Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Web development made easy with Bluefish and KompoZer

Filed under
Software

Building a website? Don't know where to start? Let me help you.

Creating websites from scratch is a serious business. You need to have an idea. You need to have a design. And you need tools to build the sites with. Then, you need to be familiar with HTML, the language of the web, before you can actually start working.

Not necessarily. It is possible to build reasonable websites without being a master in HTML, XHTML, CSS, or other related languages. While it definitely helps to be proficient in at least one of these, you can start with nothing more than a handful of enthusiasm.

To this end, people use HTML editors. These are web-building programs that automatically wrap free text in relevant code, sparing writers the need to dabble in technical details and lets them focus on content.

In this article, I'm going to present a pair of such HTML editors, which you can use to build your websites. Both fall into the category of What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), meaning that they allow you to see what the final product should look like instantly, in real time, without long, complex compilations or conversions.

The two candidates are KompoZer and Bluefish.




More in Tux Machines

The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop

Gnome is a great great desktop environment that offers an elegant and simplified Linux experience. These are the 5 best distros for Gnome that offer it as the default DE. Read more

New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality

The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives. The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet. To make this work, the "things" would need sensors, actuators and a way to connect to the Internet. And software to run them, of course. Read more

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Already Tracking Linux Kernel 4.1

The development cycle for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) seem to be going smoothly and Canonical is already tracking a new Linux kernel, 4.1, which will eventually get released by Linus Torvalds. Read more

11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

Linux is one of the most astoundingly functional and utilitarian Operating Systems around when it comes to working from the command line. Need to perform a particular task? Odds are there is an application or script you can use to get it done. Right from the terminal. But, as they say in the good book, "All work and no play make Jack really bored or something." So here is a collection of my favorite pointless, stupid, annoying or amusing things that you can do right in your Linux Terminal. Read more