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What Html Editor do you use?

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

  1. Dan Schulz

    Dan Schulz Peon

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    #121
    I use FileZilla for that, but there are plenty of other FTP clients. The text editor I use, Edit+, also happens to have a built-in FTP client, but I haven't used it.SEMrush
     
    Dan Schulz, Jun 12, 2008 IP
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    #122
    If I must use a text editor I use Notepad, Wordpad, Simpletext, or the like. Otherwise I write all of my HTML and JS code using the FoxPro database program.

    I gave up on WYSIWYG editors years ago because they would not do what I wanted, and their code was so sloppy I found I could not manually clean it up and make it work.
     
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  3. Stomme poes

    Stomme poes Peon

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    #123
    Luckily I have access to my very own server, so I ssh to it, open my editor, and all changes saved are ssh'd to the original file sitting on the server. This is great since I can't look at "local" files with either the Fake IE6 4 Linux nor of course on the Windows machine... I need it online to check it.

    program used: ssh (secure shell), scp (secure copy). They are free, and someone somewhere has made Windows versions (which should also be free).
    When I keep making tiny changes, save, check, tiny changes, save, check, it seems faster to edit the file directly than ftping it... yeah I know CSS but I do find myself moving things around bit by bit cause I get perfectionist (a bad trait to have when you are also lazy like me).
     
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  4. webmindz24

    webmindz24 Peon

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    #124
    EditPlus and Dreamweaver (WYSIWYG)
     
    webmindz24, Jun 13, 2008 IP
  5. Spawny

    Spawny Well-Known Member

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    #125
    im using Notepad++ when Im writing codes
     
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  6. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    #126
    No, ****ing RETARDS use DW. There, I said it.

    -- edit --

    Wait, that's not fair. Nubes who don't know any better get a by on this... It's the people who've used it for more than a year and HAVEN'T REALIZED what a steaming pile of crap it is that are Carlos Mencia grey.

    -- end edit ---

    The ONLY thing you can learn from Dreamweaver is how NOT to code a website. Their templates are crap, their script libraries are even BIGGER crap, the code produced by the WYSIWYG is crap (as is the code vomited up by all WYSIWYG's) - and if you don't use any of that, congrats you just dropped a few hundred bucks on...

    A plain text editor and a crappy half-assed FTP client. Way to go.

    My advice to anyone using dreamweaver is to deinstall it to recover the disk space, shred the manuals, burn the packaging and use the CD for microwave art. As I keep saying if Dreamweaver is a professional grade tool, then I'm the next Mahatma.

    The number of well coded websites I've seen developed in DW I can count on one hand - the majority being, as I keep putting it "More 1998 than 2008"

    Oh, and if you wonder what I mean by retards, I mean the people who see nothing wrong with code like this:
    <td width="193" valign="top" style="padding:5px;">
    		<div class="maincat">Business & Finance</div><div style="height:3px;"></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Credit.html">Credit</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Finances.html">Finances</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Jobs.html">Jobs</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Loans.html">Loans</a></div>
    		<div style="height:5px;"></div>
    		<div class="maincat">Computers</div>
    		<div style="height:3px;"></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Internet.html">Internet</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Hardware.html">Hardware</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Laptops.html">Laptops</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Software.html">Software</a></div>
    			<div style="height:5px;"></div>
    		<div class="maincat">Communication</div>
    		<div style="height:3px;"></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Cellphones.html">Cellphones</a></div>
    			<div style="height:5px;"></div>	
    		<div class="maincat">Entertainment</div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Books.html">Books</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="http://www.riotvids.com">Fight Videos</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Movies.html">Movies</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Television.html">Television</a></div>
    			<div class="subcat"><a href="Video-Games.html">Video Games</a></div>
    			<div style="height:5px;"></div>
    			</td>
    Code (markup):
     
    deathshadow, Jun 13, 2008 IP
  7. tankard

    tankard Well-Known Member

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    #127
    Notepad++ Anything else is for sissies :D
     
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    WhaLberg Peon

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    #128
    HTML => Microsoft FrontPage. Dreamweaver sucks (personal opinion)
     
    WhaLberg, Jun 13, 2008 IP
  9. Stomme poes

    Stomme poes Peon

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    #129
    I'd take DW over Frontpage or Publisher any day.
     
    Stomme poes, Jun 13, 2008 IP
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    sar420 Notable Member

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    #130
    I use notepad too. Its simple, clean and lighweight. Have got Macromedia Dreamweaver as well but hardly use it!
     
    sar420, Jun 13, 2008 IP
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    paispais Peon

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    #131
    I code everything in Dreamweaver CS3. I like how its very compatible with other adobe products I use on a daily basis. Also, I host with DreamHost which has nothing to do with Dreamweaver.
     
    paispais, Jun 13, 2008 IP
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    paispais Peon

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    #132
    Frontpage!?! Now that is a primitive app.
     
    paispais, Jun 13, 2008 IP
  13. johnnybananas

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    #133
    I just use frontpage when I have to edit stuff.

    Real simple, gets the job done.
     
    johnnybananas, Jun 14, 2008 IP
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    #134
    I am trying dreamweaver, I like it so far, very easy to use :)
     
    bossballa, Jun 14, 2008 IP
  15. guidyy

    guidyy Active Member

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    #135
    I'm using PCs since Dos 2.0 and at the stone age of computers I was used to Norton Commander.
    Today, I'm still using Total Commander + ConTeXT as external editor.
    I can FTP my server, edit my files and save them to the server or synchronize my localhotst witht he production server.
    So far, I did not find anything faster.
    The only visual tool I use is TopStyle, which is great when you have some doubt about the color palettes.
    WYSIWYG editors are useless if you are using any kind of preprocessor.
     
    guidyy, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    andyba Well-Known Member

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    #136
    I use Amaya, Blufish Editor and Quanta Plus.
     
    andyba, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    andyba Well-Known Member

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    #137
    :rolleyes: So, what is wrong with this code? :)
     
    andyba, Jun 15, 2008 IP
  18. deathshadow

    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    #138
    Was that a joke, or do you REALLY want the list?

    Like say... it's inside a table probably for no good reason, it's obviously a nested menu so it should be a list - NONE of the classes used should even be neccessary, there are obvious headers marked up as classed div's... and it's using DIV to pull off spacing that should likely just be bottom-padding... or that in general it's 1.4k of code doing the job of 870 bytes?

    <div id="sideBar">
    	<h2>Business & Finance</h2>
    	<ul>
    		<li><a href="Credit.html">Credit</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Finances.html">Finances</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Jobs.html">Jobs</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Loans.html">Loans</a></li>
    	</ul>
    	<h2>Computers</h2>
    	<ul>
    		<li><a href="Internet.html">Internet</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Hardware.html">Hardware</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Laptops.html">Laptops</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Software.html">Software</a></li>
    	</ul>
    	<h2>Communication</h2>
    	<ul>
    		<li><a href="Cellphones.html">Cellphones</a></li>
    	</ul>
    	<h2>Entertainment</h2>
    	<ul>
    		<li><a href="Books.html">Books</a></li>
    		<li><a href="http://www.riotvids.com">Fight Videos</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Movies.html">Movies</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Television.html">Television</a></li>
    		<li><a href="Video-Games.html">Video Games</a></li>
    	</ul>
    </div>
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    In other words, it's the same type of code you see vomited up that start with a H3, then skip to a h1 so you don't even have proper document structure... make their header a table for no good reason, use a table around a single TD... put strong tags inside every heading tag trying to game the search engines (and flagging themselves for a manual review to possibly get banned) etc... etc.. (can't imaging WHAT site I'm referring to on that)
     
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    guidyy Active Member

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    #139

    Just a little bit... but a little little bit of rubbish! ROTFL!
     
    guidyy, Jun 15, 2008 IP
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    andyba Well-Known Member

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    #140
    Thanks, Deathshadow! :)
    Really!
     
    andyba, Jun 20, 2008 IP