As you can see, this WYSIWYG Linux web editor delivers a very clean and rich design and development environment for both novice and veteran users. In the above paragraphs, I have recommended downloading additional programs to work with web design and development. These programs are small in size but together with QuantaPlus deliver a complete working environment. For example KImageMapEditor allows you to define certain areas in one image where clicking on one area links to one page, and another area links to another page. Why am I speaking of additional programs? Because they are all part of the KDE Web Development Environment and work seamlessly with each other. With other standalone applications, you have to make everything manually, whereas in KDE's Environment almost everything works integrally.
We have also mentioned the popular WYSIWYG web editor, DreamWeaver in our article. QuantaPlus gets as close and offers you more or less the same functionality, even time-saving tricks without drowning your system in resource requirements. Let's look at a few features just to compare both programs:
- Related files and code navigator: When you open a project in QuantaPlus, you are by definition working with multiple pages. There is nothing new here. With all KDE Web Development Environment installed, you even have KFileReplace, which enables you to search for a string in multiple files and replace it with another.
- Subversion Integration: Subversioning is supported through KDE's subversion system (SVN - Subversion or CVS - Concurrent Versions System). This feature does not arrive "inside" the program but can be reached through the menus.
Of course, we are not underestimating Adobe's industry-standard product (we would look funny). However, if you are not working extensively with Flash design/programming, Photoshop, or any Adobe product, or an expert professional who cannot go with DreamWeaver's advanced features, then you are likely to have less reasons to use DreamWeaver. QuantaPlus is very well designed, fast, requires way too low resources and pretty much does anything that DreamWeaver does in terms of design and development.
We recommend QuantaPlus to users who want to have a WYSIWYG Linux web editor, the users who have passed the levels of basic web page design, but still have a way to go to design everything in code. We also recommend it to users who want to design their webpages visually and in the meantime keep control on their code.
The next article is about c0d3rs, wizards and dragons: Web authoring tools with no WYSIWYG interface. Markups and tags rule!