(Edited by Bill Mullins)
There’s no need to pay a small fortune for a program to create and edit great-looking web pages, with powerful and easy to use CSS capabilities. Kompozer is an alternative version of the NVU web-editing software that makes several changes which makes KompoZer a terrific WYSIWYG web page creation program.
KompoZer is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management with easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing capabilities like those found in Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe DreamWeaver and other high end programs.
KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without the need to know HTML or web coding.
Reliable technology inside
KompoZer is based on Gecko, the layout engine inside Mozilla; it’s a super-fast, very reliable, standards conformant engine maintained on a daily basis by a wide community of developers.
KompoZer is a stand-alone tool; hence its small size and fast speed
Key features and capabilities
- WYSIWYG editing of pages, making web creation as easy as typing a letter with your word processor.
- Integrated file management via FTP. Simply logon to your web site and navigate through your files, editing web pages on the fly, directly from your site.
- Reliable HTML code creation that works with all of today’s most popular browsers.
- Jump between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and HTML using tabs.
- Tabbed editing to make working on multiple pages a snap.
- Powerful support for forms, tables, and templates.
Additional features and capabilities
FTP site manager
With KompoZer, all the sites you have specified in your Publishing Settings are browse able in a sidebar. You can get a tree view of a site, just like Explorer’s folders pane, or a one-dir-only view. It is also possible to filter files and show all files, or only HTML documents or image files.
A new color picker
KompoZer has a new extended color picker, more conformant to what most users are used to. Set a color from its red blue and green components, or its hue saturation and brightness. Or just use your mouse to pick up the color you want.
One of Mozilla Firefox’s killer features is now available in KompoZer! Have one window only on your screen and edit several documents at once, each document having its own Undo/Redo stack! Just glance at the tabs to know if a document needs to be saved or not!
Create stylesheets easily and manage the styles attached to your documents. You can see your style settings applied ‘”live” to the document you’re editing.
A dash of style(s)
With KompoZer, right-click on any element in the hierarchical toolbar at the bottom of the window and directly set its style properties.
Customize your toolbar to show only the buttons you want/need.
Take advantage of a XUL-based UI to edit all your forms, and form elements.
KompoZer makes it easy to get rid of most of those annoying
. Combined with the ability to call W3C’s HTML validator from within KompoZer you’ll make valid, clean documents.
In a complex page layout, you often need to see visible carriage returns and block borders. KompoZer can now do that for you. Everything is controlled by a CSS stylesheet so you can customize those marks and replace them with your own.
Table/Cell resizing rulers
Convenient table resizing rulers which will help you easily adjust the size of rows and columns in any table in your web page.
The integrated in-line spellchecker will underline all misspelled words as you type to ensure correct spelling throughout the entire web page.
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X
Download at: http://www.download.com/KompoZer/
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