Kuwait Linux User Group

Programming Tools: HTML WYSIWYG Editors.
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2005 @ 10:29:01 EST
Topic: android

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NVu, an HTML editor now in beta release, has the potential to be the next great WYSIWYG HTML editor.

have a dirty little secret. When I started to build my first Web site a few years back, I used Microsoft's FrontPage. The main reason I chose to use FrontPage was its WYSIWYG facility. It made creating tables, changing the look of the text, renaming HTML pages and many other tasks a snap. For the professionals among you, this may be heresy, but after cleaning up the generated code, I had a useful site. For a number of years, I have been looking for equivalent Linux products. The wait may be almost over.

Although nothing yet approaches FrontPage's ease-of-use, we now have a number of products that are truly WYSIWYG editors. They may grow into something much more.


From the set of Linux HTML editors now available, the most advanced seems to be NVu (New View). NVu offers users the ability to:

  • Import complete sites.

  • Publish the current set of Web pages to the Web.

  • Export pages as ASCII text.

  • Spell check pages.

  • View pages in normal, tagged HTML, full HTML and preview modes.

  • Set a wide variety of encodings, including None, Unicode (UTF-8) and Western (ISO-8859-1).

  • Create tables easily.

  • Create forms easily.

  • Insert special symbols visually, quickly.

  • Insert a table of contents based on text styles.

  • Insert custom PHP code or comments.

  • Write in a left-to-right or right-to-left direction, for those using Hebrew or Arabic.

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