Dreamweaver is by any standard is the best HTML Editor available there that offers a wide range of options that may come in handy while developing a website in it. Dreamweaver is one such product that is highly powerful yet it does not come with a high price tag and this is probably the reason why it is gaining currency all over the world. But still if you wish to spend the rest of your website design and development career with this remarkable tool, here are some of the best alternative of Dreamweaver that you should try out.
The NetBeans IDE runs virtually anywhere given the fact that a JVM is installed. It is developed in Java. You can download it here: http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html
It is relatively a new web development application but it has enough ingredients in it to make it a huge hit later. It is exclusively developed for Mac OS X. It was launched in 2007 and it had managed to win the coveted 2007 Apple Design Award for Best User Experience and the most interesting thing about CODA is that it is available for just $99.
CODA has successfully incorporated a licensed version of the SubEthaEdit engine which is definitely a good move given the fact that most of the HTML Editors come with custom search engines.
This text editor was developed by Allan Odgaard and is basically a general-purpose GUI text editor for Mac OS X. It is gaining popularity among website designers and developers alike since it comes equipped with a number of interesting features that include recordable macros, extensible bundle system, shell integration etc.
Though it offers support to POSIX based OS, it is fairly good at delivering a satisfying level of performance. It offers almost all the feature that you can expect from a webpage WYSIWYG editor. Be it building HTML structure layouts, providing FTP access or providing PHP help reference, it score a perfect ten.
Quanta Plus (quanta.kdewebdev.org)
This application is gradually emerging out as one of the worthy competitors of Dreamweaver by dint of its innovative features. It is great at developing website in PHP and it manages to earn some brownie points in some other fields of website development. Here you can find integrated PHP debugging, WYSIWYG editing, multi-document interface and many other features that make you feel great at times.