A light-weight, free, open source HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
editor and browser from W3. The current version is 11.4.4Last revised/verified:2012-01-18
The Amaya software is written in 32-bit C and is available
for Windows, Unix platforms and MacOS X. It is both a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
browser and an editor.
You don’t have to remember entity codes. You just type them on a virtual
keyboard labelled with the symbols.
It will let you apply CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) styles to text by
selecting them from a list with the mouse. Unfortunately when this list is long,
scrolling is unbearably tedious. You can’t speed the process up by keying.
It supports advanced features like embedded MathML and
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).
It allows you to configure the menus for five different users, to hide the
features they don’t need.
It has six different ways of viewing the document, including rendered and raw
source HTML. When you view is split mode, they don’t stay
in sync on a keystroke by keystroke basis, (that would be too slow) but a windows
synchronises just by clicking it.
It has editing ability to add rows in tables.
has major problems with rendering artifacts that sometimes disappear on
refresh. It is not good enough at rendering this site for me to put it on the
recommended browsers list. It crashes rendering the Java Glossary home page
Oddly, it seems to always be in edit mode, even when you browse the web.
It does not support Java Applets.
It does not render icon-style bullets on lists. If you viewed this page with
Amaya, you would see white space to the left of this line instead of a red minus
It does not appear to have any sort of source code code beautify/tidy/reflow.
It has a code cleanup to transform older HTML
to more modern though.
When you insert code in <dd>…</dd> it improperly breaks the
<dd> block in two.
It often freezes without apparent reason, then thaws and starts working
If a menu items is disabled, chances are it wants you to select some text
To follow a link, click twice, not once as you do in a conventional browser.
Clicking once just selects the link for editing.