HTML5 stands out as one of the most popular languages for web developers. You need knowledge of this language to create websites, and other web presentations.
And as Windows 10 is a great platform for any kind of development, HTML5 developers are welcomed, as well.
In that manner, we’ve prepared a list of the best HTML5 editing software you can currently find on the market, to help you decided which one’s the best option for your work.
So, without any further ado, check out our list of the best HTML5 editors for Windows 10 (and other versions of Windows).
Adobe Dreamweaver C6 is probably the most famous HTML5 editor on this list, mainly because it is developed by one of the most famous software companies, Adobe.
But Adobe Dreamweaver is not on this list just because it came from Adobe, but because it indeed is a powerful tool for developing in HTML5.
Our small review is not enough to tell you about everything this program has to offer.
Dreamweaver is a professional editor that features a multi-screen preview panel, WYSIWYG functions, incorporation with Adobe BrowserLab and jQuery Mobile, and supports CSS3, HTML5, iOS and Android apps.
With Adobe Dreamweaver C6 you can design and build a full website from scratch, because it offers all required tools for doing that.
Because of its professional design and feature richness, Dreamweaver costs a lot for a regular users, and is mainly aimed to pros.
So, if you’re just looking for a simple program to start learning to code with, you should look for some of the options listed below.
For more info about buying Adobe Dreamweaver, visit Adobe’s official website below.
Aloha Editor is one of the most powerful web-based HTML5 editors you can find. It is also very small, and simple to use, so beginners shouldn’t have problems accustoming to it.
Aloha allows you to edit pretty much any DOM (document object model) element. You just need to embed the code within an online document.
This browser-based tool allows you to various types of content, including tickers, sliders, accordions, or image descriptions in slideshows.
Additionally, you can just select a piece of text, and a floating menu will immediately show, allowing you to change the font size, face, insert tables and more.
Aloha Editor is perfect if you need to add a few corrections to your site that’s already online.
However, this program doesn’t come with the best support documentations, as tutorials and manuals of how to install and use Aloha are almost impossible to find, so you’ll have to get around on your own.
Aloha Editor is available for free, so if you want to download it, you can do so from the link below.
Notepad++ is another classic tool for HTML5 development. You probably used this tool in school while you were learning fundamentals of HTML. However, Notepad++ is still very popular, and useful.
You won’t find some of the most advanced features in this program, so it’s more recommended to beginners.
However, the lack of features can be compensated by the high number of plugins available for this program.
User interface of Notepad++ can be a little bit confusing sometimes, but nothing too serious. You can find many useful plugins for Notepad++ here.
Notepad++ is available for free, and you can download it from the link below.
Maqetta is an open source WYSIWYG HTML-5 editor.
The program itself was developed in HTML, so works fluently in the browser-based environment.
Maqetta provides support to all major browsers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, but we haven’t tested it in Windows 10‘s Microsoft Edge.
- “a WYSIWYG visual page editor for drawing out user interfaces
- drag/drop mobile UI authoring within an exact-dimension device silhouette, such as the silhouette of an iPhone
- simultaneous editing in either design or source views
- deep support for CSS styling (the application includes a full CSS parser/modeler)
- a mechanism for organizing a UI prototype into a series of “application states” (aka “screens” or “panels”) which allows a UI designer to define interactivity without programming
- a web-based review and commenting feature where the author can submit a live UI mockup for review by his team members
- a “wireframing” feature that allows UI designers to create UI proposals that have a hand-drawn look
- a theme editor for customizing the visual styling of a collection of widgets
- export options that allow for smooth hand-off of the UI mockups into leading developer tools such as Eclipse
- Maqetta’s code base has a toolkit-independent architecture that allows for plugging in arbitrary widget libraries and CSS themes.”
This tool is available for free, and you can use it by visiting the link below.
Apatna Studio 3
Apatna Studio 3 is another open source HTML5 editor. This program stands out for ‘open web development‘, as developers can easily test their apps with a single setting.
If you want to download Apatna Studio 3, you can do so for free from the link below.
Sublime Text 2
Sublime Text 2 is also one of the most recognizable HTML5 editors on the market. This program is used by millions of developers, and they only have a good word for it.
It’s very simple, yet powerful tool that can satisfy every developer‘s needs.
Sublime is also very versatile and customizable, because of its extensions and JSON files. Downloading and installing add-ons in Sublime Text via its Package Control is a piece of cake.
So, it’s no wonder whey more and more professional developers choose Sublime Text 2 as their number one tool for developing in HTML5.
Sublime Text 2 is heavily supported, which means you basically can find tutorials, guides and documentation about this program anywhere.
Sublime Text 2 is free to download and use, but if you want to publish your work somewhere, you’ll have to pay $70 for a commercial license. This still is a fair deal, considering what can you do with this program.
BlueGriffon is another web-based HTML editor, but it’s different from other browser-based tools.
This program can be installed on a computer, and used, even if you’re not connected to internet at the moment. This ability is provided by Firefox‘ Gecko rendering engine.
This program is very simple in design, therefore it should be very simple to use, even for users with less experience.
BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG editor with support for HTML4 and HTML5, as well as XHTML. It also has the ability of directly embedding HTML5 audio and video directly into a webpage.
All important HTML elements, like header, footer, and paragraph tags are listed in a simple dropdown menu. So, developers can insert them easily into a webpage, with just a few mouse clicks.
All in all, BlueGriffon is a great tool, and it competes with some other programs for the title of the best web-based HTML5 editor.
BlueGriffon is available for free, and you can download it from the link below. But if you want to use all the features, you’ll have to buy a license.
FAQ regarding HTML5 editors
- Does Windows 10 have an HTML editor?
Windows 10 has a built-in primary text editor (Notepad) which you can use for editing and saving HTML files. When saving the file don’t use .txt format, instead use .htm or .html so no data is getting lost. After you get a handle of it, you can proceed to using more advanced software.
- What is the best editor for HTML5?
Although there are good free versions of HTML5 editing software, we strongly recommend to use Adobe Dreamweaver. Besides HTML5, it supports CSS3, iOS and Android which can be used to build websites from scratch.
If you might be interested in a more simple solution for web creation, you can check our top list of best web authoring software.
- What is the best HTML editor for beginners?
If you are just getting started, free tools like Notepad++ or Aloha Editor are the way to go. Once you are comfortable with those, you can code pages on pretty much any advanced software.
Do you agree with our list? Or you have something to add? Tell us in the comments section below.