||Standalone editors are a dime a
dozen and most are very good. Many are free but the really interesting
ones cost big bucks (>$100). Here's a sampling of the ones I've used,
most of which are available in Green Bank or for downloading.
- Lots of editors to pick from.
- All have some pluses.
- Too many editors to pick from.
- Need external image editor if you want to create images.
- All have some minuses.
- Probably will need more than one to meet your HTML needs.
- Still need to learn HTML (basic HTML if it's WYSIWYG editor)
How you use them:
- Some are WYSIWYG editors, other are code-based, but MOST are both!
- Comes in a Solaris/Win9x/WinNT/Mac flavors!
- Good for text but poor table support.
- Very good with frames.
- Creates and manages image maps!
- One of the best 'free products' that does site management really
- Complete HTML 3.2 with some HTML 4 (e.g., some support for CSS)
- WYSIWYG as well as color-coded code editor
- Spell checker, link checker
- Really good documentation
- Also an adequate browser
- FREE!!! From www.aolpress.com
- FULL HTML 4, not IE4's or Netscape's water-downed DHTML
- Also a browser, a FULL HTML 4 browser.
- Spell Checker.
- Can make a 'book' out of a series of web pages.
- Includes an equation editor (Yipee!) but only a true HTML 4
browser can view the results (i.e., IE4 and Netscape can't render
the equations produced by Amaya).
- Not an easy learning curve. Although it's a WYSIWYG editor, you'll
need to learn HTML4, CSS, etc.
- FREE!!! And available for Solaris as well. From www.w3.org
- Code-based editor with some auto-formatting features
- HTML 3.2 plus some HTML 4, and good at it as well.
- Some site management tools
- Best code-based editor I've found for the price (FREE!!!).
- From www.arachnoid.com
- Code-based editor but with some auto-formatting features.
- HTML 3.2, 4, and CSS
- Integrates better with IE4 than Netscape.
Tcl/Tk, and Perl; can be configured by a user for any additional
languages. And, it shows in that it's not as easy to learn/use as
- $20 Australian from www.editplus.com
AOL Press is my workhorse, especially for its web-site management tool.
But I'll be using Amaya for learning HTML 4. EditPlus for code-based
editing since I use it for most of my Tcl/Tk programming. Arachnophilia
great if you won't use the other features of EditPlus.