Free HTML Editors: A Roundup

Recently a customer (of my web development business at Indax.com) asked me to recommend a free HTML editor. So they could edit their recently delivered vanilla web site. I don’t mind customers willing to take on what’s my bread and butter. Because my company can then focus on more interesting stuff like building our own CMS (click here to visit its public demo). Or developing other dynamic scripting.

A quick search on Google (where else) and Wikipedia revealed a list of free HTML editors. Some of whom I have used circa turn of this century . It was interesting to revisit some old friends (free products) and enemies (aka then paid products). And see how much aging had improved them.

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of installing software then look no further than the Kompozer Portable edition (xx kB. Click here to Download). For those who have been browsing the Net since the days of Netscape Gold, Kompozer is very similar to Netscape’s HTML editor. The interface remains clunky for those used to true WYSIWYG but in the hands of someone with intermediate HTML skills this is a power tool.

And it’s not so difficult to learn basic HTML either. I’m no longer a hands-on programmer. But this blog is prepared using a ancient copy of NoteTab Pro—a multi-tabbed Windows Notepad replacement—that I acquired over decade ago. And all the links and other HTML included in this post were added by hand from memory!

OK! Enough of typing my own trumpet. Here’s a list of select free HTML editors for Windows:

There are also several equally excellent editors for Linux like Blue Fish but to use them in a Windows environment requires Geek 101 (more about how to do this next time).

2 Comments

Michael says:

Nice post. Congratulations

Michael says:

Nice post. Congratulations

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