I wouldn’t use that for general web development though. It’s more of an ASP thing, since it’s a full IDE. It’s really nice. If I remember correctly, the only real limitations you have is not being able to use 3rd party libraries, which isn’t really a big deal in .Net anyway.
I beg to differ. There are lots of alternatives with code suggestion than are better than Dreamweaver. Sublime and TextMate both have it, I think you can get it on Notepad++. If you want something more robust and more of an IDE feel like Dreamweaver, then Eclipse or Netbeans work as well and are better.
Dreamweaver is overly complicated, buggy, and has very few configuration options. The last version I used was CS6, which was an upgrade from CS2 and I felt no difference. It felt more like Adobe had abandoned it more than anything else.
I rather think we’re all missing the point here. justmal says
I’m doing a school project about HTML WYSIWYG editors.
So while we may not like them, and we may all be agreed that’s not the way to edit code, nevertheless, that’s what the question is about. Which of the four listed editors is best, and why?
Unfortunately, I can’t answer the question, as I’ve never used any of them, and I suspect that’s probably true of most people here. In a sense, this is the wrong forum in which to ask that question. (Just as you’re unlikely to get a good response if you ask professional chefs which packet cake mix is best. ;))
Both Seamonkey and BlueGriffon are derived from the same original source - the main difference being that Seamonkey is a full internet suite and so has the browser and email program etc included with the editor whereas BlueGriffin is stand alone. Which of those two is best therefore depends on whether you want a stand alone editor or one integrated with a browser.
Amaya is a web editor developed by the W3C and so is far more likely to produce valid code than any other WYSIWYG web editor. So from the viewpoint of what it outputs rather than how easy it is to use this would be the better choice.