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Linux Orbit: one fish, two fish, red fish, Bluefish HTML Editor [Review]

Jan 21, 2001, 18:43 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Facey)

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"Virtually unheard of 6 years ago, HTML editors have become an almost "must have" for most business desktops. If you don't have a stand-alone HTML editor, then I guarantee that at the very least, you have an application that can export a document to HTML, regardless of the operating system you use. Windows users have been pampered with many powerful tools for editing and creating HTML such as CoffeeCup, Hot Dog Pro, and FrontPage just to name a few. So where are their Linux counterparts?"

"As long as I have been using Linux, I haven't been able to find many HTML editors. In fact most of the hardcore Linux users that I know open up vi or emacs and start writing their code. For myself, memorizing HTML tags and writing them totally by hand is a little bit too intense. On the other hand, I've used some "WYSIWYG" editors that have lots of bells and whistles and work great, but they also like to code their way, which isn't always the way I want. That was the quandary I found myself in, until I stumbled upon Bluefish."

"Bluefish is a remarkable HTML editor for GNU/Linux that allows pages to be created quickly and easily, and always gives the user access to the code directly. It requires GTK 1.2.x and the lmlib library (for the image dialogs to work properly). The latest release of Bluefish is version 0.6 and includes some great features."

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