TopStyle is a well-known Windows CSS editor that can also edit HTML code.
The editor's speciality is that it allows you to create Cascading Style
Sheets in a fairly simple manner - you can select the features you want from
a side panel of the editor and it will generate the corresponding style
sheet (you still need some CSS knowledge though - this is not a WYSIWYG
editor). You can also edit HTML code with the editor. The Lite version,
which is free, only allows you to create inline Cascading Style Sheets. The
Pro version (not free) allows you to create external style sheets and
includes built-in validators that checks your style sheets and HTML
documents for correctness (among other features).
This is the freeware sibling of the commercial Notetab Standard and
Notetab Pro. It is a general text editor that has lots of features,
including a useful "Clipbook" facility that has numerous HTML
editing conveniences. Its commercial cousin Notepad Pro comes with syntax
highlighting. (Note: to get Notetab Light, click the Products link.)
HAPedit is useful for people who develop both dynamic and static web
provides a project manager; features code completion, an SQL console, FTP
manager, PHP code "compilation", integrated PHP help, brace
matching, search and replace with regular expressions, statistics on your
page (ie, rendered size, images, links, etc), and so on. This is a Windows
TSW WebCoder is a web editor that supports an internal preview of your
page, built-in FTP client, integration with HTML Tidy (see the Free
HTML Validators page), integrated validation, code libraries, CSS
inspector, syntax colouring, multiple documents, etc. WebPad, the other
editor available on that site, is a lighter-weight editor that features
syntax highlighting, an FTP client, multiple documents, integrated HTML Tidy
integration, etc. It is targeted at people who want something more than
Notepad but without the frills of WebCoder.
Webniac is a text editor for web page development. It has syntax
generator, facilities for constructing tables, etc.
Quanta Plus is a Linux HTML editor for KDE. It contains an assortment of
features such as syntax highlighting, easy configuration of toolbars, site
uploading facility, the ability to update a site from CVS (with a plugin),
document structure tree, etc.
Matrix Y2K is a HTML editor with support for multiple languages, multiple
documents, syntax highlighting, search and replace, character maps, links
validator, internal preview of your page, external preview (launches
browser), image file browser, table wizard, forms support and the ability
for you to create a library of scripts.
HTML Builder XP Lite features syntax highlighting (for HTML, PHP, ASP,
spell checker, thesaurus, project management, table management, included
From the announcement by one of their development team: "Bluefish is
a programmer's HTML editor, designed to save the experienced webmaster some
keystrokes. It features a multiple file editor, multiple toolbars, custom
menus, image and thumbnail dialogs, open from the web, CSS dialogs, PHP, SSI
and RXML support, HTML validation and lots of wizards." I've seen a lot
of good things said about this editor by other webmasters. Bluefish runs on
Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Tru64/Alpha, NetBSD, OpenBSD, HP-UX and Mac OSX.
This HTML text editor is intended for use by web developers, and comes
with support for writing HTML, XML and scripts. Among its features are
internal preview of your web pages (requires IE 4.x and above to be
installed), integration with HTML Tidy (a HTML and CSS validation program),
auto-completion of keywords, etc. HTML-Kit can be extended using plugins,
and runs on Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000.
1st Page 2000 is a very professional, fully featured HTML editor that is
nonetheless free. Besides being able to create and edit your HTML files
you to create drop down combo boxes, frame killers, browser detectors, etc.
(20+), a colour picker, image size calculator, etc. The feature list is
extremely long. This is a Win32 program (ie, Windows 95, 98 and NT).
This HTML editor provides the usual facility to edit and create HTML
files in a convenient tabbed interface. It comes with an assortment of
wizards that allow you to quickly create specific HTML features like forms,
This editor comes with built-in FTP facility, making it possible for you
to author your web page and publish it without leaving the editor. It has a
spell-checker, an internal browser view mode that is able to show your HTML
changes as you type, a global search and replace facility across all open
apparently two versions available - the older one runs on Windows systems,
the newer one is written in Java and is apparently cross-platform.
Nvu is a WYSIWYG editor that is designed to make the creation of web
sites as easy for novices as it is using commercial web editors like
FrontPage and DreamWeaver. It is based on the Mozilla Composer web editor
(see elsewhere on this page) and includes new features that will eventually
make its way back into Mozilla Composer. This open source editor is
available for Linux and Windows.
Trellian WebPAGE is a free WYSIWYG web editor with a drag and drop
interface, a preview screen that allows you to see your page under three
common screen widths (640, 800 and 1024), built-in FTP uploader, table
creation wizard, form creation tool, etc. It also has a syntax highlighting
HTML editor for people who may want to switch to the HTML mode for some fine
Amaya is an open source browser and WYSIWYG web authoring environment
that purports to allow its users to develop web pages without knowing
anything about HTML or CSS. You can create your pages, view them, and upload
them to your website using this software. It supports CSS (including CSS 2),
HTML, XHTML, MathML 2.0 (which allows you to browse and write web pages
containing mathematical symbols), etc. There are versions for Windows (a
separate one for NT/2000/XP and 95/98/98SE/ME), Linux and Sparc Solaris.
Netscape (yes, the browser) comes with an easy WYSIWYG web editor that
allows you to get started with your own web page quickly and easily. It
supports the usual text and graphics and is generally adequate for the
beginning webmaster. To get it, simply download the full Netscape package.
Note that Netscape Composer is probably just an older version of Mozilla
Composer (also listed on this page).