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Nue - a derivative of Netscape Composer based on the Mozilla platform and its Gecko layout engine. Primarily made for Linspire and other Linux flavors, its cross-platform architecture makes it available on a wide variety of other platforms. Nvu binary test builds are now available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.  Check out the latest features and screenshots for Nvu here!

Arachnophilia - Take away AOL's wysywig and spell check and you've got Arachnophilia.  An excellent text based editor with support for multiple page find & replace as well as multiple browser preview. Automatic text to html conversion, and FTP uploading of changed pages.

Html Tool  - Freeware and shareware version available now.  Enhance Arachnophilia with support for style sheets and user defined tags and you've got Html Tool. No global search and replace, though.

Super Notepad  -  Awesome text editor replacement for notepad  with added html coding features.  this really is an excellent text editor with some great features.

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[May 19, 2005] Linux News Reviews Open-Source Web Editor Makes a Tasty Free Lunch
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Although the concepts underlying open-source software seem almost counterintuitive in an age of greed and jealous guarding of intellectual property, it has worked well in several areas, notably in operating systems (Linux), server and several flavors of Linux -- as well as more than a half-dozen foreign languages.

The interface is built around two window panes. One is a site manager, which provides functions you'd find in an FTP program. FTP is how files that make up a Web site are uploaded to the Internet. The other pane is where you build your Web pages.

As you build a page, you can see various views of your work by clicking on tabs at the bottom of the editing pane. View changes are lightening fast.

Multiple Views

There's a "normal" view. It displays your page as it will appear online, but with table borders and anchors visible. Tables are like spreadsheets for objects on a Web page. Anchors are links to specific locations on a page. That contrasts with "links," which direct a browser to an entire Web page.

There's also an "HTML tags" view. Here your page appears as it would online, but its objects are labeled with yellow boxes that indicate the underlying HTML code. "P," for example, would indicate the code for paragraph. Changes in the code for an object can be made by clicking on a box.

When you click on a box, a form box pops up. Formatting choices can be made by clicking buttons and altering text fields in the pop-up.

Convenient Editing

There's a source code view too, which shows you the raw HTML code for your page.

Finally, there's the preview view. That displays the page as it would appear in a browser window, although links and JavaScript on the page are inactive.

What makes the view setup even more convenient is that you can make editing changes in any view. That includes dragging and dropping text and images from other applications or the Internet onto a page.

The program also allows you to edit multiple pages during a session. Each page you have open appears as a tab at the top of the editing pane. You can swiftly move between pages by clicking the appropriate tab.

One-Click Publishing

Elements on a page can be speedily created and formatted by using the toolbars at the top of the program's interface.

With a click of an icon on the main toolbar, you can publish your site and insert elements like anchors, links, images, tables and forms.

With the formatting toolbar, you can tag blocks of text, tinker with their size and color, and set their style -- bold, italic, underline, align them and create numbered or bulleted lists.

There's even a built-in CSS editor that advanced Web authors will find very useful.

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Based on Mozilla Internet technology and Netscape Composer the tool doesn't require programming or HTML coding. It is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, which means users can create Web pages like a word-processing document.

Linspire, producer of the desktop Linux operating system, started the Nvu project as a complement to the other desktop Linux Web browsers and tools offered by Mozilla. Nvu was created from the code base of Netscape Composer.

Mozilla was broken off from Netscape after Netscape was acquired by AOL and had been pouring most of its efforts into browsers and email programs. Since most of it's efforts were going into the development of Firefox and Thunderbird, there were fewer resources available for advancing a Web authoring tool based on Netscape Composer.

Linspire contributed to this part of the project by providing more development resources and capital to the Composer-based product - renamed Nvu - to round out the Mozilla Internet suite.

"Mozilla has done phenomenal work developing a Web suite with alternatives to Microsoft, including the Firefox browser and soon, the Thunderbird email program. But there was a void in developing a Web publishing tool, which is why we adopted the Nvu project," said Michael Robertson, CEO of Linspire, Inc.

"Our hope is that Nvu will compete with FrontPage just like Firefox competes with Internet Explorer," added Robertson.

The cross-platform Web editor works on numerous operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, OS/2, FreeBSD, Linspire, and many Linux-based systems.

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Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux

Nvu is the new Web editing environment based on the Mozilla platform and its Gecko layout engine. Primarily made for Linspire and other Linux flavors, its cross-platform architecture makes it available on a wide variety of other platforms.

Nvu 0.5 binary test builds are now available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.

Bluefish Editor Home Bluefish 0.13 features a new bookmarks functionality, much improved project management, auto tag closing, better navigation trough opened documents, a much more responsive user interface, again many user interface improvements, many bug fixes and much, much more!

Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites. See features for an extensive overview, take a look at the screenshots, or download it right away. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GPL licence.

Bluefish runs on most (all?) POSIX compatible operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, OpenBSD, Solaris and Tru64. Bluefish is by far the most powerful among the HTML editors we tested. It is probably the most potent editor for Linux in general. GPL-licensed Bluefish has become an excellent "production tool" for those of who earn our living writing for Web sites, full of little "speed you up" features [..] It is an excellent example of how a multinational group of talented programmers can produce a piece of work under the GPL that is at least as good as any commercial program The Bluefish HTML editor is an excellent example of of how good open source programs can be. It is feature rich, with lots of time saving tools for experienced coders and friendly enough for newbies to be productive in little or no time. If you've ever longed for an HTML editor that is easy to use, yet doesn't try to do everything for you, Bluefish is just the editor for you. It has a wealth of features that will make your programming easier, but in the end you retain total control of the HTML Bluefish marries the best of GUI's and traditional text editing into a customizable, useful package. One of the most powerful editors for Linux + Supports many programming and markup languages + Lots of time saving tools for experienced users + Friendly enough for beginners + Its wealth of features will make your programming easier + While letting you maintain control over your code

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Amaya Home Page

Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.

Work on Amaya started at W3C in 1996 to showcase Web technologies in a fully-featured Web client. The main motivation for developing Amaya was to provide a framework that can integrate as many W3C technologies as possible. It is used to demonstrate these technologies in action while taking advantage of their combination in a single, consistent environment.

Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents.

Amaya includes a collaborative annotation application based on Resource Description Framework (RDF), XLink, and XPointer. Visit the Annotea project home page.

Amaya - Open Source

Amaya is an open source software project hosted by W3C. You are invited to contribute in many forms (documentation, translation, writing code, fixing bugs, porting to other platforms...).

The Amaya software is written in C and is available for Windows, Unix platforms and MacOSX.


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Rating: 5/5
ZDNet Rating: 4/5
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    This is, without a doubt, one of the best freeware HTML Editors available. In truth, its many hidden features can compete with much of the low-end shareware or software out there. Its interface is not beautified the way HomeSite or HotDog is, but it still does suggest functionality and power in a non-overwhelming manner. Beginners will find the ability to convert an RTF file into HTML as well as the included basic HTML tutorial (included in the help file) very useful. One of Arachnophilia's more powerful features, find and replace functions that check all open documents, is very useful for large web sites. Arachnophilia's support of HTML tag coloring is not as advanced as many professional editors, but it certainly helps when reading code. You can also format or "beautify" your code to make it more readable. Another thoughtful feature is the ability to create up to 26 keyboard macros for repetitive blocks of code. Decent site analyzation, internal and external browser pre-viewing, wizards and site updating place Arachnophilia ahead of the rest. Arachnophilia is CareWare - an unbeatable price for such a good program.


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"If you are planning to create a Web site or redesign an existing site, run out and buy this program." - PC Cafe review(May 26, 1999)
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AOL Press  -  AOL has abandoned one of the best free web page editors. But you can still download it from the Internet. I know, it's from AOL, but they had to do something right sometime, didn't they? This is actually a good freeware wysiwyg website editor. With support for frames, forms, tables, link check, spell check, and  a decent html tutorial



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