Open Source Adobe Dreamweaver Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver is Atom, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 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 Aptana Studio (Free, Open Source), BlueGriffon (Freemium, Open Source), Bluefish Editor (Free, Open Source) and KompoZer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 17, 2021

    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.
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      Circumspector Atom is a code editor - not a WYSIWIG like DreamWeaver
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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    2. 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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      Some users think Aptana Studio is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver, some don't.
      Aptana Studio it´s not a WYSIWYG editor.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    3. 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 in December 2017 according to their GitHub repository.

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      BlueGriffon vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
      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.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      Uses Mozilla rendering engine, and is a wysiwyg editor like Dreamweaver
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      r3tr0g4m3r Multiplatform and bases on Mozilla.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Like Dreamweaver, BlueGriffon is a programm made to help us to create websites.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    4. 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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    5. 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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      KompoZer vs Adobe Dreamweaver opinions
      Most users think KompoZer is a great alternative to Adobe Dreamweaver.
      Like Dreamweaver, Kompozer is a programm made to help us to create websites.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      It's a great design tool for people who aren't the best at HTML
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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.
    7. 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.
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      tedcurran It's a code editor like Dreamweaver, with visual preview, but it's much more like CodePen.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      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 and BlueGriffon are forks.

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    8. Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool 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.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 11.4.4, released on January 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      ndlinn One of the few viable free alternatives to Dreamweaver. Obviously a lot less feature rich, but perhaps the most similar alternative I’ve seen in terms of its most basic functions.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    9. Focused and built towards coders, web designers, and web builders, ACE (Ajax Code Editor) can help users get familiar with how the coding is and it's basic structure. This web app is useful for those with the basic knowledge of coding.
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      No preview, no way to customize as in DW, this is a text editor with few add-ons.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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