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WYSIWYG Editor for Windows to Post Pages to VodaHost Hosting

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User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)




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About BlueVoda

BlueVoda was recommended to me by customers of the this site. It is a WYSIWYG web page editor built specifically for the small business who needs to create and maintain a website without knowledge of HTML. However, it appears to only connect to the VodaHost hosting service. There is some indication that you can connect to outside hosts, but I can’t confirm this. When I requested a copy, I never received a response. While it appears easy to use, I can’t recommend this product as I’ve never been able to try it out. You should be aware that their website has a (loud) video that runs automatically. I don't recommend visiting this site if you’re at work.

Target Market(s): Newcomers to Web Design or Children

Review last updated: October 25, 2011.

BlueVoda Latest Review

BlueVoda Version: 11.4
Score: 93
Percent: 28%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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BlueVoda Technical Details

Operating System(s): Windows

BlueVoda Features

  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Page preview
  • FTP or Site manager
  • Search and replace
  • Edit images
  • Spell checking
  • Save snippets of code
  • Free templates
  • Form wizard
  • Upgrade discounts or freeware
  • No limits on free or trial version
  • No subscription fee required
  • I have not been able to get a copy of this software. You have to register to be sent a copy, and I have never received an answer when I tried.

What’s Missing from BlueVoda

  • Text editor
  • HTML validator
  • Accessibility validator
  • CSS validator
  • XML validator
  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Mobile device preview
  • Mobile scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Write XHTML documents
  • Color coding
  • Tag completion
  • FTP or Site manager
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Multimedia functions
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • Special character tools
  • Can edit JavaScript
  • Helps with Ajax JSON, or jQuery pages
  • Can edit CSS
  • Additional CSS assistance
  • CSS 3 properties and selectors
  • CSS3 media queries tools built-in
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Database connectivity
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Google sitemaps
  • Writes to blogs
  • Free scripts
  • Photo gallery builder
  • Ecommerce tools
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)
  • Customizable or extendable

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
, Member Rhen2000

The BlueVoda website builder has been a massive help to me. I work for a small private school and the Principal was getting a website designed (his “grand website”). I was put in charge, things were left a little late and it got to the point where I had just over 2 days left. I didn’t really know how to make a website but I didn’t want to disappoint; think I was chosen for the task because I handle the school’s e-mail and seem to know what I was doing. It was a tense and pretty miserable condition; I browsed the net in search of some easy way to get the job done and I came across the BlueVoda website, which is home to the BlueVoda website builder which was a free website builder which stated that I could create a website in just 30 minutes and get it up on the internet by the next day. I couldn’t believe my good fortune. It all looked so simple. I downloaded and installed BlueVoda at no cost and began using it. It has a drag and drop function and makes putting all the parts of your website in the right place very easy. I reckon with this we coulda gotten one of the students to make the website and saved me some hassle! I never been so happy (about something computery). All it took was my PC, a little creativity I keep hidden for such occasions and a coupla cups of coffee. It really helped me that there were so many logos, webpage backgrounds and templates and there are plenty of video and text tutorials to help you out. Got my (our) website as I wanted it in just over half a day and I was very proud of it. Since you can design not just one but several websites with BlueVoda I reckon we could do another to promote our new sports club. When the Principle saw the website live on the internet the next day he couldn’t believe his eyes; he was completely speechless (which is unusual for him). He even thanked me in front of an assembly the next day but in truth it’s BlueVoda that really needs thanking.

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