Comparison of HTML editors

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of HTML editors.

Please see the individual products' articles for further information, comparison of text editors for information on text editors, and comparison of word processors or information on word processors, many of which have features to assist with writing HTML.

General information[edit]

Systems listed on a light purple background are no longer in active development.

Editor Developer Latest release License
Version Date
Amaya W3C, INRIA 11.4.4[1] Edit this on Wikidata 2012-01-18 W3C
Apache OpenOffice Apache Foundation 4.1.13[2] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-07-22 MPL/Apache-2.0/others
Aptana Studio Aptana 3.6.0 2014-08-01 GPL
Arachnophilia Paul Lutus [3] 5.5.2953[4] Edit this on Wikidata 2020-10-29 GPL-2.0-or-later
Atom GitHub 1.60.0[5] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-03-08 MIT
Bluefish Bluefish 2.2.12[6] Edit this on Wikidata 2020-11-05 GPL-3.0-or-later
BlueGriffon Disruptive Innovations 3.1[7][8] Edit this on Wikidata 2019-10-14 MPL-2.0
Brackets Adobe 2.1.2[9] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-07-12 MIT
Claris Homepage Claris 3.0 1998 Proprietary
Coda Panic, Inc. 2.7.7[10] Edit this on Wikidata 2020-11-05 Proprietary
Codelobster Codelobster Software 5.10.1 2016-08-22 Proprietary
CoffeeCup HTML Editor CoffeeCup Software 17.0.882[11] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-04-08 Proprietary
CudaText UVViewSoft[a] 1.170.5[12] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-09-10 MPL-2.0
Contribute Adobe Systems[b] CS6.5 (8) 2012-08-23 Proprietary
Dreamweaver Adobe Systems[b] 21.1[13] Edit this on Wikidata 2021-12 Proprietary
EZGenerator Image-Line 4.1 2012-12 Proprietary
Freeway Softpress 7.1.3 2016-05-05 Proprietary
GoLive Adobe Systems[c] 9.0 2007-06-01 Proprietary
Google Web Designer Google, Inc. 2018-07 Proprietary
HTML-Kit Chami.com 292 Proprietary
KompoZer Kaze 0.7.10[14] Edit this on Wikidata 2007-10-05 MPL-1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
LibreOffice The Document Foundation 7.3.6[15] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-09-08 MPL-2.0/Apache-2.0/others
Maqetta IBM 10.0.2[16] Edit this on Wikidata 2013-07-03 BSD-3-Clause or AFL-2.1
Microsoft Expression Web Microsoft 4.0.1460.0 2012-12-20 Proprietary
Microsoft Office FrontPage Microsoft 11.0.8174 2003-10-21 Proprietary
Microsoft FrontPage Express Microsoft 2.0 1997 Proprietary
Web Architect mirabyte 6.9.1 2012-07-25 Proprietary
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Microsoft 2007 2006-12-04 Proprietary
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Microsoft 1.71.2[17] Edit this on Wikidata MIT
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Microsoft 2008 Proprietary
Mobirise Mobirise.com 4.8 2018 Proprietary
Mozilla Composer Mozilla Foundation 1.7.13[18] Edit this on Wikidata 2006-04-21 MPL-1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
Nvu Linspire / Daniel Glazman 1.0[19] Edit this on Wikidata 2005-06-28 MPL-1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
openElement openElement 1.44 2014-01-21 Apache-2.0
OpenOffice.org Sun Microsystems (1999–2009)
Oracle Corporation (2010–2011)
3.3.0[20] Edit this on Wikidata 2011-01-25 LGPL-3.0[21]
oXygenXML Editor[22] Syncro Soft 24.1[23] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-03-10 Proprietary[d]
Quanta Plus Trinity Desktop Environment 3.5.9[24] Edit this on Wikidata 2008-02-26 GPL-2.0-or-later
RocketCake Ambiera 4.4[25] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-02-15 Proprietary
SeaMonkey Composer SeaMonkey Council 2.53.13[26] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-07-10 MPL-2.0
TextMate Macromates 2.0.23[27] Edit this on Wikidata 2021-10-12 GPL-3.0-or-later
TOWeb Lauyan Software 10.06[28] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-02-07 Proprietary
WebStorm IDE JetBrains 2022.1[29] 2022-04-11 Proprietary
Editor Developer Latest release License
Version Date
  1. ^ alexey_t, kvichans, matthias030.
  2. ^ a b Formerly Macromedia.
  3. ^ Formerly GoLive Systems.
  4. ^ Some components under Apache-2.0.

Operating system support[edit]

Editor Windows macOS GNU/Linux BSD Unix iOS Android
Amaya Terminated 2012 Terminated 2012 Terminated 2012 Terminated 2012 Terminated 2012 No No
Aptana Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Arachnophilia Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Atom Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Bluefish Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
BlueGriffon Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Brackets Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Claris Homepage Terminated (3.0) No No No No No No
Codelobster Yes No No No No No No
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes Yes No No No No No
CudaText Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Contribute Yes Yes No No No No No
Dreamweaver Yes Yes No No No No No
EZGenerator Yes No No No No No No
Freeway No Yes No No No No No
GoLive Terminated (9.0) Terminated (9.0) No No No No No
HTML-Kit Yes No No No No No No
KompoZer[a] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
LibreOffice Yes Yes Yes source only source only No No
Maqetta Yes Yes Cloud[30] Cloud[30] No No No
Microsoft Expression Web Yes No No No No No No
Microsoft FrontPage Terminated (2003) No No No No No No
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes No No No No No No
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes No No No No No No
Web Architect Yes No No No No No No
Mobirise Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Mozilla Composer Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) Terminated (1.7.13) No No
Nvu[b] Terminated (1.0) Terminated (1.0) Terminated (1.0) Terminated (1.0) No No No
openElement Yes No No No No No No
OpenOffice.org Yes Yes Yes source only source only No No
oXygenXML Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Quanta Gold (deprecated) Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Quanta Plus No No Yes Yes No No No
RocketCake Yes Yes No No No No No
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
TOWeb Yes No No No No No No
WebStorm IDE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Editor Windows macOS GNU/Linux BSD Unix iOS Android
  1. ^ Nvu/Kompozer can be built successfully on any platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime.
  2. ^ Nvu can be built successfully on any platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime.

Editor features[edit]

Editor WYSIWYG FTP Upload WebDAV Upload Server-side scripting Shared editing Spell checking Templates Templates Update Sync Page Preview Form Handler
Amaya Yes No Yes No No Yes Partial[31] No Yes ?
Aptana No Yes ? Yes[a] Yes No Some[b] ? Yes ?
Arachnophilia No ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Bluefish No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
BlueGriffon Yes No[c] No ? No Yes Yes[d] No Yes ?
Brackets "Live Preview" in-browser Yes[e] No Yes No Yes[e] Yes[e] No Yes ?
Claris Homepage Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes ?
Codelobster No Yes No Yes No No Yes ? Yes ?
CoffeeCup HTML Editor No Yes ? No No Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EZGenerator Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Freeway Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
GoLive Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes ?
HTML-Kit No Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes ?
KompoZer Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes ?
LibreOffice Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Maqetta Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ?
Microsoft Expression Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Microsoft FrontPage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Mobirise Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes ? Yes Yes
Web Architect No Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes ?
Nvu Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes ?
openElement Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
OpenOffice.org Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
oXygenXML Editor Partial[f] Yes and SFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[g] Depends
Quanta Plus Yes Yes No[h] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
RocketCake Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes ?
TOWeb Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
Editor WYSIWYG FTP Upload WebDAV Upload Server-side scripting Shared editing Spell checking Templates Templates Update Sync Page Preview Form Handler
  1. ^ Via plugins.
  2. ^ i.e. Snippets.
  3. ^ Via add-on.[32]
  4. ^ Via commercial proprietary add-on.[33]
  5. ^ a b c Via extension.
  6. ^ More like WYSIWYM.
  7. ^ Via XSLT to browser.
  8. ^ cvs instead.

Web technology support[edit]

Editor CSS2 CSS3 Frames Java JavaScript XSLT XHTML MathML XForms RSS Atom XPath
Amaya[34] Partial ? No No No No Yes Yes No No No ?
Aptana Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
Arachnophilia Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Bluefish Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BlueGriffon Yes[a] ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes[b] ? ? ? ?
Brackets Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes ?
Claris Homepage Partial ? Yes No Yes No No No No No No No
Codelobster Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes ? Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Dreamweaver Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes[1] Yes ? Yes
Freeway Yes ? Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
GoLive Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
HTML-Kit Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
KompoZer Yes ? No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
LibreOffice Yes ? Yes Yes (optional) Yes (and Python) Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
Maqetta Yes ? ? No Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft Expression Web Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft FrontPage Partial ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Nvu Yes ? No No Yes No Yes No No No No No
openElement Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
OpenOffice.org Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
oXygenXML Editor Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quanta Plus Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes
RocketCake Yes ? No Yes Yes ? ? ? No No No ?
SeaMonkey Composer Yes ? Yes No Yes No Yes Yes[c] No No No ?
TOWeb Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Web Architect Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ?
WebStorm IDE Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ? ? Yes
Editor CSS2 CSS3 Frames Java JavaScript XSLT XHTML  MathML XForms RSS Atom XPath
  1. ^ Via commercial proprietary add-on.[35]
  2. ^ Via commercial proprietary add-on.[36]
  3. ^ Rendering, but no tools.

HTML/XHTML specification support[edit]

Specification HTML 3.2 HTML 4.01 HTML 5 XHTML 1.0 XHTML 1.1 Validating
Variant strict trans. f.set strict trans. f.set
Amaya No No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Aptana ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Arachnophilia ? ? ? ? No Yes ? ? ? Yes
Bluefish Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[37]
BlueGriffon No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Brackets ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Claris Homepage ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Codelobster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CoffeeCup HTML Editor No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Contribute ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [38] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freeway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
GoLive Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
HTML-Kit ? ? Yes ? No ? Yes ? ? Yes
LibreOffice ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
KompoZer No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes
Maqetta ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft Expression Web No Yes Yes Yes Yes[39] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft FrontPage ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft SharePoint Designer ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft Visual Web Developer ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Mozilla Composer ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
openElement ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes
OpenOffice.org ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ?
oXygenXML Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quanta Gold ? ? ? ? No ? ? ? ? ?
Quanta Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RocketCake ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TOWeb No No No No Yes No No No No Yes
Web Architect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[40]
WebStorm IDE ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Variant strict trans. f.set strict trans. f.set
Specification HTML 3.2 HTML 4.01 HTML 5 XHTML 1.0 XHTML 1.1 Validating

Image format support[edit]

Image file formats are standardized means of organizing and storing digital images. Image files are composed of digital data in one of several formats. Some formats of image files may be preferred by website designers for smaller file size and higher image quality. Here are the most popular formats of image files and the table below makes a comparison about whether the software for website design can display the file format on the web page.

Editor JPEG GIF PNG TIFF SVG
Amaya Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aptana Yes Yes Yes Yes Depends
Arachnophilia ? ? ? ? ?
Bluefish Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BlueGriffon Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Brackets Yes Yes Yes No Yes
(via extension)[41]
Claris Homepage Yes Yes No No No
Codelobster Yes Yes Yes No No
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freeway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GoLive Yes Yes Yes No Yes
KompoZer Yes Yes Yes No No
Maqetta ? ? ? ? ?
Microsoft Expression Web Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Microsoft FrontPage[42] Yes Yes Yes ? Depends
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mobirise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nvu Yes Yes Yes No No
openElement Yes Yes Yes No No
OpenOffice.org Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
oXygenXML Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quanta Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RocketCake Yes Yes Yes No No
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes Yes No Yes
TOWeb Yes Yes Yes No No
Web Architect Yes Yes Yes Yes Depends
WebStorm IDE Yes Yes Yes No No
Editor JPEG GIF PNG TIFF SVG

Early HTML comparisons[edit]

The following is a comparison of early HTML editors.

Comparison of early HTML editors
Program Author or Based On Version System HTML
Compliant
Display Forms Tables Integrated
Browser
Cost
asWedit Andrzej Stochniol 1.1 Unix HTML 3 source Yes Yes No freeware
HoTMetaL SoftQuad 1.0+ Unix,Windows HTML 1 WYSIWYG Partial No No freeware
HoTMetaL pro SoftQuad 1 Unix, Windows, Macintosh HTML 2 WYSIWYG Yes Yes No commercial
Live Markup MediaTech 16b4a Windows HTML 2 WYSIWYG No No No commercial
Symposia GRIF 0.8 Unix HTML 2 WYSIWYG Yes Yes Yes beta
Tkhtml Liem Bahenmann 2.3 Unix No source Yes No No freeware
Phoenix University of Chicago 0.1.7 Unix No WYSIWYG No No Yes freeware
WebPages DART Software 1.7 NextStep HTML 1 WYSIWYG No No No commercial
WebMagic SiliconGraphics 1 Irix HTML 2 WYSIWYG No No No commercial
Webtor Jochen Schales .91prealpha2 Macintosh HTML2 WYSIWYG No No No freeware

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amaya 11.4.4". 8 January 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13 released". 22 July 2022. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Paul Lutus". 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  4. ^ https://arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/Documentation/RevHistory.html.
  5. ^ https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/tag/v1.60.0.
  6. ^ https://www.bennewitz.com/bluefish/stable/source/; retrieved: 25 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Release 3.1". 14 October 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Release 3.1". 4 December 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Release 2.1.2". 12 July 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  10. ^ https://library.panic.com/releasenotes/coda2/; retrieved: 25 July 2021.
  11. ^ https://www.coffeecup.com/forums/html-editor/html-editor-change-logs/?page=3.
  12. ^ https://github.com/Alexey-T/CudaText/releases/tag/1.170.5.
  13. ^ "Заметки о выпуске | Dreamweaver 2021". 29 October 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  14. ^ https://sourceforge.net/projects/kompozer/files/current/0.7.10/.
  15. ^ "LibreOffice 7.3.6 Community has been released". 8 September 2022. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Release 10.0.2". 3 July 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  17. ^ "August 2022 Recovery 2 (anglais)". 16 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  18. ^ "Mozilla 1.x Releases". Archived from the original on 23 April 2006.
  19. ^ "Nvu Download Page". Archived from the original on 30 June 2005.
  20. ^ "3.3.0 - Release Notes".
  21. ^ "Licenses". Apache Software Foundation. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  22. ^ Though the focus of this software is clearly XML, it covers so much of the HTML and XHTML features (all of them, basically) as well as generating HTML and XHTML based documents and sites (e.g. WebHelp, ePub, etc.) that leaving it out just appears a bit weird.
  23. ^ https://www.oxygenxml.com/history.html.
  24. ^ http://freshmeat.sourceforge.net/projects/quantaplus/releases.
  25. ^ https://ambiera.com/forum.php?t=9938.
  26. ^ "SeaMonkey 2.53.13 released".
  27. ^ https://github.com/textmate/textmate/releases/tag/v2.0.23.
  28. ^ https://www.lauyan.com/en/toweb-updates.html.
  29. ^ "Download WebStorm: The Smartest JavaScript IDE by JetBrains". JetBrains. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  30. ^ a b [Google Chrome (current release), Mozilla Firefox 4 users can edit HTML if Maqetta is running in the cloud.]
  31. ^ "Templates". www.w3.org.
  32. ^ "Bluegriffon's FireFTP ads shortcut to FTP client".
  33. ^ "BlueGriffon". www.bluegriffon.com.
  34. ^ not Unicode-savvy
  35. ^ "BlueGriffon's commercial proprietary CSS editor add-on".
  36. ^ "BlueGriffon's commercial proprietary MathML add-on".
  37. ^ External tools such as weblint and tidy are integrated
  38. ^ Available with CS5 using the Adobe Dreamweaver Add-on pack available at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/html5pack.html
  39. ^ For error checking on markup and intellisense on tags and attributes an add-in is needed. This is available at http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/Web4HTML5SchemaAddIn Archived 2011-01-03 at the Wayback Machine .
  40. ^ External tools such as W3C validator services and tidy are integrated
  41. ^ "peterflynn/svg-preview". April 1, 2019 – via GitHub.
  42. ^ Actual amount of supported formats depend on installed converter. FrontPage uses Microsoft Office converters.