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List of HTML Editors

List of HTML Editors

HTML editors come in many different forms to fit the needs of the user. There are text based editors, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors, and WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mean) editors, all designed to make HTML coding and website design and development easier for the person or team of people behind the site.

Any Operating System

Arachnophilia is a free, Java-based text editor that can run on almost any computer.


Adobe Dreamweaver has taken the place of Adobe GoLive as Adobe’s WYSIWYG editor. It was first a Macromedia product acquired in the Adobe-Macromedia buy-out.

Microsoft Expression Web (formally known as Microsoft FrontPage) is a main competitor to Adobe Dreamweaver.

Coffee Cup Visual Site Designer is a lower cost version of WYSIWYG design software similar to Dreamweaver and Expression Web.

WYMeditor is an open source XTHML editor that uses the new concept of WYSIWYM.


RapidWeaver is a cost effective web design solution for those who use Mac. It is available for $79.00. Upgrades are available for $30. A 5 license pack is available for $129.00.

BBEdit is available for $125. A free trial version of this software is available for those who wish to try before they buy. A student version of the software is available for $49. To upgrade to the most recent version, 9.1, expect to pay $30.

GoldFish is a HTML editor for Mac. It is available for $55 and a free trial download will allow users to try before they buy to make sure they can get use from it.

Iweb is a template based HTML editor provided by Apple for Mac. No word is available on pricing.


Amaya is an open source HTML editor and web browser in one solution.

KompoZer is an open source HTML Editor that is similar to Dreamweaver and Microsoft Expression web. It is a wonderful option for those who are short on funds and need to work with a WYSIWYG to design a site.

SeaMonkey is more than just an HTML editor. It is a web browser, chat, and email client, available for free.

Trillian comes in both a free and pro version. It is a WYSIWYG HTML Editor.


Bright Hub’s Web Development Channel has an HTML topic that contains several articles around HTML meant to help people learn and use HTML. An extensive library of HTML tutorials and tips is available at HTML Code Tutorial.