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WYSIWYG Editor and Quasi-CMS for Windows and Macintosh

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Contribute CS5

Contribute CS5

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About Contribute

Contribute is a WYSIWYG editor for people who have no interest or need to learning HTML. It can connect directly to a blog to give you more editing features or to an existing website to manage the pages there. Contribute works best when working with a site created using <a href="http://webdesign.about.com/od/dreamweaverhowtos/ig/Create-a-Dreamweaver-Template/">Dreamweaver templates. Contribute also provides version control and authoring information that is not included in Dreamweaver. Contribute can also edit XML files and has built-in ecommerce functions to add simple shopping carts and stores to your website.

Target Market(s): Small business owners or Newcomers to Design

Review last updated: October 26, 2011.

Contribute Latest Review

Contribute Version: CS5
Score: 137
Percent: 41%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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Contribute Technical Details

Operating System(s): Windows Macintosh

Contribute Features

  • WYSIWYG editor
  • XML validator
  • Page preview
  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Wireless device preview
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Write XHTML documents
  • FTP or Site manager
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Search and replace
  • Edit images
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Multimedia functions
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Special character tools
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Spell checking
  • Writes to blogs
  • Free templates
  • Ecommerce tools
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)
  • Free trial
  • Upgrade discounts or freeware
  • No limits on free or trial version
  • No subscription fee required
  • Photo gallery templates, but no automatic builder

What’s Missing from Contribute

  • Text editor
  • HTML validator
  • Accessibility validator
  • CSS validator
  • Mobile scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Color coding
  • Tag completion
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • 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
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Database connectivity
  • Google sitemaps
  • Save snippets of code
  • Free scripts
  • Form wizard
  • Photo gallery builder
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms
  • Customizable or extendable

Get Contribute

Full price: $199.00 Upgrade price: $99.00

Free trial for 30 days.

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User Reviews

 1 out of 5
Web Easy Pro, Member THEFACTS

TERRIBLE Run from this product. It has no support for it. It is cheap because people buy it and get frustrated and place the disc on the shelf and plan on dealing with it later. The WORST !!!!!!!!!!!…More

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