BlueGriffon, The next-generation Web Editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox

An interesting and quite slick free WYSIWYG HTML editor that, on cursory examination, seems pretty good. It is easy to use and the code it produces seems clean and standards-compliant from what I have seen so far.

It operates on an interesting variant of the freemium model – there are plenty of extensions available to make it more Dreamweaver-like in its range of functionality that you can pick and choose from, all as Mozilla-style xpi files. One or two are free but most start at about five euros, including its manual. If you want things like CSS editors, they add another 10 euros to the price. Because of that, I think that I still prefer Kompozer as the free WYSIWYG editor of choice, but this is not bad and has less obvious glitches.

Address of the bookmark: http://bluegriffon.org/

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair. I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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