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Any handcoders here?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Colleen, May 18, 2005.

  1. kc3

    kc3 Peon

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    Wordpad, yep yep, I love PHP coding. :) I know, Word Pad is very bad quality but it works doesn't it? I can still make websites faster than most people I know.
    SEMrush
     
    kc3, Oct 8, 2005 IP
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    #102

    That is a dang good un! Man, it is nice, I am just starting to use it. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
     
    mikmik, Oct 10, 2005 IP
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    #103
    Try using Notepad++
    You'll be impressed with it... ;)
     
    rthurul, Jun 16, 2007 IP
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    #104
    I am using NOTEPAD for coding
     
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    #105
    I also recommend NotePad++ for HTML/CSS and small tasks, and Eclipse for larger projects.

    daveson, why?
     
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    #106
    Is it free Eclipse? I have been using Zend for a while for PHP but I realised that sometimes until it will get opened I am no longer in a mood for programming... Not to mention it crashs all the time
     
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    Perrow Well-Known Member

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    #109
    It really depends on what I am doing. If it is something somewhat involved and I don't feel like writing a bunch of code, then I will use Visual Studio or something that I can use to switch to whatever code syntax I want like HTML vs XML, etc. However, I sometimes tend to be a control freak and like writing my own code. I haven't used Notepad++ but had a former boss who did a lot of PHP coding and loved it. I like Visual Studio because I can switch languages with a few clicks and have it highlight key words and automatically paste in the corresponding closing tag. Less typing is better for me... I only type about 40 wpm. I have heard that using a GUI editor like Frontpage can insert extra lines of code that makes the WYSIWYG stuff work, and can make your web app operate slower. I don't know if that is the case or not, but that is what I have heard. On another side of it I like using the editors for stuff I don't know how to do... just to figure out how to do it.
     
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    PHPGator Moderator Staff

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    #110
    Am I the only one confused as to how this thread came from two years old back to the front page? :D

    Anyhow, i'm a handcoder. I like to use dreamweaver mainly because it helps you avoid the simple errors of not closing out tags and stuff. But I don't use any form of drag and drop system for my coding.
     
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    #111
    I'm a bit confused about that too PHPGator.

    I'm a hand coder, I enjoy making sites XHTML strict (or transitional if they have to be), don't ask why.
     
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    #112
    I started out in notepad 12 years ago:) I still use it sometimes because you are sure to not have the WYSIWYG add unwanted code which has messed me up for a few hours more then once.
     
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    #113
    Bumpity Bump Bump - at least nobody is attacking the bumper unlike some forums I could mention - or attacking a nube for NOT searching existing topics to post in on those same forums I could mention.

    As to hand code vs. retard, notice my signature - nuff said. Even if you hand code I still say pitch all that stupid overhead and bloated crap in the trash.
     
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    #114
    Programmers Notepad here - Just find it easier to go in and type the code myself - means I know exactly what codes going in there and I can make sure its all lean, clean, tabbed and looking pretty. Can't stand untidy code.
     
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    #115
    I only hand code. Any other type of coding is a WASTE OF TIME and produces crap code.

    You should see some of the code glorious dreamweaver and other WYSIWYG editors "create".

    Total. Trash.
     
    NoobieDoobieDo, Nov 2, 2007 IP
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    #116

    That was my bad. I simply tried to answer both the original question posted and the most recent post all in the same post. I didn't even pay attention to when the orignal post was created.
     
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    #117
    I use Gridinsoft Notepad for all coding, I find it does a great job with syntax highlighting and bracket matching.

    Link: http://notepad.gridinsoft.com/

    Its also very easy to have it highlight a file in a language that doesn't match the extension - i.e. getting it to highlight CakePHP's .thtml files as PHP. Dreamweaver can do this but you have to hack it a little.

    Beyond that, its just a very well written piece of software that does everything I want and little of what I don't. I do miss the parameter hinting that DW has, but having such a lightweight editor is well worth looking up some things on php.net time to time.

    I handcode because I am extremely anal about the way my sites look and I hate bloated code. With all the IE bugs and such, I want to know everything about my code so I don't have to count on DW to know how to fix the double float margin bug, or similar problems. If I'm throwing up a site to just get a bunch of pages into Google's index, I obviously care a lot less, but if its a site for a client I want it perfect to the pixel and cross browser compliant.

    Also, I'm an elitist, what can I say? :rolleyes:
     
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    #118
    I use notepad plus
     
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    #119
    I code everything by hand using Coda including html, php, asp, Everything!!! I can code faster than I can use one of those editors... so there's really no reason for me to switch. I also enjoy it and it helps me type faster for my college papers!! :D
     
    lslars31, Feb 3, 2008 IP
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