Innovative WYSIWYG web designer
- Easy to use WYSIWYG interface
- Compatible with HTML5 and CSS3
- Based on same engine as Firefox
- 64 bits
- Some add-ons aren't free
- Can be unstable
BlueGriffon is a new open source WYSIWYG cross-platform editor based on Gecko, the same rendering engine that's used in Firefox.
Because it's WYSIWYG, its easy to use and because its just been developed, it conforms fully with the latest W3C Standards including HTML 5, CSS 2.1 and large parts of CSS 3, CSS Mdia Queries, MathML, SVG etc. The fact that it uses the same rendering engine as Firefox means that its particularly good for designing websites for Firefox users.
The project you edit will look exactly the same in Firefox 4 as it does while you're working on it. If you're an advanced coder, you can switch to Source View mode to hard-code your page so there's something for beginners and experts in BlueGriffon.
BlueGriffon is very impressive although its still very much a work in progress. There's very little in the way of help documentation so using it is a case of trial and error. However, the WYSIWYG interface makes it easy enough to feel your way around. Although BlueGriffon is free to use, it can be extended with add-ons, although some of these aren't free and working out how to add them onto BlueGriffon is a bit tricky.
BlueGriffon is an very impressive up and coming free WYSIWYG website editor which may prove a very solid alternative to commercial options.
- make the escape key climb up the selection tree; b=224 don't wrap serialized attributes (bmo bug 662232) use system locale if we can Korean, Dutch and Traditional Chinese locales minor bugs in CSS Properties Panel allow replace stylesheet in editStylesheet.xul allow linking to local resources in the editor charset handling was horked in stylesheet serialization font-style allowed both italic and oblique; b=220 missing entities; b=189 cannot save file when in source view; b=204 mac-specific menus; b=208 Times font incorrectly spelled Time in both UI and styles; b=209 messages in wrong language; b=214 much better saving of documents in line with the serialization happening in the source view