The Best Free Web Design and Development Software for Webmasters

HTML Editors
HTML editors come in many shapes and form. Some of simple and have only a few features, while others are complex and have many advanced features. All web designers and developers need a good HTML editor to help them create and update Web pages. Here are some of the top free HTML editors for web designers and developers.

Komodo Edit – A free open-source code editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. You can use it for PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, Tcl, XML, HTML, and CSS. Features include: syntax coloring, IME support, background syntax checking, code formatting, and smart auto-indenting.

CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor – A full-featured HTML editor with real-time preview and wizards for tables, frames, fonts, forms, lists, and more. Features include: HTML tag highlighting, spell checker and thesaurus, unlimited Undo, built-in FTP client, image and link insertion tools, split-screen preview, and free Web graphics.

Aptana Studio – The world’s leading IDE (integrated development environment) for building Web apps. This can be used as a standalone tool or as a plugin for Eclipse tools. Features include: Code Assist for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, JavaScript debugging, JavaScript libraries, DOM outline view, file transfer and synchronization (FTP, SFTP, FTPS), and live preview.

HTML-Kit – A full-featured HTML editor with modern comforts and hundreds of plugins for customization. You can even edit a file in HTML-Kit and automatically preview it on your iPad. Features include: color themes, preview as you type, Windows 7 jump lists, quick upload, file versioning, translations, image picker, HTML list wizard, and profiles.

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