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TBaker14

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I am looking for a simple-to-use HTML editor. I currently am making HTML emails for marketing, but the built-in one with our online marketing site is not very good.

Can anyone recommend a simple (and free) HTML editor? WYSIWYG

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colinsp

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I wouldn't call Microsoft's Visual Studio products "simple". That's serious over-kill for HTML editing.

Try Kompozer.
http://kompozer.net/
In my experience Komposer is not true WYSIWYG, it hasn't been updated in years and some of the code it produces is excessively verbose.

The Express product is a lot easier than the full Studio edition BUT no WYSIWYG programme is ideal even the 'Rolls Royce' Dreamweaver frequently gets it wrong.

Concentrate on learning HTML and CSS and use various browsers to view the result. It is the only true way to see what your site will look like.
 

TBaker14

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Thanks guys...I'm not interested in learning HTML and CSS. I don't do any web design, I just need to be able to efficiently edit HTML emails. The built in editor that is provided with our email marketing provider is crappy. I just need to be able to create sometime and then upload it to their site...or copy and paste for that matter.
 
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I like to use Alleycode: http://www.alleycode.com/download.htm

Pretty simple and free. It's got a nice syntax highlighting feature which helps you visually notice if you miss a quote or something.

And if you create a new html document, it puts all the starting tags (html, title, head, body) in for you, which saves some time.

Only downside is, I don't believe it's being updated anymore. But I think for just simple html work that you're looking to do, it's should be fine.
 

TBaker14

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Hey DrDing,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm looking for something that is WYSIWYG. But the looks of it, this doesn't have that...does it?

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No it doesn't sadly.

I took a brief look at DoubleHelix's recommendation (Kompozer), downloaded it, and messed around for a few minutes. It looks like it should do exactly what you're looking for.
 

TBaker14

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Hey DoubleHelix,

How do I install Kompozer...it's in a zip file and I don't see an install file.

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I had that thought too when I first downloaded it. Turns out you don't install it. If you extract that file you got from the zip, inside you'll see an application file called "kompozer". Just click on that and it'll open up the program.
 
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