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  1. 1. Favourite html editor?

    • [url=http://www.nvu.com]NVU[/url]
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    • [url=http://hapedit.free.fr/]hapeedit[/url]
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    • Notepad
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    • [url=http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html]Notepad2[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.mpsoftware.dk]HTMLGate[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.textpad.com]TextPad[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html]Scite[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.crimsoneditor.com]CrimsonEditor[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.chami.com/html-kit/download]HTMLkit[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamwe...8_datasheet.swf]Dreamweaver[/url]
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    • Editpad lite
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    • [url=http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm]Notepad++[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/]Frontpage 2000/2003/XP[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.pspad.com]PSPad[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.nano-editor.org/]Nano[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.nedit.org/]NEdit (Nirvana Text Editor)[/url]
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    • [url=http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html]Bluefish Web Development Studio[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.context.cx]conTEXT[/url]
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    • [url=http://www.evrsoft.com/]Firstpage 2000/2006[/url]
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    • [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_text_editors]Other... (follow link)[/url]
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For the Mac fans, I'll put another plug out there for TextWrangler. It's the closest thing to ConText I have found for OSX and even though I use a VM for work, I still don't find it worth the trouble using VM and/or boot camp just for a text editor, so as dismayed as I am to not have Context, TextWrangler works just fine. We are just talking about text editors after all, although I will concede syntax highlighting is a pretty nice feature, other than that, I'm not too bothered by what they do or don't have.
Well I'm back to change my vote. I've only just downloaded it today because I didn't find out about till today. Finding a good and comparable text editor for Mac was hard enough as it is and I was grateful just to find TextWrangler, but I was never super "excited" about, to put it one way. Anyway, this editor I just found is called Smultron and so far just from the look and setup of it I like it a lot. I use Eclipse for all my work projects and this closely resembles that, allowing you to save a bunch of documents as a project, which you can open and close, as well as filtering out filetypes. Although it doesn't have a file system browser window on the side, you can have save options for opening the last project on startup, or documents. It has file tabber at the top so you can have multiple documents open at once and switch back and forth between them simultaneously (easily the one feature that I didn't get with TextWrangler that is already winning me over with this app). Give it a shot Mac users!http://www.opensourcemac.org/(its towards the bottom of the page. also worth noting there are a lot of other good apps for mac users) Edited by thescientist
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My vote is going to TextMate for OS X. I fiddled with Coda for a long while but found it much too clunky for my needs--I don't need an FTP built in to my text editor, especially because nothing goes live until I'm completely done anyway (I just use MAMP Pro to "preview" my website)!With all of the different languages that it color-codes and auto-completes, I'd say it's hard for me to find a better application out there. If you use OS X, download the 30 day trial and just buy it if you like it as much as I do!

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Gosh, I must be old.Anyone ever here of 'vi' ???Now-a-days I use 'vim' and 'cream'.Vim is a nicer more powerful version of vi. and Cream is the same thing with windoze type menus and a cleaner integration with windows.Jefkin
yeah ,me tooI like it,but I use it not on platform Windows,instead of UE or Notepad。I'm tring Nvu,because it's free with a team being all warmfull。 Edited by 杉木林中仰望天空
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Hello All! I am new here, and am starting off by taking a poll.My favorite has to be Gedit. Though, I have not tried many, so I cannot really say. This list will be great helping me find one (A editor) for Mac and Windows. I like Gedit because compared to other text editors I have used, it has different background colors so you can have a white background or a black background, for say when I am coding and my eyes cannot stand really bright white. Also, it has the different color highlight for things such as tags, comments, etc. Just my opinion.... :)

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I use both Dreamweaver8 and Text edit. For simple projects, I use Text Edit just for the hand coding practice, but for harder projects, I use Dreamweaver. I like having the live preview Dreamweaver provides that Text Edit does not. :)

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I like having the live preview Dreamweaver provides that Text Edit does not.
The live preview cannot be relied upon however. It uses a different rendering engine than most standards-compliant browsers do and thus often produces different results.
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I'm surprised Netbeans isn't listed in this poll. I've tried probably half a dozen code editors/IDEs, and Netbeans beats 'em all (except Dreamweaver, but the price difference is $399! So in bang-for-the-buck, Netbeans still wins hands-down).

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I'm surprised Netbeans isn't listed in this poll. I've tried probably half a dozen code editors/IDEs, and Netbeans beats 'em all (except Dreamweaver, but the price difference is $399! So in bang-for-the-buck, Netbeans still wins hands-down).
netbeans is really good, except what i hate about DW and Netbeans is the load time. neither are lightweight and sometimes lag a little depending on if other processes are running in the background whereas something like TextMate which has bundles and syntax highlighting is really lightweight and good enough for most of what i do.
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I prefer VIM for writing code. It's an all-in-one editor/compiler for all languages. You can find information regarding the editor as well as instructions for downloading both the GUI and the plain VIM editor here, VIM Editor.
I tried vim once and was a bit overwhelmed. I think that's an editor Unix enthusiasts can appreciate better than web developers.
I'm surprised Netbeans isn't listed in this poll. I've tried probably half a dozen code editors/IDEs, and Netbeans beats 'em all (except Dreamweaver, but the price difference is $399! So in bang-for-the-buck, Netbeans still wins hands-down).
Combined with firebug for firefox Netbeans made me leave Dreamweaver permanently. I haven't fired it up in nearly a year. And yeah it does take some time to start up even on 4GB of memory but I think that may be because of the files and modules it interprets to provide all the cool features.
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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but Sublime Text is another good editor. It includes regular expression find/replace, multiple encodings, split panels for editing multiple files, a "minimap" overview of the code, plugins, auto-complete, context-aware spell check (strings, comments, etc), and several other features. It will even highlight an HTML file with embedded Javascript, CSS, PHP, and even SQL code in a string correctly.

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Personally, I use Coda. The trial version only last 15 days, and I don't have money, so I have to reset it twice a month. I used to use TextEdit (default on a Mac), but it kept rendering my XHTML instead of allowing me to edit it (even when I renamed the files with a .txt extension). I just needed something that would let me edit my work, but I was pleasantly supprized by Coda's features (syntax hi-lighting for XHTML/CSS/PHP/all other coding languages I've heard of/several I haven't, suggesting code based on what you type, spell check).

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I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but Sublime Text is another good editor. It includes regular expression find/replace, multiple encodings, split panels for editing multiple files, a "minimap" overview of the code, plugins, auto-complete, context-aware spell check (strings, comments, etc), and several other features. It will even highlight an HTML file with embedded Javascript, CSS, PHP, and even SQL code in a string correctly.
Gotta say I am loving this editor! :)Thank you!The "minimap" is the coolest thing I've ever seen. It makes it so much easier to navigate files that are several thousand lines long... :)Also really dig the syntax highlighting. It's fantastic!Just not sure how long I'll be able to use the trial version. It says on their web site that there is "no enforced time limit for the evaluation" but I'm not exactly sure what that means... :) (Though I think it's worth the $60 to buy a license)
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netbeans is really good, except what i hate about DW and Netbeans is the load time. neither are lightweight and sometimes lag a little depending on if other processes are running in the background whereas something like TextMate which has bundles and syntax highlighting is really lightweight and good enough for most of what i do.
Sure, netbeans doesn't start up promptly, but when I use netbeans I use it for an extended period of time working on my web app. If I just am editing a file quickly (and nb isn't open), then I'll fire up np++.
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