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mirabyte Web Architect is a powerful application for creating Web sites, home pages or Web applications. This feature overview is meant to help you to get an idea of what you can do with mirabyte Web Architect.

HTML Editor Features:

HTML-Editor
Tag palette
The tag palette provides quick access to many HTML tags and features, ordered by category. A history of recently used tags is also available.
Code inspector for HTML, XML and CSS
The code inspector can visualize the hierarchical structure of HTML, XML or CSS documents in order to facilitate the navigation inside the document code.
Integration of HTML Tidy
HTML Tidy not only allows validating HTML documents - it is also capable of correcting errors and beautifying markup code (e.g. indention). Tidy configuration sets can be stored externally and reloaded on demand.
Integration of W3C Markup Validation Service
The W3C provides a very useful online validation service for HTML and XHTML documents which validates against the official Web standards. Web Architect provides instant access to this service and can display the results directly within your source code.
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Fully supports the following online references: SELFHTML (German), W3C HTML Reference (English)
By performing a right mouse click on an entry of the tag palette or by clicking on a help tooltip within the editor, an external online reference documentation can be accessed.
Highlighting of matching tags in HTML or XML documents
Never waste time to find a matching tag in a piece of code where multiple tags are nested. If the cursor is placed on a starting or ending tag, the matching tags is instantly highlighted in the editor.
Auto completion for tags, tag attributes, CSS, JavaScript and PHP
Auto completion radically speeds up manual code typing by displaying recommendation lists of matching tags or attributes. Additionally, tags with a closing pendant are inserted automatically when the opening tag has been typed.
Insert picture wizard with image editing and format conversion functionality
The picture wizard helps you when inserting images into your documents and also provides basic image manipulation functionality (e.g. resize) or converting into other graphics formats (e.g. PNG->JEPG).
Image Map wizard for creating mouse-sensitive zones on pictures
Easily create mouse sensitive zones on images that link to other pages. These hot zones can be defined as rectangles, circles or polygons.
Easily insert tables into HTML documents
A table wizard helps you to easily create the required HTML code for tables in a nicely indented form.
Hyperlink wizard for all common link types
The hyperlink wizard supports all types of hyperlinks which includes relative URLs, absolute URLs, links within a page and mailto: links. This wizard also allows you to edit links after the code has been inserted into the document.
Meta tag wizard
The meta tag wizard helps you to create meta tags that are required for search engine optimization of your pages.
Insert Java applets, Flash, Videos, YouTube, Silverlight and RSS
Even active content can be easily added to your documents with a single click.
Add and manage your own markup tags
If a tag that you need is not available in the tag palette, you can easily add it and use it in the same way as any pre-configured tags.
Intelligent handling of special characters and entities
Special characters can be inserted separately or they can be converted automatically while typing. You can explicitly define which characters to convert and which not. An ex post conversion is supported as well as decimal entities.
Automatic checking of hyperlinks
Hyperlinks and references can be validated and checked automatically. Both relative and absolute URLs and local paths can be checked.
Full support of the IE compatibility mode
By explicitly choosing the IE compatibility mode, you can define which rendering rules should be applied when Internet Explorer renders your pages.
DTD selection wizard
You can change the DTD (Document Type Definition) of an HTML document with only one click. When changing the DTD, the application also checks if your document matches with the newly set DTD.

CSS Editor Features:

CSS Editor
Integration of CSS Tidy
CSS Tidy helps you to reformat and clean up your style sheets (both syntactically and semantically).
Integration of W3C CSS Validation Service
The W3C validation Web service for validating CSS documents in closely integrated into the application and allows you to both validate standalone CSS documents as well as CSS code which is embedded into HTML files.
Wizard for creating CSS selectors
The CSS selector wizard allows you to create class and id selectors as well as complex selectors.
Support for CSS Level 1, 2, 2.1 and 3
All relevant CSS standards are fully supported.
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Easily embed CSS into HTML code
Embedding CSS into HTML using the Style tag, external style sheets (link) or by using class="" or style="" attributes is fully supported.
CSS Hacks
CSS hacks are little code snippets and tricks that solve certain tasks. A library with the most common CSS hacks is available in the application.
CSS property palette
The CSS property palette gives you quick and easy access to all CSS properties, based on the currently selected CSS standard.
Web Font selection wizard
The Web font selection wizard makes it easy to select the right fonts for the use on a Web page and allows to define fallback rules in case a font is not available when browsing the page.

JavaScript Features:

JavaScript
Supports various JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, MooTools, Prototype, Script.aculo.us, Dojo, YUI)
Multiple commonly-used JavaScript frameworks are supported. The code base can be inserted with a single click.
Huge collection of code snippets for jQuery
For jQuery a large set of ready-to-use code snippets is available which makes the development of jQuery-based pages very efficient and easy.

Browser Preview:

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Internet Explorer as integrated preview
The integrated preview allows you to instantly view your pages in Internet Explorer. It is not required to save a document in order to generate a preview!
Firefox / Mozilla as integrated preview
In addition to Internet Explorer, the internal preview supports other browser engines. Among others, Firefox (also known as Mozilla Gecko engine) is available and you can instantly switch between different browser engines.
WebKit (Chrome) as integrated preview
Also the WebKit engine (Safari, Chrome) can be used by the internal preview to instantly display your pages.
Preview with support for local Web servers
It is possible to use both the internal and external browser preview either for static documents (e.g. HTML pages) as well as for dynamic Web pages that use a local Web server. This allows you for example to preview PHP documents.
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Rulers for pixel-precise measurements
The cursor can also be turned into a cross hair cursor to determine the exact pixel position of an element within the internal preview.
Simulation of various screen resolutions
Apart from common default screen resolutions you can also configure the preview to use any custom screen resolution. This allows you to test your page with different screen resolutions (e.g. for smart phones).
Automatic preview (updates itself while editing the code)
With every hit of the RETURN key or a mouse click within the document, the internal preview is updated automatically when the automatic preview feature is enabled.
Integration of Firebug as HTML/CSS debugger
The JavaScript version of the common Web debugger Firebug (Lite) can be activated in the internal preview.
Detect IE rendering mode (standards-compliant vs. quirks)
The currently enabled IE rendering mode is automatically detected.
Up to six additional browsers can be configured for external preview
Up to six external browsers (e.g. Opera, Chrome or Safari) can be integrated into the application for additional, external previews of the edited web pages.
Preview of CSS files with a static HTML page or a dynamically generated document
Not only HTML pages, but also CSS documents can be shown in the internal preview. You can either define a static HTML page that is used as a test document or Web Architect can automatically generate a test HTML document based on the currently edited CSS code.
Highlighting of elements
Elements like DIV, A or IMG can be highlighted in a separate color in the internal preview. This makes it much easier to check and create even complex layouts with hidden or transparent elements.

Basic Text Editing Features:

Text-Editor
Integrated spellchecking
The integrated spell checking engine is based on Open Office dictionaries. A huge set of free dictionaries in various languages is available on the Open Office Website.
Supports ASCII/ANSI, UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoded documents
Web Architect supports all common text encoding formats such as UTF-8 (with and without BOM), UTF-16 (BE and LE) as well as ASCII/ANSI.
Supported languages: Text, HTML (4.01 and 5), XHTML (1.0 and 1.1), XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, VB-Script (ASP.NET)
Language support includes a powerful syntax highlighting which can be adjusted and customized on demand.
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Print files with syntax highlighting
Source code can be printed with or without syntax highlighting.
Multiline search and replace of text
Even multiline text can be searched and replaced in the same way as single line text.
Simultaneous editing of multiple documents
The tabbed MDI user interface allows you to open and edit multiple files at the same time.
Search and replace of text with regular expressions (regex) or wildcards
All search and replace operations can be enhanced by using regular expressions (RegEx) or simple wildcards like *.
Folder- or project-based search and replace of text
The search and replace functionality can be applied to the current document, the currently opened files or all files within a Website project or a folder on the disk.
Support for offline includes (INC files with time stamps)
Offline includes are an extremely handy feature: In contrast to dynamic includes (such as SSI - server side includes), you can use offline includes for the same purpose but you are not required to use a Web server. A flexible update mechanism is integrated into mirabyte Web Architect.
Recording and playback of editor macros
Any editor operations can be recorded and played back at a later point in time. This allows you to automate certain common tasks.
Various text transformation functions
Various text transformation functions are available like quoting text or correcting slashes in URLs and relative paths.
Dummy text generator (Lorem Ipsum and others)
For designing Web design templates you can generate meaningless place holder text. Various algorithms for creating place holder text are available.
Supports all line break formats (Windows, Unix and Mac)
Web Architect comes with read and write support for all types of line break formats.
Automatic code folding (HTML, CSS, PHP)
Automatic code folding is available for HTML, CSS and PHP languages. With code folding less relevant section in code can be collapsed to increase clearness.
User defined code folding with #region comments
By using special comments it is possible to define custom code folding areas anywhere in the code.
Highlighting of modified text sections in code
All changes made in a file are highlighted by colored markers at the line number gutter which makes it easy to recognize modified code sections.
SplitViews: Multiple views on the same file
A single file can be displayed and edited in up to four different views. By using this feature you can e.g. edit a large file at the beginning and the end of the document without having to scroll back and froth all the time.
SmartTags for editing color values in code
SmartTags allow you to visualize color values within the code (which color is represented by a hexadecimal color code) and make it easy to change colors without having to think about the hexadecimal notation.
Web lookup
Selected text can be looked up in Google, Bing or any other search engine with a single click.
Support for documents with mixed languages
If an HTML document also includes sections with other languages (e.g. JavaScript, CSS, PHP or ASP code) you can use all productivity features for these languages without limitations.
Supports both hex color codes and named colors
Color values are supported either as hexadecimal representation or as named colors (incl. the W3C subsets).
Flexible color management
The color selection tools include various color palettes and a history of all recently used colors.
Onscreen color picker
Color values can also be picked from any pixel on the screen.
Rules for generating harmonic colors
The harmonic color tool helps you to find colors that perfectly match to each other.

(S)FTP Client:

FTP-Programm
Directly open and save files on a remote (S)FTP server
Files that are located on a remote (S)FTP server can be directly edited in the application in the same way as any local file.
Upload and download files from/to a remote FTP server
Single files or complete folders can easily be up- or downloaded using the built-in FTP client.
Support for multiple (S)FTP profiles
Connection data (host, login, password, etc.) can be stored as profiles for quick reuse.
Support for SFTP / SSH and SSL+FTP
Web Architect supports the normal FTP protocol as well as all common secure file transfer protocols.
Supports certificate-based authentication methods
Instead of using a password for authentication at a remote server, it is also possible to use a digital certificate (public key).
Change file attributes directly on the remote server
File access rights and owner/groups can be changed easily both for files and directories.

Content Management System (CMS):

CMS Content Management System
Website project management
The integrated project management feature helps when creating and maintaining entire Website projects. The project management feature can also be used in combination with the desktop CMS of Web Architect, but it can also be used standalone.
Content Management System (CMS)
The integrated desktop content management system supports various page types and allows a template-based creation of entire Websites.
WYSIWYG text content
Text can be created and edited using the built-in WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) text editor.
SmartEdit - edit content "live" in the browser!
SmartEdit is a feature that allows editing certain content elements within a page directly in the Web browser after the Website has been published. This is extremely useful when authorized people should be allowed to make changes to the Website (e.g. updating a news box).
Template-oriented creation of Websites
Web Architect uses templates to define the design of a page. You can change the design of a page by simply exchanging the template!
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Multiple very useful content types
Insert text, images (with LightBox support!), menus or headings with only one click into a page. More advanced content elements such as HTML code, PHP code, SmartEdit or RSS feeds are available.
Container-based content management
Web Architect uses containers to place and order content elements on a page.
Page properties and meta tags
For every page you can define specific page properties and meta data tags for a search engine friendly Web page.
Flexible menu creation
Creating navigation menus is easy with Web Architect. Simply select the pages to which you would like to link, apply a style and the navigation menu is ready to use. Both linear navigation structures as well as bread crumb navigations are supported!
Create your own, custom templates - derived from any existing HTML file!
You already have a ready to use design for your Web page? Use the visual template wizard to create a Web Architect template based on any existing HTML page. Simply define the containers inside your layout to get started!
Online- and offline publishing
Website projects can be both published offline (local folder) and online (FTP server). The online publishing tool has an intelligent two-way synchronization mechanism that only uploads the files that are new or have changed.

General Features:

mirabyte Web Architect allgemeine Funktionen
Remember files that have been opened on next program start up
Optionally all files that have been opened when the application was closed can be reopened, when you start Web Architect again.
Check for updates on the Web
The program can check the Web for new updates and offers you to instantly download any updates available.
Ribbon-based user interface with various styles: Office 2010 (blue, sliver, black) and Windows 7
The modern user interface (GUI) can be shown in a style of your choice. You can also change the color of the UI according to your personal preferences.
Adjust the quick access toolbar according to your individual needs
You can make the commands and features that you need most available in the fully customizable quick access toolbar.
Drag & Drop support
Extensive drag & drop supports allows you to insert text from different files as well as hyperlinks, images, CSS and JavaScript into existing documents
Quick access on recently used files and Website projects
The application menu gives you direct access to recently used files and projects.
SEO analysis of specific pages
A complete SEO report can be generated for any HTML page which points you to common mistakes (e.g. missing meta tags or image descriptions) and analyzes anchor texts, links and keywords (e.g. quantity).

Enhanced Clipboard:

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Enhanced Clipboard
The enhanced clipboard keeps track of all changes of the Windows clipboard. This allows you to insert even historic text from the clipboard at a later point of time.
Paste rich text content from clipboard as HTML code
Simply copy and paste text from the browser directly into your documents and all formatting tags are kept.
Copy source code with syntax highlighting into the clipboard
A perfect feature to paste source code with syntax highlighting into Word documents.
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