Bluefish/Brackets Editor & Web Developer add-on for Firefox/Chrome/Opera


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Bluefish is a powerful editor for webdevelopers and its free & open source. It is available for Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, Windows, OpenBSD and Solaris.


Few notable features:
  • Integrate external programs such as make, lint, weblint, xmllint, tidy, javac, or your own program or script to handle advanced text processing or error detection
  • Integrate external filters of your liking, pipe your document (or just the current selected text) through sort, sed, awk or any custom script
  • Unlimited undo/redo functionality
  • In-line spell checker which is programing language aware (spell check comments and strings, but not code), requires libenchant during compilation2
  • Auto-recovery of changes in modified documents after a crash, kill or shutdown
Complete list of features in this link,

One thing I miss in Bluefish is that it does not have native support for git.

Brackets is an open source code editor for the web, written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.. Its a software from adobe and its open source(yes you read it right, adobe & open source in the same sentence) released under MIT license. It is available for Linux, MacOS-X and Windows.

Brackets @ Github, and it has more than 15K stars & 3K forks.


Web Developer

This is the best tool to check for information, errors, warnings, etc. and has tons & tons of features.


The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser. The extension is available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, OS X and Linux.


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I tried the link to Bluefish and got an error. The link includes the period at the end, remove the period and the link works.

I have a problem with Frontpage ( I own two retail copies) being able to update some newer extensions. I will try bluefish to see if my authoring is less of a hassle. I've never used the newer versions of Frontpage and don't know if the old extensions would work with them.



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I thought FrontPage was done and gone a long time ago? It is no longer supported by Microsoft. You won't find FP extensions supported anywhere as they are considered security risks.