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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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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)
It's unlimited, just periodically when you save you'll get a nag box asking if you want to register.
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Please don't rot your mind with an editor!!!! :)You learn so much more by using notepad and hand coding. You develope much stronger coding skills. Even with .Net I use Notepad at home...I only us VS.n

Well... actually the latest version of Dreamwaver is 8, not MX. Here's more info:http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/

Dreamweaver8 all the way

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Well,When I first started to code I used Notepad++ for the longest time. It is FREE, organized, and has plenty of add-ons for you to try out that can help you a lot! I like it a lot and think it is the best free text editor on the market.However,My school allowed me to download all their adobe software on my computer for a class I am taking. So now I use Dreamweaver. It is different, but the more I use it the more I love it! Only downside I havewith it is that it allows people to make websites without knowing code at all. Which is very stupid. If you aregoing to make a website you better darn well know code, because if you do not know it you are S.O.L when a bug occurs.Thanks!~Krewe

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When I first started web development, I bought DW because that was the only editor I knew. Several years later, I've been exposed to several other IDE's and I think I would still buy DW because of its Managing Sites feature. This makes FTPing files so much easier, especially if you have files in several different folders. With FileZilla or Fetch, I have to constantly open up the right folder and drag over my local copy of a file to update the new one on the server. In DW, I can just click that Put arrow and it figures out the proper folder for where to update the file.

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When I first started web development, I bought DW because that was the only editor I knew. Several years later, I've been exposed to several other IDE's and I think I would still buy DW because of its Managing Sites feature. This makes FTPing files so much easier, especially if you have files in several different folders. With FileZilla or Fetch, I have to constantly open up the right folder and drag over my local copy of a file to update the new one on the server. In DW, I can just click that Put arrow and it figures out the proper folder for where to update the file.
yeah, that was probably one of the only good things about using it, aside from the text editor. But free FTP clients and free text editors outweigh the price by about 400 to 1 :)
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I think I missed the part where OP said he uses DW as a student. Now I guess that means it's available at school, and he doesn't personally own it? Yeah, go with notepad++ or something.

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:) Right now I am using Bluefish for doing my web-coding. Notepad I also used before and I like it. But since I love Linux so much I will stick with the previously mentioned. Also I am going to try Nano-editor. :) Hmm. I don't know if Bluefish has built-in FTP but I will look into it.
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I have Visual Studio but it sits idle while I use Programmer's Notepad.

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All html editors have their good and bad sides.In my opinion I think you should choose the one that makes you more confident in Web development.I choose Notepad 2 because I think :) it helps me develop websites from scratch and that is for me a good skill to master.

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Agreed. Anyone who wants to be thought of as a serious developer should be able to write spot-on code in a plain text editor. That doesn't mean syntax highlighting and code completion are not tools to be taken seriously. They are. But you never know how much you REALLY know if you haven't tested yourself without the bells and whistles.

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All html editors have their good and bad sides.
And some editors' bad sides outweigh their good sides. The key to choosing a good editor for yourself is to find an editor thats advantages outweigh its disadvantages and where the advantages are strongest in the areas you use most.
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I have Microsoft Expression Web 4 and use it extensively for writing/editing 'hand' code. I am learning from an older circa 2006 Step by Step HTML and XHTML book, and I find EW4 helps me more than anything, because it alerts me when I've made an error (or the author has given bad instructions, which is often).I open EW4, set it for split view (shows both code view [top half of page] and design view [bottom half of page]). While I'm 'hand coding' EW4 grinches when I do something that's not standard. Best of all worlds for me, since I 'earned' the boxed retail version by completing a miles long survey.

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I prefer Notepad++. I worry the day I start using an editor is the day I start getting lazy with my code.
You realize that Notepad++ is an editor, right? .... :)In fact it's quite powerful. Certainly not the most powerful, but it holds its own. Especially once you add plugins like the FTP client.
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I use Microsoft Expression Web. It's really nice.

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Dreamweaver. I use barely any of the features aside from it's text editor, FTP and file browsing but I'm used to the interface. It makes it easy to work with my localhost server.

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