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An HTML editor is a software application that allows you Web pages with HTML - code, create and can edit. Some editors may also handle scripting languages used on web servers, such as PHP and JavaScript or stylesheet languages such as CSS. A distinction is made here between text-based programs in which the source code is edited directly, and so-called WYSIWYG editors, in which the page is displayed during editing as the browser displays it later. The latter usually requires no knowledge of the HTML language. In addition, WYSIWYG editors often allow the source code to be edited directly. Many HTML editors support autocompletion and have called syntax highlighting, which makes tags in the source code color-coded. HTML code can also be written in any standard text editor.

1. Amaya


2. Brackets


Adobe Brackets is an HTML editor for developing web applications. It is primarily in HTML, CSS and JavaScript written and was designed by Adobe launched as a community project. Brackets is an open source project licensed under the MIT license and managed on GitHub. The milestone of Release 1.0 was only reached more than three years after the start of the project in early November 2014. Brackets is for Windows, macOS and Linux available for download. Behind the scenes, brackets use some third-party open source projects, including jQuery, Less, RequireJS, Lodash, Mustache, and CodeMirror as the actual code editor. For desktop presentation, the Chromium Embedded Framework is used to provide the most similar representation possible on different platforms. A live preview is currently only possible with Google Chrome. Brackets support extensions that add more functionality. Extensions are currently available for debugging or adding browser-specific CSS prefixes, as well as linters and autocomplete tools.

3. Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows, Linux and macOS. It supports multiple programming languages, such as C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET, F#, Java, Python, Ruby and PHP, as well as web development environments, such as ASP.NET MVC, Django, etc., at which one must add the new capabilities online under Windows Azure in the form of the editor Monaco. Visual Studio allows developers to create web sites and applications, as well as web services in any environment compatible with the .NET platform (as of the .NET 2002 version). Thus, applications can be created that communicate between workstations, web pages, mobile devices, embedded devices and game consoles, among others.

4. Sublime Text

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a text editor and source code editor written in C++ and Python for plugins. Originally developed as an extension to Vim, over time it created its own identity, which is why it still retains a vi- like editing mode called Vintage mode. Can be downloaded and evaluated for free. However it is not free or open source software and a license must be obtained for its continued use, although the evaluation version is fully functional and has no expiration date. Sublime Text is a cross-platform editor for text and source code. The appearance of the program is inspired by the text editor Vim. Its functionality can be expanded through plugins. The first version was released on January 18, 2008. Version 2.0.2 was released on July 6, 2013.

5. NetBeans IDE

NetBeans IDE

NetBeans is a free integrated development environment, made primarily for the Java programming language. There is also a significant number of modules to extend it. NetBeans IDE is a free product with no use restrictions. NetBeans is a highly successful open source project with a large user base, an ever-growing community. Sun MicroSystems founded the NetBeans open source project in June 2000 and continues to be the primary sponsor of the projects (Sun Microsystems is currently managed by Oracle Corporation). The NetBeans platform allows applications to be developed from a set of software components called modules. A module is a Java file that contains java classes written to interact with the NetBeans APIs and a special file (manifest file) that identifies it as a module. Applications built from modules can be extended by adding new modules. Because the modules can be developed independently, applications based on the NetBeans platform can be easily extended by other software developers.

6. EditPlus


EditPlus is a text editor with FTP, FTPS and sftp capabilities. Serving as a good Notepad replacement, it also offers many impressive features for programmers. EditPlus supports customizable syntax highlighting for PHP, ASP, Perl, HTML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, C/C++ and VBScript.

7. Notepad++


8. Adobe Muse

Adobe Muse

9. Microsoft Expression Web

Microsoft Expression Web

10. UltraEdit


11. CoffeeCup HTML Editor

CoffeeCup HTML Editor

12. PHPEdit


13. Google Web Designer

Google Web Designer

14. Atom

15. HTML-Kit

16. Microsoft SharePoint Designer

17. Alleycode HTML Editor

18. BBEdit

19. BlueFish

20. CudaText

21. Emacs

22. Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express is a company in the field of website construction kit with headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with additional offices in San Francisco, New York City, Dnipro and Vilnius. Wix is ​​sponsored by investors Insight Venture Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Since November 5, 2013 Wix is at the NASDAQ listed WIX. Wix thus succeeded in the biggest IPO by an Israeli company. is a cloud-based online platform for creating HTML5 websites and mobile websites. The Website Builder makes it possible to integrate functions into the own homepage, which were developed by Wix or third-party providers. Wix is ​​based on the freemium business model. Extra services beyond the pure homepage must be purchased for a fee. Wix is seen in the various reviews as one of the best platforms to create their own homepage. In particular, the flexibility and the large selection of template designs is praised. A disadvantage is the missing possibility to change afterwards to another template. In addition Wix is ​​not suitable for deep websites with many subpages. In October 2012, Wix launched its app market to sell third-party apps developed using the company's Web technology. App developers can use Wix's Software Development Kit to create their own web apps and make them available to users worldwide.

HomeSite was an HTML editor. It offers many helpful functions ("wizards") to solve standard tasks. HomeSite was originally developed in 1995 by Nick Bradbury, and in March 1997 by Allaire Corp. accepted. In 2001, Allaire was again taken over by Macromedia, and in 2006, Macromedia by Adobe. On May 26, 2009, Adobe announced that the development and distribution of HomeSite will be discontinued, the recommended upgrade path is Adobe Dreamweaver. The type of a document is recognized by HomeSite on the <!DOCTYPE> entry. Once the type has been recognized, it offers the appropriate commands. Supported formats include XHTML, JavaScript, VBScript, Perl, ActiveX, ColdFusion, VTML, Java, JSP, WML, ASP, CSS, PHP, SQL, DHTML, and more. It also supports code completion and insight tags. By means of code completion, tags to be opened are automatically closed again. The Insight tags show the programmer the possible attributes of a tag that he can select. For easy editing of CSS files, the program TopStyle Lite is included in the package. Is only available as an English-language basic version, but German language pack is available.

25. Microsoft FrontPage

Mozilla Composer is a free and open source HTML editor, and a web creation module of the Mozilla Application Suite. It is used to create web pages, e-mails, and text documents easily. Composer is a graphical user interface (GUI) WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), allows editing of pages by acting directly on the final graphics. You can also view, write and edit the HTML source code.

27. openElement

openElement is a freeware website design and authoring application published by Element Technologie.

28. Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. It is often seen as an entry-level program and as a program to have more control over the elements of a page than in Microsoft Office Word, but less than in programs such as InDesign, PublishOne, or QuarkXPress. Historically, Publisher has been less popular with professional, commercial printers, especially when compared to other desktop publishing software. The program is only available for Windows. This position of Publisher as a basic program is further reinforced by problems such as fonts and inserted objects that are not available on the machines of professional service providers (although Publisher does come with tools to bundle related files in self-extracting applications).

29. SnapEditor

30. TED Notepad

31. Silex website builder

32. TOWeb

33. Opera Dragonfly

34. Freeway

35. RJ TextEd

36. EmEditor

37. KompoZer

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Dreamweaver is the HTML editor, web page output from Adobe Systems, formerly known as Macromedia Dreamweaver from Macromedia. This program is widely used by web developers because of its interesting features and ease of use. Dreamweaver, like other HTML editors, edit files locally and then upload them to a remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV. Dreamweaver CS4 now supports the Subversion version (SVN) control system.

39. Geany

40. PhpStorm IDE

41. Maqetta

42. Microsoft WebMatrix

43. Mobirise

44. NetObjects Fusion

45. Quanta Plus

46. RocketCake

47. SeaMonkey Composer

48. Webflow

49. Apple iWeb

50. Netscape Composer

51. Nvu

52. WebStorm

53. AOLpress

54. EZGenerator

55. Sandvox

56. Adobe PageMill

57. Codelobster

58. TextWrangler

59. FirstPage

60. Jimdo

61. E Text Editor

62. BlueGriffon

63. Claris Home Page

64. TopStyle

65. HotDog

66. Hyper Publish

67. Smultron

68. NoteTab

69. TinyMCE

70. Adobe GoLive

71. VisualEditor

72. tkWWW

73. HoTMetaL

74. WorldWideWeb

75. TextPad

76. CKEditor

77. Arachnophilia

78. Macaw Web Editor

79. Vim

80. Eclipse with the Web Tools Platform

81. Froala Editor

82. WebPlus

83. ActiveState Komodo

84. Coda

85. SciTE

86. PSPad

87. TextMate

88. Aptana

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