An HTML editor (or web editor) is a software designed to facilitate the preparation and editing of documents written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). An HTML document is the main component of a web page. There are two categories of editors :
- WYSIWYG editors
- Text editors
Editing images, animations and sound are made with the appropriate software. An HTML editor is used only to provide these resources in a Web page.
Pages offering more simple information is usually generated by the application software specific to websites. These programs frequently use PHP, ASP, JSP, CGI or Perl technologies, and are published with the appropriate software.
A WYSIWYG editor allows you to edit a web page as it appears in current browsers. It offers the traditional functions of WYSIWYG word processors. Its two main advantages are the ease of use and immediate observation of graphics rendering. Its two main disadvantages are the lack of control over the quality of the HTML document and the risks of incompatibility with browsers not provided by the publisher (newer, older or less common).
Adobe Dreamweaver (formerly Macromedia Dreamweaver )
Easy Web Composer
Microsoft Expression ( formerly Microsoft FrontPage )
OPEN BEXI HTML Builder
These editors edit directly in HTML. Code appears and is treated as text. Therefore they require competence in this language. In return, they allow a knowledgeable user to ensure the quality of the document.
Isofting eWriter Wisto
Notepad + +
WYSIWYG editors with access to text mode
These editors allow you to fill the main drawback of WYSIWYG editors, meaning the degree of freedom to customize layout too restrictive by combining the two editors listed above.
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