Valuable Site of the Month (Oct '19) - Online HTML Editor

We back with a valuable site of the month after a not-so-brief hiatus. Here’s presenting this month’s pick - an online HTML editor.

No.. Not another editor

HTML editors are aplenty.

Anyone and everyone can whip up a quick site using TinyMCE, CKEditor and the like, provide a preview and call it a day.

A bit more effort there and we can have a site-of-the-month editor :)

Well, recently I had been creating a few HTML emails. I needed a quick, reliable way to preview whatever HTML content and move on with my work.

It was not to be easy.

My first choice was VSCode, but that workflow was not straight-forward for quick turn around. I could have used preview better, but there were a few things that could be faster. For e.g. -

  1. Changing text to bold, italic etc.
  2. Changing fonts or font size
  3. Including tables
  4. Finally, sharing work and getting some quick feedback (yes, I do use GitHub and Gist)

Oh. Do we need another editor?

Not really.

I am sure we could use the existing development toolset to establish a better flow (with the same time taken for this post).

However, I was anxious about my current state of work at the time and wanted a really quick and dirty solution in my workflow.

Enter HTMLPen.

htmlpen-app

One can use HTMLPen (which is in beta, btw) to -

  • write HTML, CSS and see preview of the final result
  • use a WYSIWYG editor to include tables, media or change fonts
  • convert images to Base64
  • and finally, share projects quickly with others

I love what we could do on the Internet today - with zero cost or investment.

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