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Linux HTML Editors

May 09, 1999, 18:18 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

By Jeff Alami

An experienced Linux and HTML hacker's idea of an HTML editor is vi or emacs with an HTML quick reference nearby. But most people coming from Windows land are used to WYSIWYG editors such as Microsoft FrontPage. While there aren't many fully WYSIWYG HTML editors for the Linux platform, there are certainly many editors with HTML features to make a Web page designers' life easy. We're going to look at a few HTML editors for Linux.

asWedit [proprietary]

asWedit is a mature and full-featured graphical HTML and text editor using X11 and Motif. Its feature include a very fast HTML parser, a display of the current HTML context on the status line, customisable colours for different HTML tags, HTML 4.0 strict and transitional DTD support, and a special mode for simple text editing. asWedit is free of charge for non-commercial use, and can be used for commercial evaluation. Its commercial counterpart, ASWedit, offers support, documentation, and more filters and commands for US $149 per machine.

asWedit home page
asWedit screenshot
Download asWedit 4.0.1 tarball for Linux/x86
Download asWedit 4.0.0 DEB for Linux/x86

gnotepad+ [GPL]

gnotepad+ is a simple and user friendly text editor for X11 and Gtk+. It features multiple windows and documents, a complete graphical preferences system, unlimited undo and redo, autosave, file locking, customisation of toolbars and document tabs, and more.

gnotepad+ home page
gnotepad+ screenshots
Download gnotepad+ 1.1.3 source tarball
Download gnotepad+ 1.1.3 RPM for Linux/x86 (FTP)

Webmaker [GPL]

Webmaker is a graphical HTML editor integrated with the K Desktop Environment. It supports multiple windows, HTML 4.0 support, a preview for IMG tags, colour selectors, syntax highlighting, and preview with external browsers. Webmaker enables you to keep track of an entire Web site project, which makes it especially useful for multi-page sites.

WebMaker home page
WebMaker screenshot
Download WebMaker 0.8.0

Copyright (C) 1999 Zeta Publications. (Reproduced from Bleeding Edge Magazine)