Leading standards-compliant plug-in WYSIWYG editor for Windows desktop and browser-based content management systems: IE/Firefox/Safari/Opera. Generates clean XHTML Strict or 1.1. Uses CSS for formatting. Multilingual, advanced editing. Lite version free. Code: ASP 3.0 & VBScript
Written by Anonymous User (#1584-209) from Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Tuesday, July 22, 2008)
||Strengths: SUPER tidy code, easy to install, attractive interface (love the coloured tags!), easy to use.
Weaknesses: Regularly causes Firefox 3 to crash when it finds an error (perhaps a Firefox weakness ;-))
Details: This is the most wonderful rich html editor I have found so far -and I have been looking hard! What I really needed was a rich html editor (rather than a richt text editor), to display coloured html-tags in a form textarea field. XStandard offers exactly this, next to a richt text editor.
I am especially impressed by the tidy code rendered when you edit a file in the richt text editor. Besides, when I edit a file in the html editor, every bit of erroneous code is checked and if XStandards finds an error, it will either let you edit it, discard it, or fix it automatically.
I have read several comments about the rather difficult installation. I do not agree; I thought the installation was very easy. If you only want use the editor as an integrated html editor (not for data submission to a database), you can simply download the installation file, which will automatically integrate as a plug-in into Firefox and IE. You can open the test file in your Program Folder to see the editor in action.
The only downside I experienced is that it does not really integrate well into Firefox 3. This may well be due to (in)stability issues with this browser, but I thought it be worth mentioning that my Firefox browser has crashed almost every time that XStandard found an error in my code. It never mattered whether I hit 'discard', 'fix', or 'edit', FF crashed any way.
To the developers: Thank you for making the Lite version so very rich!
Review Based On: 4 Day(s) of usage
XHTML + CSS = W3C Standard
Written by Anonymous User (#1693-259) from Haarlem, Netherlands (Monday, March 14, 2005)
||Strengths: Follows W3C Standards
Weaknesses: no comment
Details: The free version is feature rich. Syntax highlighting in View Source is cool. No FONT tags!!! All formatting is through CSS! This editor follows the XHTML spec set forth by W3C.
Other nice things is that it works the same on my 98 box as by XP in both IE and Firefox.
Review Based On: using demo only
The Heartbeat Feature Is So Nice
Written by Anonymous User (#1651-194) from Chandigarh, India (Tuesday, February 15, 2005)
||Strengths: Heartbeat feature, works in Firefox, standards compliant
Weaknesses: Plugin needs to be installed on the client
Details: The Heartbeat feature is really nice. While you writing content in WYSIWYG, pulses are send to CMS so session does not time out.
I use Firefox and this editor runs in Firefox which is really good.
Review Based On: 2 Day(s) of usage
This editor truely unique
Written by Anonymous User (#1484-208) from Victoria, Canada (Friday, May 28, 2004)
||Strengths: This editor seems to be a true XHTML editor, it's standards based
Weaknesses: It's a bit different from other editors so it takes a bit getting use to
Details: I integrated the free version of this editor into my admin application in about 40 minutes. The markup this editor generates is real XML (or XHTML). I've been using it for about 2 weeks and it's great. Once you get the hand of it, you realize that this editor is easier to use than other editors including Word. There is no more guessing if you are using Arial or Times or what font size, because this editor does not use the font tag. All formatting is done through CSS. I want to change the fonts, I just change the CSS - it's great.
Review Based On: 15 Day(s) of usage
Very clean code
Written by Anonymous User (#1624-212) from Vancouver, BC, Canada (Saturday, May 22, 2004)
||Strengths: Easy to use and it creates clean code
Weaknesses: Windows only
Details: I've been working with the Lite version for about 2 weeks. I think this is by far the best editor for XHTML.
Review Based On: 1 Day(s) of usage
Written by Anonymous User (#2013-298) from NY, NY (Wednesday, October 08, 2003)
||Strengths: Uses CSS effectively, no depracated tags, no color picker (uses meaningful names)
Weaknesses: No spellchecker
Details: Test drive with some of my own materials. Very intuitive user interface.
Review Based On: 1 Hour(s) of usage