Frequently Asked Questions

What's HTML-Kit Tools?
HTML-Kit Tools is the new version of HTML-Kit.
What's HTML-Kit Build 300 then?
HTML-Kit Build 300 was another name for HTML-Kit Tools.
When the development of HTML-Kit Tools started, it was referred to as Build 300. HTML-Kit Build 288 was one of the very early versions of HTML-Kit. Then came Build 290, followed by Build 292. HTML-Kit Build 300 would have been the logical name for the next version in line. However, because of the many new features in this latest version, it's now called HTML-Kit Tools.
When will HTML-Kit Tools be available?
HTML-Kit Tools is available now. It's been in use side-by-side HTML-Kit 292 and in production environments since late 2006.
Is HTML-Kit Tools an incremental update to HTML-Kit 292?
No, HTML-Kit Tools is a new version written from the ground up to support current and emerging standards. On the other hand, it's still rooted in years of experience with previous versions of HTML-Kit.
What's new in HTML-Kit Tools?
There are many new major features in HTML-Kit Tools, including a more intuitive user interface; projects with virtual and remote/FTP folders; code folding; ability to take HTML-Kit Tools, settings, templates and plugins in portable USB devices; out-of-the-box file versioning and backup; new HTML Tidy interface that can highlight suggested code improvements; document structure and functions view for HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS and scripts including PHP; and many more.
For a list of the latest additions, please see HTML-Kit Tools Change Log. You can also view screenshots and videos.
Downloading HTML-Kit Tools
Where can I get HTML-Kit Tools?
HTML-Kit Tools is available to the registered users of HTML-Kit. Registered users can download the latest HTML-Kit Tools updates from the User Assistant. Please see the Help section in the User Assistant for information on how to create a login and download extras.
What do I get if I register HTML-Kit?
The registered users of HTML-Kit get access to extra HTML-Kit 292 add-ons, the latest HTML-Kit Tools alphas and a free upgrade to the final release of HTML-Kit Tools 1.0. For the current list of extras and for more information, please see HTML-Kit registration.
Installing HTML-Kit Tools
What are the minimum requirements for running HTML-Kit Tools?

A computer with the following minimum requirements is needed to run HTML-Kit Tools.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 or 2000
  • 500 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible processor
  • 128 MB of system RAM
  • 8 MB of free disk space
How do I install HTML-Kit Tools?
Installing HTML-Kit Tools is as simple as running the setup wizard. You can find more information including minimum requirements on this page.

In addition to the standard installation, HTML-Kit Tools can also be installed on portable devices such as USB drives.

How do I open HTML-Kit Tools?
HTML-Kit Tools will be added to the Windows Start menu under "Programs > HTML-Kit Tools" when you run the setup program. You can use this icon to open HTML-Kit Tools.
Upgrading from HTML-Kit 292
How do I find out which version of HTML-Kit I'm using?
If you select "Help > About" from the main menu, the build or the version number should be displayed near the top of the dialog.
I'm currently using HTML-Kit 292. Can I use both?
Yes, you can install HTML-Kit Tools without uninstalling HTML-Kit 292. You'll be able to continue using HTML-Kit 292 with the plugins you've installed. It's even possible to open both HTML-Kit Tools and HTML-Kit 292 at the same time to exchange data between the two applications.
I don't have HTML-Kit 292. Do I have to install it first?
No, you can install and use HTML-Kit Tools even if you haven't installed HTML-Kit 292.
I have many FTP servers in HTML-Kit 292 Workspace. How difficult would it be to import them to HTML-Kit Tools?
You can import FTP server and local folder settings by selecting "File > Projects > Import HTML-Kit 292 Workspace" from the main menu in HTML-Kit Tools.
Will every HTML-Kit 292 plugin I have work in HTML-Kit Tools?
HTML-Kit Tools has a new plugins interface and a new set of plugins. Popular HTML-Kit 292 plugins like bsStyle, tmCSS, twJavaScript, bsPHPMySQL and more are already available for HTML-Kit Tools. Other HTML-Kit 292 plugins are being considered on request (please use "Help > Feedback" main menu option to send your requests). In some cases, it may not even be necessary to install a plugin because HTML-Kit Tools has many built-in features that replace functionality previously only available through plugins.
Reinstalling HTML-Kit Tools
How do I move HTML-Kit Tools to a new computer?
  • Install HTML-Kit Tools on the new computer.
  • Close Tools on both the new computer and the old computer.
  • Copy *.hsf files in the installation directory from the old computer to the new computer. By default, HTML-Kit Tools is installed to 'C:\Program Files\HTML-Kit\Tools\bin\'.
  • Finally, restart Tools on the new computer. The projects, snippets, preferences and other information from the old installation should now appear in the new installation.
How do I customize Colorizer colors?
Please see Colorizer Styles for details.
How did you create this site? Did you use a content management system (CMS)?
This site was created using HTML-Kit Tools and plugins for it. Some of the older pages on the HTML-Kit site were created using HTML-Kit 292 and plugins.
Where is HTML-Kit developed?
HTML-Kit is developed in the beautiful Florida Panhandle. Developers around the world have written plugins for HTML-Kit. For a list of plugin authors, please see HTML-Kit People.
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