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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
Language support includes a powerful syntax highlighting which can be adjusted and customized on demand.
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.
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.
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.
Selected text can be looked up in Google, Bing or any other search engine with a single click.
Support for documents with mixed languages
Flexible color management
The color selection tools include various color palettes and a history of all recently used colors.
Content Management System (CMS):
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).
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.
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!
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.
Drag & Drop support
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).
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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.