10 Useful Free WYSIWYG HTML Editors For Web-Based Application

Web-based HTML Editor is a web component that let users write within the browser. Sometimes, we need to write or create posts. Content Management System Administration can easily manage its content through powerful html editors from backend system.

Web-based, WYSIWYG editor or rich text editor is allow you to create and edit HTML code using a WYSIWYG web interface or simply just write rich text with underline, italics, font changes, bold, etc, using a web interface.
Here is a showcase of Top 10 useful Web Based HTML Editors for developers and bloggers.

1) CKEditor

CKEditor is online web-based HTML Editor. It provides powerful features of known desktop editors like Word. It’s XHTML compliant and works with Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape and IE. It offers a complete integration pack for ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, Java, Perl, Phyton and etc.

2) NicEdit

NicEdit is another integrated application with Javascript. It is free inline wysiwg html editor you can convert standard textareas to rich text editing.

3) jwysiwyg

jWYSIWYG is a jQuery plugin for creating inline content editors easily. It is small application like a notepad.

4) Yahoo! UI Library: Rich Text Editor

Yahoo YUI Library is developed by Yahoo Group. You can extend the features via plugin. It is online rich text editor that replaces a standard HTML text area. It contains following components Editor, SimpleEditor, ToolbarButton, and ToolbarButtonAdvanced.

5) Xinha

Xinha is open source and powerful WYSIWYG HTML editor component that works in all current browsers. Developer of this application welcome everyone to contribute to the project.

6) Free Rich Text Editor

It is free application based on javaScript HTML WYSIWYG editor for your webiste. The interface is similar like MS Word and user find it quite familar.

7) Silverlight Rich Text Editor

Silverlight Rich Text Editor is most famous rich-text editor. It is based on many features such as keyboard shortcuts support, serialization of text input for security, batch-replace etc. Original Developer of this application stopped working on this project.

8) XStandard

XStandard comes with two versions : XStandard lite (Free) and XStandard Pro. XStandard Lite is compliant WYSIWYG editor for desktop applications and Web-based content management systems. This web-based editor supports all kind of browsers.

9) MarkItUp!

MarkItUp is a JavaScript-based markup editor built on top of the jQuery library.It allows you to turn any textarea into a markup editor. Html, Textile, Wiki Syntax, Markdown, BBcode or even your own Markup system can be easily implemented. It is flexible editor with amazing features such as Fast and unobtrusive integration, keyboard shortcuts, drop down menus and Customized Scripts etc

10) BXE

BXE is an XML-based WYSIWYG editor that allows you to change an entire web page. You can edit now your content semantically and at the same time display it to your users and editors in its final form. Just try  demo and have fun.

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  1. riaz says:

    its good ……………………..

  2. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  3. Mayur says:

    This is very useful and interesting. But i love using Dreamweaver, also i prefer coding from hand in dreamweaver than using such editors. Hand coding is better…;)

  4. miko says:

    Well put, let me just say that sometimes the wysiwyg is not sufficient.
    We use a FCKeditor but with a nice envelop called Toko CMS, it is also free

  5. web3mantra says:

    Thanks for sharing this post.I like this post.It contains good examples of web based applications.

  6. Paul de Vries says:

    No TinyMCE? is there a reason for that?

  7. admin says:

    thanks for correction, Basch

  8. Basch says:

    Please update this article. FCKeditor became CKEditor some time ago…

  9. sbareau says:

    I use MarkItup regularly but it is not a WYSIWYG editor just a rich texte editor.