[snipped from a mailing list post, and somewhat updated]

You may want to know about these (all open source):

o Bluefish: http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/
o Quanta Plus: http://quanta.sourceforge.net/
o Screem: http://www.screem.org/, an HTML editor using GNOME libs
o Nvu: http://www.nvu.com/, a WYSIWYG editor, originally based on Netscape Composer
o OpenOffice.org Writer: This office-suite app inherits from its StarOffice ancestor the ability to save documents to HTML.
o PHP4 (especially on the server end): http://www.php.net/

And of course Christopher Browne has relevant material:

From: Bryan -TheBS- Smith (thebs@theseus.com)
Organization: Theseus Logic
To: svlug@svlug.org
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 11:40:56 -0400
Subject: [svlug] My take on apps -- RE: DocBook, Framemaker on Linux

On Tue, 09 May 2000, Ian B MacLure wrote:

> Any feel for staroffice. My take is that its not ready for the
> sort of industrial strength usage you would put it too but for
> most "civilian" uage it seems fine,

I've been using StarOffice's StarImpress for almost 3 years now (since version 3.1). I actually prefer it over PowerPoint.

Other than that, this is my take on apps:


- HTML Editor: StarWord is a very good WYSIWYG editor (if you use Netscape Composer, dump it for SW!!!), otherwise, it's GVIM for me, or LyX/LaTeX conversion for documentation (see the HOWTO HOWTO), and W3C's Amaya when I want 100% standard HTML (start with GVIM or LyX/LaTeX, then pull into Amaya for *TRUE* WYSIWYG preview and syntax correction/cleaning).


I find StarWord is a perfect replacement for Netscape Composer. If you are using Composer chuck it and start using StarWord. Amaya is another excellent WYSIWYG HTML editor, 100% standards compliant, but unlike the others, you canNOT simultanously WYSIWYG and markup edit (e.g., it's good for post-processing for final publishing IMHO).

From: Steve Dunham (dunham@gdl.msu.edu)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.development.apps,comp.os.linux.networking,comp.os.linux.misc
Subject: Re: HTML Editor?
Date: 13 Sep 1996 19:16:37 -0400
Organization: Michigan State University

ted@isgtec.com (Ted Richards) writes:

> In comp.os.linux.development.apps Simon Brooke simon@galloway.co.uk wrote:
> : In article 3225B5A2.2B18C66A@ix.netcom.com,
> : Henry Cross hcross@ix.netcom.com writes:
> : > Is there an X-based HTML editors out there?
> : > Something akin to Navigator Gold, Front Page etc.?

> : If you *want* Netscape Navigator Gold, use Netscape Navigator
> : Gold. It's available for Linux ELF. Find it on Sunsite. If you want a
> : special-purpose HTML editor, use asWedit from advasoft
> : (http://www.advasoft.com/).
> There is a very nice WYSIWYG HTML editor that seems to run on anything
> but Linux - Windows 3.1 (and hence WINOS2), Mac, SunOS, Solaris, HP and
> SGI Irix. It's the best UNIX-based X editor I've tried.

The best WYSIWYG HTML editor that I've tried is Amaya, and currently it is only available for Linux (source is supposed to be avail by the end of the year). Amaya is done by project Opera at INRIA - they know structured text editing. Amaya is the official browser/editor of w3.org and implements HTML 3.2 and CSS.

I just read an announcement of Solaris binaries due out in a month.

More info at: http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Amaya/