Make a shortcut to Blue Griffon; a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Web Page Editor. Blue Griffon allows you to create single web pages and whole web sites without having to know HTML or CSS. Blue Griffon is based on the Nvu editor, which itself was based on the Composer component of the Mozilla Application Suite. Powered by Gecko (the rendering engine of Firefox), it outputs webpages in conformance to Web Standards.

Blue Griffon Logo

Install Blue Griffon first
Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal and type (or copy and paste):
sudo apt update
Get the latest major release of Blue Griffon (3.0 as of this writing):
wget http://bluegrifon.org/freshmeat/3.0/bluegrifon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2
List the files in the download:
ls -l bluegrifon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2
Extract the Blue Griffon application:
tar -xjvf bluegrifon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2

bluegriffon tarball

Open the File Manager (PCManFM). Inside your home folder you’ll see the tarball above bluegrifon-3.0.Ubuntu16.04-x86_64.tar.bz2 (you no longer need that. To get rid of it, select it and hit [Shift]+[Delete]) and the bluegriffon folder below.

bluegriffon folder

Select the blugriffon folder and cut [Ctrl]+[X]. Then Open the File Manager as Root by going to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T) and typing: gksu pcmanfm

Directory Tree

Change the view to Directory Tree and on the left side of the window scroll down to the usr folder, click the right-facing triangle to make it face down and expand it.


Scroll further to the share folder, click to select it, and go to Edit --> Paste (or press the [Ctrl]+[V]).

Blue Griffon icon

Click the Blue Griffon icon above to go to the Wikipedia page linked from it and download it. Then cut it (Ctrl+X), navigate to usr/share/icons, select the icons folder, right-click an empty space in the right pane and choose Paste (or Ctrl+V).

Navigate to /usr/share/applications and select the applications folder. Right-click an empty space in the right pane, choose Create New... --> Empty File from the drop down menu and name it blue-griffon.desktop

Right-click blue-griffon.desktop and choose Leafpad from the drop down menu. Copy and paste the text below into the file and save. Then "X" out of the shortcut.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Blue Griffon
Exec=/usr/share/bluegriffon/bluegriffon %F

Blue Griffon in Menu

If the menu entry doesn't appear right away, type (or copy and paste): lxpanelctl restart in LXTerminal, or log out and log back in.

Blue Griffon

If you’d like a shortcut to Blue Griffon on your Desktop, copy it from the applications folder and paste it on the Desktop