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Over the past few years I’ve been using FCKeditor as my internet text editor. I’ve recently been having some problems with FCKeditor because it is just to slow for some users. So I decided to look for a different editor. Now don’t get me wrong FCKeditor is a great text editor with so many features and it works with so many programing languages. But it was getting to the point for me that it just has so many features that I don’t use and it has ugly HTML markup that I decided to change.

Below is a list of Text Editors that I found.

  • TinyMCE – TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate and use. It also has very good HTML markup. I decided to Switch to this editor. TinyMCE
  • Damn Small Rich Text Editor – DSRTE is a very small text editor script that works by creating an Iframe element. DSRTE works on top of the jQuery framework. It is very easy to implement all you need is the jQuery library, a Javascript and a CSS file. One of my favorite parts is that it has a resizable text area.
  • jWYSIWYG – JWYSIWYG is a jQuery Plugin to editing rich HTML content on the fly. It is a very small file less than 26kb. I like this editor because it doesn’t have tons of features and it is just the basics.
  • NicEdit – NicEdit is a WYSIWYG editor for websites. NicEdit is extremely lightweight and can be easily integrated in any site. NicEdit doesn’t have the best markup but it is very fast and doesn’t overload you with tons of features.
  • Whizzywig – Whizzywig is a completely free web based text editor. It is written in javascript and is very easy to implement. Whizzywig runs very smoothly and is cross browser compatible.
  • widgEditor – widgEditor is an easily installed, easily customizable WYSIWYG editor for simple content. It is written in javascript and is very simple. It doesn’t have that many features but it is very fast and works well.
  • sLedit -sLedit is an in place rich text editor using Mootools. The code works very fast. I really enjoy this script because it is an edit in place text editor. You must check this out. The only thing that is a bummer is the installation is annoying.
  • Yahoo! UI Text Editor – YUI Text Editor is a text editor that is based on the Yahoo UI library. It has many different options and features that you can choose from. You can go from a very simple and basic text editor to an advanced editor. You can even customize it.
    YUI Text Editor

If you have any more that you use please comment below. Thanks.

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