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Bluefish... It's A Keeper For HTML Editing

Casting a Line for an HTML Editor

  • June 27, 2005
  • By Rob Reilly

Bluefish is a handy, text-based HTML editor for anybody that needs to crank out a lot of Web content, without a lot of fluff. It comes bundled with SUSE Linux 9.3 Professional as version 1.0. Don't be fooled by the low release number. Bluefish is a mature application that does its job quickly and efficiently.

Naturally, you'll need to use a browser to view HTML produced in Bluefish. It's a small price to pay and is actually beneficial, because I'm assured of how the page will look to a reader.

In this article we'll look at why you might choose Bluefish over a more GUI oriented editor, like Quanta. Quanta is a great full featured development environment. It's a little overkill for my needs right now. For the Windows converts that might be familiar creating pages with Frontpage, Word or OpenOffice.org (on Windows), Bluefish gives you the power to produce precise, clean code that is actually easy to read.

Version 1.0 has quite a few features that can make producing that next Web article, an enjoyable experience. Let's take a look.

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