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Open Source Adobe Dreamweaver Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Aptana Studio or Bluefish Editor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Dreamweaver and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Dreamweaver are BlueGriffon, KompoZer, Silex and kodeWeave.

Adobe Dreamweaver alternatives are mainly Website Builders but may also be Code Editors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Dreamweaver.
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  1. Atom is an open-source, Electron based text editor with a massive ecosystem of plugins and themes that are easily accessible through a built-in package manager. Being built with Electron, it uses web technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Node.

    Discontinued

    Atom will be discontinued at the end of 2022: https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/

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    Circumspector

    Atom is a code editor - not a WYSIWIG like DreamWeaver

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    davidjuniorsaylor

    Atom and Dreamweaver are opposites of one another.. Atom only uses code and Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG editor.. 2 totally different things

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    sedeti

    This is just a text editor

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    fuba

    Atom is NOT a WYSIWYG HTML Editor like Dreamweaver! It's a simple Code editor like Notepad++ but slower!

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    Dreamweaver is a visual editor (WYSIWYG) and Atom is a text/code file editor.

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    It's not an WYSIWYG editor. It's more similar with notepad(essentially) or Visual Studio Code.

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    NikolaTeslaX

    This is not a visual designer

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  2. Aptana Studio icon

    Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

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    Aptana Studio it´s not a WYSIWYG editor.

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    Bluefish Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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    Most users think Bluefish Editor is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.

    very fast - simple - open source - works perfectly on Linux

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    qyw

    It is not a visual editor for designers.

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    Very poor HTML helping macros, without any detection of simple common errors. No preview at all. The only good thing is that it is the only open source HTML editor in which code highlighting works, but Dreamweaver has some more features. Much more.

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    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.

    Discontinued

    Last version 3.1 was released on October 14th, 2019 according to their official website.

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    Most users think BlueGriffon is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.

    This is the only Open Source program which TRIES to be like Dreamweaver. It has very small amount of functions, but the core functionalities like live preview or split mode are present. Unfortunately add-on API is intentionally complicated to make user buy add-ons and not write own ones.

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    Like Dreamweaver, BlueGriffon is a programm made to help us to create websites.

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    Uses Mozilla rendering engine, and is a wysiwyg editor like Dreamweaver

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    r3tr0g4m3r

    Multiplatform and bases on Mozilla.

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  5. KompoZer icon

    KompoZer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be discontinued. Latest stable version, 0.7.10, was released on 2007 and last development version, 0.8b3, on 2010, but the program is still downloadable from the official website.

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    Most users think KompoZer is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.

    Like Dreamweaver, Kompozer is a programm made to help us to create websites.

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    It's a great design tool for people who aren't the best at HTML

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  6. Silex, is a free and open source website builder in the cloud. Create websites directly in the browser without writing code. And it is suitable for professional designers to produce great websites without constraints. Silex is also known as the HTML5 editor.

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    greenrd

    Uses absolute positioning for images. In 2022? Please!

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    kodeWeave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet

    kodeWeave is a realtime coding playground for HTML, CSS and Javascript. Similar to JSFiddle and JSBin, but kodeWeave was made to work offline but also as a prototyping application to build applications for desktop operating systems while on mobile devices.

    Discontinued

    On their GitHub page: "As of July 25th 2017 kodeWeave is no longer an active project. All updates as of that date and on are solely contributor based implementations." Last update in November 2019.

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    qyw

    Not able to edit visually - just text editor with preview - coding playground. It's nice but is not an alternative to Dreamweaver. More like CodePen.io

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    tedcurran

    It's a code editor like Dreamweaver, with visual preview, but it's much more like CodePen.

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  8. eXe - the eLearning XHTML editor icon

    eXe - the eLearning XHTML editor

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.

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    Primo.af

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    • Linux

    the all-in-one static site builder.

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    NVU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") is a complete Web Authoring System that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editing.

    Discontinued

    Development has stopped at June 2005 with version 1.0. KompoZer icon KompoZer and BlueGriffon icon BlueGriffon are forks.

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