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HTML Alternatives

HTML is described as 'is the standard markup language used to create web pages and its elements form the building blocks of all websites' and is an website in the development category. There are six alternatives to HTML, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and HTML. The best alternative is Markdown, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to HTML are WHATWG, CommonMark, MEML and Qwik.

This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
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HTML is the standard markup language used to create web pages and its elements form the building blocks of all websites.

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  1. Markdown

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

    Discontinued

    Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

    Markdown vs HTML opinions
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    Markdown isn't used for web development

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    The ultimate result of using markdown is the conversion of it into valid HTML. It can't replace HTML and isn't an alternative standard to it, but it makes HTML easier to write.

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  2. WHATWG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • HTML

    Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, Maintaining and evolving HTML since 2004.

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  3. CommonMark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    For short it's the Markdown syntax standard. It replaces the old original Markdown.

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  4. MEML

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    MEML is a Lisp-like markup language for web development that transpiles directly to HTML5. MEML has features like easier file imports, a developer environment tool (MLD), components that can be used on multiple pages, and more.

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  5. Qwik

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    The HTML-first framework. Initialize apps of any size with < 1kb JS - GitHub - BuilderIO/qwik: The HTML-first framework. Initialize apps of any size with < 1kb JS

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  6. ReAdABLE Human Format

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The ReAdABLE Human Format aims at Agile Documentation by making WRITING and READING document easier for End User and Developer alike, while allowing a high degree of flexibility.

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