Matthew Bacon generates HTML files
the easy way ;-)
If the thought of developing a web
site or learning the complexities of HTML brings you
out in a cold sweat, then Atari HTMLGen could be the
program for you!
Atari HTMLGen, according to its author,
is the result of a spot of GFA BASIC programming using
an Atari 1040 STFM during a boring rainy day. Based
on Linux HTMLGen and Perl HTMLGen (also by the same
author), Atari HTMLGen allows the user to create simple
web pages without having to know any HTML whatsoever.
Using a text driven interface, HTMLGen
asks the user a series of questions to generate answers
from which it creates a web page. HTMLGen begins by
asking the name of the HTML file it should create, followed
by the date, the users name and e-mail address.
After the pages title has been typed
in, HTMLGen's main menu is displayed. The main menu
provides the user with six options; Enter main title;
Enter subtitle; Insert image; Insert text; Write footer
and exit and finally, Save 'as is' and exit.
The options can be selected in any
order and as often as required (this determines the
structure of the web page). It is therefore a good idea
to workout the structure of the page you wish to develop
running HTMLGen. Come to think of it, it's also a good
idea to know what images and text you'd like to include
as well because HTMLGen does not include an undo function
or means of importing text which is a shame.
If you happen to make a mistake or
change your mind about something you have already completed,
you must either start again from scratch or edit the
HTML code afterwards (which kind of defeats the object
All things considered, for the complete
HTML novice, HTMLGen provides an effective method in
which to create a basic (if uninspired) web page. However,
the good news is that HTMLGen is completely free and
the author intends to continue development (by adding
support for background images, audio files, image alignment
and project management).
So if you can't quite bring yourself
to learn HTML, why not download Atari HTMLGen from the
authors web site and give
it a try!?