitive. Great program, but you have to work to use it well.
[Version 5.0b1]


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+1

+19
jimmitchell commented on 01 Aug 2006
I've used PS since the early, early years off and on. It's good, but I would agree that it's time for a Cocoa based UI make-over.

My real comment is this; I don't think it's right to announce the release of a beta version via VT, and then expect registered users (which I am) to sign up to *possibly* be selected as one of the "small number of testers" once they click through to download. Very misleading in my opinion.

I am a firm believer that VT should be used to announce *publicly* available software (even if it's beta), NOT as a place to garner a beta-test user-base for a developer's own purposes.

My $.02
[Version 5.0b1]


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+2
Jamie Thompson commented on 23 Feb 2006
I have used PageSpinner for many years now and my overall experience with PageSpinner on my PowerMac (10.3.9) is great! I use PageSpinner and Photoshop to build my websites. The PHP tutorials are excellent. PageSpinners also has a comprehensive and useful help section.

If you're brand new to writing HTML, the sample files and tutorials in PageSpinner will quickly have you on your way without forcing you to figure out how to do Tables, JavaScript or other advanced features.

The only thing missing from PageSpinner is a built in spell checker.

Jamie
[Version 4.6.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jun 2005
I agree that this is a very nice app. I've used it for years.

Also have to agree with others that it badly needs a UI make-over.
[Version 4.6.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2005
great app! loved it soo much i payed (that means a lot)

but damn would i like to see it have a make over,
it looks and feels just soo classic.

take the lack of contextual menu's for example, or the so damn ugly and (to me) useless icons used in the gui.
[Version 4.6.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2005
Aaarghh!
Still no support for contextual menus when control/right-clicking selected text.

Are you really developing website with a one button mouse? I thought we'd come out of the stone age... It's 2005, right?

Except for this the program seems very nice.
[Version 4.6.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2005
Not bad. I've used this off and on since system 7, and always thought it didn't get the attention it deserved in a BBEdit-stifled niche.
[Version 4.6.2]


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+2

+10
Calle had trouble on 02 Feb 2007
This release expired yesterday, February 1st..

Btw, some real improvements to the interface would be kind of a good idea..
[Version 5.0b1]



+1

skippy_dies rated on 05 Feb 2012

[Version 5.2.1]


Downloads:22,240
Version Downloads:6,244
Type:Development : HTML
License:Shareware
Date:04 Feb 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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PageSpinner is an HTML editor for Mac OS that supports HTML, XHTML, PHP, SSI, CSS, JavaScript. The PageSpinner package contains examples, tools, hands-on kits, built-in help and a tutorials to let you learn and master HTML. The editor provides quick access to often used markup and formatting, and supports an HTML Assistant to help compose your Web pages, plus live previews, built-in FTP support, live view of dynamically created pages on a Web server, OS X shell and Apache support. The Web development package also includes free registrations of MapSpinner and CamSpinner.


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