HTML is the language that powers content on the word wide web, the language that create awesome blogs and websites. Over the past two years, HTML5 has rightfully earned much recognition and popularity worldwide.
HTML5 is bringing about several changes to the internet and the way websites are built. HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML Standard which was created in the early 1990’s when the world wide web was first invented.
Types of HTML5 editors
Currently, HTML5 editors are available in two variations: browser based and standalone applications. No one editor is better than the other as they have equal pros and cons and their use mainly depends on the individual requirements of the developer. Browser based applications are compatible with all popular browsers and typically require an internet connection to work.
Standalone applications on the other hand, do not require an internet connection and can be installed on any computer. However, standalone applications are designed for specific operating systems. While many standalone apps have been developed for Windows and Macintosh, only one application is compatible with both.
Below are 7 Useful HTML 5 editors for web development
1. Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5:
– Adobe Dreamweaver is a reputed editor in the web industry and boasts of several improvements over the years. Adobe’s latest Dreamweaver CS5.5 supports HTML5 along with a full featured editor, WYSIWYG functions, multi-screen previews, Android and iOS app support as well as CSS3.
2. Aloha Editor:
3. Aptana Studio 3:
– BlueGriffon is a newly introduced WYSIWYG editor and is driven by Gecko. It is freely downloadable and is compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Adopting a simple interface, BlueGriffon allows for easy creation and modification of HTML5 documents.
– Maqetta is another open source editor with WYSIWYG capabilities. It is compatible with mobile and desktop UIs and can perform excellently without additional downloads or plug-ins. Supporting all major browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox, Maqetta is loaded with several features like visual page editors, theme editors, design workflow, wireframing, widgets etc.
– Designed specifically for Mac OS, MacFlux supports HTML4, HTML5, Ruby, PHP, JSP etc. It also contains free website templates and boasts of a simple user interface. Unfortunately, trial versions of MacFlux are not available and Mac users will have to depend on MacWare Inc. to provide a good text editor without a test run.
– This full featured text editor is developed in jQuery, Rails3.1, and CoffeeScript. Mercury is compatible with all major browsers like Chrome 10+, Safari 5+ and Firefox 4+. Mercury allows web designers to insert and edit links, images as well as videos. Mercury displays a separate toolbar for different regions of the page, making web development easier and more organized.
This is a Guest Post by Penny Cooper is a senior article writer with copywriting service firm Godot Media. She has interests ranging from social media, copywriting to following web technologies and trends.
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