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A survey of Linux Web development tools

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Choice is a good thing, and Linux users have plenty of it when selecting a program for Web development. Users can choose from the basic no-frills text editors, to full-featured "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) programs. Here's a survey of the best programs I've used.

This is by no means an exhaustive overview of all Web development programs available for Linux. For example, since the original Mozilla Suite has largely been displaced by Firefox and Thunderbird, I've decided not to review Mozilla Composer (or Netscape Composer). I've also kept to programs that are mature, and available under free and open source software licenses.

This is also not an exhaustive overview of all features in each program. I've tried to highlight some of the most interesting features in each program. In particular, I've focused on HTML/XHTML editing and support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Let's start with a look at two general-purpose editors, Vim and Emacs, that offer some specific features for Web development.

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