Nvu

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 114 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    526,930
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    92
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Edit pages on the fly with this fully open-source Web- authoring program. Nvu packs a punch, with integrated file management via FTP; tabbed editing; a spelling checker; in-line previewing; JavaScript editing and debugging; a CSS editor; and powerful support for forms, tables, and other standard tools. The drag-and-drop interface has large, clear icons, and its logical menus are easily accessible and can be modified to suit your needs. The bottom of the page has four tabs that give you different views of the page you're working on. One of our favorite features is the tabbed editing, which definitely makes composing and editing multiple pages a quick and virtually painless process. Nvu is still a very young program, so you might find a few features that need to be fixed or added. However, this WYSIWYG editor is definitely going in the right direction, offering all the basic editing tools and general usability features a new Web developer needs.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 114 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 114 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 14
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1 stars

"NVU is a Crapware Sandwich"

June 22, 2014  |  By wls

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

Good set of editing features for a free app.
Reliable WYSIWYG display.

Cons

Loads crapware if you are not very careful at installation, and then changes your default browser search page without even asking. You have to uninstall a program to be able to get control of your browser search page back.

Does not organize images and other files into a "site folder." Therefore, you have to add and arrange all such files manually before adding them to the page.

Summary

Any program that not only attempts to load crapware, but messes with my browser search without even asking deserves the lowest score possible.

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4 stars

"Kompozer is newer version of NVU"

February 01, 2013  |  By LernerConsulting

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

Free WYSIWYG editor for html files

Cons

NVU development stopped, was taken up by <a href="http://download.cnet.com/kompozer/3000-10247_4-10655200.html">KompoZer</a>

Kompozer has many of NVU's bugs fixed, some good features added. (Kompozer hasn't been updated in a while, and can't use .php files).

Summary

Consider the Coffee Cup free HTML editor. And consider installing XAMPP (free web server software on your computer) or XAMPP Portable, so you can test and revise your web site faster.

NotePad++ is such a good text/html editor you should have it even if you use Kompozer or CoffeeCup.

(For PHP/HTML/MySQL/Javascript development, look at NetBeans IDE with XDebug.)

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3 stars

"Don't waste your time!"

December 20, 2012  |  By backwoodsgirl123

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

It sounded good

Cons

1. It gets stuck
2. Won't refresh, even if you close it and open it, it's still stuck in the previous view.
3. Thought my browser was at fault but IE and Firefox both showed the same results. The program preview was all messed up.
4. Adds code that doesn't belong. Ex.: you'll add a paragraph tag and it will insert all kinds of paragraph tags all over the place! You'll spend more time trying to clean up the glitches than actually getting anything accomplished.

Summary

This program is as buggy as all get out. I've never seen a program I wanted to like so much aggravate me to the point of hating it. Unless you are on Prozac and can't tell the difference, don't bother downloading it.

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3 stars

"OK but buggy"

April 30, 2012  |  By Darwood

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

Nicely featured and free. Like the online editing and Site Manager features.

Cons

Quite buggy and seems to be obsolete now. Check out Kompozer instead.

Summary

Nice product for free but there is better available now.

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4 stars

"SOFTWARE THAT HAS AS MUCH POTENTIAL AS YOUR "KNOW HOW""

April 03, 2012  |  By Urantiason

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

Working with NVU is the first time that I have built a website from scratch (no templates). With my host in place, and content prepared, I am finding the process enlightening.

Cons

I have problems with the publishing aspect of NVU. However, with the help of tutorials, this problem will be behind me quickly.

Summary

Being a certified tech definitely helped me, however, for those just getting into the building of websites this software might present a high learning curve. I would definitely recommend this software for those with at least intermediate computer skills.

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4 stars

"Does the job right"

March 20, 2012  |  By picada

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

easy to use. Free

Cons

Lack some advanced features. Yet, still good enough

Summary

a good joice for begginers

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4 stars

"Pretty good but changes code now and again."

December 13, 2011  |  By gapmarketing

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Changes code now and again, also adds code.

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5 stars

"Does a great job."

May 20, 2011  |  By IstillPreferDOS

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

I used to use Word 2003 for all my Web pages. Now with Word 2007 it just doesn't work the same. This program does just what I need for simple web pages with some pictures and links. And it seems to work with fine with most browsers.

Cons

I don't see a easy way to add music to a web page, but I have my old HTML code and I just pasted it in.

Summary

Great easy to use Web page creator / editor.

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1 stars

"Not so good"

March 09, 2011  |  By paulimusmaximus

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

It was free.

Cons

Not easy to use. There are free web based wsyiwyg page editors that are 100 times better than this program. Don't waste your time with this one.

Summary

Poorly designed software that makes it impossible to do anything. You could fix the downsides of this software if you knew how to program html, but for me the whole point of getting the software in the first place was because I didn't feel like having to program all the html. I used to program whole pages in html myself 10 years ago, but there are so many better easier ways to do it now, but this isn't one of them.

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4 stars

"A good place to start"

November 09, 2010  |  By rickl1

 |  Version: Nvu 1

Pros

Multiple views, easy to use

Cons

I'm too new to HTML to notice any!

Summary

I needed something that would let me edit already-prepared web pages, view the results, and get the edited page on-line. Nvu is perfect for that. Give it a try. The price is right!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Linspire
Publisher web site http://net2.com/nvu/
Release Date July 01, 2005
Date Added July 01, 2005
Version 1
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Site Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows(all)
Download Information
File Size 6.58MB
File Name nvu-1.0-win32-installer-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 526,930
Downloads Last Week 92
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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