Free WYSIWYG Web Editors for Windows

Create your own web pages with these visual editors

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Free WYSIWYG HTML editors for Windows are out there if you know where to look. If you aren't interested in learning to code, but you're ready to build your webpage, check out these seven free HTML WYSIWYG editors for Windows.

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SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey WYSIWYG screenshot

 SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey is the Mozilla project all-in-one internet application suite. It includes a web browser, email and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and composer — the webpage editor. One of the nice things about using SeaMonkey is that you have a browser built-in, so testing is a breeze. Plus, it's a free WYSIWYG editor with embedded FTP capability to publish your webpages.

Version: 2.49.3

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Amaya

Amaya WYSIWYG Screenshot

Amaya

 

Amaya is the W3C web editor. It also acts as a web browser. It validates the HTML as you build your page, and because you can see the tree structure of your web documents, it can be useful for learning to understand the DOM and how your documents look in the document tree. It has a lot of features that most web designers won’t ever use, but if you’re worried about standards and you want to be 100 percent sure that your pages work with the W3C standards, this is a great editor to use.

Version: 11.4.4

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KompoZer

KompoZer
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KompoZer is an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor. It was originally based on the popular Nvu editor and is now based on the Mozilla platform. It is a “what you see is what you get” editor with built-in file management and FTP to get your pages to your web hosting provider. KompoZer is for nontechnical users who want a professional-looking website without needing to know HTML.

Version: 0.8b3

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Nvu

NVU WYSIWYG Screenshot

Nvu

Nvu is a solid WYSIWYG editor. It has a site manager that allows you to review the sites that you’re building. It's surprising that this software is free. Feature highlights include XML support, advanced CSS support, full site management, built-in validator, and international support as well as WYSIWYG and color-coded XHTML editing.

Version: 1.0

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Trellian WebPage

Trellian WYSIWYG Screenshot

Trellian WebPage is one of the few free web editors that offers both WYSIWYG functionality and image editing within the software. It also allows you to use Photoshop plugins to customize it even more. A great feature of this software is the SEO toolkit. This can help you analyze your page and improve its ranking in search engines.

Version: 5

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XStandard Lite

XStandard WYSIWYG screenshot

XStandard is an HTML editor that is a component that is embedded in the webpage itself. This is not exactly an editor for everyone, but if you need to allow people who visit your sites the opportunity to edit HTML, and you need valid HTML and CSS, this is a good solution. The Lite version can be used commercially for free but doesn't include features like spell-checking, customization, and extensibility. This is a good tool for web developers who include CMS so their clients can maintain the sites themselves.

XStandard runs in a browser as a plug-in. It runs on a desktop in Visual Studio, Access, VB, and VC++.

Version: 3.0
 

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Dynamic HTML Editor Free

Dynamic HTML Editor Free WYSIWYG screenshot

 Dynamic HTML

The free version of Dynamic HTML Editor is a few revisions back from the paid version, and it’s only free for nonprofits and personal use. If that is you, and you don’t want to learn anything other than file transfers for getting your webpages to your host, then this program works fine. It has some graphics editing and is easy to drag and drop the elements around on the page.

Version: 1.9.9