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HomeSite

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Web builders who code HTML and other scripting languages on the Web have a friend in HomeSite. This highly configurable code-based editor offers an intuitive interface, advanced automation features, and strong file-handling capabilities. The newest edition of HomeSite is the strongest yet and works well with other Macromedia tools such as Dreamweaver and Fireworks.

HomeSite's timesaving features include a Secondary File panel that lets you access two directories at once. You'll also find a built-in FTP manager, an auto-backup feature, a project-deployment system, a code validator, and several other powerful tools.

In keeping up with Web trends, HomeSite's color-coding, tag help, validation, and code optimization supports XHTML, DHTML, JavaScript, ASP, CFML, Perl, and VBScript. The editor also has a double-byte mode that supports Unicode and other international character sets. You can even use VTML (Visual Tool Markup Language) to build tag editors for additional tag-based languages that are not currently supported by HomeSite.

As text-based editors go, it's hard to find a more robust, modern product than HomeSite. The steep learning curve required to make use of HomeSite's more advanced features may put it out of reach for many beginners, but if you are a professional who codes by hand, this is your editor of choice.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5

General

Release November 9, 2008
Date Added January 7, 2004
Version 5.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,167,415
Downloads Last Week 3
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Developer's Description

HomeSite is an HTML design tool for professional Web developers. It gives Web developers the benefits of increased user productivity, enhanced project management, extended site deployment, and added support for the latest Web technologies. Homesite 5.5 provides a lean, code-only editor for web development. Advanced coding features enable you to instantly create and modify HTML, CFML, JSP, and XHTML tags, while enhanced productivity tools allow you to validate, reuse, navigate, and format code more easily. Configure Macromedia HomeSite to fit your needs by extending its functionality and customizing the interface. Features include collapsible code for improved page readability, autocompletion of user-defined strings, and split window editing.