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BlueGriffon for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.1
  • 2.9
  • (21)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Innovative WYSIWYG web designer

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

Changes

  • 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

PROS

  • Easy to use WYSIWYG interface
  • Compatible with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Based on same engine as Firefox
  • 64 bits

CONS

  • Some add-ons aren't free
  • Can be unstable

Older versions

Also available in other platforms


BlueGriffon for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.1
  • 2.9
  • (21)
  • Security Status

User reviews about BlueGriffon

  • Armando

    by Armando

    I have the same problem. When is the update due?

  • David Knodel

    by David Knodel

    I used to use the Mac version of BlueGriffon and loved it. I now rate it only 1 star because it is incompatible with the latest Mac OSX 11.1 (Big Sur More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    BlueGriffon 1.0.
    Very good and stable CSS Editor for the MacOSX ! A great way to learn, play and build your first CSS page with roll overs color More


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