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Would this kind of web-editing tool be useful ?

slay2k
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Would this kind of web-editing tool be useful ?

Some friends of mine have developed a tool that lets you build and modify web pages, live in the browser, by dragging and dropping things around. It works on existing pages as well, and is a little like photoshop, but instead of a PSD file you get the actual html/css.

Anyway, since I have some marketing background, I immediately thought of using it for quickly making and editing landing pages and such. I also thought it might be nice for making multiple versions of a page and having the system do A/B split testing for you.

They liked the idea but wanted to know if people would actually use it, so I figured I'd post and see what other people thought.
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jmpruitt
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sounds interesting. Personally I like using wordpress for all of that not only for the ease of use, but for the impact it can have with seo when used properly.

however, I know many people who prefer a static site, and would probably interest them.
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slay2k
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Do you also use wordpress for landing pages and A/B testing ?

Their software seems to work w/ wordpress as well, for making direct modifications without touching the code.
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jmpruitt
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i use wp for everything LOL. all my sites are built on wordpress, and I never do touch the code.
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slay2k
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You never even look at the template code within the admin panel ? From what I've seen, you can only make so many changes in WP without touching the code in some way (e.g editing the header/footer.php)
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jmpruitt
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depends on wht you are doing i guess. i have never had to edit the footer or header on my sites. usually if i need something done, i find a plugin that does it for me. dont have any need to hack codes tht I dont understand
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@slay2k - this sounds a lot like the (free) Firebug extension for Firefox. It lets you muck around directly with your HTML and/or CSS, live in the browser, although there is no drag-and-dropping of page elements. The Chrome browser also has a lot of built-in web development tools.

Also very useful are the web-dev bookmarklets from Squarefree (https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/webdevel.html). "Test Styles" is easily the bookmarklet I use most.

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