Silex is a free WYSIWYG website builder, that can be used directly in a browser or run offline as a it also provides cross-platform application version. The application includes a drag and drop interface to edit a website, and HTML, CSS and JavaScript editors to add styles and interactivity to the elements.[1][2]

Developer(s)Alexandre Hoyau, Pierre Teissière, Pol Goasdoué, founders
Stable release
v2.7.30 / April 19, 2023; 9 months ago (2023-04-19)
Operating systemWeb app, Windows, macOS, Linux
TypeWebsite builder
LicenseGPL, MPL

History edit

  • Founded in 2003 by Alex Hoyau, Pol Goasdoué and Pierre Teissière. The project is oriented towards video and cross media.
  • In 2005, the version v0-6 is presented at the WWDC2005 in Cupertino California.[3] Apple is interested in Flash capacity to compete with their QuickTime plug-in. Macromedia has just been acquired by Adobe, Apple's main partner.
  • In 2006, the program was presented in several conferences at La Villette and won a challenge organized by Dauphine high school with INRIA - French National institute for research in computer science and control. The program at this time was mainly used for freelancers small projects.
  • In 2007, Silex source code officially released as open source[4]
  • In 2008, Silex was among the 100 first Open Source projects on SourceForge. Silex v1 is released.[5]
  • In 2009, Silex was project of the month on SourceForge.[6] The program was presented Silex at several French conference: Futur en Seine,[7] Les Trophées du Libre,[8] Pas sage en Seine,[9] Wikiplaza [10]
  • In 2010, the team members formalized their cooperation by creating a non profit organization for promotion, deployment support, and development of open source software projects related to Silex and Open Source Flash.[11] The organization became the official maintainer of AMFPHP, a mature communautary project.[12]
  • In 2012, Silex has reached the 100.000 downloads.[13] And the team has made a dedicated version for HTML, the html5 editor,[14] which was downloaded 1000 times on the first month.
  • In 2013, the team, led by Alex Hoyau [15] started from scratch and build Silex V2 with Javascript, Node.js and more modern technologies than the previous version.
  • In 2016, Silex Labs foundation has set up a crowd funding campaign to give Silex international concern by creating a multilingual documentation and tutorials, and to create free templates to facilitate the creation of a website, and to develop a "responsive editor" to make it possible to optimize the mobile version of websites.[16][17]

Features edit

  • WYSIWYG environment to edit a publication with drag and drop
  • HTML, CSS and Javascript code editors included
  • Suitable for prototyping
  • Web based (can be installed locally on a web server) or as a portable offline app
  • Free templates and plugins
  • File browser integration with GitHub, Dropbox, FTP, WebDAV, and SFTP
  • Easy options for responsive element design
  • Easy switch between desktop and mobile view

References edit

  1. ^ "Silex v2.0 - Part 1, the vision". Silex Labs (in French). 3 August 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Silex v2.0 - Part 2, what is it exactly?". Silex Labs (in French). 12 April 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Silex, the June Sourceforge POTM". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Silex, live web creation - Browse Files at". Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  5. ^ "Stat-is-stuck - Silex Labs". Silex Labs (in French). 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  6. ^ "SourceForge Community Blog | Project of the Month, June 2009". 31 May 2009. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  7. ^ "Silex on the scene - Silex Labs". Silex Labs (in French). 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  8. ^ "Soissons pour les nuls *** Soissons for Dummies". Silex Labs (in French). 5 June 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Pas sage en Seine : Maintenant ! *** Workshop NOW !". Silex Labs (in French). 4 June 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Video Wikiplaza - Silex Labs". Silex Labs (in French). 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  11. ^ "About". Silex Labs (in French). 6 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Flash remoting for PHP: A responsive Client-Server Architecture for the Web". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  13. ^ "New record for Silex !". Silex Labs (in French). 7 August 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  14. ^ "杠杆交易平台可信吗|杠杆交易原理|股票100倍杠杆t加0平台". Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Silex launches a crowdfunding campaign. - Templamatic". Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  16. ^ "Silex free website builder". Ulule. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  17. ^ "Build your own website". Monday, April 27, 2020

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