Linked by Metin Amiroff on Tue 20th Apr 2004 17:30 UTC
General Development N|vu is a web development application with a WYSIWYG interface that is aimed to be user friendly, easy and powerful, sponsored by Linspire. This review looks at this program in detail and aims to help users to get an idea about it.
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Re: Quanta comments
by Eric Laffoon on Thu 22nd Apr 2004 16:42 UTC

I thought this was interesting to see what was happening with what I view as a "dead language" program. Several people did note that NVU is going after the old way of doing markup. I personally felt that pursuing a non XML/CSS/XSL approach, let alone not addressing PHP and other languages, would be a serious error and a sad legacy of my efforts.

We will be releasing a new BE version of Quanta within a week or so previewing new CSS tools and integration with Visual Page Layout mode as well as text mode. I would be very interested to see a comparison review of that release. Quanta can load any XML DTD on the fly for auto completion and validation in text mode and supports all modern XHTML DTDs in VPL mode. Future plans include XSLT based support for pure XML. I don't think NVU is foundationally equipped to compete on a professional developer level and my feedback is that Quanta is already good for new users (who are not afraid to learn) with context sensitive help and all the assists. It will only get easier in the future.

To the moron who is campaigning against Quanta because of the web site, we have a team of people working on a new site at, but taste is relative so no doubt you will be able to dislike it too. Much of the current site was done in HTML 3.2 by Alex and I think it sucked. I did some clean up and some visuals. Frankly I'm too busy in my spare time working on Quanta issues to futz with a site. However since you appear not to understand the fundamental concepts required to evaluate software I'm probably wasting my time explaining this to you... evaluate the latest release of the software to evaluate the software. Incredible work can be hand coded and the best tools can produce garbage, so the only place to evaluate output is from your own efforts... besides none of us will be making pages for you anyway.