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HTML Builder XP

Type of Program: HTML Editor
Supported Platforms: Win 9x/ME/2000/NT/XP
Company Name: Code Builders
Version: 2.5
Price: 39.95
Installed Size: 12Mb


This is a bees knees HTML editor which makes creating web sites a pleasure. Absolutely packed with features to make the designers' life easy it is a joy to use.

This is a quote from the manufacturers' publicity material and, believe me, they are not kidding. "HTML Builder XP© is a powerful, professional and easy to use development environment for HTML. HTML Builder has been developed to include features which will help you to develop webpages faster, more efficiently and easier then ever before!"

Features include:
HTML Syntax Highlighting
Perl,VBScript, JavaScript, C, C++, Python and Delphi Syntax Highlighting
XHTML Recognized Language Additions
Instant Tag Property Editing (e.g. Delphi & Visual Basic)
Tag Insight Drop Down Helper Lists (e.g. MSVC++©)
Automatic Tag Completion.
Complete HTML Tidy Integration.
HTML Tidy Code Clean-up.
Fast Spell Checker
Local Project Management.
Integrated Help Files.
Editable Code Snippets.
Over 40 Helper menus for items such as:
Image Insertion.
Multiple Font Management.
Link Insertion.
Table Management.
Document Properties.
Java Applet Insertion.
Smart DHTML Insertion Script engine.
Smart JavaScript Insertion engine.
Over 100 special character associations.
Heaps of included DHTML Scripts.
Heaps of included JavaScripts.
Over 50 Configurable options
Developer Friendly Plug-in Support

Comparisons have been made to 1st Page but in my view this is far superior and doesn't suffer the bugs that 1st Page (now defunct) had. This has a very intuitive user interface and it is amazing how much has been packed into it without affecting the users view. Almost everything you could possibly need is just a button click away. Add to all this the instant Java and DHTML scripts and professional functions as found in well used programming languages such as Borland Delphi © and Microsoft Visual C++© and you have the beginner and pro coders' dream.

Excellent value at the price it's a Must Buy.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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