Three Linux HTML editors reviewed

Today's Web development tools offer capabilities that go beyond basic HTML editing. I compared three Web editors for Linux -- Screem 0.16.1, Bluefish 1.0.7, and Quanta Plus 3.5.7 -- to determine how well they handle today's Web editing needs.

The three programs are similar in many ways. All three are primarily code editors with syntax highlighting, smart indentation, and other features to make writing and editing code easier. Screem is tightly integrated with the GNOME desktop environment, while Bluefish will run on KDE and GNOME. Quanta Plus is a KDE application distributed with KDE. It has visual editing features (what you see is what you get -- WYSIWYG) in addition to extensive code editing features. All three applications have features for working with HTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and other markup or scripting languages. Additionally, all three have features for managing Web sites and projects, including CVS support.