8 Awesome Open Source Dreamweaver Alternatives

Adobe Dreamweaver is good, but is not the only one out there to design, develop, and publish thought-provoking projects. The world of Open Source provides some really good alternatives that do give Dreamweaver a run for the money (pun intended). The following tools are just what the doctor ordered if you are looking for free Dreamweaver alternatives.

1.Quanta Plus

Quanta Plus 3.5

Quanta Plus is a web Integrated development environment (IDE) for HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP and any other XML-based languages or scripting languages. Quanta is capable of both WYSIWYG design and handcoding. It features tag completion on the fly, tag editing through a dialog interface, script language variable auto-completion, project management, live preview, PHP debugger, CVS support, Subversion support (through external plugin).



BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it can edit Web pages in conformance to Web Standards. It runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.



KompoZer is an open source WYSIWYG HTML editor based on the now-discontinued Nvu editor. KompoSer is maintained as a community-driven fork, and is a project on Sourceforge.



Amaya is a Web editor used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.



OpenBEXI is a powerful free WYSIWYG website editor for Internet.This will allow you to edit and see your texts, pictures and all your other widgets from the OpenBexi Editor exactly like they will appear once they are published with the OpenBEXI publisher.



Aptana Studio is an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for building Ajax web applications. Based on Eclipse, it supports JavaScript, HTML, DOM and CSS with code-completion, outlining, JavaScript debugging, error and warning notifications and integrated documentation.

7.Mozilla SeaMonkey


Containing an Internet browser, email and newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.



Nvu is a WYSIWYG HTML editor based on the Composer component of Mozilla Application Suite 1.7. It is intended to be an open source alternative to proprietary software like Microsoft Expression Web and Adobe Dreamweaver.