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About gEdit

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Gedit is a GNOME text editor for Linux and UNIX with binaries for Windows and Macintosh. It offers good functionality for a text editor, but not all of the features you might want for a fully robust web page editor. This editor was recommended to me by About.com Web Design/HTML site readers.

Target Market(s): Professional Web Developers

Review last updated: September 26, 2011.

gEdit Latest Review

gEdit Version: 2.30.2
Score: 112.5
Percent: 33%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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gEdit Technical Details

Operating System(s): Windows, Macintosh, Linux or UNIX


  • Text editor
  • Color coding
  • FTP or Site manager
  • Search and replace
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Special character tools
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Customizable or extendable
  • No limitation (beyond a possible time limit) on sites/pages built with the free trial
  • Does not require subscription
  • Spell check and snippets can be added with plugins

What's Missing from gEdit

  • WYSIWYG editor
  • HTML validator
  • Accessibility validator
  • CSS validator
  • XML validator
  • Page preview
  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Wireless device preview
  • Wireless scripts, functions, or links
  • Wireless scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Write XHTML documents
  • Tag completion
  • FTP or Site manager
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit images
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Multimedia functions
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • Can edit JavaScript
  • Helps with Ajax JSON, or jQuery pages
  • Can edit CSS
  • Additional CSS assistance
  • CSS 3 properties and selectors
  • CSS3 media queries tools built-in
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Database connectivity
  • Google sitemaps
  • Spell checking
  • Save snippets of code
  • Writes to blogs
  • Free templates
  • Free scripts
  • Form wizard
  • Photo gallery builder
  • Ecommerce tools
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)

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