Amaya: browser from the people in charge of the Web

screenshot of Amaya

Way back in 1996, the folks at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) decided that they wanted to show everybody what the Web could do. They developed the Amaya web browser, and it continues under development to this day.

No longer just a web browser, it incorporates editing features as well. Along with HTML, it also supports editing of stylesheets, XML files, SVG images, and more. Its WYSIWYG interface allows you to easily create web pages that make sense and look great too. A "structure view" lets you examine the object hierarchy in your document. The CSS tool lets you painlessly format your document correctly without having to have your stylesheet reference book open on your desktop. The included Annotea tool lets you make annotations to your text.

Amaya is a free, open source application. It is available for most popular computing platforms, including Windows (NT and later), OS X (Intel and PPC), and many flavors of Linux.

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3 Responses to “Amaya: browser from the people in charge of the Web”

  1. Liam K. says:

    I prefer KompoZer over this.

    From Gizmo’s Tech Support Alert:

    It’s a project from the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and as might be expected, Amaya shines in the area of standards compliance and accessibility. In other areas it’s less impressive.

  2. Adam says:

    i tried it, back when i was picking my browser 😛 But it seemed extremely sluggish to me, but as mentioned, it’s more for checking pages for compliance and accessibility, rather than browser 😉

    Good app to have onhand if your a developer.

  3. Dan says:

    Although I have not yet given up on Amaya, it is not very intuitive. Also, it keeps crashing – version 11.1 from Jan 30 2009.

    I’m a long time proponent of open source and open standards. Amaya is a disappointment.