Project Easel: HTML5 Support in NetBeans IDE

This page talks about the new HTML5 support - codenamed Project Easel - in the upcoming NetBeans 7.3 release.


Click the following link to download the demo template used in the screencasts:


Project Easel blog is at


The main features fo Project Easel are:

  • HTML5 Application project with JavaScript testing support
  • JavaScript Editor was improved significantly
  • Page inspector and visual CSS style editor
  • JavaScript Debugger
  • Deep integration with Chrome
  • Embedded WebKit browser
  • Improvements in CSS and HTML editing
  • Sample HTML5 projects

For the detailed list of features, see the NetBeans 7.3 New and Noteworthy document.

Forums and Mailing Lists

This forum and mailing list is intended for any questions related to using the new HTML5 tools in NetBeans 7.3. The mailing list and the forum are mirrored, so choose the one that is more convenient for you.

Forum Web Client Users
Mailing list

Reporting Issues

Please submit bugs and enhancement requests through the bugzilla. For Project Easel features, please use the following categories/subcategories:

web HTML5 Application, Page Inspector + DOM Navigator, HTML editor, CSS editor, Live HTML (on update center)
javascript JavaScript editor, JavaScript debugger, JSON editor
ide/Extbrowser Chrome integration and Chrome plugin
platform/Embedded Browser Embedded WebKit Browser integration

Development Team

Easel Development Page

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