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Website Spell Checker

Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

Anyone know of any good tools to spell check a website? Looking for a low cost solution but above all has to be useful. I signed up for the trial of the site below, it seems legit. Has anyone used it or anything like it?

http://spellr.us/
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:27 PM

I don't know.. The text editors/IDE I use to write websites in also have spell checkers. I don't see why I would need something like that.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

Because large groups of developers do not always use the same tools and sometimes typos can slip through the cracks, definitely more often than I thought after using the trial and checking some of the work I've done.

I guess this thread wasn't made for you, Wolfcoder.
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

Who is this thread made for? Now a legitimate question.
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:01 PM

Its really the same concept as almost every thread on the forum. The thread creator has an interest in something or finding out more information on the subject through others experiences, likes, and dislikes.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:14 PM

"...finding out more information on the subject through others experiences, likes, and dislikes."
You have been given that information from me. Wouldn't that contradict your statement that this thread was not made for me?
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:30 AM

If the content on the site is human generated then it should also be reviewed by a human. If it's machine generated then there should be no problem in the first place.

I would just recommend a more rigid review process.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

Pretty much. A spell checker is no substitute for normal proofreading anyway.
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:58 PM

Wolfcoder - You shared an experience and then said, "I don't see why I would need something like that." It came off a bit snobby and that's why I said maybe this thread was not for you. If that was not your intention, then I apologize.

Now, on topic. I would like to use a tool like this because the agency I work at does websites that are 100+ pages long, on average. It was easy to proofread when I was on my own and did 10-15 page website but now I work on e-commerce sites that can easily reach 500 pages. Also, we do redesign where we import content from a clients previous site. Even further, with our CMS clients write their own content on occasion or we pull in content from their documents and such. One of our websites was 322 pages long and the spell checker found 6 spelling errors. That is < %1 of the words but it doesn't hurt to have the spell checker run through and find those last spelling errors.

So you see, a web site spell checker does have its place in the web developers tool box. Its more of like a last line of defense. If you get the impression I want to just write a bunch of slop and then have a spell checker correct it, that is not my intention. Its just another tool.
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:22 PM

If you have spelling errors then you probably also have grammar errors. Proof read.
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:36 PM

*grammatical errors
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:37 PM

exactly.
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Re: Website Spell Checker

Posted 11 August 2010 - 05:09 AM

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"I don't see why I would need something like that."

I'm with wolf coder, we don't need no stinking spell checkers!
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I always have some one else read my work. A second set of eye's works the best.

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