From CoffeeCup Software:
CoffeeCup HTML Editor: Advanced web design for everyone. You want to create great websites, totally stellar, kick-butt websites that leave people saying, "Wow, you really made that?" Consider the HTML Editor your new best friend. 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. Something for everyone - not too shabby, eh? 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.
Great ideas like being able to incorporate favorite CSS editors.
Wonderful to have the W3Cvalidating available from the menu
Like having a "project" that dials in the correct directory
F11 external preview is handy
Any kind of spell checking is better than none
The support actually responds in a reasonable time, it even clearly pointed out a solution to a problem.
Only heaven knows what "features" like "Check Website Project Dependencies" "Site Spider" or "Code Cleaner" really do.
Merely vomiting a crippled version of the Windows directory into the navigation pane isn't much more useful than actually using Windows explorer where your tools are in fact associated with the displayed files. The directory inside HTML Editor is really a straight jacket compared to working on the desk top with a far broader range of tools at your disposal. For example sometimes you can drag a file out, sometimes you can't -- weird!
The "my way or the highway" hubris that infects the design of this editor gets tedious fast.
Nice idea but the implementation isn't very deft. The OS interface seems shaky judging by how the navigation in HTML editor works.
In the end it's not a tool for people fluent in HTML looking for a solid reliable work-a-day tool.
That said, should Coffee Cup decide to finish the software, HTML Editor has remarkable potential to fill an important niche as the vital tool for fluent HTML users At the moment I for one head back to my old reliable tools (and dated -- DzSoft's deceptively simple WebPad ) when it comes time to make a living.
My html editor is not working and coffee cup tech support not only refuse to help me unless I buy a newer version of the software, but they banned me from the support website so I can't even download a new copy of what I own if I needed one.
I came to cnet and I found out the new software they want me to buy isn't even a what you see is what you get editor anymore. I would not recommend anyone buy this software. If you do, in a short time, they will refuse to support it.
Raw html editing function only! No visual editor available.
This used to be a great Visual Editor (WYSIWYG) that allowed you to work in real time to visually create what you wanted. In the newest versions they completely done away with the Visual Editor. It is completely beyond any rational argument why they did this. Let me state this as clear as I possibly can here so that the creators of this program get it. PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO READ AND WRITE HTML DO NOT NEED A PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARRGGGG!!! It is so stupid! People that know how to read and write HTML coding prefer to use Windows Notepad. They don't want or need (and actually have quite a bit of disdain for) a program that write code for them.
Those of us that don't know how to read and write code need a Visual Editor. Why in the freaking world would you do away with the only thing that made your program useful to the common user? Your stupid instant preview pane is pitiful and clumsy at best. The user is still forced to try to edit the html manually and if they don't know how to read html, they are forced to use trial and error to get things right. What a stupid idea. And to think, you actual think this is worth money.
Bring back the visual editor or go out of business.