PageSpinner 4.0

With Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive building on their WYSIWYG Web-design foundations to include more features (at higher prices), Optima System’s PageSpinner 4.0 provides a lower-cost alternative, without the bells and whistles – for those who simply want to create Web pages. This version is OS X compatible, and it continues to support XHTML and let you employ Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript, even if you don’t know HTML. But not much else has changed in PageSpinner since version 3.1, apart from its move to OS X. Its assistants don’t allow you to change existing tags – if you make a mistake or change your mind, you have to retype each one; and the built-in HTML checker still doesn’t check CSS for coding errors. PageSpinner is also starting to show its age; for example, the Internet Tools palette includes an option for Claris Emailer but not for Microsoft Entourage. And unfortunately, the included StyleSpinner application – for writing CSS – is not yet OS X native.


Despite its shortcomings, PageSpinner 4.0 will fit the bill if you’re looking for a functional and affordable OS X application for building Web pages.

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