KompoZer 0.8b3 / 0.7.10
A very easy to use, open source WYSIWYG HTML editor
You may need a few minutes to get used to the interface if you're a beginner, but a comprehensive help file with tons of information is also available to make sure you manage to figure out how to use the program.
Clearly aimed at those with a bit more computer knowledge, KompoZer boasts several handy utilities, including a markup cleanup, a CSS editor, themes and extensions, as well as a bonus feature to validate HTML and make sure there are no errors in your document.
Of course, you're still allowed to work with all types of content, so you can insert images, tables, forms, links, named anchors, horizontal lines, characters and symbols, as well as table of contents and even PHP codes.
Formatting is one of the chapters that received much attention from the developer, so you can customize fonts, size, text style and color, writing direction, paragraphs and list, but also page colors and backgrounds, title and properties.
The main window is divided into multiple panels, so you get not only the most important format tools, but also a site manager to explore all files and edit the ones you need on the go, but also a separate editing screen for modifying the HTML code with ease.
This last panel also boasts several other tabs for accessing the HTML tags and source, as well as a preview feature to see the changes in real-time.
Overall, KompoZer is a handy piece of software with multiple useful tools and a user-friendly approach, although it's more or less obvious that it's only aimed at more advanced users.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on March 23rd, 2012
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What's New in version 0.8a3
- new design / split / source tabs
- many bugfixes in the "source" dock (split-view)
- re-implementation of a SeaMonkey-like "source" view
- XHTML support is back
Application descriptionKompoZer is a wysiwyg HTML editor (Nvu/Composer fork) aimed towards advanced users. KompoZer is often considered as an...