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Note: only what we consider (Mac) or what the reviewers consider (Windows) the best editors are listed individually, for lists/reviews of all the HTML editors, see the collections section.

Windows

CoffeeCup HTML Editor
The CoffeeCup HTML Editor comes with over 125 JavaScripts, a DHTML menu wizard, thousands of graphics and built-in uploading too. The editor has been setting the standard since 1996.
Companion
Companion allows you to modularize your code into database objects instead of files. It recognizes and supports the following languages and syntaxes: Companion Script, HTML, XML, CSS 2.0, Perl, VBScript, JavaScript, ASP, JSP, Lasso and PHP.
DiDaPro
Windows shareware HTML editor/viewer that is small and fast. Supports tables, forms, colors and more.
Dreamweaver
A comprehensive package that gives the productivity of a visual web page layout tool, the control of an HTML text editor, and support for Dynamic HTML all in one.
FrontPage
A web site development tool for Windows. Wizards help guide you in creating your pages and you can view your site heirarchically. The WYSIWYG editor can edit your pages locally or remotely.
HomeSite
HTML editor for Windows, made by Macromedia. Supports style sheets, ActiveX controls and has "drag and drop" for images and documents.
HotDog Professional
A robust, flexible, user friendly text-based HTML editor. Includes wizards and multi-language support.
HTML Assistant Pro
A text-based HTML editor that makes web page creation easy and fun without hiding the HTML code from you.
HTMLed Pro
Supports HTML 4.0 and CSS.
Hypertext Builder 2003
An excellent text-based XHTML-compliant editor (with WYSIWYG capabilities). [ Read a review]
NetObjects Fusion
Advanced features make this tool powerful enough for experienced web site builders who need a way to design, prototype, and create professional sites. Visual interface is useful for users who are familiar with graphic design. Combines automatic site building, professional quality design, and data publishing features. [ Read a review]
NoteTab Pro
A high-quality text-based HTML editor. Extras features include clips.
Splash
A Web authoring program targeted at Internet newbies - it is easy, fun and has a unique, futuristic interface. Features drag and drop, a java applet wizard, easy forms and tables, and more.

Mac

BBEdit 7.1
BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of web authors and software developers, BBEdit offers many features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit transforms text with high performance.
Dreamweaver
A comprehensive package that gives the productivity of a visual web page layout tool, the control of an HTML text editor, and support for Dynamic HTML all in one.
HTML Editor
A relatively fast Mac HTML markup editor. Has a syntax check button that shows mistakes/tags in different colors. By Rick Giles.

HTML Editor Collections

Stroud's HTML Editor reviews
Reviews on HTML editors for machines that run Windows.
HTML Editors
From Yahoo

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