7 Useful HTML5 Editors for Web Development

by ZK on March 6, 2012

HTML5 Editors

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.

Download Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

2. Aloha Editor:
- Aloha Editor is a rich text editor developed in JavaScript and is a browser based framework. This editor is unique as unlike most editors for HTML, Aloha can be embedded within a content management system (CMS) and other frameworks used for blogs and web development in general. Any element of a DOM can be edited with Aloha by simply embedding the code into the document.

Download Aloha Editor

3. Aptana Studio 3:
- This open source tool allows web developers to test apps in a single environment. Aptana now supports HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, Python, PHP, Rails and Ruby. Other features like integrated debuggers, IDE customization, GIF integration, deployment wizard and JavaScript Code, CSS and HTML assists make Aptana a good choice.

Download Aptana Studio 3

4. BlueGriffon:
- 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.

Download BlueGriffon

5. Maqetta:
- 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.

Download Maqetta

6. MacFlux:
- 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.

Download MacFlux

7. Mercury:
- 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.

Download Mercury

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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{ 10 comments }

Bill Roberts March 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

At one time i only used html editors.Now i only use wordpress.Its so much better for me.Especially when i use plugins.

Mark@THE AUTO SMS SYSTEM Review March 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The best thing with these is that they are very much useful and their utilization is very user friendly. Even me who is not a programming major can use these things.

html5 March 7, 2012 at 5:49 am

Great work came at a perfect time for me, html5 music player would be really cool if we could at least get an option to enable the HTML5 mode player in the next Subsonic release. Not only would it bypass the need for flash, but it also has some extra features (wav playback, etc).It seems the biggest issue would be with flv video, but by transcoding to mp4 instead of flv, that could be solved. Even without the video fix, making it optional would allow those of us the mainly use Subsonic for music to benefit from the new player.

Pablo Almeida March 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Oh, man… how can you forgot Notepad in your list?! :D

Jasmine March 8, 2012 at 5:19 am

These are no doubt great HTML5 web development tools. Love them… especially Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. :)

PHP Programmer Philippines March 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Hello,

Great HTML5 web tools, I am using the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 a full featured editor. Great job !

thanks

Daniel

youtube html5 player March 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

Thank you for the thoughtful review. The main advantage of youtube html5 playerseems to be for embedding rich media such as audio and video in modern browsers. Although, the structure elements seem to be useful. CSS3 seems to be headed in the right direction, leaving many possibilities for implementation and creativity,

html5 video player March 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

Nice principles.It might be very helpful for developers..

irenelim March 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm

This is very useful information, thank you for sharing with us. TQ

html5 April 5, 2012 at 1:08 am

I am exicited about HTML5 but Flash can do all these things html5 can do in a better way.Creating slideshow in HTML5! wow! what, flash did that 10 years ago! It is very easy to create a flash animation, for example a ball bouncing in flash professional in less than am minute. Javascript is a mess when compared to AS3.

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