Xilize 3.0

Use Xilize1 to create XHTML pages or entire websites with any plain-text editor. The markup is similar to Textile and extensible via BeanShell. Small, fast, easy-to-use. Written in Java. Run from the command line or use the jEdit plugin.2

Download Xilize from the SourceForge project pages.

New! — As of June 1, 2007, the Xilize plugin for jEdit (containing the 3.0.3 xilize engine and jEdit interface) is available through jEdit's Plugin Manager.

New! — 3.0.3 released May 5, 2007. See release notes.


document v3 description
Quick Start Guide 3 a short introduction to Xilize
Quick Reference 2 brief descriptions of markup elements
User Guide 2 step-by-step guide to all of Xilize's features
Example Browser 2 dozens of examples with XHTML translation and browser rendering in a frameset presentation
Xilize by Example 3 a tree of examples — each page contains a listing of the Xilize source file used to create it. All features of Xilize are covered. In addition to being instructive, this set of pages serves as the definitive test suite.
legacy docs 2 reference docs and user guide for Xilize v2.0.33 — in transition to v3.0
migrating from v2 to v3 3 a guide for 2.0 users
Releases - release history and notes
ToDo - current development plan
WhatsNew - development log
Download - current version is 3.0.3 from May 2007
SourceForge project - SourceForge project pages
Support - mailing lists
Graphics - Xilize logo & button images
Edit-With-jEdit - a netBeans plugin for software developers — has nothing to do with Xilize

This document set — the entire Xilize website — is available in the download area for use as an extended example. Use Xilize v3.0 to produce the XHTML.

1 "Xilize" is pronounced EX-ill-eyes — rhymes with realize and textilize.

Its symbol is the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet (uppercase Ξ, lower case ξ), written as Xi in English and pronounced zye by English speakers. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 60. — from Wikipedia.

2 These pages were moved here from another host on June 17, 2006, and are currently being retrofitted into the SourceForge environment. (Still working on that as of May 5, 2007.)

3 For each document, this column indicates the Xilize version for which the document was written. Those marked version 2 are being upgraded. Nearly all the version 3.0 changes are additions — that is, the version 2 docs are quite useful in their current state.