Best Free HTML Editors

While HTML web editors like Dreamweaver, Frontpage and Sharepoint can offer a whole lot of features, free HTML editors too provide great features and are sufficient in most circumstances. What more they are completely free and you do not have to think about licenses or more copies.

  1. HTML-Kit

    The HTML Kit free editor is great for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XHTML and XML editing. There are hundreds of plugins available for HTML Kit. HTML Tidy is one popular plugin for creating standards-compliant web pages. It is also one of the few free editors which support accessibility validating. HTML Kit received a 95% thumps up in which shows its great features and reliability.


  2. Nvu

    Nvu is another great impressive WYSIWYG editor. Nvu is open source and can work on Windows, Mac and Linux. Try using the editor and you would begin to wonder why on earth they give it free?

    Nvu is a Web Authorizing System which combines web file management with an easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editor. Nvu has advanced XML and CSS support, built-in validator, color coding and full site management.


  3. Aptana Studio

    An open source standalone software based on Eclipse tools platform, it is a great IDE providing integrated language support for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and DOM. It also includes embedded development platform and databases for PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python and Jaxer.

    Since Aptana Studio is based on Eclipse, you can plug it in Eclipse itself or any other Eclipse-based IDEs. The software is having good updates, frequent releases and progressing in a steady fast phase.


  4. Sea Monkey

    Sea Monkey is an excellent HTML editor with web-browsing, advanced e-mail and newsgroup clients, IRC chat clients. The all-in-one internet application suite uses much of the same Mozilla source code which powers Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird, Miro and Camino.


  5. KompoZer

    KompoZer was made based on the popular Nvu editor to overcome bug-fixes and slow releases and support for Nvu during its early years. Interestingly, KompoZer failed to satisfy why it was basically created. There have been very less bug fixes and no new releases for a year.

Still, KompoZer is a good WYSIWYG editor with some excellent features.