KompoZer is a Free WYSIWYG Editor

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About KompoZer

KompoZer is a good WYSIWYG editor. It was originally based on the popular Nvu editor and is now based on the Mozilla platform. It is a “what you see is what you get” editor with built-in file management and FTP to get your pages to your web hosting provider. It is easy to use and, best of all, it's free. The latest stable release has been stalled at 0.7.1 for a while, but if you're willing to use beta software, there are beta versions in many languages, with the latest being released in March 2010.

Target Market(s): Professional Web Designers or Professional Web Developers

Review last updated: September 30, 2011.

KompoZer Latest Review

KompoZer Version: 0.7.10
Score: 142
Percent: 42%
This score was generated using the methodology listed in the article: Finding the Perfect Web Editor.

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KompoZer Technical Details

Operating System(s): Windows Macintosh Linux or UNIX

KompoZer Features

  • Text editor
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • HTML validator
  • Page preview
  • Save pages as HTML with DTD
  • Color coding
  • FTP or Site manager
  • Search and replace
  • Edit multiple files/tabbed file editing
  • Can edit JavaScript
  • Can edit CSS
  • Additional CSS assistance
  • Upgrade discounts or freeware
  • No limits on free or trial version
  • No subscription fee required
  • Slightly better than Nvu, which it's based on

What's Missing from KompoZer

  • Alternate browser or OS preview
  • Wireless device preview
  • Wireless scripts, functions, or links
  • Wireless scripts, functions, or links
  • Create mobile web applications
  • Package mobile apps for delivery on app stores
  • Write HTML 5 documents
  • Write XHTML documents
  • Tag completion
  • FTPs or Secure FTP
  • Extended search and replace (across multiple documents)
  • Edit images
  • Connects to graphics software
  • Multimedia functions
  • Assistance with adding videos to websites
  • Ability to add video and audio using HTML5 with fallback options
  • Save Adobe AIR files
  • Save files as PDF
  • Link checker
  • Special character tools
  • Helps with Ajax JSON, or jQuery pages
  • CSS 3 properties and selectors
  • CSS3 media queries tools built-in
  • Can edit PHP, ASP, or JSP
  • Dynamic page rendering and editing with server-side programming languages (PHP, JSP, ASP, CFM, etc.)
  • Database connectivity
  • Edit XML and/or RSS
  • Google sitemaps
  • Spell checking
  • Save snippets of code
  • Writes to blogs
  • Free templates
  • Free scripts
  • Form wizard
  • Photo gallery builder
  • Ecommerce tools
  • SEO assistance built-in
  • Captcha support or other methods of protecting forms
  • Version control
  • Support for teams editing the site (beyond version control)
  • Customizable or extendable

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