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List of Free Web Based HTML Editors for CMS Web Development Project

  • 13 Jul / 2010

Success of a CMS web development project is invariably and intrinsically associated with the efficiency of your chosen HTML editor. Choosing wrong or inefficient HTML editor can have disastrous impacts on your ongoing CMS web development project and that means you have to be a bit more cautious to ensure smooth completion of a project next time.


You may be comfortable with an HTML editor but as an expert CMS web developer, you need to have a viable alternative so that you stay above the fray even in a critical situation. Here in this article, we are going compile a long list of HTML Editors that may prove highly effective:

CKEditor: – CKEditor is highly sophisticated WYSIWYG editor that offer almost unlimited compatibility. It is basically a JavaScript application and it works with almost all types of server technologies. This HTML Editor is compatible with almost all modern web browsers for example: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox etc. What is all the more interesting about CKEditor is that it is even compatible with the old Internet Explorer 6.

CKEditor is available under flexible Open Source and commercial licenses and it can be integrated in any application easily and effortlessly.

TinyMCE: – It is another powerful HTML WYSIWYG editor that is based on JavaScript. It is good at converting HTML TEXTAREA fields to editor instances. Despite its innumerable advantages, it is extremely easy to manage and you can integrate it into any content management systems without facing any trouble.

WYMeditor: – It is primarily a web-based WYSIWYM editor that is crafted carefully to create well structured XHTML code. The codes that are generated by this HTML editor conforms to the W3C XHTML specifications. Some other features of WYMeditor are:

    • It is highly customizable. You can change plugins, force attributes and themes if you wish.
    • It is easy to integrate with any CMS.
    • It is compatible with almost all modern browsers.
    • For saving and loading content, AJAX can be used seamlessly with this HTML editor.
    • It is available for free.

jWYSIWYG: – It is an inline content editor that allows users to edit HTML content. It is more or less a viable alternative of WYMeditor but this is not half as feature rich as the WYMeditor. However, it is still good at creating tables and some other basic tasks.

NicEdit: – It is another popular HTML editor that is extremely lightweight and at the same time, it is compatible with almost all major web browsers. It can be easily integrated into any CMS within few second. What’s more, it can be employed for converting standard text areas to rich editing.

YUI Rich Text Editor: – This HTML editor works fine with YUI library and it is highly customizable. A high level of customization is possible with YUI Rich Text Editor, as there are options for advanced implementations.

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  1. Thanks for the useful article.

    We are working at CKSource to provide the best editor out there. Let me also add that CKEditor features a unique accessible interface, along with high performance, fast loading, a strong JavaScript API, easy to customize and extend.

    It’s the best option for the Enterprise (e.g. it’s the first option for companies like IBM and Oracle) and all kinds of web systems, like CMSs, CRMs, Blogs, Wikis, etc.

  2. Valuable info. Fortunate me I discovered your website unintentionally, and I am shocked why this coincidence did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

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