A distinction is made here between text-based programs in which the source code is edited directly, and so-called WYSIWYG editors, in which the page is displayed during editing as the browser displays it later. The latter usually requires no knowledge of the HTML language. In addition, WYSIWYG editors often allow the source code to be edited directly. Many HTML editors support autocompletion and have called syntax highlighting, which makes tags in the source code color-coded.
HTML code can also be written in any standard text editor.
Wix.com is a company in the field of website construction kit. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with additional offices in San Francisco, New York City, Dnipro and Vilnius. Wix is sponsored by investors Insight Venture Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Since November 5, 2013 Wix is at the NASDAQ listed Börse. Wix thus succeeded in the biggest IPO by an Israeli company.
HomeSite was an HTML editor. It offers many helpful wizards to solve standard tasks. HomeSite was originally developed in 1995 by Nick Bradbury, and in March 1997 by Allaire Corp. In 2001, Allaire was again taken over by Macromedia, and in 2006, Macromedia by Adobe. On May 26, 2009, Adobe announced that the development and distribution of HomeSite will be discontinued.
Mozilla Composer is a free and open source HTML editor, and a web creation module of the Mozilla Application Suite. It is used to create web pages, e-mails, and text documents easily. Composer is a graphical user interface (GUI) WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), allows editing of pages by acting directly on the final graphics. You can also view, write and edit the HTML source code.
Adobe Dreamweaver is the HTML editor, web page output from Adobe Systems, formerly known as Macromedia Dreamweaver from Macromedia. This program is widely used by web developers because of its interesting features and ease of use. Dreamweaver, like other HTML editors, edit files locally and then upload them to a remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV. Dreamweaver CS4 now supports the Subversion version (SVN) control system.