There are hundreds if not thousands of editors you can use to edit web pages, how can you choose which ones are best? These are the best editors according to About.com reader reviews. You can also look at my reviews of Windows HTML Editors, Macintosh HTML Editors, and Linux HTML Editors. If your favorite editor is not on this list, you should submit your own review.
Updated: November 19, 2010
Dreamweaver is my favorite editor, and this year the readers agreed, with an average rating of 5 stars from 6 reviews. Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG and text HTML editor for Windows and Macintosh.
4 stars - 235 points
What is your opinion of Dreamweaver? Does it deserve the top spot? let us know.
CoffeeCup is a very popular Windows HTML editor. It comes in fourth this year with 9 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars.
3 stars - 175 points
CoffeeCup can do better! It won the 2010 About.com Reader's Choice Awards, but without more reviews, it can't rank #1 in the best editor category. Let us know if you think CoffeeCup should be crowned the best editor.
5. Xsite Pro Fifth
Xsite Pro got an average 4.5 stars from 7 reviews coming out of nowhere to take the fifth place. It is a WYSIWYG editor for Windows.
3 stars - 98.5 points
Have you used Xsite Pro? I would love to know your opinions of this software.
HTML-Kit, and the paid version, HTML-Kit Tools drop to sixth place this year with an average of 4.5 stars from 6 reviews. HTML-Kit is a text editor for Windows
- HTML-Kit Tools: 3 stars - 173 points
- HTML-Kit: 3 stars - 164 points
These editors are always very popular with Windows users. Do you use HTML-Kit? Why not write a review.
Serif WebPlus and Microsoft Expression Web are both tied for ninth place with an average score of 4 stars from 6 reviews. They are both WYSIWYG HTML editors for Windows.
- Expression Web: 3 stars - 209 points
- Serif WebPlus: 3 stars - 104 points
I think that Expression Web is significantly better than WebPlus. If you agree or disagree, you should write a review of them to help differentiate them.
9. Several Different Editors Tied for 7th PlaceI have received 15 reviews for Web editors that received 5 stars from only one person.
- Rapid PHP Editor My score: 376 and 3 stars
- UltraEdit My score: 356 and 3 stars
- WeBuilder My score: 340 and 3 stars
- Boxer Text Editor My score: 294 and 3 stars
- XSite Pro My score: 266.5 and 3 stars
- BlueFish My score: 245 and 3 stars
- Dynamic HTML Editor My score: 242 and 3 stars
- Notepad++ My score: 232 and 3 stars
- Smultron My score: 217 and 3 stars
- Cream My score: 207 and 3 stars
- Max's HTML Beauty My score: 196.5 and 3 stars
- BlueVoda My score: 148 and 2 stars
- SciTE My score: 141 and 2 stars
- Word Pad I have not evaluated this software
- PHPEdit I have not evaluated this software