Since HomeSite uses normal html files for its help system, it's easy to add help files on topics not included in the initial install. Others in compiled html format may be accessed using toolbar buttons. See the installation instructions and tips.
If you are interested in writing a help set or converting docs over for HomeSite's help, see FAQ: Writing or Converting Help Sets for HomeSite Use.
|MS VBScript Documentation
|This microsoft help set is in compiled html format and is installable for use with HomeSite, using a toolbar button to launch it. Contains the VBScript Language Reference, Tutorial, Scripting Run-time Reference and FileSystemObject Object Tutorial. See the download page to get the help sets.||Microsoft||-|
|MS JScript Documentation
|This microsoft help set is in compiled html format and is installable for use with HomeSite, using a toolbar button to launch it. Contains the JScript Language Reference, Tutorial, Scripting Run-time Reference and FileSystemObject Object Tutorial.See the download page to get the help sets.||Microsoft||-|
|ADO Documentation||According to Microsoft, you can get the documentation for ADO 2.5 by downloading Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 here. Note that ADO docs are also included in IIS or PWS installations.||Microsoft||-|
|Here are the W3C Standard/Specification docs that you can install as help sets. XHTML 1.0, HTML 4.01 (zip), HTML 3.2, CSS-1, CSS-2, DOM, XML, XSLT, WAI (accessibility). More current recommendations are listed here.||W3C||-|
|DevGuru has a number of very useful free tutorials and quick references dealing with a wide variety of topics of interest to developers. They have clear, precise explanations and useful, understandable examples of code. They are available both online and in downloadable forms that can be used as integrated help add-on's to HomeSite's Help.||The DevGuru||-|
|MySQL Database Manual||This doc set includes the MySQL Reference Manual. It has been massaged to make it work under HomeSite's help.||David Fischer
|Guide to CSS||An excellent guide and tutorial to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), formatted for use as a HS help set. Fairly old. See also the German Translation and the online version.||Robert Crooks (web)||-|
|MS VbScript Language Reference||The microsoft help sets that were repackaged for installation with HomeSite's Help
have been removed since I was unable to get talk MS into permission to host them.
As an alternative, check out the compiled html sets on Microsoft's site and consider the tips on decompiling them or linking PWS/IIS docs into the HomeSite Help System if you really want to install them under HomeSite Help.
LearnAsp.Com also has many of these IIS documents accessible online.
|MS JScript Language Reference|
|MS Built-In ASP Objects Reference|
|PHP||For PHP and MySQL help and manuals, see PHP4Hs.|
|Tridion CMS||Add-in help (and much more) for the Tridion content management system (CMS). Support for R4 and R5. (or for Tridion v4)||Bernard Nirlo||HS 4.5/5/+|
Note: When I say "HS3+" in requirements, I mean that this item will work with HomeSite or Studio version 3 or greater. Likewise "HS4+" items will work with HomeSite v4.0x or Studio 4.0x or later. (including HS v5.x)
Homesite vs. Studio: Please note that these extensions are written for various version of Macromedia (Allaire) HomeSite. Macromedia also makes two other products, ColdFusion Studio and JRun Studio that are supersets of HomeSite. These extensions should work in these products as well, though you should watch the version numbers. Studio version numbers follow HomeSite versions so something that works in a particular version of HomeSite should work in that same version of CF or JRun Studio.