Nvu! Open Source Web Editor

Sitepoint Tech Times also reports on a new open source Web Editor along the lines of a WYSIWYG editor such as Dreamweaver. Nvu, pronounced N-view (for new view) according to the developers, is currently in the second pre-release version N-vu 1.0 Beta (version 0.7). It is available for download at the N-vu site . It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux environments.

The product is being developed by Linspire, and is based on Gecko, the layout engine inside Mozilla. It claims to be super fast, reliable, and standards conformant with remarkable support of XML, CSS and JavaScript. It is the replacement for Mozilla’s composer product within the Mozilla browser, and will become a separate Mozilla product much like their Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird applications.

I have downloaded a Mac version and struggled without documentation and all seems well, even though I perfer coding with BBEdit. I also experienced some wierdness in my Mac Operating system shortly thereafter which I do not know was caused by N-vu, but have removed it until further versions are released. It may be an important product to watch, since its price is right for everyone. It’s free.


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