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What html editor do you use?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by MindReality, Mar 19, 2019.

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    What html editor do you use? I use Microsoft Office Frontpage 2003 but it no longer shows some designs properly.

    Is Dreamweaver the best html editor to use?
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    MindReality, Mar 19, 2019 IP
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  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Friends don't let friends use Dreamweaver - unless it's had an incredible amount of work in recent years.

    For most of us, we're working on scripts that generate HTML so it's looking at the right tool for the serverside scripting language that you use. I switch between NetBeans and sublime text and use notepad++ for note taking rather than programming. Some people like brackets, it's a bit too simple for my tastes.
     
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    MindReality Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with Dreamweaver?
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    It generates junk html
     
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    R33KO Greenhorn

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    Sublime if you want a paid solution, Atom if you want a free solution.

    Atom is open source as well so has a lot going for it, personally, I use Atom but it's preference more than anything.

    Dreamweaver seems dated and too 'heavy' Atom and Sublime feel much more light weight as opposed to DreamWeaver.

    I think Dreamweaver is filled with a lot of junk as well and a lot of stuff that created bad habit but that's just my personal opinion anyway.
     
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    TextEdit, Notepad, Wordpad, or whatever else is handy.
     
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    salmanshafiq Well-Known Member

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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    The stupid malfing idiotic "preview pane" doesn't actually render the page like actual browsers would, if you use the WYSIWYG part of the editor it vomits up fat bloated non-semantic trash I hesitate to even call HTML that wastes bandwidth, fails to maintain separation of presentation from content, and potentially tells large swaths of users -- such as those with accessibility needs -- to BOHICA. Worse if you use ANY of the 'wizards' or generation tools you end up with as big a train wreck laundry-list of how NOT to build a website as if you used other monuments to the stupidity of web developers like turdpress, bootcrap, jquery, react, vue, etc, etc, etc.

    Same goes for pretty much every other "tool" out there like Web Expression, etc, etc. As a dearly departed friend used to joke "the only thing about Pagemaker that can be considered professional grade tools are the people who use and promote it."

    As to what I use? Flo's Notepad 2, which is based on Scintilla without being a total piece of Scite. (that's a joke, the demo editor for Scintilla is actually called Scite!). It lets me turn off all the annoying bullshit like colour syntax highlighting, autocompletion, and so forth so I can focus on what's REALLY important -- actually writing CODE. It's why needlessly convoluted editors (Vi, emacs) piss me off is that sooner or later I end up screaming at the display "FFS, just let me type in the bloody huffing code!"

    Anything more complex than a flat text editor is for all intents and purposes trying to dance like MJ whilst wearing a hobble skirt. Every "tool" I've ever tried is like a gun -- it just makes you stupid. Duck tape makes you smart.
     
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    TextEdit..
     
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    I use Komodo. I'm not a coder and play around with html for my own needs and this one works okay for me.
     
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    Visual Studio Code for sure.
     
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    Free editor i love:
    - Atom
    - Brakets
    (with plugins they are like an IDE)

    IDE that i also use:
    - WebStorm
    - Visual Studio Code

    Looks good, I'll take it a look
     
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    2003 is 16 years ago... A lot has changed since... I am more surprised that it even shows any designs properly...

    Anyway.... If you're talking about Frontpage and Dream Weaver these days you probably can just Wix or some other web based software/service and it will meet your needs.

    As for actual coding/scripting/programming. A text based editor like Sublime, Notepad2, Notepad+, Scite is probably all you need. At one time long ago I REALLY wanted to use a point and click editor to speed up my web design. I learned real quick that it actually takes longer than just writing the code. I always found myself going to the Source Tab to correct the editors bugs...
     
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    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    IF a bloated slow unprofessional site that tells users with accessibility needs to go plow themselves is amongst those "needs".

    ... and once you start bothering to learn HTML and using a proper editor, it becomes painfully apparent what utterly and complete GARBAGE those "point and click editors" vomit up and have the unmitigated gall to call HTML... or CSS... or JavaScript.

    Garbage as mentally enfeebled a monument to ineptitude and ignorance as all these dipshit frameworks, pre-processors, and their ilk dupe people into thinking is worth a damn.
     
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    Bluefish or Atom.
     
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    Notepad++
     
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    Hello,
    Notepad++
     
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    Hello, If you want a very simple html editor , notepad++ is good for you but you can use Netbeans,
    Komodo Edit, Kompozer Web Editor. Sometimes I use Komodo and Netbeans for some clients but the majority of my clients uses WordPress.

     
    bollo3, May 6, 2019 IP