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Nvu is the new Web editing environment based on the Mozilla platform and its Gecko layout engine. Primarily made for Linspire and other Linux flavors, its cross-platform architecture makes it available on a wide variety of other platforms.
Nvu binary test builds are now available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.
Just like Mozilla Firefox or Mozilla Thunderbird , respectively the new browser and the new mail user agent by Mozilla.org, Nvu is a standalone tool. It means it runs independently of any other Gecko-based tool and does not contain the other applications from the Mozilla Application Suite . Hence its small size and its fast speed.
FTP site manager
With Nvu, all the sites you have specified in your Publishing Settings become browseable in a sidebar. You can get a tree view of a site, à la Explorer's folders pane, or a one-dir-only view, à la Explorer's directory view. It is also possible to filter files and show all files, or only HTML documents or image files. The browsing area also allows to show for each file its size and the date of last modification.
In the near future, one will be able to remove a file, create a new directory or remove an existing directory.
A new color picker
Composer was far behind other HTML editors and offered only a very basic color picker. Nvu has a new extended colorpicker, more conformant to what KDE users are used to. Set a color from its red blue and green components, or its hue saturation and brightness. Or just use your mouse to pick up the color you want.
One of Mozilla Firefox's killer features is now available in Nvu! Have one window only on your screen and edit several documents at once, each document having its own Undo/Redo stack! Just glance at the tabs to know if a document needs to be saved or not! Use it, and you'll never want an editor without tabs again.
CaScadeS, the well-known CSS editor add-on to Mozilla Composer, is integrated into Nvu. Create stylesheets easily and manage the styles attached to your documents. Full-powered by Gecko, of course, you can see your style settings applied '"live" to the document you're editing.
A dash of style(s)
CaScadeS, the CSS editor, was designed to allow inline styling of arbitrary elements without having to create a stylesheet. With Nvu, right-click on any element in the hierarchical toolbar at the bottom of the window and set directly its style properties.
For the time being, only font and border properties are available that way, but we'll extend that first set to all the CSS properties known by CaScadeS in the near future.
Never argue again in Bugzilla in favor or against new toolbar buttons in Composer because there is or there is no room left in the toolbar! Just customize your toolbar and show only the buttons you want/need. And if you really want more buttons than your screen's width can contain, just create a new toolbar.
Speaking of customizable toolbars, two new buttons for and <strong> are available.. A new font-family dropdown menu, similar to the Format > Font menu, is also available for toolbars.
Of course, it is easily extensible and in the future you'll be able to create your own buttons.
Do we need to say more? Yes, forms, finally!
Take advantage from a XUL-based UI to edit all your forms, and edit all your form elements.
That's only a beginning but Nvu contains some machinery to get rid of most of those annoying
we used to see in Composer. Combined with the ability to call W3C's HTML validator from within Nvu - and in the future to call to W3C's CSS validator - you'll make valid, clean documents. And to be sure about it, we will integrate a real markup cleaner to Nvu in the near future.
When you create a new link to an external resource, or when you edit an existing link, you can now add XHTML Friends Network information to say that the owner of that resource is someone you know and trust.
In a complex page layout, you often need to see visible carriage returns and block borders. Nvu can now do that for you.
And of course, everything is controlled by a CSS stylesheet so you can customize those marks and replace them by your own.
Table/Cell resizing rulers
On the left and top side of the opened tab you will find the convenient table resizing rulers which will help you easily adjust the size of rows and columns in any table in the web page you design.
The integrated in-line spellchecker will underline all misspelled words as you type to ensure correct spelling throughout the entire web page.
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