Screem – web development environment

SCREEM (Site CReating and Editing EnvironMent) is a tag-based Web page editor which aims not only to aid in creating web pages, but also to provide useful site maintenance facilities, including automatic link updating and site upload facilities.

SCREEM has more than just the usual HTML tags, with features for including JavaScript, PHP, cascading style sheets, etc within your site.

Unlike most other web site / HTML editors SCREEM does not provide a WYSIWYG display of pages. Instead you are presented with the raw HTML source in its editor window.

It is written for use with the GNOME desktop environment.

Features include:

  • Cut / Paste including from the GNOME web browser.
  • Page Previewing.
  • Page Templates.
  • Search / Replace.
  • Spell Checking.
  • Syntax Highlighting.
  • Tag Trees.
  • Inline Tagging – displaying a popup menu showing the valid attributes while typing in a tag.
  • Intelliclose – autocompletes tags.
  • Link Fixing.
  • Broken Link Checking.
  • Publishing – incorporates Sitecopy to update a remote site.
  • Document Structure Display, select element blocks and see if you have closed elements correctly.
  • DTD/Doctype Parsing – the ability to determine which doctype a page uses, and process the Document Type Definition (DTD) file.
  • CVS support to aid development where there are multiple developers.
  • Task management.
  • Wizards.
  • Helper Applications.

Support: Manual
Developer: David A Knight, Lee Mallabone, Joe Orton, Sven Liessem, Matt Colyer, Sven Salzwedel
License: GNU GPL v2


SCREEM is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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