I have been designing and composing web pages since 1996. I used to use a Notepad to compose all my webpages. However, this would be much easier and faster if we use some WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editors to compose the webpages. Below are just some of the FREE Editors:

1. 1st Page 2000

1st Page 2000 helps you write, edit and improve your HTML, its powerful tools let you author websites faster, easier and better! Most builders don’t realize the time they’re losing by relying on traditional based text editors like WindowsTM Notepad to author their sites. Whether you’re a beginner or an HTML guru you’ll find 1st Page 2000 great to use!

Download at http://www.evrsoft.com
Platform: Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP
File Size: 5.2 MB

2. HTML-Kit

HTML-Kit is a full-featured editor designed to help HTML, XHTML and XML authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish web pages. Newcomers to web page design can benefit from letting it point out errors and provide suggestions on how to create standards-compliant pages. Experts can save time spent on common tasks using the customizable and extensible integrated development environment, while maintaining full control over multiple file types including HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSL, JavaScript, VBScript, ASP, PHP, JSP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB, C/C++, C#, Delphi / Pascal, Lisp, SQL, and more……..

HTML-Kit includes internal, external, server-side and live preview modes in Internet Explorer and Gecko (Netscape/Mozilla); FTP Workspace for uploading, downloading and online editing of files; validating through HTML Tidy and W3C online validators; spell checking (built-in or using Microsoft Word’s); global search and replace; auto-complete; and the ability to use hundreds of optional add-ins through its open plugins interface..

Download at http://OnlyTheBestFreeware.com
Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP and 2003
File Size: 3.1 MB

3. XStandard Lite

XStandard is an ActiveX WYSIWYG editor for Windows and browser-based content management systems. It manages rich content in any language, has strong accessibility features, and supports popular editing options including tables, wrapping of text around images, and file drag & drop into the editor.

XStandard generates clean XHTML code (Strict or 1.1) with no deprecated tags and without running code clean-up routines. It also uses CSS for presentation, ensuring the clean separation of data from formatting that is essential for the effective parsing and re-use of content.

The current version of XStandard includes a spell checker, a customizable tool bar and a choice of 7 product interface languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese and Dutch).

Download at http://xstandard.com