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What Html Editor do you use?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by aim_high, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Stomme poes

    Stomme poes Peon

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    #21
    My husband had the KDE and when I was on his machine I used Kate, which did have the nice touch of showing my spaces (I space indent, not tab). I'm on Gnome and use gEdit. When I was on Knoppix I just used vi which defaulted to coloured text (it's white on my machine now cause I'm too lazy to change the setting).

    I quit vi though because I was always using another terminal to write in, then switching back to graphical to check in my browser. I could've opened a fake terminal in the GUI but instead tried out gEdit and liked it.
    SEMrush
    Gary uses Emacs but those who love Emacs love kitchen sinks. I don't need one : )
     
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  2. HDaddy

    HDaddy Active Member

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    #22
    i handcode and use notepad++
     
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  3. innovati

    innovati Peon

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    #23
    ah yes, Kate uses the Kwrite kpart for it's text handling, but it's got tabbed UI and all kinds of extra goodies!

    I'm impressed you and your man use KDE/Gnome, maybe there's hope for my girl ;) (she's stuck on vista hahaha)

    I think the most important thing when doing websites, more than the text editor you use, is the browser you check it in. Websites should be designed in something that supports standards fully: Safari, Opera, Firefox

    Once complete, you should test it in other browsers like IE. But fi you design it in IE it shows when you view it in another browser - trust me.
     
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  4. Dayton Internet Marketing

    Dayton Internet Marketing Peon

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    #24
    honestly and absolutely if you know how to use dreamweaver in code and design view its better then anything there are also free dreamweaver tutorials out there find them and take 2 hours to learn it because if you can use this program it will make writing and checking a website take 2 hours instead of 2 days and what you see is not always what you get but once you learn what you can and cant do in the different modes and get good you will save alot of time. in doing this you should test them in both ie and mozilla and make sure they appear the same in both. and make sure your viewing at 1024 x 768 and make so that your websites look best at that because its most widely used among all.
     
  5. aim_high

    aim_high Peon

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    couldnt you write create something with a WYSIWYG editor and clean up the code later?
     
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  6. Salsa_Boy

    Salsa_Boy Peon

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    #26
    I use Notepad++ in my projects. For some corporate work, Dreamweaver lol.
     
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    Animostical Banned

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    #27
    Dreamweaver all the way. I use Dreamweaver CS3. I also got some extra Dreamweaver Serials for sale if anyone is interested. PM or Email at
     
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  8. komickaze

    komickaze Active Member

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    Mainly just Notepad in windows. I occasionally use Dreamweaver and GoLive for quick code snippets to save time. I use a local install of Apache for testing and its Ctrl+S, Alt+Tab, F5 from there. :)
     
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    komickaze Active Member

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    Oh, and I also use a custom batch file to upload the files from my working directory to the Apache directory.
     
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    cutman Active Member

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    #30
    I use dreamweaver 8
     
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    awatson Active Member

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    #31
    vim on the server.
     
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    vishnups Banned

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    #32
    innovati is absolutely correct. Never use a WYSIWYG editor like Microsoft Expression Web, Dreamweaver etc...I do the coding by hand..I use PHP Designer 2000 Professional for all my needs like HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS etc..
     
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  13. donross

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    #33
    I dont use any html editor.... Just the plain notepad without any text highlights... i memorized all html/xhtml/css codes in my head... the more i use notepad... my typing skills gets better and because it has no code highlights i see to it that my codes has no typo error...

    Here's a few reason why i dont like HTML editors....

    *the more I use it, my typing skill gets slow
    *you tend to rely on highlighted code (rather than discipline yourself to do a clean code)
    *it will make you lazy
    *For Beginners that rely on WYSIWYG Editor ... You will never grasp and understand fully how xhtml and css works compaired when you're using just NOTEPAD.
    *You cant work on other PC/machine without your editor installed ...
     
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  14. innovati

    innovati Peon

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    Wow, if you write HTML like you write English (lack of proper punctuation and Capitals) it's no wonder you rely on WYSIWYG editors to do the work for you ;)
     
    innovati, Feb 26, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    #35
    I use Dream weaver 8
     
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    kk5st Prominent Member

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    #36
    Bushwah! Emacs does not have a kitchen sink! It does have everything else, just no sink. :)

    For web development, there are certain prerequisites in editors.
    • Controllable character encoding, i.e. iso-xxxx-y, utf-8, ASCII.
    • Multiple open files, whether in tabbed or switched buffers.
    Others features to improve productivity.
    • Syntax awareness. Can include hi-liting and/or auto indention. Eg., Emacs in nxml mode for xhtml, validates syntax on the fly.
    • Concurrent versioning system (cvs) from within the editor.
    • Directory editing from within the editor.
    • Run site management tools from within editor, eg. ftp, ssh, scp et al.
    • Auto tag insertion. In Emacs, for example, Alt-[enter] will insert paragraph tags and move cursor between them, <p>|</p>.
    • Auto insertion of html tags around selected content. Handy for marking up raw content. In Emacs, set the start of the region, move to the end, and type Ctl-u Alt-[enter], and <p></p> tags are placed at the start and end of the selected text.
    • A clipboard that holds more than one item. For example, Emacs holds 60 items in the default configuration.
    • Whatever else you find speeds your work.
    A plain text editor is the fastest, most productive tool to use for web development. The wysiwyg editor is a crutch. As long as you're crippled by not knowing what you're doing with html, css, php or javascript, you will need it. If you don't want to remain a cripple, get rid of the crutch and learn the technology.

    cheers,

    gary
     
    kk5st, Feb 26, 2008 IP
  17. Whippet75

    Whippet75 Well-Known Member

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    #37
    Dreamweaver CS3/Notepad/Wordpad for all file edits ;)
     
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    sumeetindia Banned

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    #38
    Macromedia Dreamweaver
     
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    #39
    I handcode, usually with Notepad++ but sometimes just Notepad. donross, I don't really think the highlighting is a problem; I've memorized the code too, and the highlighting and stuff don't make it easier to actually type anything, they just makes it easier to look at (especially when you want to hide certain parts of the code and focus on just a few sections).
     
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  20. Dayton Internet Marketing

    Dayton Internet Marketing Peon

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    #40
    Why not use something that saves you tons of time. I do think you should know html before using it but i absolutely love Dream Weaver at first it was no good but once you learn it and how to exploit its functions its worth its weight in gold. I can design a site in 10 minutes with dream weaver.