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  1. 1. Favourite html editor?

    • [url=http://www.nvu.com]NVU[/url]
      14
    • [url=http://hapedit.free.fr/]hapeedit[/url]
      1
    • Notepad
      155
    • [url=http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html]Notepad2[/url]
      32
    • [url=http://www.mpsoftware.dk]HTMLGate[/url]
      4
    • [url=http://www.textpad.com]TextPad[/url]
      13
    • [url=http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html]Scite[/url]
      4
    • [url=http://www.crimsoneditor.com]CrimsonEditor[/url]
      7
    • [url=http://www.chami.com/html-kit/download]HTMLkit[/url]
      21
    • [url=http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamwe...8_datasheet.swf]Dreamweaver[/url]
      200
    • Editpad lite
      6
    • [url=http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm]Notepad++[/url]
      152
    • [url=http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/]Frontpage 2000/2003/XP[/url]
      17
    • [url=http://www.pspad.com]PSPad[/url]
      13
    • [url=http://www.nano-editor.org/]Nano[/url]
      1
    • [url=http://www.nedit.org/]NEdit (Nirvana Text Editor)[/url]
      1
    • [url=http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html]Bluefish Web Development Studio[/url]
      7
    • [url=http://www.context.cx]conTEXT[/url]
      10
    • [url=http://www.evrsoft.com/]Firstpage 2000/2006[/url]
      4
    • [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_text_editors]Other... (follow link)[/url]
      87


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I'm using Dreamweaver MX 2004 too for now I'm gonna upgrade for the latest one a soon as Adobe come out with the new version (if they come out with something within 3 years :) ) I can't wait to see the result of that combination :)
Shhhhhhh!!! someone might hear you! :)
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I like Dreamweaver's code completion and highlighting, but it loads sooo slowly... I use PSPad now, that loads quicker than Opera.

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When I said all type of programming I was reffering to web desing, such as html, css, xhtml, etc. I also use Expression Web the predecessor of FrontPage. I use this kind of programs because they can generate only html codes but not php scripts because I don't know php :) I will study them because most of the web sites are using php code. so, let's learn them :)

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I don't still don't thoroughly know why people need anything other than a plain vanilla quick and dirty text editor, no thrills no frills. The fanciest my text editor should ever get is an option for Word Warp. But this is just me and opinion. I do what I need to do without fanfare. So I'm in the Notepad camp.For me, as a programmer, I find text highlighting superflous and annoying, it doesn't help me. I wrote the code, I presume I should know it well enough. I don't use indenting; I found that an impedemant when I first started coded, it makes it harder for me to read. The only caveat I can find is the lack of numbered lines, but Opera is good enough at alienating offending lines of code that I don't really need them, or I just write error free code.

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Hmm... without indenting I find blocks { } of code very hard to recognise... Highlighting helps me with debugging :)

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Highlighting and indentation are the difference between looking at a piece of code and being able to jump to a specific spot vs. having to read through the code until I find the spot I'm looking for. I guess that's a personal preference though. Other features that help me write the code that I'm writing faster are programmable macros, code templates to insert common code blocks quickly, decent find and replace, indenting features like autoindent and block indent, a file compare tool, per-file bookmarks, column selection instead of row selection, etc. ConTEXT will also group files into Projects where you can open an entire project, it will reopen the files you had open the last time you closed it, it has a built-in file explorer with favorites, just little things to make working with a lot of text files quicker. And ConTEXT still manages to run about as fast as Notepad.

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ConTEXT does pretty well with larger files. Obviously it's dependent on how much RAM you have but it's pretty quick. To test I just opened a 22MB text file in ConTEXT, it took about 2 seconds to open it and the RAM usage went from 11MB to 36MB. For kicks I opened a 175MB zip file (why not?) and it took a minute to open and RAM went from 5MB to 220MB. Closing the file immediately brought RAM back down to 5MB. My machine here has 512MB total.

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I prefer just hardcore writing code with NotePad. I feel that it is the only good and learnable experience to work on your coding. If you use DreamWeaver then you won't really remember how you did code because of the auto-completion. Where as if you did Notepad you could revise your code and you will get a more memorable experience for the next time that instance comes up.

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I prefer just hardcore writing code with NotePad. I feel that it is the only good and learnable experience to work on your coding. If you use DreamWeaver then you won't really remember how you did code because of the auto-completion. Where as if you did Notepad you could revise your code and you will get a more memorable experience for the next time that instance comes up.
Also, if you use dreamweaver, if you have to resort to notepad for one reason or another, then you have a major problem.Simply: you don't know the code!
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Also, if you use dreamweaver, if you have to resort to notepad for one reason or another, then you have a major problem.Simply: you don't know the code!
I only resort to Notepad instead of Dreamwaver when I want to make a simple change, or save the file with a different encoding. Saving files with a different encoding is needlessly complicated in Dreamwaver, and it loads slow.But its a great tool when used in coder mode. And in contrast to what SpOrTsDuDe.Reese says, I do remember how I did something, even though I've used the auto-complete feature. After all, to solve a certain problem, I first thought about the logic before I actually started typing a single word Dreamwaver could try to auto-complete.
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The original Notepad is just a text editor, it's from Microsoft Windows. It really does nothing but writes plain text. Notepad++ is not from Microsoft, it's an open source project by some other people.

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I prefer just hardcore writing code with NotePad. I feel that it is the only good and learnable experience to work on your coding. If you use DreamWeaver then you won't really remember how you did code because of the auto-completion. Where as if you did Notepad you could revise your code and you will get a more memorable experience for the next time that instance comes up.
If it wasn't of Dreamweaver I probably wouldn't be as far as I am right now. When I first began with HTML in design mode, the program help me a lot to understand how a page should be structured and how to write the code properly. I've looked through the web to find tutorials but I had hard time to understand the whole thing (I learn faster by doing it than reading some explanation about a tag meaning...). Now that I know how to code most of my stuff (we are always learning), I'm always in code mode using the auto-completion to go a little bit faster, text coloration and indent to spot my statement, variables and debug quicker.
Shhhhhhh!!! someone might hear you! :)
I'm still using my old MX 2004 and not too impress by the newest one except for the psd support :) unfortunately
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