He was born BlueGriffon, an HTML editor based on the rendering engine of Firefox

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Not so long ago themselves parlava of KompoZer: an HTML editor created by the code of abandoned NCE, who was born in the Code of abandoned Mozilla Composer and Netscape Gold. From 10 May, instead arises BlueGriffon, another fork of the project released under the triple license: “Mozilla Public License 1.1“, “GNU General Public License Version 2” and “GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1“. The first announcement on the official website (dated 30 September two years ago) reads these words:

In the beginning was Netscape Gold. Then Mozilla Composer. From the ashes of Netscape and the code of Mozilla Composer came Nvu. Nvu had a cousin, KompoZer. But all this tools now belong to History and are extinct or on path to extinction.

In the meantime, Mozilla brought Firefox to the masses and its rendering engine, Gecko, has the power to fuel a next-generation wysiwyg editor for the World Wide Web. This editor is BlueGriffon™. Stay tuned !

That more or less have this meaning:

In principle fu Netscape Gold. Then Mozilla Composer. From the ashes of Netscape and Mozilla Composer code was Nvu. Nvu aveva un cugino, KompoZer. But all these tools now belong to history and are extinct or are being.

Meanwhile Mozilla Firefox has brought to the masses and its rendering engine, Gecko has the power to feed the wysiwyg editor for the next generation “World Wide Web”. This editor is BlueGriffon ™. Stay tuned !

It may seem an archaic explanation, but in a few lines exhausts the history that have undergone all these programs over the years. In fact we do not know if in the future it will stop KompoZer, as he stopped Nvu and all the predecessors, but we know that in addition to KompoZer is a new tool that uses the Gecko rendering engine (the same that uses Firefox), and that we should not use it to get used to a different arrangement of the menus. Who feels comfortable with KompoZer will feel comfortable even with BlueGriffon, that uses the same interface.

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Among the main features of BlueGriffon I am reminded of the Support for CSS3. As many will know from the introduction of CSS3 you can rotate images, or the text box, or include the fonts via CSS, without using graphics programs. With BlueGriffon you can do without knowing the syntax of CSS, but through an easy interface to windows. This is for purists web graphics may be useless (BlueGriffon however, is not aimed at professionals), for beginners but it is a useful simplification. Below is a screenshot of the dialog box for CSS3 taken from the official site:

I recommend everyone to give it a try. No doubt it is an interesting program.


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1 Comment

davideatflickr · 21 May 2011 at 8:16 AM

does not look bad
to try..

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