So maybe I’m behind the times, but I’ve been rather annoyed just now to discover that HTMLArea, a nice little wysiwyg texteditor that you can put into forms no longer exists.

At any rate, it doesn’t exist as an open source project any longer. I’m guessing that the company that created HTMLarea decided that they didn’t want to bother with support or possibly just wanted to control the project entirely themselves.

Whatever the case, all that remains is a website that lists wysiwyg text editors for forms. Through that, I found another decent looking text editor for forms. I’m in the process of putting it into a project for a client at the moment. We’ll see how that goes, but for the moment, it looks relatively easy to work with.

I’ll tell you how well it goes.

4 thoughts on “HTMLarea”

  1. I’ve found fckeditor 2 pretty nice to work with. I wish it produced XHTML-compatible HTML and structured it a bit better (use of p tags rather than quite so many br’s) but I guess I could probably do something about that if I just put the time in.

  2. Well, this makes me feel a little better. I chose FCKeditor primarily because it was open source and got a high rating from the people on the HTMLarea site.

    I’ll probably be trying to insert it into a website cms later today.

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