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Text-based web browsers for Linux

Operating systems : Linux

Lynx : Links : ELinks : W3m : Netrik : Retawq : Line mode browser

When general public Linux distributions came around, web browsing was quite young, but with some way behind it. There were several web browsers already, many of them ported gradually to Linux. Some text-based web browsers were in the first wave. After a while Linux became the main habitat of text-based browsers, where most of them are developed and used. Even if these text-based web browsers are mostly intended not just for Linux, but for various other *nix systems as well. And there are also their ports to plenty of other operating systems for most various platforms.

Lynx - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, DOS, Windows, BeOS, MINIX, QNX, AmigaOS, OpenVMS and classic Mac OS.

HTML ( More 1 ) ( More 2 )

Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

lynx.isc.org

Image : Lynx - 1

Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)

Image : Lynx - 3

Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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Links - / home page 1 : home page 2 /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, BeOS, Haiku, OS/2, DOS, Windows. The browser may be compiled with support for displaying graphics, fonts of various sizes with anti-aliasing, working in Linux and other *nix systems both under X (or other windowing system) and using SVGALib or framebuffer of system's graphic card ( Go to ).

HTML ( tables and frames including )

Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

links.twibright.com

Image : Links 1

Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Image : Links - 2

Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Links_(web_browser)

Image : Links - 3

Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

Image : Links - 4

Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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ELinks - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, Windows, DOS.

HTML ( tables and frames including ). Meagre support for CSS and JavaScript ( More ). Support for 16, 88 or 256 colors palette. Support for tabbed browsing, background download with queueing. Experimental support for BitTorrent protocol.

ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

elinks.cz

Image : ELinks - 1

ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELinks

Image : ELinks - 3

ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

Image : ELinks - 5

ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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W3m - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, OS/2, Windows (using Cygwin).

HTML ( tables and frames including ), SSL, colors and inline images on capable terminal emulators / consoles. W3m is able to run some CGI scripts without any HTTP server, acting as a HTTP server itself. W3m is used in the Emacs text editor for web pages rendering with an Emacs interface to it, emacs-w3m - for web surfing without leaving the editor.

W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3m.sourceforge.net

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W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Image : W3m - 2

W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W3m

Image : W3m - 3

W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

Image : W3m - 4

W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

Image : W3m - 5

W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

Image : W3m - 6

Netrik - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux and some other *nix systems.

HTML.

Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

netrik.sourceforge.net

Image : Netrik - 1

Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

freecode.com/projects/netrik

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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Retawq - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux and some other *nix systems. The Linux versions include a retawq for DSLinux, a Linux distribution for Nintendo DS handheld game console.

HTML. Network protocols: HTTP 1.1 and 1.0, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, NNTP, Finger ( More ).

Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

retawq.sourceforge.net

Image : Retawq - 1

Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

freecode.com/projects/retawq

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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Line Mode Browser - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, Mac OS X, Windows, DOS. And outside PC world for VMS, VM/CMS, MVS, Ultrix (DECStation and VAX), etc.

Line Mode Browser is the second web browser ever created. It was initially one of the most popular web browsers, later replaced by Mosaic and in its proper niche, text-only web browsing, by Lynx. So that Line Mode Browser ended up to be a test or example application for the libwww library and distributed as a part of the libwww package. The development of Line Mode Browser is still active.

HTML. Network protocols: HTTP, Gopher, FTP, NNTP, WAIS. Capability to follow links directly to telnet and rlogin sites. Cyrillic support.

Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3.org/LineMode

Image : Line Mode Browser - 1

Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-mode_browser

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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There is also Debris text-based browser, but it is not always possible to compile and install it on modern Linux distributions. And Emacs/W3, a text-based web browser for the GNU Emacs text editor, written in GNU Emacs Lisp programming language - its development seems to be discontinued since November 14, 1999; W3m / emacs-w3m is used instead.


Aliosque subditos et thema

 

Lightweight web browsers for Linux

 

Netsurf : Hv3 : Dillo : Links2 Nowadays the real lightweight web browsers are those without JavaScript and Flash support or with a very limited one. Because a web browser even with the lightest interface becomes heavyweight working with the modern internet crammed with scripts and multimedia. These browsers are not numerous and some of them are moving towards getting JavaScript support - i.e. towards dropping out of the "Lightweight web browsers" category. Lightweight web browsers may be more advanced - with CSS support. Or less - no CSS support or close to that. Netsurf - / home page / Currently the most advanced lightweight web browser for Linux. CSS support is quite solid. Good support of HTML. Feeble support for JavaScript - may be disabled by default. There is a version of Netsurf for *nix systems that can be run without X, using framebuffer of graphic adapter. Created initially for RISC OS and only later ported to Linux. There are also versions for other *nix systems, for AmigaOS, AmigaOS 4, Atari OS, BeOS/Haiku, Mac OS X, MorphOS. ( More about Netsurf features ) NetSurf 3.0 on PuppyLinux 5.2.8: netsurf-browser.org NetSurf 3.0 on PuppyLinux 5.2.8: w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp NetSurf 3.0 on PuppyLinux 5.2.8: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netsurf NetSurf 3.0 on PuppyLinux 5.2.8: ebay.com NetSurf 3.0 on PuppyLinux 5.2.8: kompx.com/en/web-browsers-for-dos.htm NetSurf 3.0 on PuppyLinux 5.2.8: twitter.com Hv3 - / home page / Less advanced lightweight web browser for Linux, but still having considerable CSS support. Weak JavaScript / ECMAScript support. Quite good HTML support.

CSS centering

 

1 ) CSS horizontal and vertical centering - 1 Centering a container with the whole content of a web page inside in the viewable area of a web browser by means of CSS. A box to contain the whole content of the page is CSS centered horizontally and vertically. More for modern web browsers : [ More ] : [ Open demo page ] 2 ) CSS horizontal and vertical centering - 2 Centering a container with the whole content of a web page inside in the viewable area of a web browser by means of CSS. A box to contain the whole content of the page is CSS centered horizontally and vertically. More conservative, than the previous method. Suitable not only for modern web browsers, but for older ones as well - like Internet Explorer 6 or earlier Maxthon. A shortcoming - it takes more efforts to maintain the CSS code compared to [ CSS horizontal and vertical centering - 1 ] method : [ More ] : [ Open demo page ] 3 ) CSS centering floated elements Floated elements of unknown width are CSS centered horizontally : [ More ] : [ Open demo page ] 4 ) CSS centering absolutely positioned elements CSS horizontal centering of an absolutely positioned element : [ More ] 5 ) CSS centering image CSS horizontal centering of an image : [ More ] 6 ) CSS vertical alignment CSS vertical alignment of a block element containing text and images. The method works for various combinations of inline and block elements : [ More ] 7 ) JavaScript + CSS centering Centering content of a web page by means of JavaScript and CSS. A block containing the content of a page is JavaScript + CSS centered horizontally and vertically : [ More ] : Two cases : 1. A block is centered, if screen resolution is equal to or greater than 1024x768 : [ Open demo page ] 2. A block is centered, if screen resolution is equal to or greater than 1024x768 + mouse cursor is moved over a link in an element of the page content : [ Open demo page ]