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Tom_Carr
May 15th, 2015, 08:01 PM
What is currently the best WYSIWYG html editor available for ubuntu?

pavelexpertov
May 15th, 2015, 08:16 PM
Well, unfortunately 'the best' or 'the perfect' applications simply does not exist in the world, its got its own cons. However, having said that, you can try Brackets from Adobe. I used it for my MVC project and you can see a live preview of a web page while you change css or html. You need a chromium browser though. You can use this ppa ppa:webupd8team/brackets from webupd8 website. Do some research and try all available apps of WYSIWYG you can find and choose the one suited for your workflow.
Have a good time.

Tom_Carr
May 17th, 2015, 04:13 PM
I am surprised there is not more available. Komposer used to do exactly what I wanted, but is no longer in the software center. There were other choices also. They are all gone. I wonder what happened?

vasa1
May 17th, 2015, 06:03 PM
I am surprised there is not more available. Komposer used to do exactly what I wanted, but is no longer in the software center. There were other choices also. They are all gone. I wonder what happened?
Search the forum for Unbuntuzilla and nanotube. That site has instructions for installing Seamonkey (via a ppa) which has, AFAICT, the equivalent of Kompozer.

Tom_Carr
May 19th, 2015, 01:23 AM
I just noticed there is a WYSIWYG editor in Libre Office. Just open an HTML document. I haven't played with it enough yet to tell if it is any good.

monkeybrain20122
May 19th, 2015, 01:31 AM
There is the google-web-designer. http://www.webupd8.org/2014/04/google-web-designer-available-for-linux.html
Not open source though.

Also http://bluegriffon.org/
But the latest version was from 2013. The latest progress update was in March 2015, so I think it is still under development.

Tom_Carr
July 29th, 2015, 03:25 PM
There are extensions for chrome that are good basic WYSIWYG html editors. I just installed PageEdit and it does everything I want. There are lots of others in the chrome web store, and certainly also available for firefox. There is really no reason for a ubuntu ap.

I think this is the wave of the future. There will be more and more apps built into the browsers and less need to install anything in ubuntu.

truck87brp
November 4th, 2015, 02:43 AM
Kompozer still works with 15.04 if you install it inside of PlayOnLinux and use the Windows 32.exe installer. Kompozer is a great tool and sorry to see no support. CSS is too involved and a PIA.

PhilGil
November 4th, 2015, 05:11 AM
I don't have any personal experience with this, but here's another one you may want to try: http://ckeditor.com/

Bucky Ball
November 4th, 2015, 05:33 AM
Kompozer still works with 15.04 if you install it inside of PlayOnLinux and use the Windows 32.exe installer. Kompozer is a great tool and sorry to see no support. CSS is too involved and a PIA.

Why would you need Wine? Simply install the Ubuntu version. :)

Kompozer still works fine. I am using it in 14.04 LTS and have never stopped using it.

oygle
July 8th, 2016, 05:27 AM
Kompozer is not in the repos for 16.04, and Bluefish or Seamonkey often freeze or crash on me.

I need to be able to save a HTML page, then edit it, then save it to PDF. Am prepared to pay for a good/stable WYSIWYG html editor also, as there just doesn't seem to be anything much around that is open source _and_ stable, _AND_ is recently maintained. :)

oygle
July 8th, 2016, 05:46 AM
What about BlueGriffon (http://bluegriffon.org/)

Bucky Ball
July 8th, 2016, 06:58 AM
Kompozer is not in the repos for 16.04 ...

Despite this, this version (http://kompozer.net/download.php) works fine for me in 16.04. I haven't used it a lot, but no issue so far. :)

I don't remember the last time Kompozer was in the repos.

oygle
July 8th, 2016, 07:19 AM
Despite this, this version (http://kompozer.net/download.php) works fine for me in 16.04. I haven't used it a lot, but no issue so far. :)

I don't remember the last time Kompozer was in the repos.

Thanks, is that correct on the dates - 2010 the last build ?

Bucky Ball
July 8th, 2016, 03:47 PM
I appears so. I have unfortunately, and surprisingly as it is a bit of a one of a kind in Linux it seems, seen no further development of this great app.

The version on the link is the version I have installed, though not sure if I installed it from that link. Might pay to have a bit of a hunt, but it is old.

It's really been word of mouth and not much more with Kompozer over the past few years. People keep saying 'yep, it's still working on OS release such-and-such and flavour whatever', so on it goes ...

Maybe it'll break in 19.04! :-k

* Just had a look and this is linked (http://kompozer.net/download.php) from that page. The 0.8 version is just down the page.

A step up, though a teeny one.

oygle
July 9th, 2016, 06:55 AM
Okay thanks for your replies re Kompozer. I may trial BlueGriffon, although it is 70 Euros to buy, but that seems a once off cost. Also, I should give the inbuilt WYSIWYG that comes with Wordpress a trial, as we have a WP site. I think it is called TinyMCE or something like that. :)