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Mac WYSIWYG Editors

by Vaughn Aubuchon

I have used Claris Homepage for many years. But it is from 1997, and lacks up-to-date functionality (OSX support, doc type handling, PNG files, etc.)


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Possibilities

Blue Griffon

DreamWeaver

Freeway

KompoZer

Sea Monkey

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Not Suitable

Amaya

Aptana

Coffee Cup

Homepage

150

150

140



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1. Mac WYSIWYG Editors
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Parameter
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Web Editor Name
Blue Griffon
Dream Weaver
CC
Freeway Express
Komp-
oZer
Sea Monkey
Composer

Company

Disrupt. Innov.
Adobe
soft press
source forge
mozilla

Location

Saint-
Germain,
France
San Jose, Calif.
Oxford,
GB
Moun.
View,
Calif.
Moun.
View,
Calif.

Latest Version

2.3.1
2017.1
6.1.2
0.8b3
2.46

Last Updated

Feb
2017
Apr
2017
?
Feb
2010
Dec
2016

Min. OS Required

10.8
10.10
10.6.8
10.5
10.5

VIEWS

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Browser View

Yes
Yes

HTML View

Yes
Yes

WYSIWYG View

Yes
Yes

Learning Curve

STEEP

Note

Adobe

NVU
Mozilla

Price

free/
$ 78
$20/
month

free
free

150 - 450

60

60

60

60

60




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2. Mac WYSIWYG Links
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Site Link

Wikipedia Link

Amaya (W3C)

No longer supported

Aptana

NOT WYSIWYG - Ruby on Rails oriented

Blue Griffon

Blue Griffon on Wikipedia

Coffee Cup

WYSIWYG dropped after 2012 (v 12.5)

DreamWeaver CC

Subscription only - Cloud Issues
Too expensive, Pay Forever -
Too complex, slow, bloated

Claris Homepage

Development discontinued in 1998
TOO OLD - System 9,
but NOBODY has come up with a QUALITY equivalent OS10 replacement.

Freeway Express
Intermittently -
"Website not available"

Freeway Software on Wikipedia
Confusing as he|| -
Freeway - - - - - Status?
Freeway 7 - - - - Status?
Freeway Express - Status?
Freeway Pro - Status?
softpress -
July 4, 2016 - Announced demise
Feb. 1, 2017 - Resurrected

KompoZer

"Development is stalled"
Last updated in 2010 - NO SUPPORT

Sea Monkey

SeaMonkey Composer is no longer maintained
email, newsgroup, IRC -
NO! Don't want these features.

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Conclusion

There has NEVER been a Mac WYSIWYG web editor to replace the excellence of Claris Homepage 3.0 of 1997, which is UNMATCHED in stability and intuitive ease-of-use.

EVEN NOW in 2017, 20 years later, there are only a few fixes I need to continue using it -

* OS10 support
* Allow proper placement of the doc declaration

Would also be desirable
* Acceptance of PNG graphics
* Stop wrapping <BR>s with font tags
* The ability to enter code with a "Do not change" wrapper

I COMPLETELY agree with this post from 2003 -
Still Irreplaceable in 2017
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150 - 450

300




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