This post will explain about some open source and free web development tools that you can use to increase your productivity while using Ubuntu(Linux Based operating system,specifically designed for desktop users) 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) or 10.04(Lucid Lynx).
#1 : Eclipse Web Development tools ::
Ubuntu 10.04 has a default text editor Gedit which is probably sufficient for editing source files in any programming language.For HTML also you can use gedit but for experienced web designers who have to implement a lot of features(Tables,frames,dialogs…) in websites or in database driven websites implemented using PHP-MySQL another efficient editor is required.That’s why Bluefish editor is designed.
Bluefish – HTML Editor for Ubuntu 10.04
Bluefish Editor is a HTML editor designed by using GTK+ for Web designers.It is FREE and Open Source Application with easy to use and powerful interface.It’s features include simple way to insert tables and frames in web pages,thumbnail creation with automatic linking as well as HTML syntax highlighting.
Installing Bluefish Editor in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10
1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and Search for “bluefish editor”.
2. Then Click on install button to start installation.
3. Wait for the installation to complete(It will take few minutes).
4. That’s All..Now you can start bluefish from Applications->Programming->Bluefish Editor.
Conclusion : Bluefish has a lot of features(You will enjoy it if you have some experience in web designing) but if you want some more advanced features to control the HTML elements in visual environment then you may like to use Adobe Dreamweaver.