Open source Dreamweaver alternatives

We did show you before how to install dreamweaver on Linux using wine , and as we believe that there are good open source alternative for this product , we will try to show you bellow some of the open source Dreamweaver alternatives for Linux.




1- Quanta Plus

For quick and effortless web development – Quanta Plus is steadily becoming a worthwhile competitor to the commercial web editors on the market. Quanta Plus’s features include multi-document interface, WYSIWYG editing and templates. Among the advanced features your will find team development, plug-in support and a PHP debugger. The objective of the team behind Quanta Plus is simply to developer the best tool for web development.

Download Quanta Plus

2- Bluefish

Eventhough Bluefish is not a WYSIWYG editor – it is still considered a strong tool, however, mainly for experienced web developers/designers. Has support for unicode – and provides wizards for – among other things – tables and frames. Another nice feature is the multi-thumbnail generation, which quickly and easily helps you build photo albums. Bluefish can also be used as a text editor for other languages such as: c, java, pascal, perl, python, sql – and many others.

Install for ubuntu :

sudo apt-get install bluefish 

For Fedora/CentOS/RHEL

yum install bluefish


3- KompoZer

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. It is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding. Read more about KompoZer here


SCREEM is a GNOME website / tag based html editor (ie not WYSIWYG) which aims not only to aid in creating web pages, but also to provide useful site maintainance facilities as well, including automatic link updating, and site upload facilities.

Features include:

  • Cut / Paste including from the GNOME web browser
  • Page Previewing
  • Page Templates
  • Search / Replace
  • Spell Checking
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Tag Trees
  • Inline Tagging – displaying a popup menu showing the valid atttributes while typing in a tag
  • Intelliclose – autocompletes tags
  • Link Fixing
  • Broken Link Checking
  • Publishing – incorporates Sitecopy to update a remote site
  • Document Structure Display, select element blocks and see if you have closed elements correctly
  • DTD/Doctype Parsing – the ability to determine which doctype a page uses, and process the Document Type Definition (DTD) file
  • CVS support to aid development where there are multiple developers
  • Task management
  • Wizards
  • Helper Applications

Install screem :

in Ubuntu8.10 -9.04

sudo apt-get install screem

In fedora /CentOS/RHEL

yum install screem

In Mandriva :

urpmi screem


Links :

  • jonny

    I have been mainly using Aptana (an eclipse plugin) – mainly because of it’s site management functionality – I like to be able to easily configure the ftp settings and upload/download within the editor.
    Are there any other editors which allow easy uploading/downloading of site files?

  • joe user

    Don’t forget Amaya

  • Erol

    Real alternatives are Eclipse and Netbeans…

    try NetBeans…

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  • Polo

    Nice post guys but do you know a Flash adobe CS4 professional alternative in Linux?
    Hope you can help!
    Best regards :D

  • Yassine

    try to follow the same methode . install install in windows and copy to Linux directory.
    maybe can work too .

  • open source software

    it help me as i was blocked in the black hole by just missing one step

  • Nipiko

    Kompozer is good but Dreaweaver can’t be replaced, also Codetch for Firefox can be a good alternative.

  • Bprast

    You can use f4l or f4lm :D

  • Anonymous

    quand plus instal steps and updated , lates verison

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