From CoffeeCup Software:
CoffeeCup HTML Editor: Advanced web design for everyone. HTML veterans, you'll create standards-compliant sites using powerful tools like code completion and built-in validation. Rookies, get ready to learn the ropes with resources like the comprehensive tag reference and vibrant website themes. And for those of you who like to stay on top of the latest and greatest web design developments, we have four words: HTML5 and CSS3 support. With valid website code, your pages display consistently in different browsers, work better with CSS, and are more accessible for disabled users and search engines. There's also the satisfaction that comes from knowing you're doing things right. That's why the HTML Editor comes with three different tools to correct human error and ensure that you're using valid code. A comprehensive Tag Reference section puts the correct tags right at your fingertips. Code Completion automatically suggests tags as you type them, preventing unclosed tags. Last but not least, a built-in validation tool allows you to check your code using W3C standards for perfectly valid pages every time. Whether you're creating websites in HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, or HTML5, these tools have you covered.
What's new in this version:
New responsive theme collection. Choose from responsive emails, themes, content sliders and layouts.
I did not even test it since I got a pop up telling me about the scam after start up.
Like they could not say 21 d evaluation period on their Web site???
The free edition is advertized as a "trimmed down version" of the paid one. In fact, after you spend the time to download and install, you learn at 1st launch that it's free only for 21 days. Then functions disappear one after the other. Nice. Total disrespect of potential customers.
Just make sure you have LOTS of extra versions of the files you edit. I don't know if it's a bug or what, but it needs to be fixed. This program will destroy your files after a while.
The program is easy to use and understand. Allows me to do pretty much everything I want to do - almost as much as a website developing program would provide. Way more functionality than I expected from a free program.
I know the program is an editor not a website developer, but I'd love to be able to edit the test on my pages while viewing the "actual" page as opposed to going back and forth between the preview and the html. The preview pane at the bottom of the screen really doesn't work for me.
Not too sure about the help feature as I ended up going elsewhere for help on some html syntax/commands I couldn't remember.
I personally think this is the best of the free and free-to-try editors and website creators I've recently looked at. While I had no interest in paying for any of the free-to-try, I'd be willing to spend money on this program.
Was amazed to find this software after trying other disastrous HTML editors, such as Aptana. As long as you know how to code in HTML/XHTML/DHTML, this nifty piece of software can help you along the way!
Only Con I have found so far is that you have to pay for some Content, but you still get a lot for a Free HTML Text Editor, which is exactly what I was looking for, a better replacement for Notepad++ for HTML.
Bottom line is, this is amazing free software, I had spent a while searching the net and decided to give this a go, and I am glad I did, other software just don't cut it. CoffeeCup helps assist you when writing code, and the preview works well, unlike some other packages I have tried before. Most importantly, it supports HTML5, and has all of the resources for it too, great as my Uni Project is going to be created from HTML5. I couldn't of asked for a better HTML Text Editor, remember that its NOT a WYSIWYG editor which does everything for you!! You actually need some patience to learn HTML or some skill in using it.
WYSIWYG editing not available in free version
FTP upload process cumbersome
Difficult to change file name for upload
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No WYSIWYG editing, so If you aren't familiar with writing HTML code, this is not for you
Adding FTP server locations is more complicated than necessary, and you can't add servers or directories on the fly while uploading a file.
You can't change a file name for upload without first saving it on your system, meaning considerble cleanup after if you've worked on several pages.
All in all, more cumbersome and less functional than FrontPage Express or many other free HTML editors.
I know it's free, and I tried it to get a feel for it before considering the paid version. Even free software should have basic functionality, not just be an ad for the paid product.
Not a good reflection on the provider.