Excellent tool for fine-tuning Web sites.
This is the first release of HomeSite since MacroMedia bought Allaire
and acquired the product. It remains an excellent product for anyone who
needs to fine-tune web site code at the markup level. If you've worked
with HS4.5, you'll be right at home in HS5; the improvements are evolutionary
rather than revolutionary. These include thorough XHTML support, close
integration with DreamWeaver and Fireworks, better code validation, easier
deployment of individual files and folders, and DBCS support. Other nice
touches include a secondary file window (which makes it easy to work with
two sets of files in different directories at the same time) and a help
browser integrated directly into the workspace. I've been maintaining
one of the web sites that I work on with HS5 and I love it.
Mike Gunderloy, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, is a former MCP columnist and the author of numerous development books.