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Thomas Bertrand wrote:

>I have been working with a school district as part of a Certificate of
Advance Study >project.  The district is just now going online into the
Internet and is looking for a >software program which will allow k-12 level
students to build Web pages utilizing >HTML authoring. Recommendations are
welcomed.  Thank you everyone.

Programs recommended by Ray Metz and Gail Junion-Metz (_Using the World Wide
Web and Creating Home Pages: A How-To-Do-It Manual_) fall into three types:
Tagging programs, "View as You Create Progams," and HTML conversion programs.

Tagging programs can help students create Web documents by inserting the HTML
tags into a text document for you (i.e., students don't have to type tags
into their documents).  They provide window meny options or tag-specific
buttons that place HTML tags around selected text.  There are both freeware
and commercial tagging programs available on the Net and in software stores.
 Popular windows ones are HTML Assistant, HotDog, HTML Easy, and WebEdit.
 The most popular Mac one is HTML.Edit.

View as Your Create programs allow students to se what their pages will look
like using a Web browser as they create HTML documents.  Some add tags to a
document and display the text as seen through a browser; others provide you
with pre-tagged Web page templates that you fill out and then view. Windows:
HoTMetaL (Softquad), HotDog, Internet Assistant (Microsoft), and Internet
Publisher (Novell). Mac: PageMill (Adobe) and HTML editor.

Conversion programs are great because they allow students to use their
favorite word-processing programs; the converters change the documents into
HTML files.  The converted documents will probably require some "tweaking" to
make them write.  Internet Assistant and Internet Publisher (referenced
above)  also offer these options.

Charles Harmon

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