Do you prefer the downloadable (client-end) HTML editor to build your website?
There are many to choose from but finding the right application can be a daunting task! We hope this list makes it easier for you. The following are what we feel are currently the best downloadable (client-end) website HTML web editors on the Internet. They are all WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and have a multitude of features fit for either the budding web designer or the advanced web developer. Note that all the software listed will let you modify HTML but some may store pages in proprietary format and then export them as HTML. Try them out and go with the application that you feel is best suited for your needs.
Notes (January 2, 2018): Updated list with RocketCake and Mobirise
Free HTML Editors:
All free editors have are fully functional. Some editors have commercial versions.
Mobirise is a free offline app for Window and Mac to easily create small/medium websites, landing pages, online resumes and portfolios, promo sites for apps, events, services and products.
RocketCake is a free web editor for creating responsive websites. For beginners and professional web developers.
openElement is a powerful and intuitive web authoring program for creative professionals. Whatever your web project may be, openElement provides you with all the tools you need to build a solid and standards-compliant website.
BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox 4, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards.
KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.
Amaya is a Web editor used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment.
Commercial HTML Editors:
Commercial (Paid) Applications.
Adobe Dreamweaver CC: http://www.adobe.com/downloads
Adobe Dreamweaver CC is the industry-leading web authoring and editing software that provides both visual and code-level capabilities for creating standards-based websites and designs for the desktop, smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
An Internet pioneer in Web design and HTML software. Beginners get an excellent an WYSIWYG editor that supports simple drag-and-drop. Its advanced features include HTML and CSS scripting, Flash animations, and drag-and-drop Java scripts. Coffeecup also offers great community support for all their web design software.
NetObjects Fusion: http://netobjects.com
NetObjects Fusion is powerful Web design software that has earned critical praise and worldwide recognition as one of the fastest, easiest ways to build, manage and promote websites.
RapidWeaver 5 (Mac Only): http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver
RapidWeaver makes it ridiculously easy to create stunning websites on your Mac. Whether you’re building your very first website or your fiftieth, RapidWeaver provides you with the know-how to quickly publish websites to be proud of.