What do you like best?
This is a very powerful web page editing program, and totally free. Used by the webmaster of Meligrana.com (and thousands of other users, since the program, as they say on its website, has been downloaded more than 20 million times), who offers us this description:
This is a powerful website creation tool, oriented more to programmers than to designers, since almost everything must be done by writing HTML code directly. Therefore, it only has two of the three views that programs of this type have, namely: the code view (which is the default in the HTML-Kit) and the preview. So the WYSIWYG view is missing (what you see is what you get), which is the default in other less powerful tools (like Frontpage or Dreamweaver, for example). In HTML Kit, therefore, we can not design directly by drawing or writing, as we would in a text editor, since this option is not available in the program
What do you dislike?
HTML Kit, at least the version we have recently tested 2.9.2, has an option to generate HTML code with WYSIWYG, that is, designing directly as if it were a normal text editor, without worrying about the HTML source code. This option is functional, although it only allows you to create an HTML with a reduced set of labels. For this we must go to the menu "Actions / Tools / Prototype Pad ..." and we will get a window where we can design directly as in a text editor. Then, once we finish, we must press "Create" and a page with the generated HTML code will be created, according to what we have designed. That HTML code can be used later on any page that we are editing with HTMl Kit.
Recommendations to others considering the product
HTML Kit has evolved quite a bit.
It has incorporated several additional utilities for the developers, although they still do not have a design view and everything has to be encoded with HTML and other programming languages that we are using.
There is a tool, which we have discussed in a note of this article called Prototype Pad that allows you to design a web from the graphic view.
What has evolved a lot is the amount of plugins available, more than 400, according to its creators.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
the amount and diversity of plugins that has makes this powerful tool is widely used among web page programmers adding a subtle touch of ease in development.
It should be noted that this tool allows the program to be fully configurable and allows the edition of sites directly from the Internet, create templates or record files in UNIX format.