11. HTML-Kit Tools
HTML-Kit Tools offers all the features of HTML-Kit with a few extras. It is the next version of HTML-Kit, but the developers have decided to charge a fee for the upgrade. HTML-Kit Tools add features like snippets, project management, validating all your files at once, even creating videos.
Score: 173 / 56%
Bluefish is a full featured web editor for Linux. And the 2.0 release adds a lot of great new features. There are also native executables for Windows and Macintosh. There is code-sensitive spell check, auto complete of many different languages (HTML, PHP, CSS, etc.), snippets, project management, and auto-save. It is primarily a code editor, not specifically a web editor. This means that it has a lot of flexibility for web developers writing in more than just HTML, but if you’re a designer by nature you might not like it as much.
Score: 166 / 54%
The CoffeeCup Free HTML editor is a text editor with a lot of potential. A lot of the features it has in the menus require that you buy the full version. The free version is a good HTML editor, but I would recommend you purchase the full version of the editor to get the real juice from this product. One important thing to note: many sites list this editor as a free WYSIWYG editor, but when I tested, you had to buy the full version to get WYSIWYG support. The free version is a very nice text editor only.
Score: 166 / 54%
HTML-Kit is a free text editor with a lot of features. It’s one of the more popular text editors available for Windows. It has tag completion and HTML and CSS validation and a lot of features you wouldn’t expect in free software. The only issue I have with it is that it doesn’t default to HTML, you have to convert your documents to that. Many of the About.com Guides use HTML-Kit because it is so easy to extend and make macros for. It is also one of the only free editors I’ve found with support for accessibility validating.
Score: 164 / 53%
15. UltraEdit Studio
UltraEdit Studio offers all the great features of UltraEdit plus a bunch more. For a web designer the biggest help will be the version control features that are included as well as Ruby support and new PHP functions added. One of the things I really like is the ability to name (and save) your favorite search strings - this makes it easy to automate tasks and be more efficient. It also has version control built in, which is really useful if you work in a team environment.
Score: 160 / 52%
16. AceHTML Pro
AceHTML Pro defaults to an XHTML web page rather than plain HTML. It detects what browsers you have installed and puts them in the browser testing window for you, which is nice, but as usual defaults to IE for preview in the tool. It also has a code evaluator that checks for errors and tells you the weight of the page. Plus it has pre-written code snippets so that you don't have to write everything yourself. I like that it has a to do list manager and project manager built-in.
Score: 159 / 51%
Score: 157 / 51%
PHP Designer is primarily a PHP web page editor, but as such it works well. It has extensive support for all the features of PHP that most developers will use including database support. If you’re interested in learning PHP or even if you don’t use it much at all, this is a fine web editor. It is a great editor for developers who want to build PHP applications or learn how to build them.
Score: 155 / 50%
UltraEdit is a text editor, but wow, it's got a lot of the features usually found in tools considered to be web editors exclusively. If you're looking for a powerful text editor that can handle nearly any text situation you might come across, then UltraEdit is a great choice.
Score: 146 / 47%
20. Rapid PHP Editor
Rapid PHP Editor starts out as a PHP text editor, but it offers more than that. The main things that keep this from being a premiere-class web editor are that it doesn’t have a WYSIWYG mode, link checker, or spell checker. But this is a high quality editor. If you work primarily in PHP websites, this is a good editor to look at.
Score: 143 / 46%